Conferences and Presentations

Susan McCarthy, MD, Assistant Professor and Clerkship Director, along with Serena Sherrell, Medical Student & Forensic Fellowship Administrator were joined by Kate Walia, MD Clerkship Director at SUNY and Katie Stuenzi, Clerkship Administrator at SUNY to give a group presentation at the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) annual meeting in June. The title of their presentation was, The Role of the Clerkship Team in Faculty Development, Recruitment and Retention: Programs in Transition. 

Lucien Gonzalez, MD, Assistant Professor, gave the Julia Berg Memorial Lecture on Adolescent Mental Health at the "Topics and Advances in Pediatrics" conference that was held on June 1 & 2, 2017. 

Rana Elmaghraby, MD, a PGY-1 resident, presented her poster, “Pokemon God and Psychosis: Bringing Augmented Reality to the Forefront,” at the 16th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research in San Diego, March 24-28, 2017

Katharine Nelson, MD, Assistant Professor, presented on the topic of Phamacotherapies for Personality Disorders at the 107th Annual Meeting of the American PsychoPathological Association March 2-4, 2017 in New York. The theme for the 2017 meeting is: Personality and Personality Disorders: Foundations of Pathology, Pathways to Health.

Rana Elmaghraby, MD

Rana Elmaghraby, MD, a PGY-1 resident, presented two posters at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2017 annual meeting, which was held in San Diego May 20-24, 2017. One of her posters was titled, “Pokemon God and Psychosis: Bringing Augmented Reality to the Forefront” and discusses utilizing augmented reality for young patients with first episode psychosis as a means of therapeutic behavioral activation.

Nathan Schreiner

Nathan Scheiner, who is a medical student, was supported by the Department of Psychiatry Nissen funds to attend the APA conference based on his poster entitled, "A Case of PTSD and Suicide Attempt Post-Transplant: Role of Interventional Psychotherapy".

Lucien Gonzalez, MD, Assistant Professor gave a grand rounds presentation on the topic of substance use in children and adolescents at Children's Minnesota on February 23, 2017.

Sheila Specker, MD, Associate Professor was invited to participate in a White House Symposium on the advancement of addiction medicine education- with fellowships leading the way.

This was a high level policy meeting driven by 8 federal agencies, 20+ deans, ACGME, AAMC, Specialty Board directors, philanthropy, Addiction Medicine Foundation and Fellowship Program Directors. Dr. Specker's role as addiction fellowship director was as the facilitator of a break out group.

Dr. Specker informs us that most of the fellowships are dealing with the same issues: funding being a key one. One "next step" identified is pursuing all avenues and encouraging federal recognition and problem solving in this area. The conference was sponsored by ONDCP (drug control policy) and AMF. All the directors of key agencies were speakers and strong supporters of the fellowships (NIDA, NIAAA, ONDCP, etc).

Video recordings of the symposium can be found at the White House website.

Lucien Gonzalez, MD, Assistant Professor, presented on several topics at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition held October 22-25 in San Francisco.

Topics included:
- Urine Drug Testing: What Every Pediatrician Needs to Know
- Youth Opioid Addiction: A Part of Your Practice, So What Should You Know?
- Youth Opioid: Highway to Heroin? Opiates and Other Prescriptions After Musculoskeletal Injuries