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Humanizing Bipolar Disorder: David’s Story Of Hope, Recovery, & Wellness

Webinar | October 16, 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
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Virtual Forum: Humanizing Bipolar Disorder: David’s Story Of Hope, Recovery, & Wellness

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Individuals living with mental health conditions are often marginalized by society, and stigmatization and discrimination form a barrier to their recovery and social integration. One of the few successful strategies to combat stigma and discrimination is to empower the individual with the behavioral health diagnosis to share their personal story and journey.

Please join one such individual, David, as he shares his journey from diagnosis through illness, to hope, and recovery. Experts Suresh Surredi, MD, and Catherine Judd, MS, PA-C, CAQ-Psy, DFAAPA, will speak about the impact of and practical strategies and resources for combatting stigma and discrimination.

Speakers are paid consultants to Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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Event Speakers

David Swain, MBA
Featured Speaker

David Swain, MBA, is a innovative marketing professional with extensive experience developing national marketing campaigns and successfully forging and optimizing strategic alliances with both established Fortune 500 and emerging corporate partners. He has been recognized for identifying new streams of revenue and creating innovative marketing partnerships generating more than $20 million in revenue in 8 years. He has demonstrated success establishing and managing cross-disciplinary teams, training and mentoring field staff, and negotiating contracts with executive management.

Mr. Swain received his MBA from Southern Methodist University.

Suresh Sureddi, MD
Featured Speaker

Suresh Sureddi, MD, currently serves as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and as Clinical Faculty at a number of universities in Texas including San Angelo State and University of Texas Tyler. He provides supervision to medical and physician assistant students, psychology graduates, and psychiatry residents at Parkland Hospital, and has been named as “Best Attending” and “Best Preceptor” at Parkland and University of Texas, Dallas. In addition to these posts, Dr. Surredi is also a private practice practitioner, and serves as a staff psychiatrist at My Health My Resources (MHMR) of Tarrant County in Fort Worth, Texas, and is involved in research/clinical trials.

Dr. Sureddi received his MD from JJM Medical College.

Catherine Judd, MS, PA-C, CAQ-Psy, DFAAPA
Featured Speaker

Catherine Judd currently serves as a Senior Physician Assistant (PA) for the Jail Mental Health Program at Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas County, Texas. She is also a Clinical Instructor and Psychiatry Preceptor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She is among the first to earn the NCCPA CAQ in Psychiatry. She is a national speaker for the APPA Collaborative Risk Management Reduction Initiative on Prescribing Opiates and has served as a representative from AAPA on the Accreditation Review Commission for PA Programs and on the National Commission Certification of Physician Assistants CAQ Advisory Committee. Ms Judd has co-authored the recent article in JAPPA, “Strategies for Achieving Sustained Remission in Major Depressive Disorder.”

Ms. Judd has been in clinical practice for 35 years, primarily focused on mental health and primary care, and has been recognized by the Texas Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and was awarded the Community Service Provider of the Year & Educator of the Year awards by the School of Health Professions at University of Texas Southwestern.

Ms. Judd received her MS in Human Development Counseling from George Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.

Kimberly Lonergan, RN, MSN

Kimberly Lonergan, RN, MSN, currently serves as a Medical Science Liasion for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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