First Annual Mental Health Symposium

New Research in Mental Health and its Impact on Treatment

We are happy to announce that we have SOLD OUT this event.  Ticket sales are now closed.  We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday night!

Join us for an educational symposium focused on mental health, research, and the experience of people in our community living with mental illness.  

Friends of Caminar contributing to the discussion include:


Steven Adelsheim, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.  Dr. Adelsheim is a national leader in developing and implementing early detection and intervention programs for young people, including programs for depression, anxiety, and prodromal symptoms of psychosis.


Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D. 

Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley and Vice-Chair for the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Francisco.  Dr. Hinshaw has authored over 280 publications and 14 books, including The Mark of Shame: Stigma of Mental Illness where he provides practical strategies for overcoming stigma through enlightened social policies.  He is a leader in the field of developmental psychopathology and his research focuses on clinical interventions, and mental illness stigma, with specialization in ADHD.

Manpreet Singh, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development) at Stanford University.  Dr. Singh is currently conducting research in the phenomenology, neurobiology, pharmacology, and genetic aspects of bipolar disorder in children.

Vikaas Sohal, M.D., Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UC San Francisco where he conducts pioneering research using optogenetics, a radically new technology, to unravel how neurons connect in circuits, how they behave abnormally in psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia, and the implications of his research for treatment approaches.

Brandon Staglin

A leading mental health advocate, graduate of Dartmouth College, and Board Director of International Mental Health Research Organization (One Mind Institute).  Brandon was diagnosed with Schizophrenia in 1990.  He and his family host an annual Music Festival for Brain Health at the Staglin Family Winery which has raised $157 million to fund brain health research and discoveries.