Speakers

❱❱ Meet the Agents of Change Keynote and Plenary Speakers for BHCon 2017! Get ready to hear filmmakers, physicians, and motivational speakers at the largest behavioral conference in the SE.
Keynote Speaker Wednesday, August 16

BRETT CULP

Agents of Change: How Everyday People Can Have an Extraordinary Impact

Brett Culp is an acclaimed filmmaker and social entrepreneur whose work has inspired audiences around the world. He is the personal cinematographer for Hollywood stars, music icons, beloved authors, hall of fame athletes, and royal families. His films are featured on Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, and other top digital platforms. Brett’s uplifting keynote speeches deliver practical methods for aligning teams behind a meaningful mission and creating growth through trust and genuine connectivity. His high energy programs are filled with touching moments, extraordinary filmmaking stories, humor, and insights about developing rewarding relationships through generosity and authenticity. His message impacts audiences on a personal level, motivating them to find the best within themselves and bring it to their world. Brett has been featured in USA Today, Entertainment Tonight, WIRED, The LA Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Lifetime, WEtv, and many more. The newest edition of the college textbook Documentary Storytelling devotes an entire chapter to Brett’s production style. He is the co-founder of The Rising Heroes Project, a 501c3 that supports charitable organizations and empowers community leaders.

 

 

Keynote Speaker Thursday, August 17

DR. DAVID GASTFRIEND

The Promise of the Science and the Challenge to Practice

Dr. David Gastfriend, MD, is Scientific Advisor at the Treatment Research Institute (TRI), the research and policy resource behind the Addiction Severity Index (ASI), the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria Level of Care Certification, the National Parity Monitoring Project, and the Consumers’ Guide to addiction treatment. An addiction psychiatrist, Dr. Gastfriend directed addiction research at Massachusetts General Hospital and was an investigator in the NIDA Cocaine Collaborative Study, the NIAAA COMBINE Study, and the NIDA Clinical Trials Network. As Vice President at Alkermes, Inc., he directed publications on Vivitrol in clinical research and health economics. Dr. Gastfriend’s ASAM Criteria research contributed to their endorsement by most U.S. states, the VA and DOD. His 150 scientific publications include The ASAM Criteria and Addiction Treatment Matching. He is Chief Architect of CONTINUUM – The ASAM Criteria Decision Engine™ and has consulted to the governments of Belgium, China, Iceland, Israel, Norway, Russia and the United States.

 

 

Keynote Speaker Friday, August 18

DR. DELANEY RUSTON 

Screenagers

Delaney Ruston is a filmmaker, Stanford trained physician and mother of two. Through her company, MyDoc Productions, Delaney has made award-winning feature documentaries such as Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia, about her father, and Hidden Pictures, about global mental health, which was filmed in China, India, France, South Africa and the US. These films have screened in multiple film festivals, aired on PBS and have been the focus of national advocacy campaigns. For example, Unlisted screened in communities throughout the US in partnership with the two largest grassroots mental health organizations and Hidden Pictures screened on World Mental Health Day by 141 international organizations in 2014. Delaney has been invited to speak and screen these and other films to audiences in diverse settings around the world–such as at primary schools, conferences, medical centers, universities, the United Nations, the TEDx stage in Seattle and the World Health Organization. For her work in using film in launching advocacy movements Delaney has won several awards.