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Children's Hosting "Changing Social Stigma Related to Mental Health" Conference May 9th

BIRMINGHAM (April 23, 2014) – Children’s of Alabama will host “Changing Social Stigma Related to Mental Illness” on Friday, May 9, at 8 a.m. in its Bradley Lecture Center (Children’s Harbor Building, 1600 6th Ave. S., Birmingham, 35233).

The day-long conference is open to the public and hosted by Children’s Behavioral Health Inpatient Psychiatry. The conference will feature presentations geared to parents and caregivers and also professionals. Speakers will address anti-stigma behavior and interventions that promote professional conduct, improve family support and encourage patients to access avenues to health care that endorse good mental health.

Registration continues through Friday, May 2. The cost to attend is $30 for healthcare professionals and $15 for parents and caregivers. Employees of Children’s of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will be admitted at no cost by presenting an ID card, but preregistration is required. Complimentary lunch and parking are included with registration.

Online registration is available at For more information or to request a printed registration form, call 205-638-7379.

Children’s of Alabama designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Children’s of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children across the state and throughout the southeastern U.S. since 1911. For the past four years, Children’s has been ranked among the best children’s hospital programs in the nation by US News & World Report. Last year, patients made more than 670,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 41 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, it is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional outpatient services provided at Children’s South and Children’s on 3rd. Primary care is provided at more than a dozen medical offices in communities across central Alabama. Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. Children’s recently moved much of its inpatient services into a new building named The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children. More information is available at