About the Meeting

Early Psychosis Pre-Conference

The Second National Conference on Advancing Early Psychosis Care

Wednesday, Oct. 2 • Sheraton New York Times Square

A one-day, clinically focused pre-conference on innovative early psychosis care

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APA, NIMH, SAMHSA, and SMI Adviser are partnering with PEPPNET (Psychosis-Risk and Early Psychosis Program Network) to bring the second National Conference on Advancing Early Psychosis Care in the United States to IPS with the theme, "The Complexities of Real-World Care."

This event will pull together a diverse group of speakers, including national experts in coordinated specialty care implementation comprised of:

  • clinical experts,
  • mental health policy leaders, and
  • people who themselves have experienced psychosis and recovery.

Keynote speakers, workshops and panel presentations will cover a wide range of topics and provide clinicians with quality tools that can be implemented in the care of individuals with clinical high risk (CHR) or early psychosis.


Conference participants will:

  • Identify models for bringing the latest research in CHR and early psychosis to community-based clinical care;
  • Learn how to apply person- and family-centered principles to CHR and early psychosis care;
  • Identify effective strategies for addressing substance use issues in CHR and early psychosis intervention;
  • Gain expert perspectives on clinical challenges commonly encountered in affective psychosis care.


Early Psychosis Intervention – Moving from Research to On-the-Ground Community Practice

    • Lisa B. Dixon, M.D.
      Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center
      Editor, Psychiatric Services Journal, American Psychiatric Association
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First Episode Affective Psychosis

  • Dost Öngür, M.D., Ph.D.
    Chief, Psychotic Disorders Division Director,
    Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Research Program


Wednesday, October 2, 2019
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Early Psychosis Pre-Conference: Registration
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Early Psychosis Pre-Conference: Sessions
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Early Psychosis Pre-Conference: Larry J. Seidman Award for Leadership and Closing Remarks

Who It's For

Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, supported employment specialists, and peer support specialists will each find the pre-conference valuable.


Register for the Pre-Conference in the main IPS registration portal. Space is limited, so register today to reserve your spot!

Registration Rates

  • Registration (Pre-Conference Only): $205
  • Registration (IPS Attendees): $175

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