Psychiatric Grand Rounds

This professional education activity supports the Institute's goal of clinical excellence and presents clinically relevant information from a variety of mental health disciplines. Areas of focus include new research and treatments, evidence-based practices, applied psychopharmacology and research on brain structure, and function, and current issues and controversies. In addition, several dates during the year are devoted to The Institute of Living Annual Treatment Update Series.

Grand Rounds is open to the community except on the Thursdays designated as "Case Conferences". These conferences are held approximately 6 times per year, usually on a first Thursday, and are limited to clinicians employed by The Institute of Living and Hartford Hospital and active and consulting Department of Psychiatry medical staff.

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2015 Grand Round Schedule

All presentations are held in the Hartford Room from 12pm-1:15pm unless otherwise noted.The schedule below will include abstracts, learning objectives, and recommended readings for each presentation when available.

Date/Time Speaker & Topic
Mar. 5 POSTPONED due to inclimate weather
“Imaging Drug-Effects in Human Physiology”
Nora Volkow, M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
(Reschedule of 2013 Burlingame Award Lecture)
Abstracts, learning objectives, and recommended readings
Mar. 12 “Grief After Suicide: Finding Hope and Healing”
Jack Jordan, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice
Abstracts, learning objectives, and recommended readings
Mar. 19 National Social Work Month
“Between Black and White: Negotiating Race, Culture, and Difference in Treatment”
Teresa Mendez, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
CT Required CME Credit for Physicians: Cultural Competency
Mar. 26 "The Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone (TRH) HYpothesis of Hoemeostatic Regulation: A Translational Approach to Therapeutic Application"
Andrew Winokur, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Apr. 2
Resident Presentation
"The Psychopharmacology of Violence Prevention"
Scott Walmer, D.O., PGY-IV
Apr. 9 "Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy"
Steven Sandler, M.D., Associate Professor, Albany Medical Center
Apr. 23 Brain Dance Awards
Otto Wahl, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Hartford
Apr. 30
PGY3 Case Conference
May 7 Annie Goodrich Nursing Award Lecture
Linda Schwartz, Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Policy and Planning, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
May 14
“Postpartum Depression: Identification and treatment”
Jeanne Watson Driscoll, PhD, RN, PC, MICA Collaborative
May 21 “Brain Function Informed Intervention for Affect Dysregulation in Early Onset Bipolar Disorder”
Mani Pavuluri M.D., Berger-Colbeth Chair in Child Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago
May 28
Resident Presentation
Title TBD
Heather Forouhar-Graff, M.D., PGYIV
Jun. 4 Resident Presentation
Title TBD
Heather Forouhar-Graff, M.D., PGYIV
Jun. 11 “Mind, Brain and Body in the Healing of Trauma”
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
Medical Director, The Trauma Center, Boston, MA
Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University Medical School