2022 Annual Meeting

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Annual Meeting 2022: Welcome

We are excited to bring you the 2022 Association of Medicine and Psychiatry Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. We look forward to another great meeting in 2022, as we are planning for a great lineup of speakers, research, and networking.

NEW THIS YEAR:  The Residency Fair will be virtual and will be held on September 10, 2022 from 10am-1pm (EST).  There is a separate registration for this event.  Please click on the residency fair tab for more information.  

Come be part of the experience with us. We look forward to your participation at our Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Thursday, September 29 (3pm) - Saturday, October 1, 2022 (5 pm)*

*Please view the schedule tab for the exact times.

The Emory Conference Center Hotel
1615 Clifton Road NE 
Atlanta, Georgia 30329

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Hotel and Travel

2022 Annual Meeting: Hotel and Travel

The Emory Conference Center Hotel
1615 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30329

Our group room rate of $179 expires September 6th!

Reserve your room today!
​Make your reservation online at the following link: https://www.reseze.net/servlet/SendPage?hotelid=1519&skipfirstpage=true&page=207987  OR If you would rather call to make a reservation, dial  (404) 712-6000 M-F from 8am – 3:30pm and ask for the in-house reservations department. Be sure to reference the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry Annual Meeting. 


Parking at the hotel is included with your registration.

Airport Shuttle
Airport Transportation is available from Atlanta Superior Shuttle. Please visit the Atlanta Superior Shuttle website for rate information and reservations. Shuttle service from Airport departs from Ground Transportation Center.

Car Rental
The hotel offers an onsite Enterprise rental car facility. To reserve your car, please call 404-727-8267.

Public Transportation
MARTA serves the Emory Conference Center Hotel. From Hartsfield International Airport take MARTA to the Lindbergh Station. From Lindbergh take the #6 bus directly to the hotel. Visit MARTA. Emory Cliff Busses serve the University Monday through Friday from 5:30 AM until 7 PM. This transportation is complimentary.


2022 Annual Meeting Schedule

Thursday, September 29, 2022
AMP Strategic Planning Meeting ~ for current council members
Registration & Check-in
AMP Committee Meetings

1.  Membership Committee
2.  Early Career Physicians Committee
3.  Research and Scholarly Committee
4.  Global Health Committee
5.  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
6.  Medical Student Committee

Early Career Physicians Mentee/Established Physician Mentor Mentoring Session
12th Annual AMP’d for AMP Dinner (off-site)
off-site location and separate registration
Friday, September 30, 2022
Registration opens
Resident Breakfast Mixer

Includes – PGY4 and PGY5 Combined Residents & Council Members 

President’s Welcome ~ Martha Ward, MD
Updates in TMS
John Onate, MD
SIADH-related Hyponatremia due to Psychotropic Medication
Aaron Pinkhasov, MD
BREAK ~ Visit with Exhibitors
Somatic Symptoms and Mental Health – Measurement and Management
Keynote Speaker ~ Kurt Kroenke, MD, MACP
Lunch & Visit with Exhibitors
Novel Psychopharmacologic Interventions in Oncology (Cannabinoids/Cannabis, Ketamine, MDMA, and Psilocybin)
Christian Bjerre Real, MD, MMCI, FAPA
Resident Vignette Presentations (4)
  • The Quiet Culprit ~ Abigail Clark, MD - Emory Internal Medicine-Psychiatry
  • Agitation and Amnesia: An NFL player and the cumulative burden of neurological disease ~ Luke Mirabelli, MD
  • Occam’s Toothbrush ~ Gregg A. Robbins-Welty, MD, MS - Duke University
  • Silent, Starving and Searching for Answers ~ Grace Breuer, MD
Break & Visit with Exhibitors
Resident Vignette Presentations (4)
  • Undiagnosed Bipolar Disorder Confounding Acute Psychosis during COVID-19 Hospitalization ~ Jason Mathias
  • The Menstrual Cycle and Psychosis ~ Beatrice Nichols, MD
  • Successful Intravenous Immunoglobulin Treatment for Post-Covid Autoimmune Encephalitis ~ Melody Grace Santos
  • Poison Puff ~ Vanessa Costa Einspahr
Annual Business Meeting & Awards
Poster Presentations, Reception and Visit with Exhibitors
Resident & Medical Student Mixer
Off-site TBD
Saturday, October 1, 2022
Resident/Student Speed-dating with Attendings with breakfast
Early Career Physicians Breakfast
Breakfast & Visit with Exhibitors
There is No “I” in Inclusion
Alyson Myers, MD and Vanessa Spearman McCarthy, MD
Street Medicine for People who Use Opioids
Liz Frye, MD, MPH
Break & Visit with Exhibitors
Academic Global Health
James Jackson
Lunch & Caucus Meetings

Caucus Meetings:

  1. Training Directors
  2. Early Career Physician Program
  3. Resident-Fellow Members
  4. Medical Students
  5. Integration of Psychiatry into Primary Care
  6. Med-Psych Consortium 
Innovations in Integrated Care Models ~ Moderator - Virginia O'brien, MD
  • Addiction-PMC Team -An Implementation proposal for model of expanding addiction service delivery in the inpatient setting ~ Allison Smith, MD
  • Complex Care Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Reduce Overutilization of Acute Care Services among Medi-Cal Patients ~ Anastasiya Haponyuk, MD
  • Enhanced Primary Care Improving Health Outcomes for Patients with Serious Mental Illness ~ Jessica Davis, MD
Ketamine: An Exciting New Possibility or Too Good to be True?
Mike Lang, MD & Teresa Long, MD
Closing Session & Raffle Drawings

Annual Meeting 2022: Speakers

Dr. Christian Bjerre Real

Dr. Christian Bjerre Real is psychiatrist and psycho-oncologist. Danish Ecuadorian, Dr. Bjerre Real earned his M.D. at the Catholic University of Guayaquil in Ecuador. He then attended Duke University, where he completed his psychiatry residency, served as chief resident, and obtained a graduate degree in Management and Clinical informatics. He also pursued a clinical and research fellowship... Read More

Liz Frye MD, MPH

Driven by a long-standing desire and commitment to connect deeply with and improve the health of people experiencing extreme poverty, Dr. Frye first began providing street-based psychiatric care in Atlanta, Georgia, USA in 2008 and founded and directed Atlanta’s only street medicine team from 2013-2018. Dr. Frye is the Vice Chair of the Street Medicine Institute and has led its annual... Read More

James Jackson

James was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Carleton College where he majored in Russian. James then returned to Kentucky to complete his medical studies at the University of Kentucky in the global health track. He went on to a combined residency program in family medicine and psychiatry at the University of Iowa, where he participated in a longstanding partnership with... Read More

Mr. Kurt Kroenke MD

Kurt Kroenke, MD, MACP, is a Professor of Medicine at Indiana University and a Research Scientist at Regenstrief Institute. His research focuses on physical and psychological symptoms in medical patients including pain, depression, anxiety, and somatization. He has led or collaborated on more than 15 clinical trials funded by the NIH, VA, PCORI, and other sponsors to improve the care of... Read More

Dr. Michael Lang

Michael Lang was born and raised in Ahoskie, NC and has called Eastern North Carolina home all his life. He graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1995 and came to ECU as a lab technician and post-baccalaureate student. He was admitted to medical school and then joined the combined internal medicine/psychiatry residency in 2002. Upon graduation in 2007 he joined the faculty in the Depts of... Read More

Dr. Teresa Long

Teresa Long completed a BSN at the University of Maryland (WRAIN campus) in 1976 and was active duty in the US Army until 1981. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine, graduating in 1989 and completed an Internal Medicine/Psychiatry residency at the University of Iowa in 1994. She joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 1994 initially focusing on Psychiatric... Read More

Alyson Myers

Dr. Alyson Myers is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine at Montefiore/Albert Einstein in the Bronx. She also is an adjunct Associate Professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Dr. Myers attended the University of Virginia where she majored in French and minored in Chemistry. After college, she... Read More

Dr. John Onate

Originally a music major in college, Dr. John Onate leaned towards pursuing science and biology after his first year. He began to consider medicine as his long-term goal. He felt it would fit with his science acumen and combine well with his broader interests in sociology and anthropology, as well as his desire to work directly with people. Once in medical school and residency, he combined... Read More

Dr. Aaron Pinkhasov

Aaron Pinkhasov, MD is founding Chairman of Behavioral Health Department at NYU Langone Hospital –Long Island and is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at NYU Long Island School of Medicine.
He has completed Combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency program at SUNY-Downstate in Brooklyn, New York in 2000, after which he served as a Chief Resident in Internal... Read More

Vanessa Spearman-McCarthy, M. D.

Dr. E. Vanessa Spearman-McCarthy is the Associate Dean for Learner, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as an Associate Professor with dual appointments in the departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Her clinical duties include 12 years of service as the Medical Director of the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service at Augusta... Read More

Innovative Models for Integrated Care Abstracts
Poster Abstracts
Vignette Abstracts

Annual Meeting 2022: Awards

Click on the following categories to submit award nominations.

Martin Fenton Award
The Martin Fenton Award was established in 1998 to honor Dr. Martin Fenton, a founding member of the AMP, who exemplified the award criteria. He was an internist and psychiatrist who was an outstanding clinician, providing integrated medical and psychiatric care for his patients, as well as, an educator and a leader with a vision for excellence at the interface.

AMP will be selecting an outstanding med/psych resident to receive our 20th award this year. The resident should be in his/her final year of training, in the academic year 2022 – 2023, in a combined internal medicine/psychiatry, family medicine/psychiatry, pediatrics-psychiatry or neurology-psychiatry residency program in the United States. Submission deadline is August 12, 2022.  Click here to apply now.  

ECP Roger Kathol Pioneering Spirit Award
The Roger Kathol Pioneering Spirit Award was established in 2016 to honor Dr. Roger Kathol, a founding member of AMP who exemplified the award criteria. He is an Internist and Psychiatrist who is both innovator and pioneer of the model of integrative care in the inpatient setting. He is an outstanding clinician, providing integrated medical and psychiatric care for his patients, as well as a dynamic educator, astute businessman.

AMP will be selecting an outstanding physician, who demonstrates excellence in integrated care. The physician should be five to ten years out of training from a combined Internal medicine/Psychiatry, Family Medicine/Psychiatry, Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child Psychiatry or Neurology/Psychiatry residency program in the United States. Submission deadline is August 12, 2022. Click here to apply now.  

Student Travel Award
We are very pleased to inform you that this year we will be able to offer three $200 scholarships on a competitive basis to medical students interested in attending the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry Annual Meeting in Atlanta! These awards will be offered on the basis of merit to three students who demonstrate an interest in combined training. The submission deadline is August 12, 2022. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by 8/26/22. Click here to apply now.

Partners / Exhibitors
Our Partners / Exhibitors
AMP'd Dinner
Things to do in Atlanta

Annual Meeting 2022: Things to do in Atlanta

There is a wide variety of local attractions in Atlanta that truly offers something exciting for everyone. 

Must-See Attractions in Atlanta
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Has long been lauded for its famed natural history exhibits.
World of Coca-Cola
Tells the story of this company's fascinating history with numerous exhibits and a tasting room.
The Children's Museum of Atlanta
Offers hands-on activities and exhibits to delight guests of all ages.
The Georgia Aquarium
Allows you to explore the exciting undersea world and meet an array of sea creatures, including a whale shark.


More Local Atlanta Attractions
Emory Point
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
The High Museum of Art 
Fox Theatre
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Site
Atlanta History Center
Philips Arena
Centennial Olympic Park
Underground Atlanta
CNN Center
Georgia Dome
Turner Field
Stone Mountain
Six Flags® Over Georgia