Upcoming Open Policy Day of the National Advisory Mental Health

You are cordially invited to attend the Friday, January 14, 2011 Open Policy
Session of the National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC). This policy
session is an excellent opportunity for the mental health research and
advocacy communities to become informed about current programs and
priorities of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

The upcoming Council Session will be held in Building 31C, 6th floor
conference center, conference room 6,
on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus, located at 9000 Rockville
Pike, Bethesda, Maryland.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 am and conclude by 12:30 p.m.

The agenda will include Dr. Thomas Insel’s report on important activities at
NIMH as well as the biennial report on inclusion in NIMH research. The
agenda also includes a discussion of several potential research initiatives
as well as a presentation by Dr. Karl Deisseroth on the topic of

Time for public comments is currently scheduled for 12:15 pm, although the
time could change. We recommend that you check the Website for details
concerning the agenda, available soon at

If you plan to attend, please register by noon, Wednesday, January 12 at

Please be advised that NIH has instituted strict security procedures.
Security screening takes place at the campus perimeter and visitor passes
are issued at the NIH Gateway Center. Please consult the security alert Web
site at http://www.nih.gov/about/visitorsecurity.htm.

We look forward to the upcoming Council session and hope that you will be
able to join us.

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