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2022 Austen Riggs Alumni Reunion: Managing Life Transitions

July 29, 2022 at 1:00 PM to July 31, 2022 at 9:00 PM Eastern
Former patients, staff, and Board members are invited to register for the 2022 Austen Riggs Alumni Reunion to learn from each other as we try to understand and cope with the stresses of life’s transitions.
The 2022 Alumni Reunion is taking place July 29-31, 2022 and the theme is Managing Life Transitions. Life transitions give us an opportunity to find new meaning. At the same time, they can be stressful and hard to deal with, especially in the context of the destabilizing forces of COVID-19. What are you doing to manage the emotional and practical challenges of transitions in your life? What more can Austen Riggs do to support patients as they transition away from Riggs?
This year, former patients, staff, and Board members are invited to attend the reunion either in-person or virtually. On Friday, July 29, we will welcome attendees with events in the afternoon and evening. The highlight on Saturday, July 30, is the panel presentation, which will be a hybrid event for all attendees. Following this event will be small group discussions on topics related to transitions. The Reunion ends on Sunday afternoon, with a closing address by Medical Director/CEO Eric M. Plakun, MD, who will talk about the state of the Austen Riggs Center.
There is no charge for this event.
Registration deadline is May 31. Please note, due to limited seating capacity, we may not be able to accommodate everyone who wants to attend in person.

REUNION SCHEDULE FOR REMOTE ATTENDEES

all times Eastern
Friday, July 29
7:00-8:30 p.m. Alumni Zoom Social Gathering
Remote attendees will have a chance to say hello to each other and review the weekend schedule of online events and activities.
Saturday, July 30
1:00-3:00 p.m. Panel Presentations hybrid event for all reunion attendees
3:30-5:00 p.m. Small Group Meetings on topics related to transitions
7:00-8:30 p.m. Alumni Zoom Social Gathering
Sunday, July 31
12:30-1:30 p.m. The State of the Austen Riggs Center: A Presentation by Eric M. Plakun, MD, Medical Director/CEO

REUNION SCHEDULE FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDEES

Friday, July 29
4:00-6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception at the tent on campus. Check in to receive your welcome packet, have some refreshments, and socialize.
6:00-9:00 p.m. Fellows Reception at Prospect House
Saturday, July 30
8:30 a.m. Registration coffee and pastries under the tent
9:00-10:00 a.m. Alumni Transitions Meeting with current patients
10:00-11:00 a.m. Campus Tours
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch under the tent
1:00-3:00 p.m. Panel Presentations hybrid event for all Reunion attendees 3:30-5:00 p.m. Small Group meetings on topics related to transitions
7:00-9:00 p.m. Dinner under the tent
Sunday, July 31
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Brunch under the tent
12:30-1:30 p.m. The State of the Austen Riggs Center: A Presentation by Eric M. Plakun, MD, Medical Director/CEO