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NASSPD Holds First Annual Conference in Boston

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NASSPD 2013 ConferenceThe North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD) will hold its first annual conference April 20-21, 2013, in Boston. The conference will bring together personality disorder experts from around the globe to discuss topics related to research and treatment.

Presenters at the conference, sponsored in part by Clearview Women’s Center for Borderline Personality Disorder and the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA.BPD), will speak on the following topics:

  • Biology
  • Diagnosis
  • Genes
  • Neuroimaging
  • Personality Disorders over the Lifespan
  • Research Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Other Personality Disorders/Axis I
  • Therapy

Personality Disorder experts slated to speak at the conference include the following:

  • Mary C. Zanarini, EdD, president of NASSPD and Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
  • Anthony Bateman, MD, Consultant Psychiatrist, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and Visiting Professor, University College London
  • John Gunderson, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Charles Swenson, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical College, and DBT consultant at Clearview Women’s Center
  • Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

For more about the NASSPD annual conference and presenters, or to register, visit


The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD) is an organization devoted to research concerning personality disorders. The association aims to inform clinicians, patients, and their family members about the latest information concerning personality disorders, including Borderline Personality Disorder.

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