The first global NAVIGATE Conference
COME TOGETHER" - May 2022"
On May 10 and 17 2002, the first international conference COME TOGETHER was held in collaboration with the Department of Community Mental Health at the University of Haifa, the Israeli Society for Psychiatric Rehabilitation in Israel (ISPRA) and the Laszlo N. Tauber Foundation.
The purpose of the conference was to help establish an international community and learn from one another about the efforts and challenges of implementing NAVIGATE in different geographical and cultural settings.
The conference began with a key-note lecture from a true luminary in the field, Patrick McGorry, MD, PhD. a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne and Executive Director of ORYGEN, the National Center of Excellence in Youth Mental Health in Melbourne, Australia.
In addition, the leadership of NAVIGATE development, Susan Gingerich and Piper Meyer-Kalos provided an international overview of NAVIGATE as well as the U.S perspective. Kim Mueser, also a member of the leadership team, talked about the future of NAVIGATE. Representatives from the NAVIGATE teams in the US, Israel, Canada and China presented their work. The conferences was conckided with a fruitful discussion based on the presentation of each country.
The conference was attended by more than 350 participants from around the world. Survey feedback from 100 of them revealed that lectures were perceived as interesting, comprehensive and relevant. Over 90% expressed their interest in future international NAVIGATE events.
The organizing committee included David Roe, from Israel and the NAVIGATE and members of the developing team Kim Mueser, Susan Gingerich and Piper Meyer-Kalos from the US.
The organization was supervised by Dr. Gili Hoter-Ishay, who completed her doctorate in the Department of Community Mental Health at the University of Haifa, and Taisia Leikin, the coordinator of ISFRA, who completed her master's degree in the same department.
The conference's lectures recordings are available below: