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
Jan. 28 Title: Grief Therapy After Suicide Loss: New Developments from Thanatology
Speaker: Dr.John Jordan Ph. D., Private Practice, Pawtucket, RI
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Feb. 4 Title: Treatment and Prevention of Pediatric Anxiety Disorders
Speaker: Golda Ginsburg, Ph.D. Professor, Psychiatry University of Connecticut
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Feb. 11 Title: The Convergence of Technology and Psychiatry: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Major Depression and other Brain Disorders
Speaker: Professor Linda Carpenter R.I- Professor of psychiatry and Human Behavior
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Feb. 18 Title: Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind
Speaker: George Makari – Professor of Psychiatry at Wiel Cornell Medical College
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Feb. 25 Title: TBA
Speaker: TBA
Mar. 3 Title: TBA
Speaker: National Social Work Week
Mar. 10
Title: TBA
Speaker: TBA
Mar. 17
Title: TBA
Speaker: Kevin M. Antshel, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology Director, Clinical Psychology Program, Syracuse University
Mar. 24
Title: TBA
Speaker: Michal Assaf, Institute of Living
Mar. 31 Title: Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma
Speaker: Dr. Rachel Yehuda PhD
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Apr. 7
Title: TBA
Speaker: Dr. Kim Brownell, Institute of Living
Apr. 14 Title: TBA
Speaker: Charles Nemeroff, M.D., PhD
Apr. 21 Title: TBA
Speaker: Vinod Srihari, MD- Yale Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale, Director, of their Psychosis Program at CMHC and Associate Program Director, Psychiatry Residency Training as well as Director of the young adult psychosis/first episode schizophrenia STEP Program at Yale.
Apr. 28 Title: TBA
Speaker: Dr. Barbara Coffey, Mount Sinai, NY
May 5 Title: TBA
Speaker: TBA / PG3 OPD
May 12 NURSES WEEK
Title: Relevance of Care
Speaker: Dr. Madeln Baranoski
May 19 Title: TBA
Speaker: Rachel Gow NIH
May 26 NO GRAND ROUNDS
Jun. 9 GRAND ROUNDS CONCLUDES