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NAMI Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Dept. of Psychiatry will hold our annual Research Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 5:30-8:30, at the Radisson Hotel Roseville, 2540 North Cleveland Ave, Roseville, MN 55113.
Check-in & seating at 5:30 PM, Dinner & Program at 6:00 PM.
Tickets are $45 for NAMI Minnesota members, $55 for non-members.
The event is approved by the Minnesota Board of Social Work for 1.5 CEUs.
NAMI’s annual research dinner provides hope and brings new research findings on mental illnesses to the community.
Sophia Vinogradov, MD, Professor and Department Head, Donald W. Hastings Endowed Chair, University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry, will present a talk titled: Psychiatry 2.0: Creating a New Scientific Vision for the Diagnosis and Treatment of People with Mental Illness.
David J. Bond, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, Laboratory for Neuropsychiatric Imaging, will present a talk titled: A Blood Test to Diagnose Depression? Toward Objective Diagnostic Measures in Psychiatry.
Summary: Sixty million Americans will experience clinical depression during their lifetimes. There are two main psychiatric illnesses that cause people to become depressed: major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BD). It can be surprisingly difficult for psychiatrists to distinguish between them in individual people seeking treatment for depression. This leads to delays in prescribing the most effective treatments. A major barrier to diagnosis is that unlike most fields of medicine, psychiatry lacks biological tests that can confirm diagnoses. In his presentation, Dr. Bond will outline the factors that complicate the correct diagnosis of depression; review the consequences of misdiagnosis; and describe a clinical trial he is conducting to determine whether a blood test that measures a panel of blood proteins can correctly distinguish between BD and MDD as the underlying cause of depression.
Biography: David Bond, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. His clinical and research interests include the diagnosis and management of bipolar depression, and the impact of weight gain on clinical and brain illness severity in bipolar disorder. He has participated in the development of a number of clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder and associated conditions.
Mike Bloomquist, PhD, LP, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota; Lead Psychologist, PrairieCare Institute, will present a talk titled: It's a Family Affair: Helping Teens with Depression.
Summary: Dr. Bloomquist will describe the impact of depression on the teen and family, as well as the challenges in psychotherapeutic treatment. He will present a psychotherapy study underway that seeks to improve response rates for teens with depression. The study is comparing teen-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy without or with a social learning family therapy augmentation. The goal of this research is to improve effectiveness and inform decisions about what type of psychotherapy approach is best for whom.
Biography: Michael Bloomquist, PhD is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota where he has accumulated extensive experience as a researcher, service provider, and supervisor in children’s mental health. Dr. Bloomquist’s research focuses on the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based prevention and treatment programming for youth and families. He has published peer-reviewed journal articles and books about youth mental health, effective intervention methods, and evidence-based practice.
Team Leaders from the University of Minnesota First Episode Program will also breifly present about their work.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is parking available?
Yes, free onsite parking is available at the Radisson Hotel Roseville.
Do I need to print out my ticket and bring it with me?
It is not necessary to bring your ticket to the event.
The name on my registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Please email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org with any name changes or substitutions.
What is your refund policy?
All refund requests must be submitted via e-mail to Emily at email@example.com by 5 PM on Thursday, February 16th. Eligible requests will be refunded less processing fees.
Who can I contact with more questions?
We welcome your questions! Feel free to e-mail Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org.