Thank you for your interest in our conference.

Online registration closed at 6:00 PM on Friday, August 3, 2018.

Saturday, August 4, 2018—9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center

Education Center

One Plainsboro Rd

Plainsboro, NJ 08536

Our Twelfth Annual Conference will be held at the Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center. Please see our list of speakers below. The conference is FREE for DBSA support group participants; however, we will ask for a donation, $10 is suggested, upon check-in. Your donations help defray our expenses, which include the continental breakfast and lunch we will provide. To register, use the form at the bottom of this page, or contact us by email to or by calling 888-829-2483. Please include contact information and your DBSA chapter’s name if you register by email or phone.

We are pleased to welcome Carol Rickard, LCSW, as our peer keynote speaker. Carol’s involvement with DBSA support groups began with her wellness toolkit presentations to support groups in 2010, and has grown since then to include presenting at our conferences and joining the DBSA New Jersey board.

Conference Agenda


Nathalie Edmond, PsyD: Meditation for Everyday Life

Naomi Sims Keynote—Carol Rickard, LCSW: Unlocking Wellness Within!

Yael Niv, PhD, Princeton Neuroscience Institute: Our Research into Depression and Bipolar, and How You Can Get Involved

Brian D. Thomas, MD: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind:  Managing the Challenges of Antidepressant and Bipolar Medications 





The conference location, Princeton Medical Center, One Plainsboro Rd, Plainsboro NJ 08536 is shown on this Google map. Parking is in Lot V2 as shown on the map to the left.





Please use the form below to register. Registration closes at 6 PM on August 3, 2018.

The conference will start at 9:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM. Check-in will begin at 8:00 AM at which time continental breakfast will be provided. Lunch, also provided, will include salads and deli sandwiches, including vegetarian selections. If you have additional dietary restrictions, feel free to let us know in the comment field, but please be aware that we may not be able to accommodate those restrictions. We will let you know. Thank you!