The Department of Psychiatry's annual Schizophrenia Education Day presents new research findings and important clinical topics for patients with schizophrenia and their families. Clinicians share their vision of modern psychiatric treatment that is preventive, patient-centered and oriented towards recovery and physical health.

2019: Advances in Integrated Community Care for People with Serious Mental Illness

2017 & 2018 Event Videos

2018: Progress in Schizophrenia: New Insights into Brain Development - Topics include development of new drugs and technology for treating schizophrenia and how early brain development may be related to development of schizophrenia.

2017: “Outside the Box" in Psychosis Treatment - Towards stage-based & symptom-targeted interventions. Topics include risk and resilience in vulnerable youth, early intervention for first episode psychosis, and the new treatment options.

Schizophrenia Education Day 2016

November 5, 2016

The 14th Annual Schizophrenia Education Day presented new research findings and important clinical topics for patients with schizophrenia and their families. Clinicians shared their vision of modern psychiatric treatment that is preventive, patient-centered and oriented towards recovery and physical health.

Watch archived presentations from the event.

Open dialogue: A family-based approach to care for early-episode psychosis - Chris Gordon, MD

Is it shyness or lack of interest? Using neuroscience to understand negative symptoms - Daphne J. Holt, MD, PhD

A mentalization-based approach to social deficits in schizophrenia - Benjamin K. Brent, MD, MS

What new studies of adolescent brain development are telling us about schizophrenia - Joshua L. Roffman, MD

This program is made possible by anonymous donors who have given generously to support this program.

Schizophrenia Education Day 2015

The Psychosis of Everyday Life: Implications for Early Detection and Prevention - Daphne J. Holt, MD, PhD

Improving cancer outcomes for individuals with schizophrenia - Kelly Irwin, MD

Becoming Your Own Best Resource: Lessons from the Illness Management and Recovery Curriculum - Adrienne T. Gerken, MD

New Treatments for Schizophrenia - Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FAPM

These videos are provided with generous funding from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Cambridge/Middlesex.

Schizophrenia Education Day, 2014

12th Annual Schizophrenia Education Day presented by the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Why Do We Sleep? The Critical Role of Sleep in Learning and Memory 
Dara Manoach, PhD

Drilling Down to Bedrock: An Update on the Genetics of Schizophrenia 
Joshua Roffman, MD, MMSc

Health Recovery: A Holistic Approach to Care
Sarah MacLaurin, APRN

My Voices Ate My Homework: Schizophrenia in the Developing Adolescent
John Tyson, MD