Symposium Program Schedule

Morning Session:

Continental Breakfast (8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.)

The Importance of the Mental Health HOPE Symposium

Threats to Mental Health Care Funding

  • The gap that exists between the need for treatment and the services available
  • Ensure continued progress is made to reduce the stigma, promote research and treatment, and enact parity protections
  • Threats to mental health care access and funding that increase challenges to the community

Panel I:  Cuts to Mental Health Care:  Everyone Pays

  • Cuts on the Ground: State-Level Concerns
  • The Impact of Unemployment on Mental Illness
  • Military and Mental Health Concerns

Panel I Panelists

Moderator: Cokie Roberts

Howard H. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Kevin Martone, LSW Director of Behavioral Health at Technical Assistance Collaborative

COL (Ret) Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, M.D., MPH Chief Clinical Officer, Department of Mental Health, District of the Columbia

Panel Remarks and Closing Discussion
Moderator: Cokie Roberts

Panel II:  Protecting Access to the Mental Health Care System

Alternatives to Cuts: Promoting Successful Mental Health Care Access Models

Panel II Panelists

Moderator: Cokie Roberts

Judge Steven Leifman Special Advisor on Criminal Justice and Mental Health for the Supreme Court of Florida

Henry Chung, M.D. Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Care Management Company

Joseph John Parks, III, M.D. Distinguished Research Professor of Science, University of Missouri-St Louis and Director, Missouri Institute of Mental Health

Panel Remarks and Closing Discussion
Moderator: Cokie Roberts

Symposium Luncheon & Networking

Afternoon Session:

Key Note Speakers

The Importance of a Collaborative Mental Health Community Presence on Capitol Hill

Congressional Comments

Symposium Closing Discussion

Mental Health HOPE Symposium
November 16, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Symposium Location
Reserve Officers Association One Constitution Avenue Washington, DC 20002
(P): 202.479.2200

Symposium Attendee Profile
  • Congressional Leaders & Staff
  • Federal and State Government Officials
  • Senior Leadership of Mental Health Organizations
  • Mental Health Providers
  • Public Policy Professionals
  • Academic Experts
  • Mental Health Business Leaders
  • National Media

Symposium Contact
Susan R. Murdock
(P): 703.830.9192