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October 12-13, 2020




Each year, the NAMI California hosts a conference to examine important trends, best practices, new treatments, activities in mental health, and ways we can work together to improve care and services for individuals, families and communities.

To nurture our extraordinary community until we can gather in-person again, the 2020 NAMI California Conference will be a virtual event. Join us for a unique opportunity to reflect and connect with peers statewide, engage in meaningful discussions, and exchange ideas and resources. We are looking forward to reaching new members within our community and creating opportunities within the virtual platform.

All workshops will be recorded and available a few days after the NAMI California 2020 Annual Conference has ended, so you will be able to view any missed concurrent sessions.

Register for the virtual conference today!

Register today!

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Featured Speakers

Tom Insel, M.D.

Tom Insel, M.D.

Internationally renowned neuroscientist and psychiatrist
Co-founder and president of Mindstrong

Thomas Insel is an internationally renowned neuroscientist and psychiatrist who is co-founder and president of Mindstrong, a Silicon Valley health care startup dedicated to developing new technologies to advance the diagnoses and treatment of mental illness. California Governor Gavin Newsom in May of 2019 appointed Dr. Insel as Special Advisor to the Governor on Mental Health. He also serves as chair of the board to the Steinberg Institute, a non-profit dedicated to advancing sound public policy and inspiring leadership on issues of brain health.

Sandra R. Hernández, M.D.

Sandra R. Hernández, M.D.

President and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation

Sandra R. Hernández, M.D., is president and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation. In February 2018, Sandra was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the Covered California board of directors. She also serves on the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Advisory Council at UC Davis and on the UC Regents Health Services Committee. Sandra is an assistant clinical professor at the UCSF School of Medicine.

2020 Program

Monday, October 12

9 – 9:10 am Welcome
9:10 – 9:20 am Info coming soon
9:20 – 10 am Info coming soon
10 – 10:45 am Info coming soon
10:45 – 11:15 am Info coming soon
11:15 – 12:15 pm Info coming soon
12:15 – 1:30 pm Info coming soon
1:30 – 3:45 pm Info coming soon
4:30 – 6 pm Info coming soon

Tuesday, October 13

9 – 9:05 am Welcome
9:05 – 9:15 am Info coming soon
9:15 – 9:55 am Info coming soon
9:55 – 10:30 am Info coming soon
10:30 – 11 am Info coming soon
11 – 12 pm Info coming soon
12 – 2 pm Info coming soon
2 – 3 pm Info coming soon
3 – 3:15 pm Info coming soon
3:15 – 4:15 pm Info coming soon

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