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Saturday, August 10, 2019—9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center

Education Center

One Plainsboro Rd

Plainsboro, NJ 08536

Our Thirteenth 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.

Conference Agenda

Dr. Maria Kirchner, PhD. NJ-DOH, Suicide Prevention is Everybody’s Business!

Peer Keynote—Janet Berkowitz, CRSP, My Journey of Thriving In Life With Suicidal Thoughts

Dennise Babbin, CRSP, MHA Passaic, Psychiatric Advance Directives–Having A Voice When You Don’t Have One

Janet Berkowitz & Cast, The Wizard of IZ

Carol Rickard, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Laughter Yoga: Laughter Really Is Good Medicine!

DOOR PRIZE winners will be picked at the end of the day; you must be present to collect.


The conference location, Princeton Medical Center, One Plainsboro Rd, Plainsboro NJ 08536 is shown on this Google map. Parking is in Lot P2, as indicated in the driving directions below.

From US-1 South take the ramp on the right to exit to Scudders Mill Road.
At the first traffic light, turn right onto Campus Rd
At the first light, turn right onto Hospital Drive.
Take the first left (Punia Blvd).
Drive past the first parking lot on the right, and turn right into the second, lot P2.

From US-1 North, exit at Plainsboro Road.
(if you miss this exit, take next exit to Scudders Mill Road and follow the above directions)
Before the first traffic light, turn right into the jug handle for Punia Blvd.
The jug handle will take you to the traffic light to cross Plainsboro Road.
After crossing Plainsboro Rd, keep right when the road divides.
Turn left into the first parking lot, P2.

From the central area of the parking lot, look for the lawn signs directing you to follow the concrete walkway to the glass doors into the education center.


Please use the form below to register.

The conference will start at 9:00 AM and end at 3:00 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!