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UPMC Physicians and Researchers to Present at the American Psychiatric Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting

April 29, 2019
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, a part of UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, and the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry will be well-represented at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2019 Annual Meeting, scheduled for May 18-22 in San Francisco, CA. 

The event brings together psychiatric clinicians, researchers, educators, officials, and other behavioral health providers to discuss how to meet the needs of challenging issues facing the community, as well as to explore the future of psychiatry. The theme of APA 2019 is Revitalize Psychiatry: Disrupt, Include, Engage & Innovate, which will provide attendees an opportunity to learn from a multitude of perspectives, discuss key challenges and propose solutions, broaden the collective outlook of the field, and inspire new thinking.
Following is a list of some courses and presentations to be delivered by physicians and researchers from UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry:

Session Title: Addressing Mass Violence in America: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions
Date: Tuesday, May 21
Time: 3:00 PM–4:30 PM
Chair: Joseph John Parks, MD
Presenters: John S. Rozel, MD, Frank Eugene Shelp, MD, Sara Coffey, DO

Session Title: Opioids, Depression and Suicide: A Deadly Trio
Presentation Title: Endogenous Opioid System Dysregulation in Depression: Low-Dose Buprenorphine for Treatment Resistant Depression in Mid and Late-Life
Date: Monday, May 20
Time: 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Chairs: Steven Grant, PhD, Geetha Subramaniam, MD
Presenters: Maria Antonia Oquendo, MD, PhD, Charles Barnet Nemeroff, MD, PhD, Jon-Kar Zubieta, MD, PhD, Jordan Karp, MD, Richard Ries, MD

Session Title: Adaptogenic Herbs: A Promising Adjunctive Treatment in Psychiatric Practice
Date: Wednesday, May 22
Time: 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Presenters: Jessica Gannon, MD, Roy Chengappa, MD

Course Title: Intergenerational Transmission of Anxiety: From Genotype to Phenotype to Treatment
Time: Wednesday May 22 8 am
Presenters: Robyn Thom, Eli Lebowitz, John Walkup, David Rettew, Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD (Discussant)

Session Title: Sustaining Remission of Psychotic Depression: The STOP-PD II Study 
Date: Monday, May 20 
Time: 10:00 AM–11:30 AM  
Chair: Alastair Flint, M.B. 
Presenters: Anthony Joseph Rothschild, MD, Patricia Marino, Ellen M. Whyte, MD, Benoit Henri Mulsant, MD

Session Title: Men’s Mental Health and the Role of Testosterone in Psychiatric Practice
Date: Wednesday May 22 
Time: 8:00 AM
Chair: Justin Smith, MD
Presenters: Pierre Azzam, MD, Ryan Smith, MD, Diana Robinson, MD

Additionally, David A. Lewis, MD, chair, Department of Psychiatry, and Ken Nash, MD, vice chair, Clinical Affairs, will host a breakfast reception on Monday, May 20 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Hotel Zelos San Francisco. Be sure to Wake Up with Western Psych, with featured speakers, James Tew, MD and Gina Perez, MD, as they provide an update on value-based care and telepsychiatry. For more information and to RSVP for the event, please click here