For Immediate Release
Contact: Kaylyn Kendall Dines
Wood Johnson Medical School
UMDNJ Hosts a Conference on Mood Disorders that Affect the
Researchers at the
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and
mental health professionals nationwide will attend a two-day conference
on mood disorders that affect the Latino population. The conference
will be held on November 8 and 9 at the Nassau Inn, Princeton.
The UMDNJ-Robert Wood
Johnson Medical School will host the conference entitled, "Mood
Disorders Among Hispanics: Epidemiological, Biological, Social and
Therapeutic Aspects." Topics that will be addressed include critical
research issues, disparities in mental health care and barriers
to quality care.
This conference will
bring together established researchers who specialize in Latino
mental health illnesses and promising young researchers, according
to Dr. Javier I. Escobar, professor and chair of the Department
of Psychiatry at the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Mental health professionals, psychiatrists and psychologists will
deliver presentations that describe how medical conditions such
as depression, anxiety and bi-polar illnesses impact Latino adults
In addition to representatives
from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National
Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDI) other institutions include: Columbia
University, Emory University School of Medicine, New York University,
University of California at Los Angeles, University of Idaho,
University of Puerto Rico, University of Washington, University
of Texas at San Antonio, University of Michigan and Yale University.
The conference is being
sponsored by the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the
National Institute of Mental Health and the Latino Research Program
at UMDNJ Host a Conference on Mood Disorders that Affect the Latino
WHEN: Friday, November 8, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday,
November 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Nassau Inn - (609) 921-7500, 10 Palmer Square, Princeton,