Our Annual Symposium
4th Annual Symposium and Luncheon
Thursday, November 3, 2016
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
The keynote speaker is former Congressman Patrick Kennedy. He has become the nation’s leading advocate for mental health and substance abuse care, research and policy both in and out of Congress. Since passing the landmark Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and after leaving congress, he has been changing the dialogue that surrounds all brain diseases. Kennedy is author of the book: A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction.
Past Symposia and Awards
2015 A Brain Changing Life: Transformation, Breakthrough & Wellness
Keynote Speaker: Jane Pauley
Keynote Speaker: Jeffery Tambor
2013 Reach For Recovery
Keynote Speaker: Hon. Patrick J. Kennedy II
The Brain Health HOPE Award recognizes an individual who:
» Has overcome tremendous odds in achieving recovery,
» Provides hope to others in their journey, and
» Brings insight for change in the brain health community.
Valerie Brodbeck, Lori Erion
Richard (Rick) Kidder, Jonathan Alford
The Brain Health Innovation Award recognizes an individual who:
» Provides innovation leadership in the planning, funding, prevention and treatment of brain disorders in the community,
» Achieves positive results for the advancement of brain health, and
» Engages others as successful team members.
Dr. Govind Bharwani
Detective Patricia (Patty) Tackett
Judge John Pickrel