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
“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
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
Abstracts, learning objectives, and recommended readings
May 27 Wednesday Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow Series
"Infant Mental Health and the Role of Psychiatry with the 0-5 years old Population."
Jennifer Zajac, D.O., MS
Abstracts, learning objectives, and recommended readings
May 28
Resident Presentation
“Speaking In the Sand: Exploring Play Therapy in Adults”
Sara Sala, M.D., PGY IV Resident
Abstracts, learning objectives, and recommended readings
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