During the institute, Harvey Bluestone, M.D., and Paula Panzer M.D., the chair and vice chair of the institute’s Scientific Program Committee, respectively, responded to the needs and desires of attendees. A special program track on the sequelae of September 11 was initiated. A series of discussion groups was added that included topics around the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD, special populations such as children, the impact on systems of care in this country, and looking out for each other as we help our patients deal with their individual issues. One session dealt with the pressures and prejudices faced by residents and general members who are Arab American or Muslim, or who look like they might be. Speakers at these sessions brought very powerful and poignant examples from their clinical practice, for example, children being afraid or refusing to continue treatment with a Muslim psychiatrist. Others felt the need to de-identify with their heritage and dress because of confrontations both in and out of their work setting. It is clear to me that we as a profession are not doing enough to help our members and our society deal with these complicated and intensely prejudicial issues.