2016 Spring Conference

St. Louis, MO

Date: April 13-15, 2016

Just as our location changes, so do our topics! They are relevant, timely, and reflect input from our membership. Our agenda will address issues in research, the clinical enterprise, and teaching/training in addition to national healthcare trends. Meet me in St. Louis!  Your friends and colleagues in NAAPA will be there, so don’t miss out on a great Spring 2016 Conference in a city known as the Gateway to the West.

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Hyatt St. Louis at the Arch
315 Chestnut Street   St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 63102   Tel: +1 314 655 1234

St. Louis Airport Website – http://flystl.com/ with ground transport information.
Taxi service available for approx. $25 or use the $16 shuttle service deal offered through Go Best Express (must be booked with this link).



  • Friday, April 15

    • Continental Breakfast – 7:15am – 8:15am
      • Red Kitchen
    • Conference in Session – 8:15am – 12:00pm

Breakfast will be provided at the Red Kitchen, in the hotel lobby.  Vouchers are available for conference attendees at the check-in desk.

All other conference activities in the hotel conference room ‘Sterling Studio 9‘ on the 2nd Floor.



How to create a Child Development Center Encompassing Clinical and Research Operations and Resources
Dr. Cynthia Rogers, Assistant Professor, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Establishing a New Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
Dr. Melissa Harbit, Associate Professor of Psychiatry Washington  University in St. Louis, Director of Forensic Service & Medical Director Barnes Jewish Hospital Psychiatric Support Center

Diversity and Inclusiveness
Dr. Daniel Blash, Instructor of Psychiatry and Assistant Dean of Cultural Awareness and Staff Diversity, Washington University in St. Louis

Panel Discussion – Emergency Disaster Planning
Beth Ambinder, Steve Blanchard and Jim Landry, NAAPA Members

Connecting Silos with HR Analytics
Dr. Joseph Frank – HR Consultant – Compensation Services, Washington University in St. Louis

Creation & Development of a Donor Funded Research Center: Taylor Family Institute for Innovative Psychiatric Research
Dr. Charles F. Zorumski, Samuel B. Guze Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Psychiatry Department, Washington University in St. Louis

The Evolution of Research Administration at Washington University in St. Louis
Denise McCartney, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration, Washington University in St. Louis

AND more “Take Two”!! (always lively topics)