About the Meeting


Scientific Program Lecturers

Learn more about this year's lecturers.

Scientific Program Presenters at IPS represent experts in the fields of academia, clinical services, government, and more. Click the links below to learn more about select speakers for 2019 IPS.


Opening Session Speaker

Schizophrenia/Bipolar Expert E. Fuller Torrey, M.D. will deliver the Opening Session keynote at IPS19.

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New York Times Best Seller Boy Erased

Memoir author Garrard Conley will lead a special session on conversion therapy.

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Kenneth Ashley, M.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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Dinesh Bhugra, CBE
King's College London
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Brian Hurley, M.D., M.B.A.
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
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Adrienne Kennedy, M.A.
President of the Board, NAMI
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Patrick J. Kennedy
Former U.S. Congressman, Founder of the Kennedy Forum
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Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas Dell Medical School
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Ann Marie T. Sullivan, M.D.
Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health
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Thida Thant, M.D.
University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry
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Eric Yarbrough, M.D.
Medical Director, Gay Men's Health Crisis, NYC
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New York City | October 3 – 6, 2019

Pre-Conference | October 2, 2019