MAY 13-15, 2011 HONOLULU, HI www.psychsign.org • Twitter #psychsign WELCOME 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 P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 2 MAP All events at the Ala Moana Hotel 410 Atkinson Drive Honolulu, HI, 96814 3 P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 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 P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 4 POSTER SESSION Facial nerve axotomy-induced NF-kB activity in the CNS: neuronal-glial activation 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 www.psychsign.org Visit our website for career resources, events, and more! 5 P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 SPEAKERS 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. Robert_Boland_1@brown.edu 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. MForstein@challiance.org 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. firstname.lastname@example.org P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 6 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. email@example.com 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. Danielle.Wroblewski@nyumc.org 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 7 P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 2 1 SUBSPECIALTY DINNER Table 1: Geriatric Table 3: Addiction Psychiatry Psychiatry & Emergency Psychiatry 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 email@example.com Medicine Director, Crisis Intervention Unit Brent Forester, MD Emergency Psychiatry Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital firstname.lastname@example.org Director, Mood Disorders Division, Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program John Renner, MD Geriatric Psychiatry Boston University School of Medicine email@example.com Director, Addiction Psych Residency Program Keith E. Isenberg, MD Addiction Psychiatry Washington University School of Medicine firstname.lastname@example.org Professor of Psychiatry Geriatric Psychiatry & ECT Scott Zeller, MD email@example.com Alameda County Medical Center Chief of Psych Emergency Medical Services Table 2: Forensic Emergency Psychiatry Psychiatry firstname.lastname@example.org Susan Hatters Friedman, MD Case Western School of Medicine Table 4: Child & Professor of Psychiatry Adolescent Psychiatry Forensic & Perinatal Psychiatry email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Forensic Psychiatry, Paraphilias/ Sexual Disorders, & Aggression/Violence email@example.com P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 8 3 4 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Psychoanalysis email@example.com Table 5: Psychosomatic Medicine Table 7: Neuropsychiatry, James F. Cunagin, MD Psychiatry Education, Case Western School of Medicine Psychiatry Residency Director of Behavioral Health Family Medicine & Psychiatry Sheldon Benjamin, MD firstname.lastname@example.org University of Massachusetts Medical School 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 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com Psychoanalysis AADPRT President Table 6: Psychotherapy firstname.lastname@example.org & 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 email@example.com Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry firstname.lastname@example.org Laura Fochtmann, MD Stony Brook University Medical Center Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Director of ECT email@example.com 9 P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 RESIDENCY PANEL Name Email Program Year Justin Chen firstname.lastname@example.org MGH/McLean PGY2 James Henry email@example.com UCSF PGY1 Kristin McArthur firstname.lastname@example.org U Washington PGY2 Jennifer Schumann email@example.com U Minnesota PGY4 Mary Beth Turner firstname.lastname@example.org OHSU PGY1 Shaneel Shah email@example.com SUNY Brooklyn PGY2 #psychsign Use the hashtag #psychsign in your tweets to share your thoughts with other conference attendees. Using a hashtag in Twitter makes it easy for people to follow a certain topic. FOLLOW THESE OTHER PSYCHIATRY-RELATED USERS: @APAPsychiatric @currentpsych @psychresearch P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 10 1 PSYCHSIGN CHAIRS • Region 1 includes Ontario, Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Newfoundland • 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 11 P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 2 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. P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 12 3 Frank A. Fetterolf Region 3: DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA • The Commonwealth Medical College 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 13 P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 4 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 snowboarding. 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, P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 14 5 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 Sciences 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 • www.StevenChanMD.com 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. 15 P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 6 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. P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 16 PSYCHSIGN @ YOUR SCHOOL 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. Organization 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. Networking 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 psychiatry. For many more ideas and suggestions on starting a PsychSIG or energizing an existing group, visit http://www.psychsign.org/Npsychs.html! 17 P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 ATTENDEES Name Medical School Class Email Address Laura Adler University of New Mexico MS3 LBrainerd@salud.unm.edu Brittany Beth Albright University of New Mexico MS4 firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Armstrong John A. Burns School of Medicine MS4 email@example.com Vithya University of South Florida MS4 firstname.lastname@example.org Balasubramaniam Stephanie Barnes UPR School of Medicine MS4 email@example.com University of Minnesota Elizabeth Beckman MS2 firstname.lastname@example.org Twin Cities Anya Bernstein Stony Brook School of Medicine MS4 email@example.com Aislinn Bird UC Irvine MS4 firstname.lastname@example.org AT Still University- School of Stanley Brewer MS3 email@example.com Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona Laura Brogoch UC San Diego MS3 firstname.lastname@example.org University of Missouri Adam Brown MS1 ajb3zf@mail.Missouri.edu Columbia Judy Burke SUNY Downstate MS2 email@example.com Steven Chan UC Irvine MS4 firstname.lastname@example.org University of Massachusetts MD/PhD Joanna Chaurette email@example.com Medical School Program Leslie Chavez University of New Mexico MS3 firstname.lastname@example.org Kathleen Dardis Yale School of Medicine MS4 email@example.com Singleton Kuljit Dhaliwal University of British Columbia MS3 firstname.lastname@example.org University of Nebraska Ryan T. Edwards MS3 email@example.com Medical Center Wendy Feng UC San Diego MS3 firstname.lastname@example.org The Commonwealth Frank Fetterolf MS2 email@example.com College of Medicine P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 18 Name Medical School Class Email Address Touro University College of Cuyler Goodwin MS3 firstname.lastname@example.org Osteopathic Medicine - California University of Tennessee Chelsea Hickerson MS3 chickers@UTHSC.edu Health Science Center Northwestern University Brian Holoyda MS3 email@example.com Feinberg School of Medicine University of Utah Peter Jackson MS4 firstname.lastname@example.org School of Medicine LSU School of Medicine Sangeetha Kandan MS4 email@example.com New Orleans Yingying Kumar Mayo Medical School MS2 firstname.lastname@example.org Janet Y. Lee Johns Hopkins MS2 email@example.com Kenny Lin UC San Diego MS3 firstname.lastname@example.org Briana Livingston UC Irvine MS1 Brianalivingston@gmail.com Ohio University Starla N. Lyles MS4 SL249306@ohio.edu College of Osteopathic Medicine University of Missouri 5th year Leela Magavi email@example.com Kansas City 6 yr Prog Ryan Matson UC San Diego MS3 firstname.lastname@example.org University of Missouri Rehab Mojid Stanton MS3 email@example.com Columbia Roberto Montenegro University of Utah MS3 firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Nestadt New York Medical College MS4 email@example.com Jennifer Nykiel Brown University MS1 firstname.lastname@example.org University of South Florida Alyxandra O'Brien MS1 email@example.com College of Medicine Priya Sehgal University of Toledo MS3 firstname.lastname@example.org Pradeep Kumar Selvan Temple University MS3 email@example.com Himal Shrestha Touro College - NY MS4 firstname.lastname@example.org Warren Alpert Medical Jacquelyn Silva MS1 Jacquelyn_Silva@Brown.edu School of Brown University Matthew Singleton Yale School of Medicine MS4 email@example.com 19 P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 Name Medical School Class Email Address Ryan Parks University of Tennessee MS4 firstname.lastname@example.org Smitherman Health Science Center University of Minnesota Divya Sood MS2 email@example.com Twin Cities University of Arkansas for Medical Tasha Starks MS3 firstname.lastname@example.org Sciences College of Medicine University of Missouri John Steven Cummins MS1 email@example.com Columbia Shih Tan LSU HSC-New Orleans MS3 firstname.lastname@example.org University of Arkansas for Vera Tate MS3 email@example.com Medical Sciences University of Nebraska Lauren Taylor MS2 firstname.lastname@example.org Medical Center Alexandra Thomas Yale School of Medicine MS1 email@example.com John Torous UC San Diego MS3 firstname.lastname@example.org Western University of Eric Tung MS4 email@example.com Health Sciences University of Massachusetts Margaret Tuttle MS3 firstname.lastname@example.org Medical School Vincent Vallera University of Minnesota MS2 email@example.com University of Missouri Jill Welte MS3 firstname.lastname@example.org Columbia Julie Wilson University of British Columbia MS3 email@example.com Zerlina Wong Brown Alpert Medical School MS4 firstname.lastname@example.org Brandi Yarberry Ohio University-COM MS4 email@example.com P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 20 SUBSPECIALTY ORGANIZATIONS AT A GLANCE American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP): www.aaap.org 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 students. 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 included) ⋅ 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 http://training.aaap.org) ⋅ 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 Contacts: ⋅ Matthew Jasmin, AAAP Membership and Outreach Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) ⋅ Christopher J. Welsh, MD, Chair of AAAP Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (Cwelsh@psych.umaryland.edu) 21 P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP): www.aacap.org 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 disorders. 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 adolescents. 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 www.aacap.org/cs/students ⋅ 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 http://www.aacap.org/cs/students/opportunities 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 Contacts: ⋅ Ashley Partner, AACAP Training and Education Manager (email@example.com) ⋅ Karimi Mailutha, MD, AACAP Resident-‐‑Member to Council (firstname.lastname@example.org) P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 22 American Association of Community Psychiatrists (AACP): www.communitypsychiatry.org 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 (http://www.amerortho.org/). 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 http://www.comm.psych.pitt.edu/join.html 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 (email@example.com) 23 P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP): www.aagponline.org 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 Americans. 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 (http://www.aagpmeeting.org/call.html). Next Meeting: Mar 16-‐‑19, 2012, Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C. Contacts: ⋅ Ms. Carrie Stankiewicz, AAGP Director of Governance (firstname.lastname@example.org) ⋅ Brent Forester, MD, Chair, AAGP Teaching & Training Committee (email@example.com) P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 24 American Association of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL): www.aapl.org 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 Contacts: ⋅ Phillip Resnick, MD (firstname.lastname@example.org) ⋅ Susan Hatters-‐‑Friedman, MD (email@example.com) ⋅ Renee Sorrentino, MD (firstname.lastname@example.org) 25 P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry (AAPDP): www.aapdp.org 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; Info@AAPDP.org 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 (David.Mintz@austenriggs.net) American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA): www.anpaonline.org 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 (email@example.com) P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 26 Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM): www.apm.org 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Isabel Schuermeyer, MD (email@example.com) Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (AGLP): www.aglp.org 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 issues. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 27 P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA): www.apsa.org 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 standards. 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 http://www.apsa.org/Portals/1/docs/Associates/sa.pdf Next Meeting: 100th Annual Meeting, June 8-‐‑12, 2011, Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA Contacts: ⋅ Debra Steinke, APsaA’s Manager, Edu & Membership Services (email@example.com) ⋅ David Mintz, MD (David.Mintz@austenriggs.net) P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 28 American Association for Emergency Psychiatry (AAEP): www.emergencypsychiatry.org 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 members. 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 EmergencyPsychiatry.org, & subscription to Emergency Psychiatry, AAEP’s Journal. Next Meeting: 2nd Annual National Update on Behavioral Emergencies Conference, Dec 1-‐2, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada Contacts: ⋅ Scott Zeller, MD, AAEP President (firstname.lastname@example.org) ⋅ Seth Powsner, MD (email@example.com) 29 P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT): www.aadprt.org 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 director. Next Meeting: 41st Annual Meeting, Mar 7-‐‑10, 2012, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA Contact: Richard F. Summers, MD, AADPRT President (firstname.lastname@example.org) Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP): www.admsep.org 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 (email@example.com) P S Y C H S IG N 6 T H A N N U A L N A T IO N A L C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 11 30 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO ATTEND AAGP 2012 MEETING 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 (AAGP) 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 program Go Online to www.gmhfonline.org/gmhf/contribute/applyscholarship.html to get complete details and download an application. Application Deadline: October 1, 2011 The program participants will be announced in December. Questions? Email training@AAGPonline.org This program is supported by the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation through generous donations from AAGP members.
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