Events

Upcoming Events

4th Annual Palm Beach Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon 
Palm Beach, Florida
January 11, 2017

A panel discussion featuring: 

Boris Birmaher, MD - Endowed Chair in Early-Onset Bipolar Disease and Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC); Director of the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Program and Co-Director of the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Services at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC. Author of New Hope for Children and Teens with Bipolar Disorder.

Rakesh Karmacharya, MD, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Director of Stem Cell Research - Center for Human Genetic Research (CEDD/PNGU), Massachusetts General Hospital; Co-Medical Director - OnTrack Program, McLean Hospital; Physician-Scientist - Chemical Biology Program, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

David Miklowitz, Ph.D. - Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UCLA Semel Institute; Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University. Author of The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide.

Mary Ellen McGrath, J.D., Parent - Mother of a teenage twin with Bipolar Disorder; Associate General Counsel for a major global corporation.

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10th Annual Young Friends of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation of Palm Beach County “Gone Country” Dinner Dance

West Palm Beach, Florida
February 25, 2017

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11th Annual Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Early-Onset Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon
Chicago, Illinois
May 10, 2017

 

Past Events 

2016 

5th Annual Chicago Young Friends of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Event
Chicago, Illinois
June 9, 2016

Join the Chicago Young Friends of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Museum of Contemporary Art for a Private Screening of the new Katie Holmes & Luke Kirby movie, "Touched With Fire," followed by a special Panel Discussion featuring New York Times Best Selling author and internationally-renowned expert on Bipolar Disorder Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins. Cocktails and Buffet Dinner before the movie.

Proceeds from the Benefit will help bring the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP) from Johns Hopkins to Chicago-area public and private high schools.
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10th Anniversary Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Early-Onset Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon
The Science and The Stigma
Chicago, Illinois
May 11, 2016

A panel discussion featuring: Mariel Hemingway - Representing the family member. Mariel is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-Nominated Actress, Author, Documentary Filmmaker and Mental Health Advocate; Robin Nusslock, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, Director - Mood Disorders Laboratory, Northwestern University, Evanston. Dr. Nusslock’s research examines the relationship between core-brain behavior dimensions and psychiatric symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety; Janet Wozniak, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry - Harvard Medical School, Director - Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Clinical and Research Programs, Medical Director - Child Psychiatry Outpatient Service, Massachusetts General Hospital; and, Dusty Sang (Panel Moderator), Co-Founder of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation.
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9th Annual Young Friends of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation of Palm Beach County, “Gone Country” Dinner Dance
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
February 27, 2016
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3rd Annual Palm Beach Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon 
The Science and The Stigma
Palm Beach, Florida
January 13, 2016

A panel discussion featuring: Mariel Hemingway - Representing the family member. Mariel is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-Nominated Actress, Author, Documentary Filmmaker and Mental Health Advocate; Robin Nusslock, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, Director - Mood Disorders Laboratory, Northwestern University, Evanston. Dr. Nusslock’s research examines the relationship between core-brain behavior dimensions and psychiatric symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety; Janet Wozniak, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry - Harvard Medical School, Director - Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Clinical and Research Programs, Medical Director - Child Psychiatry Outpatient Service, Massachusetts General Hospital; and, Ellen Frank, Ph.D. (Panel Moderator), Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Co-Director - Pittsburgh Bipolar Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.
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2015

4th Annual Chicago Young Friends of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Event - 2nd Annual “Gone Country” Dinner Dance
Chicago, Illinois
June 25, 2015

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9th Annual Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation  Early-Onset Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon
It's All About The Brain
Chicago, Illinois
May 13, 2015


A panel discussion featuring: Kiki D. Chang, MD, Associate Professor, Director - Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California; Rakesh Karmacharya, MD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Director - Stem Cell Research, MGH Psychiatry Center for Experimental Drugs and Diagnostics, Physician-Scientist in the Chemical Biology Program, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Medical Director of the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Research Clinic at McLean Hospital; Robin Nusslock, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, Director - Mood Disorders Laboratory, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; Ellen Frank, Ph.D. (Panel Moderator), Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Co-Director - Pittsburgh Bipolar Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, please click here.

8th Annual Young Friends of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation of Palm Beach County, “Gone Country” Dinner Dance
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
February 28, 2015
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2nd Annual Palm Beach Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon
Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder and the Family
Palm Beach, Florida
January 14, 2015

A panel discussion featuring: Randy Buckner, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and of Neuroscience - Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts, Director - Division of Psychiatric Neuroimaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Co-Director - The Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center; Karen Swartz, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The John Hopkins School of Medicine, Director of Clinical and Educational Programs, Mood Disorders Center, Founder of the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP); Amy Morro, Parent - Wife, Mother of three children, one with Bipolar Disorder, and Career Woman who will tell her family’s story of dealing with Bipolar Disorder; Ellen Frank, Ph.D. (Panel Moderator), Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Co-Director of the Pittsburgh Bipolar Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. For more information, please click here.

 

2014 

3nd Annual Young Friends of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation of Chicago, “A Night of Summer Light - Gone Country 2014
Chicago, Illinois
June 19, 2014
 

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8th Annual Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Early-Onset Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon
Chicago, Illinois
May 14, 2014

A panel discussion featuring: Randy Buckner, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and of Neuroscience - Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts, Director - Division of Psychiatric Neuroimaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr., MD, Henry Phipps Professor and Chairman - Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Co-Director, The Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center, Baltimore, Maryland; Katherine L. Wisner, MD, MS, Asher Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director - Asher Center for Research and Treatment of Depressive Disorders, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; Kate Gaynor-Dickey, Parent, Senior Vice President, West Zone Leader, Marsh Private Client Services; Ellen Frank, Ph.D. (Panel Moderator), Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Co-Director - Pittsburgh Bipolar Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  For more information, please click here.

7th Annual Young Friends of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation of Palm Beach County, “Gone Country” Dinner Dance
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

March 29, 2014
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Inaugural Palm Beach Early-Onset Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon
Palm Beach, Florida
January 15, 2014

A panel discussion featuring: David Kupfer, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Past Chairman - Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Chair - DSM-V Task Force; Ellen Frank, Ph.D. (Panel Moderator), Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Co-Director of the Pittsburgh Bipolar Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic; Karen Swartz, MD, Johns Hopkins Medical School - Director of Clinical and Educational Programs - Mood Disorders Center/Founder of ADAP; Janet Wozniak, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Clinical and Research Programs at Massachusetts General Hospital; Mary Ellen McGrath, JD, Associate General Counsel for a major global corporation and the mother of a child with Bipolar Disorder.
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2013 

2nd Annual Young Friends of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation of Chicago, A Night of Summer Light - 2013 - Brazilian Blowout 
Chicago, Illinois
June 6, 2013
 

7th Annual Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Early-Onset Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon
Chicago, Illinois
May 1, 2013

A panel discussion featuring: Boris Birmaher, MD, Co-Director of Child and Adolescent Bipolar Services at Western Psychiatric Institute and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh; Gisela Sandoval, MD, Ph.D., Clinical Director of the Warren Wright Adolescent Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Instructor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine; Janet Wozniak, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Clinical and Research Programs at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Ellen Frank, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Co-Director of the Pittsburgh Bipolar Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Mary Ellen McGrath, JD, Associate General Counsel for a major global corporation and the mother of a child with Bipolar Disorder.

Child Mind Institute's Speak Up For Kids podcast of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation's Chicago Early-Onset Bipolar Medical Briefing Presentations and Panel Discussion.
New York, New York 
May 2013

6th Annual Young Friends of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation of Palm Beach County, “Gone Country” Dinner Dance
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
March 2, 2013

8th Annual Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Bipolar Dinner Dance
Palm Beach, Florida
January 27, 2013


2012

1st Annual Young Friends of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation of Chicago, A Night of Summer Light - 2012  
Chicago, Illinois
June 7, 2012 

6th Annual Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Early-Onset Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon

A panel discussion featuring: Barbara Mason, Ph.D., Scripps Institute, Co-Director Pearson Center for Alcoholism and Addiction Research; Andrew Nierenberg, M.D. - Harvard Medical School/MGH, Medical Director Bipolar Clinic and Research Program; Karen Swartz, M.D., Johns Hopkins Medical School, Director of Clinical and Education Programs - Mood Disorders Center, Founder of the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP); Janet Wozniak, M.D. - Harvard Medical School/MGH, Director - Pediatric Bipolar Program.  Moderator - Ellen Frank, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Co-Director - Pittsburgh Bipolar Program.
Chicago, Illinois
May 2, 2012

2012 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Pediatric Bipolar Conference
Cambridge, Massachusetts
March 29-30, 2012

5th Annual Young Friends of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation of Palm Beach County, “Gone Country” Dinner Dance
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
February 25, 2012

7th Annual Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Bipolar Dinner Dance
Palm Beach, Florida
January 29, 2012


2011

5th Annual Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Child and Adolescent Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon

A panel discussion featuring: David Kupfer, M.D., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Past Chair of Psychiatry; Chair - DSM-V Task Force; James Potash, M.D., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - Director - Mood Disorders Research Programs; Timothy Wilens, M.D., Harvard Medical School/MGH, Director - Substance Abuse Services; Janet Wozniak, M.D., Harvard Medical School/MGH, Director - Pediatric Bipolar Program.  Moderator - Ellen Frank, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Co-Director - Pittsburgh Bipolar Institute.
Chicago, Illinois
May 4, 2011

2011 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Pediatric Bipolar Conference
Cambridge, Massachusetts
March 24-25, 2011 

4th Annual Young Friends of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation of Palm Beach County, “Gone Country” Dinner and Dance
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
April 16, 2011

6th Annual Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Bipolar Dinner Dance
Palm Beach, Florida
January 30, 2011


2010

4th Annual Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Child and Adolescent Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon

Featuring: Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz of the Child Mind Institute, Ellen Frank, Ph.D. - Co-Director of the Pittsburgh Bipolar Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Janet Wozniak, MD - Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. 
Chicago, Illinois
May 5, 2010

2010 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Pediatric Bipolar Conference
Cambridge, Massachusetts
March 25-26, 2010

3rd Annual Young Friends of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation of Palm Beach County, "Gone Country" Dinner and Dance
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
March 20, 2010

5th Annual Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Bipolar Dinner Dance
Palm Beach, Florida
January 31, 2010


2009

3rd Annual Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Child and Adolescent Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon

Featuring: Thomas R. Insel, M.D. - Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Ellen Frank, Ph.D. - Co-Director of the Pittsburgh Bipolar Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Chicago, Illinois
May 6, 2009

2009 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Pediatric Bipolar Conference
Cambridge, Massachusetts
March 26-27, 2009

2nd Annual Young Friends of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation of Palm Beach County - Country/Western "Gone Country" Cookout
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
March 6, 2009


2008

The Laboratory Theatre Project
Production of Rainy Day People - A Benefit Night for The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation

Chicago, Illinois
June 7, 2008

2nd Annual Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Child and Adolescent Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon

Featuring: Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D. - The Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center and Janet Wozniak, MD - Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Chicago, Illinois
May 7, 2008

2008 NIMH - MGH - The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Pediatric Bipolar Conference
Cambridge, Massachusetts
March 28-29, 2008

The Inaugural Young Friends of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation of Palm Beach County, "Goes Country" Cookout
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
March 7, 2008

3rd Annual Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Bipolar Dinner Dance
Palm Beach, Florida
February 24, 2008


2007

The Inaugural Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Medical Briefing Luncheon with The University of Chicago

Featuring: T. Conrad Gilliam, Ph.D., Elliot S. Gershon, MD and Steve A. N. Goldstein, MD, Ph.D. of The University of Chicago.
Chicago, Illinois
May 2, 2007

2nd Annual Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Bipolar Dinner Dance
Palm Beach, Florida
February 25, 2007


2006

The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation's Inaugural Quest For The Test™ 5K Walk
Denver, Colorado
September 24, 2006

The Inaugural Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Bipolar Dinner Dance
Palm Beach, Florida
February 26, 2006


2005

The Laboratory Theatre Project
Production of "Local Celebrities" - A Benefit Night for The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation

Chicago, Illinois
June 21, 2005

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