Monday, April 5, 2010

Conference Highlight: Michael Fitzpatrick

With NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania's 10th Annaul Education Conference fast approaching, we are pleased to welcome some highly notable speakers and presenters to the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott on April 23 and 24. 

On Day 1-- Friday, April 23 -- we are thrilled to welcome NAMI National's Executive Director Michael Fitzpatrick as our keynote speaker.  Mr. Fitzpatrick will share with participants the importance of developing collaborative relationships to heighten the effectiveness of local, state and national advocacy efforts.

With impending changes in the mental health landscape due to statewide budget cuts, the end of the Rendell administration and the evolution of national healthcare reform, partnerships among mental health advocates across the system are vital.  When grassroots advocates through local NAMI affiliates connect with NAMI National, combined efforts ensure a louder, more effective voice in championing a transformed menteal health system in the future.

For more information on the conference, call the NAMI office at (412) 366-3788 or email