December 20, 2017

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Meet the Chairs

Introducing IEPA 11 new conference conveners:

Matcheri S. Keshavan, Chair and
Kristen A. Woodberry, Co-chair
I would like to welcome Keshavan and Kristen for taking over the reins of the IEPA 11 Meeting: Prevention & Early Intervention: Broadening the Scope. Both of our esteemed chairs have worked hand-in-hand with the conference’s original convenor, Larry Seidman, on many projects over the years. They are dedicated to building on the firm foundations he laid for IEPA 11 and bringing his vision to fruition at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, October 2018.
Peter B. Jones, IEPA President

Matcheri S. Keshavan, M.D.
Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Vice-Chair of Psychiatry
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Dr. Keshavan is a licensed physician and board certified psychiatrist, and is Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC), the Public Psychiatry Division of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He is also on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. He has spent the last 20 years investigating the causes and treatments of psychotic disorders. His research has resulted in over 600 publications to date, including over 400 peer-reviewed papers, and four books. He has received several awards including the Gaskell Gold Medal of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (1985), Nancy Roschke Certificate for teaching excellence of the American Psychiatric Association in 1993, the Golden Apple Award for Teaching at the Department of Psychiatry in 1992, 1994 and 2004, the Research Scientist Development Award from NIMH and the 2003 NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Pennsylvania) Psychiatrist of the Year Award. He is a distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Canada and a Fellow of the Royal college of Psychiatrists, UK.

Kristen A. Woodberry
Assistant Professor
Harvard Medical School
Director, Program for Psychosocial Protective Mechanisms
Dr. Woodberry is a clinical social worker and licensed clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth Research Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, director of the Program for Psychosocial Protective Mechanisms, and assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. She owes her psychology research career to Larry J. Seidman, who mentored her for 15 years, from the beginning of her dissertation through the first 3 years of an NIH Career Development grant. With his wisdom and kindness ever in mind, she is honored to step in as co-convener for IEPA 2018 in Boston. She is committed to continuing Larry’s vision of broadening the scope of early intervention beyond psychosis and to enhancing the educational interaction of consumers, family members, clinicians, educators, and scientists. Dr. Woodberry’s 25 year career working with adolescents and young adults at risk for or in the early stages of major mental illness has focused on understanding the early trajectories of major mental illnesses, diathesis-stress interactions, and testing interventions to enhance psychosocial protective mechanisms. Having attended her first IEPA conference in New York in 2000, she is thrilled to welcome this stellar group of innovators to Boston.

Call for Symposia

Symposium submissions deadline is 15th January 2018
Oral and Poster submissions due by 19th March 2018
IEPA is seeking abstract submissions for Symposia, Oral presentations and Posters at IEPA 11 in Boston. All symposia and oral presentations will take place 8-10th October 2018 in the afternoon; poster sessions will take place during lunch hours.

Submission Process

1. If you attended IEPA in the past (or submitted an abstract), your conference account is still active. Please log-in with your email address.
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2. Verify your account profile.We use your account profile for registration, printing and program details. Please make sure your contact information is current for the 2018 conference.
3. Make your submission. Follow the instructions within your account to submit a Symposium, Oral or Poster abstract. You may update, modify, change or cancel your abstract within your account at any time until the abstract deadline.

Register Today

Registration is available to anybody with an interest in Early Intervention in Mental Health. Attendees must have an IEPA Conference Account in order to register for the conference. Conference accounts are NOT linked to your membership number.
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2018 REG RATES Early Bird Rate
By 21 May 18
Regular Reg
By 5 Sept. 18
after 5 Sept. 18
Consumers, Caregivers & Family
$395 $499 $600
Student Discount $395 $499 n/a
Member $1,195 $1299 $1400
IEPA Member in IEPA Room Block
$695 $799 n/a
Group Discount (20+) $595 $699 n/a
Non-Member $1,395 $1499 $1600
Non-Member in IEPA Room Block $995 $1099 n/a
Exhibitor’s Registration $595 $595 $700
Social Delegate $95 $95 $150

Hotel Accommodation

Hotel Reservations

IEPA Members save up to 50% off the cost of registration when you book hotel accommodations through the IEPA website!
Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
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