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Event Date: 2016-09-28       Event Time: 7:30AM - 4:30PM

Event Title: Synaptic Gap: 21st Century Brain Science Meets Mental Health Policy

Location: Starr Center, 185 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114

Description: Some of the most exciting and world-changing advances in medicine are happening in neuroscience. Unfortunately, mental health treatment and policy are not keeping pace. Massachusetts General Hospital convenes a provocative one-day forum to look beyond the present day access and payment obstacles. The forum will challenge the health care community to shape a future that is grounded in the latest brain science -- and connected to mental health treatment and policy. The spirit of HUBweek, its focus on solving tough problems -- and the timing on the eve of a Presidential election provides a tremendous opportunity to re-energize the health care community to use the extraordinary advances in neuroscience to shape the future of mental health care in our nation. Join clinicians, researchers, policy makers, advocates, business leaders and elected officials as we work together to: translate advances in brain science to individual patient care and treatment policy; find new ways to meet demand through non- traditional approaches to care in an environment of cost accountability; take a critical look at the economics of mental health; and promote resilience and hope.

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