CME Outfitters Announces 8th Annual Chair Summit Guest Speaker Liza Long to Present on Mental Illness: The Price of Silence

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CME Outfitters to welcome author Liza Long to speak alongside Dr. Paul Summergrad September 24-26 in Miami for the 8th Annual Chair Summit

Liza Long

CME Outfitters (CMEO), a leading accredited provider of continuing medical education, announces author Liza Long as its newest esteemed speaker for the 8th Annual Chair Summit meeting September 24-26 in Miami, Florida. Long is a writer, educator, mental health advocate, and mother of four children – one of whom has bipolar disorder. In 2007, Long published an essay on her personal blog titled, “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother” following the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. This powerful story gained national attention, and Long has since been featured on TED talks, regularly contributes to the Huffington Post and Psychology Today, and has been featured in, USA Today, The Blue Review, Eagle Magazine, and Greenbelt Magazine.

Liza Long advocates for increased discussion of mental illness, and says, “Parenting a child with mental illness has taught her patience, perseverance, and gratitude.” Long pushes society to move the mental health care needle by talking about why it’s important to understand and appreciate those with a mental illness. Long will present at the 8th Annual Chair Summit with Dr. Paul Summergrad, (Dr. Frances S. Arkin Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine), on the topic of Mental Illness: The Price of Silence.

“Liza Long has made a huge impact in the realm of mental health awareness – as a parent, she’s increased awareness of the struggles families face and has been a positive and inspiring voice for parents, patients, and health care providers alike,” said Jan Perez, CMEO Managing Partner, CCMEP, “Having her join our line up of esteemed speakers at Chair Summit is an honor, and having her perspective will bring even more value to the education at the meeting this year.”

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