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Saturday, July 30 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
General Session: Keynote Address & Awards

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Keynote Address:

When David Adam published a book in 2014 about his experiences with OCD, he was not prepared for what came next. Hundreds of people with the condition got in touch, schools asked him to talk to their children, the International OCD Foundation gave him an award and his book was discussed by academics and used as an example of how a new generation is determined to challenge the stigma of mental illness. And all David thought he had done was, as a journalist, to try to tell an honest story. What does it say about the state of the media and public understanding that simple truths are heralded in this way? Join David for an illuminating and entertaining tale of his journey through OCD — from a patient to accidental advocate for others.



David Adam

David Adam is an editor with the science journal Nature and a former specialist correspondent with the Guardian newspaper. He is author of The Man Who Couldn't Stop, an award-winning and best-selling book about his experiences with the condition.

Saturday July 30, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Grand Ballroom (Salon I-III), 7th Floor