When you receive the preliminary program, I am sure you will understand my pride in this meeting. Twenty-five national and local experts from multiple disciplines will offer stimulating lectures. The 2002 Adolf Meyer Award will be presented to Herbert Pardes, M.D., who was an APA president and NIMH director. The institute is honored to host this prestigious award lecture, which is presented for outstanding contributions to the science and practice of psychiatry. The Psychiatric Services Achievement awards, as well as the Arnold L. van Ameringen and Frank J. Menolascino awards, will be announced at the Opening Session. The "Innovative Programs" format will cover a range of topics in such sessions as "Connections to Community," "Organizational Models for Community Care," "Community Education," "From Youth to Adulthood: Alternatives to Hospitalizations," "Provider Education," and "Telepsychiatry."