May 17, 2017
New York - 

Physicians and leaders from NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine will attend the 2017 American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting in San Diego, CA from May 20 – 24.

NewYork-Presbyterian, in collaboration with its affiliated medical schools, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, is the No. 3 hospital in the nation for psychiatry, according to U.S. News & World Report. The hospital has consistently ranked among the top five hospitals for psychiatry over the last decade.

Below is a selection of novel research, treatments and policies across the field of psychiatry that will be presented by researchers and physicians from NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine.

For full program information and details on sessions, download the free app on your mobile phone by searching “American Psychiatric Association Meetings.”

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Saturday, May 20

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM – 28E
Too Much of a Good Thing: How Historic Survival Traits Are Now Killing Us
Lee Goldman M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM – 31C
The Dilemma of Antipsychotic Drugs: When to Start and When to Stop
Lisa Dixon M.D., M.P.H. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM – 25A
Paving the Way to Improving Global Mental Health in High- and Low-Resource Countries
Milton Wainberg M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Annika Sweetland Dr.P.H., M.S.W. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Francine Cournos M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Global, Political and Social Issues

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM – 30B
Advances in Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Eve Caligor, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Robert Michels, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Primary Topic: Psychotherapy

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM – 33A
New Horizons in Tardive Dyskinesia Research
Jeffrey Lieberman M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Psychopharmacology

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM – 8
Eating Disorders and Obesity Management for the General Psychiatrist
B. Timothy Walsh M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Evelyn Attia M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center
Deborah Glasofer Ph.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Laurel Mayer M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Janet Schebendach Ph.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Eating Disorders

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM – 24A
Meet the Authors: Using Transference-Focused Psychotherapy to Meet the Challenges of Borderline Personality Disorder
Otto F. Kernberg, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Frank E. Yeomans, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Primary Topic: Personality Disorders

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM – 24C
Creating Your Voice: A Guide to Publishing in Psychiatric Services
Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Community Psychiatry

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM – 25A
Understanding and Treating Personality Disorders: A Severity-Guided Psychodynamic Framework
Eve Caligor M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
John Clarkin M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Richard Hersh M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Frank Yeomans M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Primary Topic: Personality Disorders

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM – 28D
Co-Managed Inpatient Care: There Is More Than One Way to Skin a Cat—Case Presentation and Panel Discussion for Med-Psych Inpatient Care
Philip Muskin M.D., M.A. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Integrated and Collaborative Care

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM – 30A
Caring for Trafficked Persons: How Psychiatrists Can Utilize a Collaborative and Innovative Approach to Care for this Vulnerable Population
Vivian Pender, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Primary Topic: Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders (PTSD)

5:15 PM - 6:45 PM – Ballroom 20A
Schumann, Bipolar Disorder and the Creative Process
Richard Kogan M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Primary Topic: Bipolar and Related Disorders

Sunday, May 21

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM – 24A
What Can the Clinician Learn From Research to Improve Suicide Prevention
J. John Mann M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Suicide and Risk Evaluation

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM – 31A
Children of Psychiatrists: 20th Anniversary
Anna K. Costakis, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM – 29A
The Goldwater Rule: Pro and Con
Paul Appelbaum M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Ethics

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM – 25A
Personality and Syndrome Disorders: It Is All in How You Look at It
Michael First M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Personality Disorders

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM – 3
Integrating Neuroscience into the Clinical Practice of Psychiatry
Melissa Arbuckle M.D., Ph.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Neuroscience and Genetics

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM – 4
Advances in Pediatric Psychopharmacology
John Walkup, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Primary Topic: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM – 28E
When Love Hurts: Intimidation and Intimacy in Intimate Partner Violence
Mayumi Okuda M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Global, Political and Social Issues

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Psychiatrically Ill, Scared, and Pregnant: Implications of Fear-Driven Avoidance of Psychotropics in Pregnancy
Simriti Chaudrhry, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Leah Susser, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Rapid-Fire Talks: Focus on Women’s Health

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM – 24A
Diversity Issues in Psychotherapy
Deborah Cabaniss M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Qortni Lang, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Elizabeth Auchincloss M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Primary Topic: Psychotherapy

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM – 24B
Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice
Philip Muskin M.D., M.A. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Richard Brown M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Integrative Medicine (CAM)

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM – 26B
Do the Right Thing: A Film Viewing and Discussion
Lloyd Sederer M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Patrice Malone M.D., Ph.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Global, Political and Social Issues

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM – 28A
Update from the Council on Psychiatry and Law
Steven Hoge M.D., M.B.A. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Carl Fisher M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Forensic Psychiatry

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM – 30A
Learning How to Guide Patients Through the Grief Process
Katherine Shear M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders (PTSD)

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM – 29A
Untangling Psychiatric Genetics in Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues
Paul Appelbaum M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Maya Sabatello Ph.D., LL.B – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Ethics

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM – 25A
The Role of the General Psychiatrist in the Management of Patients with Pain
Alla Landa, Ph.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Pain Management

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM – 33B
The Evolution of Forensic Psychiatry: A Tribute to Its Founders, Developers, Teachers, and Practitioners
David Lowenthal M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Forensic Psychiatry

Monday, May 22

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM – 28A
Psychiatry in the Courts: The APA Confronts Legal Issues of Concern to the Field
Paul Appelbaum M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Forensic Psychiatry

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM – 33B
Living Foods That Together Strengthen and Build Support for the Peripheral Nervous System, Consequently Building Health of Both the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems
Philip Muskin M.D., M.A. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Drew Ramsey M.D.– NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Wellness

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM – 29C
Geriatric Life Transitions: New Challenges for Older Adults
Katherine Shear M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Geriatric Psychiatry

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM – 31B
When a Resident Dies: Responding and Communicating About Physician Suicide
Laurel Mayer M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Melissa Arbuckle M.D., Ph.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Matthew Goldman M.D., M.S. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Suicide and Risk Evaluation

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM – 28D
Advances in Research and Programs Reducing Psychiatric Service Demand
Herbert Pardes M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian
Francis Lee M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
J. John Mann M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Prevention

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM – 25A
Contemporary Practical Challenges in the Management of Borderline Personality Disorder
Richard Hersh M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Personality Disorders

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM – 28C
A Novel Approach for Delirium Prevention, Prediction, Screening, and Treatment: New Medications, Machine Learning and a Newly Developed EEG Device
Philip Muskin M.D., M.A. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Psychosomatic Medicine

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM – 30D
Special Topics in Women's Mental Health: Beyond the Perinatal Period
Elizabeth Fitelson M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Mayumi Okuda M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Women's Health

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM – 8
Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Psychiatrists: A DBT Toolkit for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder
Beth Brodsky Ph.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Barbara Stanley, Ph.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Psychotherapy

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM – NEW RESEARCH POSTER SESSION
POSTER 1: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Common Medications Prescribed for Depression in Cerebral Palsy – Are we ignoring an already neglected population?
POSTER 2: Prevalence of Psychotropic Use in the Cerebral Palsy Population According to Level of Motor Function
Daniel Linhares M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM – 32A
Special Populations on Inpatient Psychiatry Units: Pregnant Patients, VIP Patients and “Palliative” Psychiatric Cases
Benjamin Brody, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Julie Penzner M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Primary Topic: Treatment (other non-pharmacological)

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM – 28C
A Training Course Curriculum for Psychiatrists: High-Value Care
Melissa Arbuckle M.D., Ph.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Residents, Fellows, and Medical Students

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM – 29C
Meet the Authors: Learning DSM-5 by Case Example
Michael First M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Andrew Skodol M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Diagnosis/Assessment

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM – 30A
Treating Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Lessons Learned from an Integrated Model of Services That Can Inform Best Practices
Mayumi Okuda M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Elizabeth Fitelson M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Rosa Regincos L.C.S.W. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Obianuju "Uju" Obi Berry M.D., M.P.H. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders (PTSD)
Model of Services That Can Inform Best Practices

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM – 29B
Patient-Targeted Googling: Oh! What a Tangled Web We Weave, When First We Practice to Deceive
Paul Appelbaum M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Liliya Gershengoren M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Topic: Practice Management

Tuesday, May 23

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM – 33C
Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind
George Makari M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Topic: Psychoanalysis

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM – 30A
Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight
Lloyd Sederer M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Lisa Dixon M.D., M.P.H. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Jeffrey Lieberman M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Prevention

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM – 30B
Demystifying Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Deborah Cabaniss M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Otto Kernberg M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Barbara Milrod, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Catherine Monk Ph.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Psychotherapy

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM – 30C
Moving Beyond Colorblindness: Clinical Encounters Painted by the Sociocultural Contexts of Racial and Ethnic Minorities Reduce Disparities of Care
Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Diversity and Health Equity

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM – 25B
The Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment and Behavioral Strategies to Treat Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders
Patrice Malone M.D., Ph.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Addiction Psychiatry

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM – NEW RESEARCH POSTER SESSION
POSTER: A 25-Year-Old Male with Autism and Catatonia: A Case Report
Nina Tioleco, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM – 2
Understanding and Treating Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Frank E. Yeomans, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Otto F. Kernberg, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Eve Caligor, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Personality Disorders

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM – 29B
Are You a Sitting Duck Online? What You Can (and Can’t or Shouldn’t) Do About—and Avoid in the First Place—Negative Reviews by Patients
Paul Appelbaum M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Technology (EHR, Telepsychiatry, Apps)

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM – 25B
Probability, Impulsivity, Sensation, and Distortion: The Many Faces of Gambling Disorder from Studying Animals to Treating Humans
Mayumi Okuda M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Katherine Nautiyal Ph.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Addiction Psychiatry

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM – 28B
How to Develop a New Cultural Formulation Supplementary Module for the DSM-5: Military Culture Leads the Way
Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, M.D. -NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Ravi DeSilva, M.D., M.A. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Academic Psychiatry

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM – 29B
The United Nations, the APA's NGO Status and Current International Crises: What Can APA Members Do?
Vivian Pender M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Primary Topic: International Collaborations

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM – 31A
Meet the Author: DSM-5 Casebook and Treatment Guide for Child Mental Health
John Walkup, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Topic: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM – Ballroom 20BC
Treatment Lab: To Treat or Not to Treat
Philip Muskin M.D., M.A. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Community Psychiatry

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM – Ballroom 6DE
MindGames Competition (Columbia Residents Team)
Wei-Li Chang, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Anthony Zoghbi M.D. (team captain) – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Joel Bernanke, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Wednesday, May 24

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM – 28B
The National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative: Planning for the Future of Psychiatry
Ronald Winchel M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Melissa Arbuckle M.D., Ph.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Academic Psychiatry

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM – 26A
Is Depression Ever “End-Stage?” If So, What Are the Implications?
Paul Appelbaum M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Ethics

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM – 28C
The Role of Psychiatrists in Palliative Care
Jon Levenson M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Psychosomatic Medicine

8:00 AM - 11:00 PM – 24B
Current Issues in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
John Walkup, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Topic: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM – 25A
Advances in Marijuana and Mental Health
Michael Compton M.D., M.P.H. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Arthur Robin Williams M.D., M.B.E. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Addiction Psychiatry

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM – 29B
From Extreme Environments to Therapeutic Landscapes: Race, Psychiatry and the Legacy of Chester Pierce
Mindy Fullilove M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Diversity and Health Equity

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM – 29A
Making a Parody of Parity? An Update on the Battle for Equitable Mental Health Care Coverage
Daniel Knoepflmacher, M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
Topic: Practice Management

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM – 29A
The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care
Paul Appelbaum M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Ethics

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM – 24C
Psychiatric Services Gold Star Paper: “Isn’t It Time to Change Usual Care to Measurement-Based Care?"
Lisa Dixon M.D., M.P.H. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Quality and Outcome Studies

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM – 24A
Cannabis Use Disorders: Management, Emerging Issues, and Best Practices for the General Psychiatrist
Christina Brezing M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Frances Levin M.D. – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Primary Topic: Addiction Psychiatry

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