Stanford University will be hosting a Mood Disorders Education Day for families, communities and “Moodsurfers” themselves. The event is free, including a light breakfast and lunch, but you must pre-register to attend. Here’s the link for registration. The organizers say that the event usually fills up quickly, so it’s better to register early. Also, they request that you notify them if you have registered but are unable to attend so that the space can go to someone else.
The Education Day program will include discussions of recent treatment advances, neuroscience, developmental challenges, and the influences of genetics and environment on mood disorders. Education Day also includes opportunities for Q&A panel discussions.
The schedule includes information about recent research advances, a focus on youth, especially targeting depression in adolescent girls, some updates on new treatment options that have recently become available, and a special focus on insomnia and suicide prevention. Q & A sessions, and coffee break and lunch times allow for discussion and interaction among attendees and presenters.
Some Moodsurfing readers have attended this forum in the past (this is the 15th annual Education Day) and recommend it strongly. Please let us know in the comments section, or on our Facebook page if you do attend and what you think of the program.