Past Conferences

Conference handouts available on members only page

2019 Fall Conference – Dallas, TX

2019 Spring Conference – Los Angeles, CA

2018 Fall Conference – Ann Arbor, MI

2018 Spring Conference – Cleveland, OH

2017 Fall Conference – New Haven, CT

2017 Spring Conference – St. Augustine, FL

2016 Fall Conference – San Antonio, TX

2016 Spring Conference – St. Louis, MO


2015 Fall Conference – New Orleans, LA


2015 Spring Conference – Portland, OR


2014 Fall Conference – Chicago, IL


2014 Spring Conference – Nashville, TN


2013 Fall Conference – San Diego, CA

October 4-5, 2013

Conference Highlights

William Newell Lecture
“Treatment Landscape of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa”
Walter Kaye, M.D.
Director of Eating Disorders Program and Professor
UCSD Department of Psychiatry
Russell Marx, M.D.
Eating Disorder Treatment and Research Program
UCSD Department of Psychiatry

“Successful Aging”
Lisa Eyler, Ph.D.
Associate Adjunct Professor
Stein Institute for Research on Aging/Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego

Ole J. Thienhaus, M.D., M.B.A.
Professor and Department Head
University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry

“Leadership Training / Values and the Patient Experience”
James Rosser, LCSW
Director, Outpatient Programs
Resnick Neuropsyciatric Hospital at UCLA

“TeleHealth / VA Connects: Telemental Health Regional Center”
Martin Paulus, M.D.
Professor in Residence
Department of Psychiatry UCSD
Kathryn Williams, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Telemental Health Psychology Service, VASDHS
Steven R. Thorp, Ph.D., ABPP
“Conflict Resolution”
Tai R. Broach, Ph.D.
Organizational Development and Training Specialist
Human Resources
UC San Diego Health Sciences

“Academic Psychiatry Clinical Benchmarking Survey”
John Herzke
Johns Hospkins Medicine
Jeff Charlson
University of Wisconsin
Janet Namini-Ferino
Northwestern University

Conference handouts available on the Members Only page

2013 Spring Conference – San Francisco, CA

April 18-19, 2013

Conference Highlights

William Newell Lecture
“Accidental Chair, Intended Chair”
Matthew State, M.D.

Ph.D., Professor
Lowell Tong, M.D.
Dr. Tong and Dr. State presented on the UCSF Chairman transition.

“American Psychiatry Clinical Benchmarking Survey7”
Janet Namini-Ferino

Northwestern University
John Herzke
John Hopkins University
Presentation of the revisions made to the original survey that was distributed a few years ago. The goal of the revisions was to update the content, streamline the survey so that completion would be less labor intensive and returns increased but to maintain those questions for which the ability to trend data would be valuable.

“Applying Technology to Stress, Depression and Health”
Aiofe O’Donovan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
UCSF Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Donovan’s presentation discussed the development of an app for a smartphone which would assist individuals coping with stress that could lead to symptoms of depression and other physician disease.

“Developing Internet Resources for Depression”
Yan Leykin, Ph.D.

Dr. Leykin presented on the implementation, benefits and drawbacks of his research project which offered online services for depression.

“Is that Trainee Textng during my Session?”
Erick K. Hung, M.D.

Dr. Hung presented generational differences between professionals working in health care with a specific focus on millennials as they are the primary age group of residents.

“Reconfiguring Research Administraton at UCSF”
Marge O’Halloran, MBA, MPH

Director UCSF Research Services
Marge O’Halloran presented on the UCSF comprehensive Operational Excellence (OE) initiative with the goals of improving administrative research services and decreasing the cost.

“The Road to Achieving FACMPE Certification”
David Peterson

Medical College of Wisconsin
David Peterson presented on the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) and how you can achieve the Certified Medical Practice Executive certification, and the Fellow status (FACMPE), and how it can benefit your career.

“Science Enabled by Administrative Achievements”
Laurence Tecott, M.D., Ph.D.

UCSF Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Tecott tailored his presentation to the role administration had played in his academic success throughout his work in the role of genetics and behavior research.

“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, an Evolving Practice”
Marika Brigham

University of Florida
Juan Recinos
University of Florida
Marika and Juan presented on the implementation of TMS, their lessons learned,  and how they created a financially sound model.

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2012 Spring Conference – Charleston, SC

Strategies to Adopt as Opportunities Knock

“Embracing Challenges of the Future in Academic Psychiatry”

April 19-20, 2012

William Newell Lecture
“Cultural Identity, Diversity and Administrative Psychiatry”
Stephen McLeod-Bryant, M.D.

Associate Professor – Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Medical Director – Mental Health Service Line
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.

“Academic Detailing: An Interactive Approach to Disseminating Evidence-Based Information in Psychiatry”
Sophie Robert, BPharm, PharmD, BCPP
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Charleston, S.C.

“Benchmarking Results of the Outpatient Survey”
AAP Member Discussion: Jeff Charlson, Annemarie Lucas, Elaine McIntosh

“Bridging the Gap Between Practice, Research & Policy Focus on Telemedicine”
(Looking outside the United States)
Meera Narasimhan, M.D.
Chair & Professor
Department of Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, S.C.

“Forensic Services: Opportunities for Revenue Generation”
Richard Frierson, M.D.
Department of Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, S.C.

“Geriatric Psychiatry in Academic Settings: Training the Next Generation”
Shilpa Srinivasan, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, S.C.

“Non Physician Productivity / Measurement Tools”
Pat Kersey, AAP Member

“Public/Academic Collaborations” – Panel Discussion
Robert L. Bank, M.D.
Medical Director – Department of Mental Health
Deborah Blalock, LPC, LPCS
Charleston Mental Health Center

“Strategies to Consider in Developing a Child Forensic Services Program”
Manisha Punwani, M.D.
Assistant Professor and Residency Training Director
Department of Psychiatry
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

“Where to Go with the 2011 Benchmarking Results”
Janet Namini, AAP Member