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Pitt Conference to Focus on Early Intervention of Psychotic Disorders

WHAT: Search for Treatments in Early Psychosis (STEP) Seventh Biennial Symposium
WHO: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC (WPIC), Services for the Treatment of Early Psychosis (STEP) Clinic; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Center for Continuing Education in Health Sciences; Community Care Behavioral Health Organization
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2012
WHERE: Sheraton Station Square, 300 W. Station Square Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
WHY: This conference will focus on the early phases of psychosis, given findings that suggest early identification and intervention may favorably influence outcomes in psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. This symposium will bring together internationally renowned experts who will provide an overview of findings concerning developmental changes relevant to psychotic disorders, factors that could contribute to psychosis onset through impacting normal development, and early identification and interventions for early psychosis. For more information, visit or contact Maria Pena-Jordan at or 412-802-6917.

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