The theme of the First Annual Mental Health Day at Charles Drew University is aligned with objective No. 1 of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Strategic Plan. We will highlight basic, translational, and clinical endeavors that lead to a better understanding of the genetic, neurobiological, behavioral, environmental, and experiential factors that contribute to mental disorders, especially among underserved and disadvantaged populations and racial minorities.
The event is currently scheduled for 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Oct. 8, 2010 in Keck Auditorium on the Charles Drew University campus in the Willowbrook area of Los Angeles. Breakfast and lunch will be served. We are finalizing our agenda of highly respected and renowned speakers, and are certain that this event will be the first of many in a noteworthy and valuable series of educational and networking events.
We are inviting evolving faculty, junior researchers, students and research/medical trainees to submit abstracts for presentations at the Charles Drew University Mental Health Day. Topics should be consistent with the strategic objective and themes outlined above, for a balanced and consistent program involving basic, behavioral, clinical and social science research. Community liaisons and representatives with appropriate topics and credential are also encouraged to submit for consideration. Translational research enterprises and projects are especially welcome. Four to six abstracts will be selected for oral presentations, and as many as seven will be selected for presentation as posters. The top presentation by a student or trainee will receive a prize and certificate.
Please email all abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p. m. on August 31, 2010. All submissions should include title, names of all authors, their affiliations, contact information and text of no more than 200 words.