APA Spring Highlights Meeting 2020


Thank you for joining us for the 2020 Spring Highlights meeting!
Saturday, April 25 - Sunday, April 26.

Recordings and slide downloads for all presentations are now available below.


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Saturday, April 25, 2020
Noon - 12:45 p.m. ET Opening Session |  Watch Recording
Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A.
CEO and Medical Director, APA
Bruce Schwartz, M.D.
President, APA
Jeffrey Geller, M.D., M.P.H.
President-elect, APA
12:45 - 1:30 p.m. ET Physician Leadership During Times of Crisis
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Patrice Harris, M.D.
President, American Medical Association
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1:30 - 2:15 p.m. ET The NIMH: Programs, Priorities and Plans
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Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Institute of Mental Health
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2:15 - 3:00 p.m. ET Substance Use Disorders in Perinatal Women
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Kimberly Yonkers, M.D.
Director, Psychological Medicine and Center for Wellbeing of Women and Mothers, Yale School of Medicine
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3:00 - 3:45 p.m. ET Federal Initiatives to Address Substance Use and Mental Disorders: An Update from SAMHSA
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Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz
Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D.
Assistant Secretary, Mental Health and Substance Use, SAMHSA
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3:45 - 4:30 p.m. ET Crisis Hotlines are Key to Transforming Care Delivery
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Kimberly Williams
President and CEO, Vibrant Emotional Health
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4:30 - 5:15 p.m. ET Preparing for a Marathon: Healthcare Worker & Organizational Sustainment During COVID-19
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Joshua C. Morganstein, M.D.
Chair, Committee on the Psychiatric Dimensions of Disaster, APA
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Sunday, April 26, 2020
Noon – 12:45 p.m. ET Expansion of Psychiatric Practice Through Telepsychiatry During the COVID-19 Era
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Avrim Fishkind, M.D.
CEO/Consultant, Emergency Psychiatry and Psychiatric Emergency Services Design, Empathic Soul Health
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12:45 – 1:30 p.m. ET NIAAA 50th Anniversary—Alcohol Use Disorder: The Brain, the Pain, and Alleviating the Shame
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George F. Koob, Ph.D.
Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
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1:35 – 2:20 p.m. ET The Role of Synaptic Autoantibodies in Psychiatric Disease
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Josep Dalmau, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies, University of Barcelona
Adjunct Professor of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania

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2:20 – 3:05 p.m. ET

Narcissistic Pathology of Love Relations
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Otto Kernberg, M.D., F.A.P.A.
Director, Personality Disorders Institute
The New York Presbyterian Hospital and Westchester Division Professor of Psychiatry, Cornell University

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3:10 – 3:55 p.m. ET Black and Gay: A Historical Perspective of Black Gay Men
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Billy Jones, M.D.
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, NYU Langone Health
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3:55 – 4:40 p.m. ET Opportunities and Challenges in Addiction Research
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Nora D. Volkow, M.D.
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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4:40 – 4:55 p.m. ET Closing Remarks and Adjournment
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Bruce Schwartz, M.D.
President, APA
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET APA Annual Business Meeting

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Fees and Funding acknowledgement: There is no cost to attend this event or to earn CME credit. APA is making this meeting available to its members as a benefit of APA membership. For ABPN diplomates, access to this program was supported through an unrestricted grant from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.



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