MAY 13-15_ 2011 HONOLULU_ HI by yaosaigeng


									                                 MAY 13-15, 2011
                                HONOLULU, HI • Twitter #psychsign
 Welcome to the 6th Annual PsychSIGN National Conference in Honolulu! We’ve put together a
 wonderful and diverse program for you this weekend. Now I’m just hoping that it rains so we
 don’t lose any of you to the beach prematurely.

                          Our Saturday speakers have come from all over the country to
                          present on some of the most interesting and relevant topics
                          surrounding the practice and teaching of psychiatry. You’ll also have
                          a chance to speak with our guests in smaller breakout sessions and at
                          Saturday’s banquet, and I’m sure they’ll be accepting daiquiri’s after
                          the conference.

                      Saturday afternoon will end with a poster session and then our regional
                  elections, where you’ll have the chance to vote for one of your peers to
               become your PsychSIGN regional chairperson. If you think you may want to
             run for that position yourself, feel free to talk to one of the current leaders about
            what the job involves (besides huge kickbacks from APA lobbyists and yacht races
          around the world).

        Saturday night was going to be a banquet, but it’s embarrassing how often my
      spellcheck chides me over that word, so I’ll be referring to it as a dinner from now on. At
    our Subspecialty Dinner, you’ll hear from representatives of some of the larger subspecialty
 organizations in our field. You’ll also share a meal with them and be surprised at how true to
 type psychiatrists can be. Is the child psych guy wearing a Shrek tie? I don’t know what the
 psychopharm representative just dropped in his drink, but I’m more worried about how
 intently the psychoanalysts are watching me eat this zucchini…

 We scheduled Sunday’s Residency Panel late to accommodate hangovers, but you really won’t
 want to miss everyone’s favorite annual event. The residents know everything that you want
 to know, and they’ll tell you if you ask nicely. Then, while the old and new PsychSIGN leaders
 slink off to do our strange and mysterious business in the Hibiscus Ballroom, the rest of you
 are welcome to join the University of Hawaii’s ‘Welcome to Honolulu’ BBQ for the rest of the
 afternoon. They haven’t told us where it is yet, but we’re crafty and we’ll get you the info
 before they run out of beer, don’t worry.

 So have a great time at our 6th annual conference, and don’t forget to tip your chairmen!

 Welcome to Honolulu!

        Paul Nestadt, MSIV
        PsychSIGN National Chair

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All events at the
Ala Moana Hotel
410 Atkinson Drive
Honolulu, HI, 96814

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SCHEDULE   Friday, May 13, 2011
           3 – 4 PM                 Early Registration (ongoing)                             Hibiscus
           4 – 7 PM                 Cocktails                                                Mai Tai Bar

           Saturday, May 14, 2011
           6:30 – 7:00 AM           Registration                                             Hibiscus II, floor 2
           7:00 – 7:30 AM           Welcoming Remarks — Paul Nestadt                         Hibiscus II, floor 2
           7:30 – 8:30 AM           Plenary: Media and Psychiatry                            Hibiscus II, floor 2
                                      Sergio Hernández, M.D.
           8:30 – 8:45 AM           Break
           8:45 – 9:45 AM           Plenary: Business of Private Psychiatry                  Hibiscus II, floor 2
                                      Daniel Kauffman, M.D.
           9:45 – 10:00 AM          Break
           10:00 – 11:00 AM         Breakout sessions
                                    MS1: Choosing Psychiatry                                 Pakalana Rm, floor 2
                                      Sergio Hernandez, Chief Resident,
                                      SUNY Buffalo
                                    MS2: Preparing for Clerkships                            Plumeria Rm, floor 2
                                      PsychSIGN Leaders
                                    MS3: Applying to Residency                               Carnation Rm, floor 2
                                      Marshall Forstein, Psych Residency Program
                                      Director, Cambridge Health Alliance
                                    MS4: Preparing for Residency                             Hibiscus II, floor 2
                                      Danielle Wroblewski, Chief Resident, NYU
           11:00 AM – 12:00 PM      Lunch by Region                                          Hibiscus II, floor 2
           12:00 – 1:00 PM          Plenary: Becoming a Psychiatrist                         Hibiscus II, floor 2
                                      Danielle Wroblewski, M.D.
           1:00 – 2:00 PM           Plenary: Technology and Teaching                         Hibiscus II, floor 2
                                      Bob Boland, M.D. & Monique Yohanan, M.D., M.P.H.
           2:00 – 2:30 PM           Poster session                                           Hibiscus II, floor 2
           2:30 – 3:00 PM           Regional elections                                       Hibiscus II, floor 2
           6:30 – 9:00 PM           Subspecialty Dinner (see page 8 for details)             Garden Lanai, floor 2

           Sunday, May 15, 2011
           10:00 – 11:00 AM         Residency Panel                                          Hibiscus Ballroom I
           11:30 AM – 3:00 PM       Leadership Meeting                                       Hibiscus Ballroom I
           TIME TBA                 Beach BBQ with University of Hawaii                      Location TBA

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       Facial nerve axotomy-induced NF-kB activity in the CNS: neuronal-glial
       Grace K. Ha, Amalia Londono, Eric Holaday, Miles Herkenham

       Suicidality and SSRI prescription in Adolescents
       Jennifer Nykiel, Shirley Yen, and Jeffrey Hunt

       The Match: Recent trends and strategies for improved outcomes in psychiatry
       residency programs
       Mary Ann Schaepper and Rashmi Kulkarni

       Non-medical use of prescription stimulants among health professional students: a
       survey of prevalence and perception
       Pradeep Selvan

       Yoga For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
       Sarah Schmidhofer
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 Bob Boland, M.D.
 …is a Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren School of Medicine at Brown
 University. At Brown, he is currently the Clerkship Director for Psychiatry, and the Associate
 Training director for both the General Psychiatry Residency, the Triple Board Residency and
 the Geriatric Fellowship. Nationally he holds various organizational, study section, editorial
 board and consultant positions and is currently the President of the Association for Academic
 Psychiatry. Dr. Boland is Board Certified in Psychosomatic Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry
 and has an ongoing clinical and research interest in pain treatment and the psychiatric
 treatment of patients with HIV.

 Marshall Forstein, M.D.
 Director of Training, Division of Adult Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance; Associate
 Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Forstein attended The College of
 Medicine, University of Vermont after a career of teaching high school English, where he
 developed a lifelong interest in teaching and education. He completed an internship at
 Presbyterian Hospital, Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and his residency in psychiatry
 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He teaches medical students and is a core faculty
 member in the Division of Palliative Care at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Forstein has been a
 principal investigator on an HIV Education and Training Grant through the federal Center for
 Mental Health Services, and teaches and has published on the neuropsychiatry and
 psychosocial aspects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He currently Chairs the Steering Committee
 on HIV Psychiatry for the APA in the American Psychiatric Association for Research and
 Education. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is
 currently serving on the Residency Review Committee for Psychiatry of The Accreditation
 Council for Graduate Medical Education. He has been an active supporter of PsychSIGN.

 Sergio Hernández, M.D.
 Dr. Hernández is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and the Assistant Director of
 Medical Student Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was the Chief
 Resident in 2009-2010 and outpatient chief resident in 2008-2009 during his residency at SUNY
 Buffalo. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and
 his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkley. He has given multiple
 presentations on the use of the arts in medical student education, including several at the
 Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry National meeting and two
 at the PsychSIGN National Meeting in 2008 and 2010. Dr. Hernández is the recipient of a
 number of awards, including the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in
 Teaching Award, the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, the James Goldinger
 Curriculum Leadership Award, and the Gilbert M. Beck Memorial Prize in Psychiatry at
 SUNY-Buffalo. He is an inducted member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and serves as
 a Faculty Adviser for the Gold Humanism Honor Society Chapter at Buffalo. He also serves as
 a Faculty Adviser for the Benjamin Rush Society, Buffalo's medical student psychiatry interest
 group. He is a lecturer for both the Human Behavior course and the third year psychiatry
 clerkship at SUNY-Buffalo.

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    Daniel Kauffman, M.D.
    Dr. Kauffman conducts a general adult psychiatry practice at Old Georgetown Mental Health
    Associates, a large group private practice in Bethesda, Maryland. His particular interests
    include treating individuals with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, insomnia,
    attention deficit disorder, and women's mental health. In addition to pharmacologic
    approaches, Dr. Kauffman uses a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches including
    cognitive-behavioral, insight-oriented, psychoeducational and brief psychodynamic
    psychotherapy. Dr. Kauffman received his medical degree from the University of Maryland
    School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed his psychiatry internship and
    residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    Danielle Wroblewski, M.D.
    Danielle Wroblewski grew up in Detroit and went to college close by at the University of
    Michigan Ann Arbor. She first graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and then returned a year
    later to the 5-year combined MD/ MPH program. Dr. Wroblewski’s MPH was in the area of
    Health Behavior & Health Education, with a focus on how the stigma of mental illness affects
    the behavior of patients, support systems, providers and policy makers. She also spent a year
    teaching in a public middle school and a year teaching undergraduates psychopathology. Dr.
    Wroblewski is currently a PGY-3 resident at NYU. After residency she plans to do a Public
    Psychiatry Fellowship and continue to develop her role in medical education.

    Monique Yohanan, M.D., M.P.H.
    Monique Yohanan, MD, MPH is a Physician Editor at Epocrates, Inc. She has a longstanding
    interest in!medical education and the overlap between medicine and psychiatry, and has
    given numerous invited!lectures on topics including interpreting the medical literature and
    the medical care of psychiatric!patients. Dr. Yohanan is boarded in Internal Medicine,
    Geriatrics, and Hospice & Palliative Care.

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     Table 1: Geriatric                                       Table 3: Addiction
     Psychiatry                                               Psychiatry & Emergency
     Iqbal    Ahmed,  MD  
     John  A.  Burns  School  of  Medicine,                   Seth  Powsner,  MD  
     University  of  Hawaii  at  Manoa                        Yale  School  of  Medicine  
     Geriatric  Psychiatry                                    Professor,  Psychiatry  &  Emergency                                    Medicine  
                                                              Director,  Crisis  Intervention  Unit  
     Brent  Forester,  MD                                     Emergency  Psychiatry  
     Harvard  Medical  School,  McLean  Hospital      
     Director,  Mood  Disorders  Division,                      
     Geriatric  Psychiatry  Research  Program                 John  Renner,  MD  
     Geriatric  Psychiatry                                    Boston  University  School  of  Medicine                             Director,  Addiction  Psych  Residency  
     Keith  E.  Isenberg,  MD                                 Addiction  Psychiatry  
     Washington  University  School  of  Medicine     
     Professor  of  Psychiatry                                  
     Geriatric  Psychiatry  &  ECT                            Scott  Zeller,  MD                                       Alameda  County  Medical  Center  
                                                              Chief  of  Psych  Emergency  Medical  
     Table 2: Forensic                                        Emergency  Psychiatry  

     Susan  Hatters  Friedman,  MD  
     Case  Western  School  of  Medicine                      Table 4: Child &
     Professor  of  Psychiatry                                Adolescent Psychiatry
     Forensic  &  Perinatal  Psychiatry                                    Kayla  M.  Pope,  MD,  JD  
                                                              Children’s  National  Medical  Center  
     Renee  Sorrentino,  MD                                   National  Institute  of  Mental  Health  Child  
     Harvard  Medical  School,                                &  Adolescent  Psych  Research  Fellow  
     Massachusetts  General  Hospital                         Child  &  Adolescent  Psychiatry  
     Professor  of  Psychiatry                        
     Forensic  Psychiatry,  Paraphilias/  Sexual                
     Disorders,  &  Aggression/Violence                                                        

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        Eva  Szigethy,  MD,  PhD                                   
        University  of  Pittsburg  School  of  Medicine          David  Mintz,  MD  
        Professor  of  Psychiatry  &  Pediatrics                 Austen  Riggs  Center  
        Child  &  Adolescent  Psychiatry                         Director  of  Psychiatric  Education                                        Psychoanalysis  
        Table 5: Psychosomatic
        Medicine                                                 Table 7:
        James  F.  Cunagin,  MD                                  Psychiatry Education,
        Case  Western  School  of  Medicine  
                                                                 Psychiatry Residency
        Director  of  Behavioral  Health  
        Family  Medicine  &  Psychiatry                          Sheldon  Benjamin,  MD                             University  of  Massachusetts  Medical  
        Chris  Kenedi,  MD,  MPH                                 Vice  Chair  for  Education  in  Psychiatry,  
        Auckland  University  School  of  Medicine               Director  of  Neuropsychiatry,  
        Duke  University  Medical  Center  Professor  of         Professor  of  Psychiatry  &  Neurology  
        Psychiatry  &  Internal  Medicine                        Neuropsychiatry  
        HIV  &  Consultation-­‐‑Liason  Psychiatry                                               
                                                                 Richard  F.  Summers,  MD  
        Isabel  Schuermeyer,  MD,  MS                            University  of  Pennsylvania  School  of  
        Cleveland  Clinic  Taussig  Cancer  Institute            Medicine  
        Director  Psycho-­‐‑Oncology                             Clinical  Associate  Professor  of  Psychiatry  
        Psychosomatic  Medicine                                  Co-­‐‑Director  of  Residency  Training                                           Psychoanalysis  
                                                                 AADPRT  President  
        Table 6: Psychotherapy                           
        & Psychiatry Education
                                                                 Nutan  Atre  Vaidya,  MD  
        Adam  Brenner,  MD                                       Rosalind  Franklin  University  
        University  of  TX  Southwestern  Medical  Ctr           Professor  &  Chair,  Department  of  
        Director,  Psychiatry  Residency  Training  &            Psychiatry  &  Behavioral  Sciences  
        Medical  Student  Education                              Professor,  Department  of  Neurology                           Behavioral  Neurology  &  Neuropsychiatry  
        Laura  Fochtmann,  MD  
        Stony  Brook  University  Medical  Center  
        Professor  of  Psychiatry  &  Behavioral  Science  
        Director  of  ECT   

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   Name                        Email                               Program               Year
   Justin Chen                     MGH/McLean            PGY2
   James Henry                          UCSF                  PGY1
   Kristin McArthur               U Washington          PGY2
   Jennifer Schumann                     U Minnesota           PGY4
   Mary Beth Turner               OHSU                  PGY1
   Shaneel Shah                        SUNY Brooklyn PGY2

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                                                                      •   Region 1 includes Ontario, Nova
                                                                          Scotia, Quebec, and
                                                                      •   Region 5 includes Puerto Rico
                                                                      •   Region 7 includes Western
                                                                          Canada, AK and HI

           Paul Nestadt
           National Chair • New York Medical College
                               Paul is a 4th year medical student and Sidney Frank Fellow at New
                               York Medical College. He holds B.S. degrees in Neuroscience and
                               Biology from Brandeis University, where he studied lobster
                               stomatogastric ganglia and later investigated the mechanisms of
                               conditioned taste aversion in mammals. He subsequently returned
                               home to help found and teach at a Baltimore high school, the Baltimore
                               Freedom Academy. Foolishly believing that he could break into the NYC
                               art scene, Paul moved to Manhattan and promptly forgot how to paint.
                               Luckily, Mount Sinai School of Medicine took pity on him and
                               employed him as a psychiatric clinical research coordinator,
                               investigating PTSD, depression, resilience, and chronic fatigue
                               syndrome, largely using magnetic resonance spectroscopy. When his
                               friends started asking him for pills, Paul realized that he would need to
           obtain a medical degree, and he took the MCAT. His interests in psychiatry have
           traditionally been research and teaching based, but lately clinical and community psych
           have become overwhelmingly interesting, particularly in the fields of schizophrenia and
           major depression. Paul has found that medical school leaves plenty of free time for biking
           around NYC, building things out of metal and wood, and reading far too many comic
           books. This summer, Paul will begin a psychiatric residency at Johns Hopkins.

           Matthew Singleton
           Region 1: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT, Ontario and Quebec •
           Yale Medical School
           Matthew was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He
           spent four years in the Gemstone Honors Program at the
           University of Maryland, College Park, during which time he
           completed a B.S. in Neurophysiology, a B.A. in Psychology,
           and a B.S. in Biochemistry, graduating cum laude. While in
           school, he worked in the research department of the US FDA
           for two years, studying mechanisms of virulence of Vibrio
           species with Dr. Ben Tall. He co-founded a ten-person
           research team that collaborated for four years under the

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    guidance of Dr. Robert Sprinkle to examine the psychosocial stigma associated with novel
    vaccines to sexually transmitted infections.

    Matthew then decided that medical school could wait for a year, so he left for Rome to
    study bioethics at the Athenaeum Pontificium Regina Apostolorum and earn his Master of
    Bioethics degree, graduating magna cum laude; his thesis was, “Defining death: A Critical
    examination of the somatic integrative unity rationale for ‘brain death’ in light of an
    Aristotelian metaphysic.”

    After his time abroad, Matthew began his studies at the Yale School of Medicine. His first
    project characterized developmental epileptogenesis in a mouse model of childhood
    absence epilepsy with Dr. Hal Blumenfeld. Currently, after finishing his first three years of
    medical school, he is taking a one-year sabbatical from his studies to devote himself
    fulltime to his research assessing the current state of physicians’ knowledge of the costs of
    diagnostic tests, studying the relationship between cost and clinical decision-making, and
    determining the effects of an intervention, which educates physicians about the cost of
    diagnostic tests and modifies the practice environment to facilitate appropriate test
    utilization, on their prescribing practices. His research has been supported by both NIH
    and institutional fellowships and grants.

    Matthew also enjoys teaching and has taught several college courses, but his true passion
    is patient care. His extracurricular interests include reef aquaria and captive aquaculture,
    playing sports, and spending time with his good friends, his three brothers, and his
    amazing fiancée.

    Anya Bernstein
    Region 2: New York • Stony Brook School of Medicine – State University of New York
                       Anya Bernstein is a graduating fourth year medical student at the
                       Stony Brook School of Medicine. She has been trying to decipher the
                       puzzle of the human psyche and has turned to different sources in her
                       inquiry. She started in Russia where she grew up, acquired her 5-year
                       degree in Philology, worked for a Psychological Testing Center and
                       taught English as a Foreign Language. She decided to expand her
                       world by moving to the U.S. on her own. She then acquired an M.A. in
                       Physiology at Columbia University and worked in Heart Rate
                       Variability Research while preparing for medical school. At Stony
                       Brook, she has been fascinated with both the Medicine’s way to
                       address the matters of the body and Psychiatry’s way to address the
                       matters of the mind, and loves when these two approaches meet. Anya
                       has created mind-body and insomnia resources for patients and has
                       been in charge of the growing Psychiatry Interest Group. As one might
                       guess, the extensive realm of medical knowledge Anya has acquired
                       so far still leaves the puzzle of the human psyche unsolved, and she is
                       determined to get closer to the solution in her residency training in
    Psychiatry. Anya looks forward to starting her residency this June at the Harvard
    Longwood Program. She hopes to find time for her yoga practice, as well as camping,
    dancing, acting and, of course, for her very understanding husband.

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          Frank A. Fetterolf
          Region 3: DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA • The Commonwealth Medical
          Frank is a second year medical student at The Commonwealth
          Medical College in Scranton PA. Since high school, he's held a
          strong passion for the science of mind. He attended Cornell
          University where he graduated cum laude with a B.S. in
          biological sciences and a minor in cognitive studies. As an
          undergraduate, most of his time was spent competing for the
          Big Red's track & field squad and running sleep studies in the
          basement of the psychology lab. During this time, he also
          initiated the development of an undergraduate publication
          which combined neuroscience research with the more
          subjective landscape of mental illness.Mind Matters resisted pure clinical accounts and
          provided more humane interpretations of what it means for someone to live with a
          debilitated brain. With ambivalence toward a career in medicine or research, he spent a
          year at Penn Medicine’s Division of Sleep and Chronobiology where he studied the effects
          of sleep deprivation with Dr. David Dinges. At TCMC Frank serves as president of his
          school’s Student Interest Group in Psychiatry. Right now, he is particularly interested in
          biological psychiatry, cognitive therapy, and sleep medicine. When his nose isn't buried in a
          book, Frank likes to play basketball, bake, DJ, and volunteer.

          Jill Welte
          Region 4: IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI
          • University of Missouri - Columbia
                             Jill is a third year medical student at the University of Missouri-
                             Columbia. She holds bachelors and masters degrees in social work from
                             Saint Louis University and New York University, respectively. Originally
                             from Cincinnati, Ohio, Jill worked in St. Louis, Missouri, for ten years as a
                             social worker prior to starting medical school. Her background includes
                             working in crisis services and community mental health, managed care,
                             medical social work, child protection, and private practice
                             psychotherapy. In the summer of 2009, Jill completed a research rotation
                             in child psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. She looks
                             forward to integrating her experiences with her medical education in
                             pursuit of a career in child and adolescent psychiatry. When she has free
                             time, Jill enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling,
                             catching up on some good novels, and baking.

          Elizabeth Joy Beckman
          Region 4: IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI •
          University of Minnesota
          Elizabeth is a second year medical student at the University of
          Minnesota-Twin Cities. She holds a B.A. in neuroscience from
          Lawrence University and is a Certified Psychiatric
          Rehabilitation Practitioner. As an undergraduate, Elizabeth
          embraced a liberal arts education, delved into the intricacies of
          the rat visual system, and spent hours rowing on the Fox River
          and dancing lindy hop. Elizabeth spent several years after

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    undergraduate study as a mental health practitioner in a residential psychiatric crisis
    residence, developing a deep admiration for the human spirit. Elizabeth has a deep-rooted
    interest in working with individuals to avoid mental health crisis and develop viable
    personal crisis plans, particularly those individuals experiencing homelessness and
    concurrent mental illness. She looks forward to integrating these interests while
    developing IStOP to End Stigma, an American Psychiatric Foundation-supported mental
    health initiative that will provide health professional students both experiences and skills
    to better work with individuals with mental illness. Elizabeth loves to laugh, run, hike,
    cook, snap a photo, garden, and spend time with family, friends, colleagues, and a
    fabulous husband.

    Stephanie Barnés
    Region 5: AB, AK, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, PR and
    Uniformed Services • University of Puerto Rico
    Stephanie is a fourth year medical student at the
    University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Born and
    raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico she attended a school built
    between a hospital and a cemetery. Fear of the latter
    sparked her interest in medicine at an early age. However,
    her interest in mental health did not arise until years later.
    As an undergraduate at Tufts University in Medford, MA,
    a neighbor convinced her to enroll in a Child Development
    class. It was in this class where she discovered her passion
    for mental health and went on to obtain a BA in Child
    Development. Stephanie returned home to Puerto Rico for
    medical school where she quickly became active in
    psychiatry as a founding member of the UPR Psychiatry
    Interest Group, Estudiantes de Medicina pro Salud Mental
    (EMSM), during her first year. She continued as an active
    member of EMSM and has been the president of the organization since May 2009.
    Stephanie is currently working on a research project on violent and suicidal behavior in
    Puerto Rican adolescents with the hopes of increasing awareness and prevention of teen
    suicide and aggression in Puerto Rico. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with
    family and friends, reading, traveling, playing volleyball, going to the beach and

    Nathan Cleaveland
    Region 5: AB, AK, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, PR and
    Uniformed Services • Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
                  Nathan is currently a fourth year medical student at the Edward Via
                  Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was raised in the mountains
                  of North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel
                  Hill where he majored in Biology and English. After graduation, Nathan
                  continued his undergraduate work with Dr. Regina Carelli in the Behavioral
                  Neuroscience Program at UNC-CH where he had the chance to explore
                  neural signaling by measuring dopamine release in within specific regions
                  of the brain in cocaine addicted animals and correlating this to behavior and
                  pharmacological manipulation. Though he was fascinated with elucidating
                  the workings of the brain, Nathan ultimately decided to attend medical
                  school in order have a career that focused on human interaction and
                  applying the knowledge obtained from scientific research. At VCOM
                  Nathan had the opportunity to participate in several medical mission trips,

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              and these experiences, combined with his third year clerkship encounters, have kindled
              a deep interest in the psychiatric approach to evaluation of medical problems, as well as
              addressing the stigma that those suffering from mental illness often struggle to
              overcome. In his free time Nathan enjoys photography, mountain biking, hiking, and
              baking/cooking when time allows.

              Eric Tung
              Region 6: California • Western University of Health
              Eric Tung is a fourth year medical student at the
              Western University of Health Sciences. Eric was born in
              Taiwan and immigrated to US at age twelve. Facing a
              new culture, Eric overcame the language barrier
              gradually. Even though it wasn't easy, he received many
              support from his friends and family. Eric graduated top
              of his high school class and went on to gain a B.S. degree
              in bioengineering at University of California, Berkeley.
              After graduation, Eric was exposed to osteopathic
              medicine when he shadowed a distinguish DO
              physician, who inspired him to look at patients
              holistically, not just by disease. This motivated Eric to
              eventually pursue a DO degree at Western University of
              Health Sciences. During a volunteering activity in his
              second year medical school, Eric had a chance to treat an
              elderly patient for back pain and found depression
              symptoms in this patient. Reminded by the philosophy
              of osteopathic medicine, Eric listened to what was really bothering the patient. That was
              perhaps the first time Eric found his interest in psychiatry. His core-rotation at Patton
              State Hospital as well as other elective rotations in psychiatry confirmed this initial gut
              intuition of wanting to become a psychiatrist. Having lived in the sunny California
              for over ten years, Eric is finally moving out of his "comfort zone" and moving into
              Massachusetts and start his psychiatry residency training at Harvard South Shore in
              June. During his free time, Eric enjoys traveling, movies, outdoor activities, and
              instrumental music.

              Steven Chan
              Region 6: California • University of California, Irvine •
                                        Steven Chan is an M.D.-M.B.A. candidate at the University of
                                        California, Irvine School of Medicine and the University of
                                        Californa, Irvine Merage School of Business. His interests lie in
                                        health information technology; visual communication design;
                                        and web, social, and video game applications to medicine.
                                        Steve designed visuals as part of the Tellme creative team at
                                        Microsoft, and engineered innovative voice-driven mobile
                                        software for clients such as AT&T, Verizon, and 4-1-1 services.
                                        Steve helped launch UC Irvine's first free primary care clinic in
                                        2008 — the UC Irvine Outreach Clinics — and created the
                                        School of Medicine's student web portal — P=MD — with over
                                        10,000 posts and 400 users. Steve graduated from the
              University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. honors in computer science and a B.A.
              molecular/cell biology. He enjoys hip hop dancing, a cappella singing, restaurant-
              hopping, graphic & web design, riding trains, & musicals.

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    Kuljit Dhaliwal
    Region 7: AK, AZ, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY and
    Western Canada • University of British Columbia
    Kuljit Dhaliwal is currently a 4th year medical student at the
    University of British Columbia. She is involved in several mental
    health outreach programs within the community and university.
    Kuljit is passionate in advocating for mental health and has worked
    with Peer Counselling programs at UBC for many years. It wasn’t
    surprising that her Psychiatry rotation in 3rd year clerkship sparked
    her interest in exploring the breadth of Psychiatry. After arranging an
    elective during her clerkship year, it further solidified her interest in
    pursuing Psychiatry as a career. Kuljit is currently the chair of the
    UBC Medicine PsychSIGN Club and the Medical Student
    Representative for the Western Canada District Branch of the APA.
    She has recently matched to UBC Psychiatry for her residency and
    looks forward to exploring Psychiatry in the coming years!

    Peter Jackson
    Region 7: AK, AZ, CO, HI, ID, MT,
    NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY and
    Western Canada • University of Utah
    Peter is a graduating fourth year
    medical student at the University of
    Utah. He looks forward to begining
    a psychiatry residency at the
    University of Michigan in June. He
    was born and raised in Salt Lake
    City, Utah and attended Brigham
    Young University as an
    undergraduate, where he taught
    Italian while studying biology.
    Although certain he would be a
    surgeon during the approach
    towards medical school, psychiatry
    captured his attention during his
    second year course and he was
    hooked. His interests currently lie in
    child and adolescent and addiction
    psychiatry. He has spent time
    organizing a yearly triathlon to raise
    money for a local healthcare clinic for the homeless, traveling the state of Utah to
    encourage rural high school students to pursue health professions, and working as a
    leader in his local church youth program. He loves anything outdoors, particularly
    mountain biking, cycling, skiing, and camping, and touts Utah as the best place for
    that. Above all, he loves to spend time doing anything with his wife, Jessica, and their
    three sons.

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     How can you make your current psychiatry interest group better? How can you start one
     efficiently and effectively if your school does not yet have a PsychSIG? Just need some
     new ideas for activities? PsychSIGN can help you!

Recruitment and Planning
       The first step in organizing a Psychiatry Student Interest Group is to identify classmates
     who may be interested in joining. A widely distributed email advertising an initial activity
     is often the best way to get the word out about your new group and attract new members.
     In addition, the Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry may know of students
     leaning towards psychiatry who could help in planning the first meeting.

       One of the most important considerations in structuring a PsychSIG is that the most
     active members tend to be second-and fourth-year students. We recommend that the
     group be led by a second year who is closely advised by fourth-year students who have
     been involved in the group. In terms of division of labor, which is key to all student
     organizations, we are currently in the process of organizing regional committees
     responsible for membership, planning, communications, and recognition of special
     contributions to the field. Contact your regional chair for an update on these committees as
     they may be able to help you.

       There are many groups that can offer you help with recruiting, programming, and
     funding. Start with local resources such as your Dean of Students, your Department of
     Psychiatry, and your alumni association. Local branches of the national psychiatric
     organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of
     Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Association of Community Psychiatrists,
     and the National Alliance on Mental Illness are often enthusiastic to help new groups get
     off the ground. Also, link your PsychSIG to other specialty SIGs. Psychiatry is unique in
     that it permeates nearly every field of medicine. Living transplant donors have to be
     evaluated preoperatively by psychiatry; almost any hospitalized patient can develop
     delirium; family physicians write scripts on a daily basis for SSRIs; and pediatricians have
     expressed an emerging need for child/adolescent psychiatrists. The most obvious
     connections are with Neurology, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, and Pediatrics.
     Linking your PsychSIG to the interest groups of the aforementioned medical fields would
     perhaps attract interest from students who would not otherwise consider the specialty of

       For many more ideas and suggestions on starting a PsychSIG or energizing an existing
                     group, visit!

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        Name                     Medical School                 Class                Email Address

     Laura Adler             University of New Mexico            MS3 

Brittany Beth Albright       University of New Mexico            MS4  

 Jennifer Armstrong      John A. Burns School of Medicine        MS4 

                            University of South Florida          MS4  

  Stephanie Barnes           UPR School of Medicine              MS4 

                              University of Minnesota
 Elizabeth Beckman                                               MS2
                                    Twin Cities

   Anya Bernstein        Stony Brook School of Medicine          MS4   

     Aislinn Bird                    UC Irvine                   MS4       

                          AT Still University- School of
   Stanley Brewer                                                MS3    
                         Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona

   Laura Brogoch                  UC San Diego                   MS3    

                               University of Missouri
    Adam Brown                                                   MS1 

     Judy Burke                  SUNY Downstate                  MS2

    Steven Chan                      UC Irvine                   MS4   

                           University of Massachusetts         MD/PhD
  Joanna Chaurette                                               
                                 Medical School                Program

   Leslie Chavez             University of New Mexico            MS3 

  Kathleen Dardis
                             Yale School of Medicine             MS4   

   Kuljit Dhaliwal         University of British Columbia        MS3  

                              University of Nebraska
  Ryan T. Edwards                                                MS3   
                                 Medical Center

    Wendy Feng                    UC San Diego                   MS3    

                               The Commonwealth
   Frank Fetterolf                                               MS2 
                               College of Medicine

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         Name                         Medical School                 Class                 Email Address
                               Touro University College of
  Cuyler Goodwin                                                     MS3   
                             Osteopathic Medicine - California
                                  University of Tennessee
 Chelsea Hickerson                                                   MS3    
                                   Health Science Center
                                  Northwestern University
      Brian Holoyda                                                  MS3        
                                Feinberg School of Medicine
                                    University of Utah
   Peter Jackson                                                     MS4 
                                    School of Medicine
                                  LSU School of Medicine
 Sangeetha Kandan                                                    MS4        
                                      New Orleans

  Yingying Kumar                   Mayo Medical School               MS2 

      Janet Y. Lee                     Johns Hopkins                 MS2   

       Kenny Lin                       UC San Diego                  MS3        

  Briana Livingston                      UC Irvine                   MS1 

                                      Ohio University
   Starla N. Lyles                                                   MS4    
                              College of Osteopathic Medicine
                                   University of Missouri          5th year
      Leela Magavi                                                          
                                       Kansas City                 6 yr Prog

      Ryan Matson                      UC San Diego                  MS3        

                                   University of Missouri
Rehab Mojid Stanton                                                  MS3   

Roberto Montenegro                   University of Utah              MS3    

      Paul Nestadt               New York Medical College            MS4    

   Jennifer Nykiel                   Brown University                MS1  

                                 University of South Florida
  Alyxandra O'Brien                                                  MS1   
                                    College of Medicine

      Priya Sehgal                  University of Toledo             MS3   

Pradeep Kumar Selvan                 Temple University               MS3   

   Himal Shrestha                   Touro College - NY               MS4    

                                  Warren Alpert Medical
   Jacquelyn Silva                                                   MS1
                                School of Brown University

 Matthew Singleton                Yale School of Medicine            MS4

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       Name                   Medical School                 Class                Email Address
    Ryan Parks            University of Tennessee
    Smitherman             Health Science Center
                           University of Minnesota
    Divya Sood                                                MS2     
                                 Twin Cities
                      University of Arkansas for Medical
    Tasha Starks                                              MS3 
                       Sciences College of Medicine
                            University of Missouri
John Steven Cummins                                           MS1 

      Shih Tan             LSU HSC-New Orleans                MS3 

                          University of Arkansas for
     Vera Tate                                                MS3    
                              Medical Sciences
                           University of Nebraska
   Lauren Taylor                                              MS2     
                              Medical Center

 Alexandra Thomas         Yale School of Medicine             MS1

    John Torous                UC San Diego                   MS3     

                            Western University of
     Eric Tung                                                MS4    
                             Health Sciences
                         University of Massachusetts
   Margaret Tuttle                                            MS3
                               Medical School

   Vincent Vallera         University of Minnesota            MS2     

                            University of Missouri
      Jill Welte                                              MS3 

    Julie Wilson        University of British Columbia        MS3   

   Zerlina Wong         Brown Alpert Medical School           MS4 

  Brandi Yarberry           Ohio University-COM               MS4   

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American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP):
At  a  Glance:  AAAP  is  a  professional  membership  organization  founded  in  1985  with  approximately  
1,000  members  in  the  United  States  and  around  the  world.  Membership  consists  of  psychiatrists  who  
work  with  addiction  in  their  practices,  faculty  at  various  academic  institutions,  non-­‐‑psychiatrist  
professionals  who  are  making  a  contribution  to  the  field  of  addiction  psychiatry,  residents  and  medical  
         AAAP’s  missions  include:  Promoting  accessibility  to  highest  quality  treatment  for  all  who  need  
it;  promoting  excellence  in  clinical  practice  in  addiction  psychiatry;  educating  the  public  to  influence  
public  policy  regarding  addictive  illness;  providing  continuing  education  for  addiction  professionals;  
disseminating  new  information  in  the  field  of  addiction  psychiatry;  and  encouraging  research  on  the  
etiology,  prevention,  identification,  and  treatment  of  addictions.  
Medical  Student  Benefits:  
⋅ Reduced  membership  fees  ($50/year  as  compared  with  $215/year  regular)  
⋅ Free  subscription  to  the  AAAP  official  journal,  The  American  Journal  on  Addictions  
⋅ Unlimited  access  to  the  organization  newsletter  and  all  archival  issues  of  any  publications  (Journal  
⋅ Travel  Scholarships  awarded  each  year  for  annual  meeting  (covers  travel  and  lodging  costs  as  well  as  
   meeting  registration  fee,  usually  $225-­‐‑$275  for  medical  students)  
⋅ Free  advertising  and  announcements  to  fellow  members  via  email,  newsletter  and  online  
⋅ Free  buprenorphine  training  for  residents  and  med  students  (online  at  
⋅ Opportunity  to  join  Education  Committees  and  helpful  resources  for  planning  your  career  in  
   addiction  psychiatry  
⋅ Discounted  registration  rates  for  the  Annual  Meeting  and  Review  Course  
Next  Meeting:  22nd  Annual  Meeting  and  Symposium,  Dec  8-­‐‑11,2011,  Scottsdale  Resort  and  Conference  
Center,  Scottsdale,  AZ  
⋅ Matthew  Jasmin,  AAAP  Membership  and  Outreach  Coordinator  (  
⋅ Christopher  J.  Welsh,  MD,  Chair  of  AAAP  Undergraduate  Medical  Education  Committee  

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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
At  a  Glance:  Between  7  and  12  Million  American  children  and  adolescents  suffer  from  mental,  
behavioral,  or  developmental  disorders  at  any  given  time.  The  AACAP  (American  Academy  of  Child  
and  Adolescent  Psychiatry)  is  the  leading  national  professional  medical  association  dedicated  to  
treating  and  improving  the  quality  of  life  for  children,  adolescents,  and  families  affected  by  these  
         The  AACAP,  a  501(c)(3)  non-­‐‑profit  organization,  was  established  in  1953.  It  is  a  membership  
based  organization,  composed  of  over  7,500  child  and  adolescent  psychiatrists  and  other  interested  
physicians.  Its  members  actively  research,  evaluate,  diagnose,  and  treat  psychiatric  disorders  and  pride  
themselves  on  giving  direction  to  and  responding  quickly  to  new  developments  in  addressing  the  
health  care  needs  of  children  and  their  families.  
         The  AACAP  widely  distributes  information  here,  and  elsewhere,  in  an  effort  to  promote  an  
understanding  of  mental  illnesses  and  remove  the  stigma  associated  with  them;  advance  efforts  in  
prevention  of  mental  illnesses,  and  assure  proper  treatment  and  access  to  services  for  children  and  
Medical  Student  Benefits:  
⋅ Free  membership  (regular  $350/year)  
⋅ Free  access  to  newsletters  and  the  AACAP  Journal  (“Orange  Journal”)  
⋅ Helpful  information  about  choosing  child/adolescent  psychiatry  as  a  career  and  residency  options  at  
⋅ A  variety  of  fellowships,  including:  the  CMHS  Jeanne  Spurlock  Minority  Medical  Student  Clinical  
   Fellowship  in  Child  and  Adolescent  Psychiatry,  and  summer  medical  student  fellowships,  sponsored  
   by  the  Campaign  for  America’s  Kids  (most  fellowships  award  up  to  $3,500  for  work  with  a  child  and  
   adolescent  psychiatrist  mentor,  plus  five  days  at  the  AACAP  Annual  Meeting).  Full  list  of  
   opportunities,  including  electives  and  summer  internship  programs,  at  
Next  Meeting:  58th  AACAP  Annual  Meeting  &  31st  Annual  Meeting  of  the  Canadian  Academy  of  Child  
&  Adolescent  Psychiatry,  Oct  18-­‐‑23,  2011,  Sheraton  Centre  Toronto  &  the  Hilton  Toronto,  Toronto,  
Ontario,  Canada  
⋅ Ashley  Partner,  AACAP  Training  and  Education  Manager  (  
⋅ Karimi  Mailutha,  MD,  AACAP  Resident-­‐‑Member  to  Council  (  

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American Association of Community Psychiatrists (AACP):
At  a  Glance:  The  Mission  of  AACP  is  to  inspire,  empower,  and  equip  Community  Psychiatrists  to  
promote  and  provide  quality  care  and  to  integrate  practice  with  policies  that  improve  the  well  being  of  
individuals  and  communities.  The  AACP  has  been  working  since  1984  as  the  only  national  
organization  that  solely  represents  community  psychiatrists.  As  an  organization,  AACP  promotes  
community  psychiatry  issues  to  the  APA,  the  Mental  Health  Task  Force  of  JCAHO,  the  National  
Community  Mental  Health  Care  Council,  and  other  national  organizations.  AACP  is  affiliated  with  the  
American  Orthopsychiatric  Association  ("ʺOrtho"ʺ),  an  80-­‐‑year  old  membership  association  of  mental  
health  professionals  concerned  with  mental  health  and  social  justice  (  
Medical  Student  Benefits:  
⋅ Free  membership  (regular  $150/year)  
⋅ All  members  are  invited  to  open  board  of  directors'ʹ  meetings  three  times  per  year  (APA  annual  
   meeting,  APA  Institute  for  Psychiatric  Services,  and  AACP  winter  meeting)  
⋅ Information  on  membership  at  
Next  Meeting:  AACP  meets  three  times  yearly:  
⋅ In  conjunction  with  the  APA  annual  meeting  (May  5-­‐‑9,  2012,  Philadelphia,  PA)    
⋅ With  the  Institute  on  Psychiatric  Services  (IPS)  annual  meeting  (Oct  27-­‐‑30,  2011,  San  Francisco,  CA)  
⋅ The  annual  winter  meeting  (date/location  TBA)  
Contact:  Hunter  McQuistion,  MD,  AACP  President  (  

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American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP):
At  a  Glance:  The  American  Association  for  Geriatric  Psychiatry  is  a  national  association  representing  
and  serving  its  members  and  the  field  of  geriatric  psychiatry.  It  is  dedicated  to  promoting  the  mental  
health  and  well  being  of  older  people  and  improving  the  care  of  those  with  late-­‐‑life  mental  disorders.  
AAGP’s  mission  is  to  enhance  the  knowledge  base  and  standard  of  practice  in  geriatric  psychiatry  
through  education  and  research  and  to  advocate  for  meeting  the  mental  health  needs  of  older  
          A  geriatric  psychiatrist  is  a  Doctor  of  Medicine  or  Doctor  of  Osteopathy  with  special  training  in  
the  diagnosis  and  treatment  of  mental  disorders  in  older  adults.  These  disorders  may  include,  but  are  
not  limited  to:  dementia,  depression,  anxiety,  late  life  addiction  disorders,  and  schizophrenia.    
Numerous  studies  have  repeatedly  confirmed  the  increasing  incidence  of  mental  illness  among  the  
aging  population.  The  proportion  of  the  population  over  age  65  will  increase  from  12.4%  of  the  U.S.  
population  in  2000  to  20%  by  the  year  2030.  During  the  same  time  period,  the  number  of  older  adults  
with  mental  illness  is  expected  to  double  to  15  million.  This  demographic  transition  will  increase  the  
current  shortfall  of  health  care  providers  with  geriatric  expertise  –  and  specifically  health  care  
providers  with  geriatric  mental  health  expertise.  
Medical  Student  Benefits:  
⋅ Reduced  membership  fees  ($10/year  or  $45/year  with  online  access  to  the  American  Journal  of  Geriatric  
   Psychiatry  as  compared  with  $260/year  regular)  
⋅ AAGP  Mentoring/Training  Programs  
⋅ “Open  Doors”  full-­‐‑day  program  for  medical  students  at  AAGP  Annual  Meeting  
⋅ Opportunities  for  students  to  present  their  research  as  part  of  the  Early  Investigator  Poster  session  at  
   the  annual  meeting  (      
Next  Meeting:  Mar  16-­‐‑19,  2012,  Hilton  Hotel,  Washington,  D.C.  
⋅ Ms.  Carrie  Stankiewicz,  AAGP  Director  of  Governance  (  
⋅ Brent  Forester,  MD,  Chair,  AAGP  Teaching  &  Training  Committee  (  

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American Association of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL):
At  a  Glance:  The  American  Academy  of  Psychiatry  and  the  Law  (AAPL,  pronounced  “apple”)  is  an  
organization  of  psychiatrists  dedicated  to  excellence  in  practice,  teaching,  and  research  in  forensic  
psychiatry.  Founded  in  1969,  AAPL  currently  has  more  than  1,500  members  in  North  America  and  
around  the  world.  
          Forensic  psychiatry  is  a  medical  subspecialty  that  includes  research  and  clinical  practice  in  the  
many  areas  in  which  psychiatry  is  applied  to  legal  issues.  While  some  forensic  psychiatrists  may  
specialize  exclusively  in  legal  issues,  almost  all  psychiatrists  may,  at  some  point,  have  to  work  within  
one  of  the  many  areas  in  which  the  mental  health  and  legal  system  overlap.  AAPL  welcomes  both  the  
forensic  specialist  and  the  general  psychiatrist  who  seeks  information  and  professional  support  in  those  
domains  in  which  psychiatry  and  the  law  share  a  common  boundary.  These  include:  violence;  criminal  
responsibility;  competence,  civil  and  criminal;  child  custody  and  visitation;  psychic  injury;  mental  
disability;  malpractice;  confidentiality;  involuntary  treatment;  correctional  psychiatry;  juvenile  justice;  
and  ethics  and  human  rights.  
Medical  Student  Benefits:  
⋅ Information  about  forensic  psychiatry  fellowship  programs  in  the  US  and  Canada  
Next  Meeting:  42nd  Annual  Meeting,  Oct  27-­‐‑31,  2011,  Boston  Park  Plaza  Hotel  and  Towers,  Boston,  MA  
⋅ Phillip  Resnick,  MD  (  
⋅ Susan  Hatters-­‐‑Friedman,  MD  (  
⋅ Renee  Sorrentino,  MD  (  

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American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic
Psychiatry (AAPDP):
At  a  Glance:  The  American  Academy  of  Psychoanalysis  and  Dynamic  Psychiatry  is  an  organization  of  
psychiatrists  interested  in  the  application  of  psychodynamic  psychotherapy  in  clinical  practice  and  in  
understanding  aspects  of  culture  and  art.  We  are  an  affiliate  organization  of  the  APA  and  welcome  
interested  colleagues  to  join  us  at  our  Annual  meetings  and  share  our  publications.  
         The  aims  of  The  American  Academy  of  Psychoanalysis  and  Dynamic  Psychiatry  are:  To  provide  
a  forum  for  expression  of  ideas,  concepts,  and  research  in  psychoanalysis  and  psychodynamic  
psychiatry;  to  constitute  a  forum  for  expression  of  an  inquiry  into  the  phenomena  of  individual  
motivation  and  social  behavior;  to  encourage  and  support  research  in  psychoanalysis  and  
psychodynamic  psychiatry;  to  advance  the  development  of  psychoanalysts  and  psychodynamic  
psychiatry  in  all  other  respects;  and  to  develop  communication  among  psychoanalysts,  psychiatrists,  
and  their  colleagues  in  other  disciplines  in  science  and  in  the  humanities.  
Medical  Student  Benefits:  (888)691-­‐‑8281;  
Next  Meeting:  55th  Annual  Meeting—“Psychodynamic  Approaches  to  Treatment  Resistance  and  
Therapeutic  Obstacles,”  May  12-­‐‑14,2011,  Sheraton  Waikiki,  Honolulu,  HI  
Contact:  David  Mintz,  MD  (  

American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA):
At  a  Glance:  The  American  Neuropsychiatric  Association  (ANPA),  established  in  1988,  is  an  
organization  of  professionals  in  neuropsychiatry,  behavioral  neurology  and  the  clinical  neurosciences.  
Our  mission  is  to  improve  the  lives  of  people  with  disorders  at  the  interface  of  psychiatry  and  
neurology  through  clinical  care,  education,  advocacy  and  research.  
         The  strength  of  the  organization  is  our  diversity  of  membership,  which  is  comprised  of  
professionals  in  neuropsychiatry,  behavioral  neurology,  neuropsychology,  neuroradiology,  
neuropathology,  and  neurosurgery  as  well  as  the  basic  neurosciences,  who  share  clinical  and/or  
academic  interests  in  neuropsychiatry.  The  interdisciplinary  nature  of  the  membership  encourages  
collaborations  among  educators,  clinicians,  researchers,  students  and  trainees  in  research  presentations,  
symposia,  workshops  and/or  continuing  education  courses.  
Medical  Student  Benefits:  Reduced  membership  fees  ($70/year  as  compared  with  $175/year  regular);  
includes  access  to  The  Journal  of  Neuropsychiatry  and  Clinical  Neurosciences  (JNCN)  
Next  Meeting:  23rd  Annual  Meeting,  March  21-­‐‑24,  2012,  Sheraton,  New  Orleans,  LA  
Contact:  Sheldon  Benjamin,  MD  (

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Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM):
At  a  Glance:  APM,  the  organization  for  Consultation  and  Liaison  Psychiatry,  represents  psychiatrists  
dedicated  to  the  advancement  of  medical  science,  education,  and  healthcare  for  persons  with  comorbid  
psychiatric  and  general  medical  conditions  and  provides  national  and  international  leadership  in  the  
furtherance  of  those  goals.  
         APM  vigorously  promotes  a  global  agenda  of  excellence  in  clinical  care  for  patients  with  
comorbid  psychiatric  and  general  medical  conditions  by  actively  influencing  the  direction  and  process  
of  research  and  public  policy  and  promoting  interdisciplinary  education.  
Medical  Student  Benefits:  
⋅ Reduced  membership  fee  ($55/year  as  compared  with  $225/year  regular)  
⋅ Membership  includes  a  subscription  to  Psychosomatics.  The  Journal  of  Consultation  and  Liaison  
   Psychiatry,  opportunities  to  participate  in  the  Academy'ʹs  committee  structure,  and  access  to  the  
   Academy'ʹs  newsletter.  
Next  Meeting:  58th  Annual  Meeting,  Nov  16-­‐‑20,  2011,  Phoenix,  Arizona  
Contacts:     Chris  Kenedi,  MD  (  
              Isabel  Schuermeyer,  MD  (  

Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (AGLP):
At  a  Glance:  AGLP  is  a  community  of  psychiatrists  that  educates  and  advocates  on  Lesbian  Gay  
Bisexual  and  Transgender  mental  health  issues.  AGLP  Strives  to  be  a  community  for  the  personal  and  
professional  growth  of  all  LGBT  Psychiatrists,  and  to  be  the  recognized  expert  on  LGBT  mental  health  
          The  specific  goals  of  AGLP  are  to:  foster  a  fuller  understanding  of  LGBT  mental  health  issues;  
research  and  advocate  for  the  best  mental  health  care  for  the  LGBT  community;  develop  resources  to  
promote  LGBT  mental  health;  create  a  welcoming,  safe,  nurturing,  and  accepting  environment  for  
members;  and  provide  valuable  and  accessible  services  to  our  members.  
Medical  Student  Benefits:  
-­‐‑Reduced  membership  fee  ($15/per  year  as  compared  with  $225/year  regular)  
-­‐‑Membership  includes  a  subscription  to  the  Journal  of  Gay  and  Lesbian  Mental  Health,  access  to  a  
mentorship  network  at  AGLP,  a  listing  in  the  AGLP  Membership  Directory  and  the  AGLP  Referral  
Directory  and  the  ability  to  receive  referrals  through  AGLP’s  online  and  phone-­‐‑in  referral  service  
Next  Meeting:  In  conjunction  with  APA  Annual  Meeting,  May  14-­‐‑18,  2011,  Moana  Surfrider  Hotel,  
Honolulu,  Hawaii  
Contact:  Marshall  Forstein,  MD  (

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American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA):
At  a  Glance:  The  American  Psychoanalytic  Association  (APsaA),  the  oldest  national  psychoanalytic  
organization  in  the  nation,  was  founded  in  1911.  APsaA,  as  a  professional  organization  for  
psychoanalysts,  focuses  on  education,  psychodynamic  treatment,  research,  and  membership  
development.  In  addition  to  the  national  organization,  APsaA’s  membership  includes  29  accredited  
training  institutes  and  42  affiliate  societies  throughout  the  United  States.  Since  its  founding,  APsaA  has  
been  a  component  of  the  International  Psychoanalytical  Association,  the  largest  worldwide  
psychoanalytic  organization.  
          APsaA  has  developed  vibrant  and  innovative  programming  for  the  mental  health  profession  
and  the  general  public.  The  Association  and  its  more  than  3,500  highly  trained  members  gather  at  
biannual  meetings  in  January  and  June  to  exchange  ideas,  present  research  papers,  and  discuss  training  
and  membership  issues.  Many  public  activities  relating  to  psychoanalysis  are  presented  by  the  APsaA’s  
affiliated  societies  and  by  institutes  which  provide  what  is  considered  to  be  the  gold  standard  in  
training  for  psychoanalysts.  These  programs  provide  forums  for  the  exchange  of  new  ideas  and  
highlight  the  contribution  of  psychoanalytic  principles  in  helping  to  understand  important  social  
problems.  To  further  the  dissemination  of  psychoanalytic  ideas,  APsaA  publishes  the  highly  respected  
peer-­‐‑reviewed  quarterly,  Journal  of  the  American  Psychoanalytic  Association  (JAPA).  
          A  major  responsibility  of  APsaA  is  to  establish  and  maintain  high  educational  standards  as  well  
as  high  professional  standards.  APsaA  works  to  ensure  that  its  members  meet  rigorous  training  
Medical  Student  Benefits:  
-­‐‑Access  to  accredited  training  institutes  directly  affiliated  with  medical  schools,  including  the  Columbia  
University  Center  for  Psychoanalytic  Training  and  Research,  Emory  University  Psychoanalytic  
Institute,  NYU  Psychoanalytic  Institute,  and  the  Washington  Psychoanalytic  Institute  (affiliated  with  
George  Washington  University  Medical  Center).  
-­‐‑Reduced  student  affiliation  fee  ($25/year)  includes  subscription  to  The  American  Psychoanalyst,  APsaA’s  
quarterly  magazine;  access  to  student/resident  list  serve;  reduced  student  subscription  rate  for  the  
Journal  of  the  American  Psychoanalytic  Association  (JAPA):  only  $45  (as  compared  with  $144);  reduced  
registration  fees  to  APsaA’s  Annual  Meetings  ($25  for  Student/Resident  Associate  enrollees  or  $45  for  
unaffiliated  medical  students;  as  compared  to  $350  non-­‐‑member  fee).  Membership  application  at    
Next  Meeting:  100th  Annual  Meeting,  June  8-­‐‑12,  2011,  Palace  Hotel,  San  Francisco,  CA  
⋅ Debra  Steinke,  APsaA’s  Manager,  Edu  &  Membership  Services  (  
⋅ David  Mintz,  MD  (  

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American Association for Emergency Psychiatry (AAEP):
At   a   Glance:   AAEP   promotes   timely,   compassionate,   and   effective   mental   health   services   for  
persons   with   mental   illnesses,   regardless   of   their   ability   to   pay,   in   all   crisis   and   emergency   care  
settings.   AAEP   represents   a   multidisciplinary   professional   membership   by   developing   standards  
to   promote   excellence   in   care;   educating   the   public   and   health   professionals   about   crisis   and  
emergency   mental   health   care;   encouraging   research   in   all   aspects   of   crisis   and   emergency  
psychiatric  care;  promoting  training  and  the  continuing  education  of  health  professionals  working  
in   crisis   and   emergency   care   settings;   and   providing   opportunities   for   fellowship   among   its  
          The  needs  of  psychiatrists  working  in  the  emergency  settings  are  unique  and  this  
Association,  more  than  any  other,  strives  to  represent  its  members  and  provide  opportunities  for  
them  to  learn  and  to  network.  The  American  Association  of  Emergency  Psychiatry  is  the  voice  of  
emergency  mental  health  professionals.  AAEP  organizes  regional  conferences,  symposia  and  
workshops  to  discuss  the  latest  information  relative  to  emergency  mental  health  care,  teaching,  
research  and  funding.  AAEP  has  developed  a  model  curriculum  for  training  in  Emergency  
Psychiatry  and  continues  to  make  a  difference  in  the  way  emergency  psychiatry  services  are  
delivered,  improving  the  lives  of  our  patients.  We  have  collaborative  relationships  with  consumer  
and  family  organizations,  other  neutral  health  groups,  researchers,  and  policy  groups.  As  an  APA  
Allied  Organization,  AAEP  formally  represents  Emergency  Psychiatry  within  that  organization.  
Medical  Student  Benefits:    
⋅ Reduced  membership  fee  ($40/per  year  as  compared  with  $125/year  regular)  
⋅ Membership  includes  AAEP  Newsletter  sent  to  your  email  address,  discounts  on  Web  Conferences,  Job  
   Postings,  CME  events,  and  meetings  hosted  by  AAEP,  access  to  the  Members  Only  section  of,  &  subscription  to  Emergency  Psychiatry,  AAEP’s  Journal.  
Next  Meeting:  2nd  Annual  National  Update  on  Behavioral  Emergencies  Conference,  Dec  1-­‐2,  2011,  Las  
Vegas,  Nevada  
⋅ Scott  Zeller,  MD,  AAEP  President  (  
⋅ Seth  Powsner,  MD  (  

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American Association of Directors of Psychiatric
Residency Training (AADPRT):
At  a  Glance:  To  better  meet  the  nation’s  mental  healthcare  needs,  the  mission  of  the  American  
Association  of  Directors  of  Psychiatric  Residency  Training  is  to  promote  excellence  in  the  education  
and  training  of  future  psychiatrists.  The  focus  of  AADPRT  is  on  career  development,  support,  
networking,  national  advocacy,  and  projects  on  behalf  of  program  directors,  psychiatry  residency  
programs,  and  psychiatric  education.  
Medical  Student  Benefits:  AADPRT  is  primarily  for  psychiatry  residency  directors.  Thus,  there  are  no  
awards,  funding  for  travel,  or  other  official  outreach  programs  specifically  for  medical  
students.  However,  individual  students  are  welcome  to  present  posters  or  workshops  related  to  
psychiatric  education  at  the  AADPRT  annual  meeting,  in  collaboration  with  their  mentor/program  
Next  Meeting:  41st  Annual  Meeting,  Mar  7-­‐‑10,  2012,  Hilton  San  Diego  Bayfront,  San  Diego,  CA  
Contact:  Richard  F.  Summers,  MD,  AADPRT  President  (  
Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in
Psychiatry (ADMSEP):  
At  a  Glance:  ADMSEP  is  an  organization  dedicated  to  excellence  in  psychiatric  medical  student  
education.  It  is  open  to  all  who  teach  behavioral  science  and  psychiatry  to  medical  students  in  the  pre-­‐‑
clinical,  clerkship,  and  fourth  years.  ADMSEP’s  focus  is  on  supporting  educators  through  career  
development,  networking,  and  presentations  on  education-­‐‑related  topics  at  the  annual  meeting.  
ADMSEP  also  advocates  nationally  for  psychiatric  medical  student  education.  ADMSEP  has  developed  
a  comprehensive  set  of  Clinical  Learning  Objectives  for  Psychiatry  Education  of  Medical  Students  
which  should  be  achieved  prior  to  completion  of  an  undergraduate  medical  curriculum.  The  
“ADMSEP  Collection”  on  the  AAMC’s  MedEdPortal  website  assists  students  and  educators  in  the  
achievement  of  these  goals.  To  learn  more  about  ADMSEP,  and  to  view  and  download  the  Learning  
Objectives,  please  visit  our  website.  
Medical  Student  Benefits:  ADMSEP  is  primarily  for  clerkship  directors  and  other  faculty  associated  
with  medical  student  education.  Thus,  there  are  no  awards,  funding  for  travel,  or  other  official  
outreach  programs  specifically  for  medical  students.  However,  individual  students  are  welcome  to  
present  posters  or  workshops  related  to  psychiatric  education  at  the  ADMSEP  annual  meeting,  in  
collaboration  with  their  mentor.  In  addition,  ADMSEP  members  are  available  for  assistance  in  regional  
and  national  meetings  of  PsychSIGN.  
Next  Meeting:  37th  Annual  Meeting,  June  16-­‐‑18,  2011,  Hilton  Savannah  Desoto,  Savannah,  GA  
Contact:  Nutan  A.  Vaidya,  MD  (    

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                  AAGP & GMHF Scholars Program

Applications Due: October 1, 2011

The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) will be
meeting in Washington, DC in March 2012, and some funding is
available to help students and residents attend the meeting, in
conjunction with the Scholars Program. Medical students and
psychiatry residents will participate in a competitive process for selection in
one or more of the components of the program that include at this time:

    Membership within the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
    Registration to the AAGP Annual Meeting and the Structured Scholars
     Program for medical students and psychiatry residents
    Travel support for trainees to attend the AAGP Scholars Program and
     AAGP Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

Who May Apply?

    Medical Students in an LCME- or COCA-accredited medical school
    General Psychiatry Residents in an ACGME- or AOA-accredited training

Go Online to to get
complete details and download an application.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2011

The program participants will be announced in December.

Questions? Email


 This  program  is  supported  by  the  Geriatric  Mental  Health  Foundation  
           through  generous  donations  from  AAGP  members.  

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