On behalf of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD), we are pleased to inform that Dr. Erin Michalak has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Mogens Schou Award for Public Service and Advocacy. Congratulations!
The Mogens Schou Awards have been a hallmark and highlight of the International Conference on Bipolar Disorder (ICBD) since 2001 and ISBD continues to honor the legacy of Prof. Schou with this Award in the annual ISBD meetings, now the successor of the ICBD meeting. Under the auspices of the ISBD Awards Committee, this Award was opened to nomination by the ISBD Board of Councilors for the first time, and after careful consideration of the candidates, their advocacy profile, and the spirit of the Schou Award for Public Service and Advocacy, we are believe that your work with CREST.BD, Community Based Participatory Research and several other novel and pioneering advocacy programs in the past several years is exemplary and will contribute substantially to the lineage of this distinguish group of past award winners. We kindly ask that you hold this information in confidence until the ISBD Awards Presentation in Toronto and we have provided some logistical details below as you make your plans to attend.
The Mogens Schou Awards will be presented during the ISBD Awards Ceremony on June 3rd at 6:30pm at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto as part of the 17th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders. As a winner of this prestigious award, we will provide Dr. Michalak with complementary registration, 3 night accommodation at the conference rate at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, and return economy air reimbursable up to US $1500 (details to follow).