Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Don't Miss Your Chance to Hear Lectures From National Experts

There is still time to make plans to attend the APA Institute on Psychiatric Services (IPS) October 30 to November 2 in San Francisco and take advantage of a program that will explore in depth critical topics in mental health care today. One of the highlights will be a forum on Thursday, October 30 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., devoted to issues affecting the mental well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals.

Titled "Achieving Wellness in the LGBT Community: Mind, Body, and Spirit," the free forum will be open to the community and features a keynote address by Darlene Nipper, deputy executive director to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Among the roster of speakers and panelists are Annelle Primm, M.D., M.P.H., deputy medical director of APA; Dan Karasic, M.D., a clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Robert Cabaj, M.D., medical director of San Mateo Behavioral Health and Recovery Services; Dr. Jei Africa, health equity initiatives director of San Mateo Behavioral Health and Recovery Services; Jamison Green, Ph.D., president of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health; and Lori Thoemmes, L.M.F.T., director of the UCSF Alliance Health Project. The forum is being organized by the APA Division of Diversity and Health Equity.

The IPS program will also feature lectures by some of the mental health field's nationally recognized experts who will address critical issues in patient care and psychiatric practice. The impressive lineup includes Howard Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., on "Implementing First-Episode Psychosis Services: Policy Issues," Tanya Luhrmann, Ph.D., on "Hearing Voices in Three Cultures: A Comparison With Implications for Recovery," Charles Marmar, M.D., on "How Biomarkers for PTSD Will Advance Diagnosis and Treatment," David Pollack, M.D., on "Doin' the Community Waltz: A Saging and Raging Trip With the Walts: i.e., Whitman to White (With Visits to Kelly and Cronkite on the Way)," and Altha Stewart, M.D., on "Blacks and American Psychiatry: After 170 Years of APA and 50 Years of Civil Rights, What's Next?"

Click here to learn more about IPS program highlights and registration information.


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