Schizophrenia-Bipolar Education Day: Oct. 1

On Oct. 1, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is hosting its second annual Schizophrenia and Bipolar Education Day conference to raise awareness of these two common yet serious psychiatric disorders.

The free event is intended for patients and their families, caregivers and anyone interested in learning more about the disorders. It runs from 8 a.m. to noon at Fairchild Auditorium.

Terence Ketter, MD, professor and director of Stanford's bipolar clinic, said the event will include lectures on the diseases, diagnosis and treatment updates and a Q&A session with Stanford experts. Among the speakers are Ketter and Ira Glick, MD, professor and director of Stanford's schizophrenia clinic. Representatives from two patient support and advocacy groups, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, will also be on hand.

More information can be found at http://www.bipolar.org/. For additional assistance, contact Jennifer Nam at 724-4795 or jnam@stanford.edu.