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Join us in Orlando at the 12th Annual Peer Support Conference THIS December hosted by iNAPS!

The International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) is gearing up for their 12th Annual Peer Support Conference in December. We are honored and could not be more excited that this year’s conference will be hosted right here in the Sunshine State!

Join us and other peer supporters from around the world this December in Orlando for the 12th Annual iNAPS Peer Support Conference. Please see conference details below, including registration information and the official iNAPS Conference Program attached.

Please share this event with your contacts and we hope to see you all there this December!

International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS)

12th Annual Peer Support Conference

“Reinforcing Our Roots: Designing Our Future”

December 3-5, 2018

 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels at the Entrance to Universal
5780 Major Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

To register for the 12th Annual Peer Support Conference, please visit:

Any questions? Email iNAPS at

iNAPS Official Conference Program (Download)

The iNAPS Conference is the longest running internationally attended conference devoted completely to peer support practices. The conference brings together members of the peer support movement to share ideas, strategies, and innovative programs and ideas. The conference will be offering 2 1/2 days of workshops, caucuses and keynote speakers beginning Monday morning and continuing until noon on Wednesday. 

Monday –  December 3

Keynote Speaker

Keris Jän Myrick

Keris Jän Myrick is Discipline Chief for Peer Services for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Myrick was previously the Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs for the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) of SAMHSA. She is a leading mental health advocate and executive, known for her innovative and inclusive approach to mental health reform and peer workforce development. Ms. Myrick is featured in A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness and the New York Times series: Lives Restored. Ms. Myrick has an MS degree in organizational psychology and an MBA degree, with an emphasis on marketing.

Tuesday – December 4

Keynote Speaker

Azza Altiraifi

Azza Altiraifi (she/hers) is an award-winning disabled Afro-Arab organizer based in Washington, DC. Azza’s advocacy centers on principles of radical inclusion and access, racial and disability justice, and building an intersectional movement towards collective liberation. She has her B.A in Law and Society from American University. For her advocacy work, Azza was invited by the American University President’s Council on Diversity & Inclusion (PCDI) to assist in implementing their Inclusion Excellence Plan and recognized as an “Emerging Leader” by the Muslim Wellness Foundation in 2017.

Wednesday – December 5

Keynote Speaker


Mark Salzer

Mark Salzer, Ph.D. is Professor and former founding Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Public Health at Temple University. He is also the Principal Investigator and Director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, a rehabilitation research and training center that has been funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research since 2003. He has closely partnered with peers on various initiatives over the past 30 years and is especially interested in peer support roles in mental health systems. 

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