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1999 Event

"Understanding Our Selves:
The Science of Cognition"

A public conference cosponsored by the Library of Congress and the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health with generous support from the Charles A. Dana Foundation took place on Wednesday, October 6, 1999, at the Library of Congress.

Go to: Program Summary | Program Schedule


1998 Events

"Discovering Our Selves:
The Science of Emotion"

A public conference organized by the Library of Congress and the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health and funded by the Charles A. Dana Foundation took place at the Library on May 5 and 6, 1998. "Discovering Our Selves: The Science of Emotion" brought together some of America's leading neuroscientists to describe cutting-edge research that demonstrates the connections between the brain and the body, between nature and nurture, and ultimately, between illness and health.

Go to: Program and Speakers.

Congressional Breakfast
In September 1998, the LC/NIMH Project on the Decade of the Brain sponsored a Congressional breakfast to update Members of Congress and key staff members about current research on schizophrenia, a brain disorder that afflicts approximately 2 million Americans.

Read a summary of presentations from the September 1998 program. A summary that includes graphics appears at http://www.nimh.nih.gov/events/locschiz.htm.


1997 Events

Congressional Breakfasts
In June and September 1997, the LC/NIMH Project on the Decade of the Brain sponsored three Congressional breakfasts to update Members of Congress and key staff members about current issues in mental health.

Wednesday, June 4, 1997: "Current Research on Early Brain Development and Children's Mental Health"

Wednesday, June 18, 1997: "Parity in Coverage of Mental Health Services in an Era of Managed Care"

Thursday, September 11, 1997: "Still Growing: Current Research on Brain Development and Mental Disorders in Adolescence"

Read a summary of presentations from the June 18, 1997, program.


1996 Events

In 1996, the Library of Congress and the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Mental Health Act, which enabled the establishment of NIMH, with a series of special programs focusing on "Fifty Years of Progress in Understanding and Treating Mental Illness." The programs drew on the expertise of specialists and reported on progress in treating some of the most common brain disorders: "Overcoming Obstacles to Treatment"; "Depressive Illnesses"; "Schizophrenia"; "Developmental/Learning Disorders"; "Alzheimer's Disease"; "Anxiety Disorders."


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