My Attendance of NEI's Psychopharmacology Congress
Organized by: Ananda Franks
I finally decided what I want to be when I "grow up." I think I've known for a long time now, I just didn't have the words for it. I want to be a neuropsychopharmacologist. How I'm going to achieve that goal, I'm not sure yet. But I know I'm going to achieve it. Neuroscience, medicine, and mental illness are things that I am very interested in. Especially how they're related. Being mentally ill myself, I know what it is like. I want to make a difference in other people's lives. I've tried over a score of medications and combinations of them and none of them have worked yet for me. I want to help other people find the right medication, just as my psychiatrist is helping me.
I would like to join over 1,200 mental health professionals and thought-leaders in the field of psychiatry at the 11th Annual NEI Psychopharmacology Congress in Orlando. I will probably be the only undergraduate there.
There, I will discover the latest in psychopharmacology and equip myself with the knowledge and skills needed to improve the lives of my future patients. I will receive valuable education on diagnostic strategies that can aid in the identification and differential diagnosis of patients, effective clinical strategies, and the new scientific evidence that is most likely to affect clinical practice.
The expert speakers will address advances in diagnosing and treating a range of mental illnesses, including: anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and more!
The target audience is people who specialize in psychiatric medicine. However, there are no prerequisites. Anyone else interested in psychopharmacology are welcome for advanced study, especially primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, and pharmacists. AND undergraduates like myself.
No, I am not sure what I want to do next. I don't know if I want to become a pharmacist, psychologist, or nurse practitioner. But I do know that I am interested in these subjects. And I would really appreciate your help getting me to this conference.