Conference Circuit: Mental Wellness

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s 2017 Annual Conference begins next week in San Francisco. More than 1,000 clinicians and researchers are expected to attend.

More than 1,000 global leaders and experts in mental health are headed to San Francisco in the upcoming days to learn about cutting-edge thinking in research and clinical practice, connect with their peers, and discover new patient treatment options.

Organization: Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Conference: ADAA 2017 Annual Conference

Venue: Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Location: San Francisco

The ADAA Annual Conference starts next Thursday with a full day of sessions and workshops. That evening includes the welcome reception and opening session. Keynoter Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., will take the stage and discuss the science of psychological flexibility. Also worth noting:

Master class. During the meeting’s Master Clinician Sessions, attendees will have the chance to tackle the most pressing issues in the field with help from leading experts. These two- and three-hour hands-on learning experiences will cover everything from using mindfulness to treat anxiety disorders to the unique issues clinicians face when caring for racially and ethnically diverse clients.

Network news. The conference’s biggest networking event will take place Saturday night at Slide, a city hotspot. Once a notable Prohibition-era speakeasy, it features a secret wall that leads to a playground slide. The night will include food, fun, and drink. And, most important, attendees can make their grand entrance by going down the slide.

Research tour. Back by popular demand are Research Poster Tours. Six of ADAA’s senior researchers will provide a guided tour of the conference’s poster session, leading a discussion of posters addressing emerging themes in research on depression and anxiety. Each tour group is limited to 15 people.

More meeting details can be found on Facebook and Twitter (#ADAA17).

Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

Samantha Whitehorne is editor-in-chief of Associations Now. MORE

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