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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2015-16 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
Oct. 1 GRAND ROUNDS KICK OFF
Title: Zero Suicide Initiative: Can Suicide Be A Never Event?
Speaker: Ellen W. Blair, APRN, PMHCNS Clinical/Academic, Director of Nursing
Oct. 15 Title: TBA
Speaker: Godfrey Pearlson M.D. Dir. Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, IOL/Hartford Hospital
Oct. 22 2015 Burlingame Award Recipient David A. Brent, M.D.
Title: Why Does Suicidal Behavior run in families?
Speaker: BURLINGAME AWARD Recipient David A. Brent M.D., Academic Chief Department: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Oct. 29 2013 Rescheduled Burlingame Award Recipient Lecture
Title: “Imaging Drug-Effects in Human Physiology”
Speaker: 2013 Burlingame Award Recipient Nora Volkow, M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Nov. 5 Title: TBA
Speaker: Dr. Anne Black – Yale New Haven
Nov. 12 Title: TBA
Speaker: Seddon Savage M.D. Dartmouth Center on Addiction, Recovery & Education
Nov. 19 Title: Imaging Drug-Effects in Human Physiology
Speaker: Nora Volkow M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Nov. 26 NO GRAND ROUNDS - Thanksgiving
Dec. 10 Title: "The glamour of Arabic numbers”: Pliny Earle's Challenge to Nineteenth-Century Psychiatry”
Speaker: Lawrence Goodheart Ph.D. Professor of History, University of Connecticut
Dec. 24 NO GRAND ROUNDS - Christmas
Dec. 31 NO GRAND ROUNDS - New Year's Eve
Apr. 14 Title: TBA
Speaker: Charles Nemeroff M.D. PhD
Apr. 28 Title: TBA
Speaker: Barbara J. Coffey, M.D.M.S. Chief, Tics and Tourette’s Clinical and Research Program Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Jun. 9 GRAND ROUNDS CONCLUDES