2018 Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health
The Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health provides an opportunity for stakeholders to collaborate across disciplines and share research findings utilizing evidence-based outcomes in order to improve patient-centered care.
The Symposium will address the multi-faceted nature of mental health, mental illness and will include regional and national keynote speakers.
The Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health will advance the welfare of our communities through improving access to mental health care, knowledge, and education. We are excited about the diversity of our program and the culmination of our collaborative efforts. We look forward to your participation in the 2018 Symposium.
Primary Care Physicians
Family/Internal Medicine Physicians
- Promote mental health and support the eradication of mental health stigma
- Increase community awareness of mental health challenges and the potential quality of life one can achieve while living with a mental health condition
- Increase patient advocacy from mental health professionals, providers, patients, and families
- Increase patient participation in mental health treatment, research, and education
- Improve dissemination of best-practices
- Improve patient-centered care and outcomes
Thomas R. Insel, MD, Founder and President of Mindstrong Health and former National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Director
Thomas R. Insel, M.D, Founder and President of Mindstrong Health, is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist. From 2002-2015, Dr. Insel served as Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) committed to research on mental disorders. Most recently he led the Mental Health Team at Verily.
Elizabeth Vargas, ABC Anchor
Emmy-Award winning journalist, television anchor, and investigative reporter Elizabeth Vargas has traveled the world covering breaking news stories, reporting in-depth investigations, and conducting interviews with world leaders and other influential newsmakers. She is currently the co-anchor of “20/20” with David Muir.
Elisabeth Houtsmuller, PhD, Associate Director of PCORI
Elisabeth Houtsmuller, Ph.D., is an Associate Director in the Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research program at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Before PCORI, Houtsmuller led the Green Park Collaborative at the Center for Medical Policy Technology, where she also served as vice president of research.
John Magill, State Director South Carolina Department of Mental Health
State Director John H. Magill began his career in Mental Health Care and Addictions at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health in the late 1960s. In 1977, he became the Georgia State Director for Alcohol and Drug Abuse. In 1980, he founded Fenwick Hall Hospital on Johns Island, South Carolina, and served as its Chief Executive Officer for its 17 years of operation
Deborah S. Blalock, MEd, LPCS, CPM, Executive Director, Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center
Deborah S. Blalock, MEd, LPCS, CPM has served since 2004 as the Executive Director of the Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center, one of the largest and most innovative of the seventeen centers operated by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. Ms. Blalock joined the SC Department of Mental Health in 1993 and previously served as Director of Acute Services.
Physicians (MDs and DOs) will receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 22.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville - Greenville Health System (USCSOMG-GHS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville - Greenville Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 22.00 Attendance
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