Compassionate Allowance Outreach Hearing on Schizophrenia

San Francisco, CA
November 18, 2009

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The hearing has now ended. Video recordings of the morning and afternoon sessions are available via the links below:

Morning Session:

Afternoon Session:

Each individual panel may also be viewed separately via the links below:

Opening Statements:

Overview of Schizophrenia:

Schizophrenia: Today and Tomorrow:

Community and Social Functioning:

Living with Mental Illness:

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9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Statements

  • Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security Administration
  • Philip Wang, M.D., Dr. P.H., National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • David A. Rust, Deputy Commissioner for Retirement and Disability Policy, Social Security Administration
  • Peter Spencer, San Francisco Regional Commissioner, Social Security Administration
  • William J. King, Jr., San Francisco Acting Regional Chief Administrative Law Judge, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, Social Security Administration

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Overview of Schizophrenia

  • Kenneth Duckworth, M.D., Medical Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness [Duckworth's testimony]
  • Stephen Marder, M.D., Director, VISN 22 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center and Chief of Psychiatry Services, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center [Marder's testimony]
  • Michael Green, Ph.D., Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA [Green's testimony]

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Morning Break 

11:00 - 12:15 p.m.

Schizophrenia: Today and Tomorrow

  • Fred Frese, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine [Frese's testimony]
  • Carlos Pato, M.D., Chair and Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Southern California [Pato's testimony]
  • Cameron Carter, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Davis [Carter's testimony]

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch Break

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Community and Social Functioning

  • John Brekke, MSW, Ph.D., Frances G. Larson Profession of Social Work Research and Associate Dean of Research at University of Southern California School of Social Work [Brekke's testimony pt.1, Brekke's testimony pt.2]
  • Demian Rose, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, University of California San Francisco Prodrome Assessment Research and Treatment Program [Rose's testimony]
  • Thomas Neill, Manager of Client Health Services, CAAP/Department of Human Services [Neill's testimony]
  • Yvonne Perret, MA, MSW, LCSW-C, Executive Director, Advocacy and Training Center [Perret's testimony]

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Living with Mental Illness

  • Rajesh Parekh, M.D., Director, San Francisco Fully-Integrated Recovery Services Team (SF FIRST)
    Department of Public Health, San Francisco [Parekh's testimony]
  • Eileen Lemus, NAMI Member and Caregiver [Lemus's testimony]
  • Noah King, NAMI member [King's testimony]

4:45 - 5:00 p.m. 

Closing Remarks

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