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UPMC-Affiliated Physicians and Researchers Present at the 2018 American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

May 4, 2018

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) will host the 2018 Annual Meeting in New York City from May 5 to 9. UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh will be well-represented in poster presentations, panels, case studies, awards, and educational discussions. Some of these presentations include:


Sunday, May 6


The National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative (NNCI): Integrating Neuroscience into the Clinical Practice of Psychiatry—a Practicum

Michael John Travis, M.B.B.S.

12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Rooms 3D02/11, Third Level, Javits Center


Monday, May 7


Eating Disorders in Obesity and Bariatric Surgery: Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention Council on Consultation

Wynne Lundblad, MD

8 – 11 a.m.

Belasco/Broadhurst, Fifth Floor, Marriott Marquis New York


Integrating Addiction Treatment into Primary Care: Opportunities for Psychiatrists

Hector Colon-Rivera, MD

1 – 2:30 p.m.

Room 1E17, First Level, Javits Center


Neuroscience-Based Nomenclature (NbN) for Psychotropic Drugs: Progress Report and Future Plans

Michael John Travis, M.B.B.S.

1 – 4 p.m.

Rooms 1A21/22, First Level, Javits Center


Building a Network of Future Leaders in Organized Psychiatry #mentorshipgoals

Hector Colon-Rivera, MD

3 – 4:30 p.m.

Rooms 1A15-18, First Level, Javits Center


The Gun Talk: How to Have Effective and Meaningful Conversations with Patients and Families About Firearms

Jack Rozel, MD

3 – 4:30 p.m.

Room 1E11, First Level, Javits Center


Tuesday, May 8


Readmission and Reimbursement in a Time of Cutbacks 

Jack Rozel, MD

8 – 11 a.m.

Rooms 1A01/02, First Level, Javits Center


A Multi-Country Program Without Walls for Mental Health Research Training: 25 Years Old and Counting

Vishwajit L. Nimgaonkar, MD, PhD

8 – 11 a.m.

Rooms 1D03/04, First Level, Javits Center



Wednesday, May 9


Stimulant Misuse Among High School and College Students: Strategies for Prevention, Screening, and Treatment

Hector Colon-Rivera, MD

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Room 1E10, First Level, Javits Center