May
6
1:00 PM13:00

Positive Psychiatry, Positive Psychology, and Positive Psychotherapy: Sociocultural, Clinical, and International Perspectives

Symposium - Consuela C Cagande, MD, Chair, Shridhar Sharma, MD, R Rao Gogineni, MD, Erick Messias, MD, Francis Aguilar, MD. Presenters, Dilip Jeste, MD, Discussant

Presenters will elaborate on the philosophy, features, and clinical application of each of these related interventions, which share a humanistic appreciation of promoting well-being and positive traits such as resilience, optimism, wisdom, compassion, and spirituality.

 

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May
8
1:00 PM13:00

Promoting Sustainable Mental Health Systems after Humanitarian Disasters: "Building Back Better" Strategies in Global Mental Health

Symposium - Brandon Kohrt, MD, PhD; Suzan Song, MD, MPH, PhD;  Allen Dyer, MD, PhD; Amir Afkhami, MD, PhD; James Griffith, MD, Presenters

In contrast to immediate resources, case studies of humanitarian responses will describe needs, facilitators, and barriers related to sustainable mental health care in emergency-affected populations . Common themes across emergencies will be highlighted in terms of training, research, policy, and standardized national approaches. 

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May
21
1:30 PM13:30

Refugee Psychiatry: Practical Tools for Building Resilience of Displaced Persons and Refugee Communities to Migration-Related Stressors

Council on International Psychiatry Workshop - James L. Griffith, MD and Dyani Loo, MD, Chairs, Amitha Prasad, SuZan Song, MD, PhD, MPH, Presenters

Addressing migration and post-migration stressors, different subgroups with needs, & treatment strategies. The APA Human Rights Award will be presented at the start of the workshop to the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Centers.

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May
21
1:30 PM13:30

The Role of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists in Collaborative Care Settings: A New Frontier

Council on Children, Adolescents and Their Families Workshop - Megan E Baker, MD and Gabrielle L Shapiro, MD, Chairs, Lorena E Reyna, MD, Christina Tara Khan, MD, PhD, Tiffany Ho, MD, Presenters

Experiences and challenges in implementing child and adolescent collaborative care in various treatment settings, including federally qualified & other community mental health centers, clinics in ethnic neighborhoods, & county networks

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May
21
8:00 AM08:00

Exploring Epigentics-Driven Multimodal Interventions: Diets, Nutriceuticals, Exercises and Brain Games in Alzheimer Dementia

Symposium - Simon Chiu, MD, PhD, Michel Woodbury-Farina, MD, Chairs, Mariwan Husni, MD, Mujeeb Shad, MBBS, MSc, John Copen, MD, MSc, Presenters,James Fleming, MD, Discussant

Critical reviews of epigenetic dysregulation in age-dependent cognitive impairment, how nutraceuticals and other modalities influence regulatory enzymes and pathways, issues in translating research into actual interventions

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May
21
8:00 AM08:00

Children of Psychiatrists: 20th Anniversary

Workshop - Leah Dickstein, MD and Michelle B. Riba, MD, Chairs, Anne K. Costakis, MD, Becca Munro, Dayna Menninger, Pooja Lakshmin, MD, Christina Demopulous, Presenters

A highly interactive and popular workshop, offered for two decades, on what makes a good parent, and how parents know when they have erred or succeeded

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May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Theatrical Vignettes as an Educational Tool to Improve Communication in Asian-American Families

Minority and Underrepresented Caucus for Asian-American Psychiatrists Symposium - Rona Hu, MD and Amy Poon, MD, Chairs, Megan E. Baker, MD, Steven Sust, Paula Tran, Grace Lee, Grace Liu, Bharat Sampathi, BA, Presenters, Francis Lu, MD, Discussant

Cultural stigma & pressure to succeed were identified as some factors in suicide clusters that affected adolescent male teens of Asian-American descent.  Vignettes to address difficult parent-teen scenarios will be performed and discussed.

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May
20
1:30 PM13:30

Minding the Future: What Physicians and the APA Can Do To Help Eliminate Childhood Poverty and Achieve Health Equity

The 2017 AASP Humanitarian Forum - Kenneth Thompson, MD, Chair, Benard P. Dreyer, MD, FAAP, Presenter, Paul Summergrad, MD, Discussant

The 2017 Abraham L. Halpern Humanitarian Award of the American Association for Social Psychiatry will be presented to Dr. Benard P. Dreyer for his tireless work with medical & other organizations around the country to end childhood poverty

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May
20
8:00 AM08:00

Paving the Way to Improving Global Mental Health in High- and Low-Resource Countries

Presidential Symposium: Paving the Way to Improving Global Mental Health in High- and Low-Resource Countries 

Milton Wainberg, MD, Chair                            8:00–11:00 – Room 25A

Gary Belkin, Annika Sweetland, DrPH, MSW, Francine Cournos, MD, Pamela Collins, Presenters

Discussing multiple strategies to address the global mental health research and treatment gap, poorly funded compared to non-mental global health programs, despite the well-documented global burden of mental illness.

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