APA President John Oldham, M.D.’s theme is “Integrated Care,” and this year’s annual meeting promises to cap off an exciting year by showcasing the experts and innovations in this rapidly developing field. Described as models of collaboration with primary care to improve outcomes, integrated care runs along a continuum that includes assisting primary care providers in bringing effective mental health services into primary care settings and partnering with primary care colleagues to bring much-needed primary care services to individuals with mental illnesses. The outcome of this partnership is to “improve lives and lifespans,” as Steven Sharfstein, M.D., CEO of the Sheppard Pratt Health System, recently stated in an editorial in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
The lineup for the track is impressive, with experts filling the scientific program with more than 20 presentations to inform and educate members interested in this rapidly developing subspecialty area. Please see the final program for dates, times, and locations. For additional information or a final copy of the Integrated Care Track, contact Lori Raney, M.D., chair of the APA Work Group on Integrated Care, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, MAY 5
Symposium: Financing Sustainable Interdisciplinary Care in Psychiatric and General Medical Settings
Chair: Roger Kathol, M.D.; Anita Everett, M.D., Benjamin Druss, M.D., Stephen Melek
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Course: The Integration of Primary Care and Behavioral Health: Practical Skills for the Consulting Psychiatrist (additional registration fee required)
Chair: Lori Raney, M.D.; Jurgen Unutzer, M.D., Anna Ratzliff, M.D., John Kern, M.D.
SUNDAY, MAY 6
8 a.m.-11 a.m.
Symposium: Current Models of Collaborative Care
Chair: Amy Brodkey, M.D.; Lawrence Real, M.D., Patricia Allred, M.D., Jurgen Unutzer, M.D.
2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Forum: The Future is Now: The Evolving Role of Psychiatry in the Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care
Chair: Lori Raney, M.D.; Wayne Katon, M.D., Roger Kathol, M.D., Benjamin Druss, M.D., Jurgen Unutzer, M.D.
MONDAY, MAY 7
Symposium: Inventing the Neck: Connecting the Body, Mind, and World From the Top Down and the Bottom Up
Chair: Kenneth Thompson, M.D.; Jeff Brenner, M.D., Keith Kanel, M.D., Marshall Lewis, M.D., Lisa St. George, M.S.W., Howard King, M.D.
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Seminar: Integrating Mental Health Services With Primary Care Setting: Effective Strategies and Practical Tips
Chair: Nick Kates, M.B.B.S.; Benjamin Miller, Ph.D.
2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Symposium: Integrating Primary Care, Mental Health and Public Health: European and American Perspectives
Chairs: Eliot Sorel, M.D., Igor Svad, M.D., Ph.D.; Frank deGruy, M.D., Dinesh Bhugra, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Ph.D.
Presidential Symposium: New Approaches to Integration of Mental Health and Medical Health Services
Chairs: Wayne Katon, M.D., Jurgen Unutzer, M.D.; Benjamin Druss, M.D., Charles Engel, M.D., Mark Williams, M.D., Douglas Zatzick, M.D.
TUESDAY, MAY 8
9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Workshop: Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration: Roles of the Key Team Members
Chair: Lori Raney, M.D.; Frank deGruy, M.D., Benjamin Miller, Ph.D.
Symposium: Integrated Care and the Future of Psychiatry: Teaching Residents and Fellows to Work at the Interface of Mental Health and Primary Care
Chairs: Deborah Cowley, M.D., Robert McCarron, D.O.; Marshall Forstein, M.D., Robert Joseph, M.D., Emily Frosch, M.D., Kristen Snyder, M.D., Jaesu Han, M.D., Anna Ratzliff, M.D.
3:30 p.m.-5 p.m
Workshop: Integrating Psychiatric and General Medical Care: Military and Civilian Models
Chairs: Sheila Gray, M.D., Stephen Scheiber, M.D.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
Workshop: Roles for Psychiatrists in Integrated Care
American Association of Community Psychiatrists; Chair: David Pollack, M.D.; Lori Raney, M.D., Eric Vanderlip. M.D.,
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Workshop: Real World Implementation of Integrated Care Programs: Four Perspectives
Chair: Anna Ratzliff, M.D.; Jurgen Unutzer, M.D.
1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.
Workshop: Integrated Physical and Mental Condition Case Management
Chair: Roger Kathol, M.D.; Lori Raney, M.D.
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