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Information on Host City and Meeting Highlights
Foundation Offers Opportunities for Education, Entertainment, and Philanthropy
Psychiatric News
Volume 41 Number 4 page 13-13

FIG1 The American Psychiatric Foundation is hosting four events at APA's 2006 annual meeting that will provide opportunities for learning, relaxation, and supporting the foundation's programs that advance public understanding of mental illness.

The foundation will kick off the meeting with its annual benefit, which this year is titled "Toronto Tapestry." It will be held at the Royal Ontario Museum on Saturday, May 20, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will feature the museum's historic art collections, international cuisine, live music, and the presentation of the Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health. Proceeds support the foundation's programs. Tickets are $100 per person if purchased by April 1 and $125 thereafter. Tickets can be ordered by phone at (703) 907-8512 or online at<www.psychfoundation.org>. The benefit is supported by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, Pfizer, Shire, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Laboratories, Cyberonics, Forest Laboratories, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, and Professional Risk Management Services.

On Monday, May 22, the Golfers of APA will engage in friendly competition at its annual golf tournament, which will be held at Angus Glen Golf Club. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. Registration is $250, which includes transportation, greens fees, carts, and prizes. All proceeds benefit the foundation. More information on the course is posted at<www.angusglen.com>. To enter the tournament, contact Stan Jennings at mbears@comcast.net or (804) 320-7881.

The foundation's fifth annual "Conversations" event will be Tuesday, May 23. This year's guest is Mariel Hemingway, a successful model, actress, author, and mother who will discuss her family connection with mental illness and its impact on future generations. "Conversations" is an interactive discussion series that offers psychiatrists an opportunity to hear unique perspectives on mental illness. The event is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.

Baseball fans can enjoy an evening at the ball park and simultaneously support the foundation's philanthropic work on Tuesday, May 23, or Wednesday, May 24. First-rate field-level baseline tickets are available through a special discount offer to watch the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Devil Rays play in two games. A portion of the cost of each ticket sold is contributed to the foundation. To order tickets, call Harry Einbinder at (888) 654-6529, ext.1666, or send an e-mail to harry.einbinder@bluejays.com. A seating chart and order form are posted at<www.psychfoundation.org>.

The foundation is APA's philanthropic and educational arm. Its mission is to advance public understanding that mental illnesses are real and can be effectively treated.

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