Psych Congress: Preview of the 30th Annual Meeting

The Psych Congress's mission is to connect professionals representing all aspects of mental health treatment.

The 30th Annual Psych Congress, a continuing education conference for advancing psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and wellness, will take place from September 16, 2017, to September 19, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Psychiatry Advisor will provide live coverage of the research being presented, as well as educational and informational sessions.

The Psych Congress provides mental health professionals — including psychiatrists, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, and primary care physicians — with opportunities for collaboration and education presented by experts in mental health to improve clinical practice and ultimately patient outcomes.

The Congress will cover such therapeutic areas as schizophrenia, depression, suicide, bipolar disorder, addiction, Alzheimer’s disease, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Sessions on the first day will include “Relishing the Past and Welcoming the Future: Examining Psychiatry’s Recent and Future Breakthroughs,” led by Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, and Charles Raison, MD; “Solving Clinical Challenges in Major Depression,” led by Michael E. Thase, MD; “Suicide Risk Assessment and Malpractice Prevention,” led by Phillip J. Resnick, MD; and “Has Asperger’s Disorder Died?,” led by Doris Greenberg, MD.

Violinist and public speaker Vijay Gupta will be a featured speaker on Saturday. His session, “Connecting Music to Mental Health,” will illustrate his mission of advocacy for neurobiology and mental health issues.

On Sunday, September 17, prominent author and advocate Temple Grandin, PhD, will be a featured speaker. In her session, “My Path Through Life With Autism,” she will share her experiences as an individual on the autism spectrum disorder and how her perspective enabled her contributions to the world of animal science and livestock.

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Other presentations on Sunday, September 17, include “Postpartum Mood Disorders,” led by Marlene Freeman, MD; “Connected Health Technologies and Mobile Apps for Mental Health,” led by Steven Chan, MD, MBA; and “Optimizing Treatment in Schizophrenia: An Update,” led by Christoph Correll, MD. Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH, will lead a session on Monday, September 18 on the subject of “Weight Gain and Metabolic Abnormalities in Patients With Schizophrenia.”

Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH, will be the final featured speaker, with his session on Monday, September 18, titled “Reexamining ‘Depression’ and Antidepressants: A New Approach.”

Visit our 30th Psych Congress meeting page for live coverage from the conference.