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#ADAA2019 Updates

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Welcome to our 100+ International Attendees

We are excited to welcome more than 100+ international attendees from more than 24 countries who will be joining us at #ADAA2019. We look forward to meeting you next month!

Help Improve Mental Health for the People of Bhutan

Dr. Karen Cassiday, ADAA Past President, is volunteering in Bhutan at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital and in the Department of Psychiatry at the Khesar Gyalp University of Medical Sciences this June through September 2019. Dr. Cassiday will be providing teaching, consultation and support to the country’s entire psychiatry staff, which consists of only three psychiatrists and three psychiatric nurses. Dr. Cassiday's goal will be to help strengthen their existing mental health services and to assist local mental health teams in their outreach to remote villages. Karen will be bringing evidence-based assessment and treatment knowledge and work to adapt to local customs and culture. The Bhutanese educational system uses English as its universal teaching language because the country has no universal national language due to the wide range of dialects from many remote villages.

The national referral hospital and medical university are small and in need of psychiatry and behavioral health textbooks and self-help books. They hope to train nurses to become rural mental health providers. Here is where you can help Bhutan in developing their mental health services. The textbooks and self-help books that you have written would be a valuable and much appreciated gift to the people of Bhutan. You can have a powerful positive impact if you donate the books that you have written to Karen to take to Bhutan.

You do not have to be an author to contribute. If you have some great textbooks or self-help books that you would like to donate, then please join our effort by bring two (2) copies of the book(s) you have written to the ADAA 2019 Conference in Chicago and depositing them in the donation box by the registration booth. One copy apiece will be given to the libraries of the referral hospital and the medical school. Alternately, you can mail your books to:

Karen Cassiday, PhD, ACT
The Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago
707 Lake Cook Road, Suite 310
Deerfield, IL 60015

Many thanks on behalf of Dr. Cassiday and ADAA.

#ADAA2019 Program Spotlight Multicultural Sessions
ADAA is very excited about our robust program of invited speakers and sessions at #ADAA2019:

Creating Change in Systems of Care and Professional Settings to Address Systemic Inequities
Friday, March 29, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 1 credit
Chairs: Elizabeth Eustis, PhD and Krystal Lewis, PhD
Presenters: Kevin Chapman, PhD, Rebecca Ford-Paz, PhD, David Pantalone, PhD, Sierra Carter, PhD and Lauren Wadsworth, PhD

Cultural Crossroads: Incorporating Spirituality into Treating Anxiety and Depression Within more

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