2020 Annual Meeting

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Annual Conference 2020: Welcome

Poster recordings and pdf's from the poster session and residency fair can be view here until January 12, 2021: https://amp2020.kontainer.com/login 

Thank you to our Annual Meeting Partner:

Thursday, October 15 (7:00 pm EST) - Saturday, October 17, 2020 (3:30 pm EST)

Location: Online from the comfort of your own location!


Annual Meeting 2020: Speakers

Lisa Brenner, PhD

Dr. Brenner is a Board-Certified Rehabilitation Psychologist, a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Psychiatry, and Neurology at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, and the Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC). Dr. Brenner is the Past President of Division 22 (... Read More

Karlene Cunningham, PhD

Dr. Cunningham received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University. She completed her internship in Behavioral Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Cunningham stayed on to complete an NIH funded postdoctoral fellowship in Adolescent/Young Adult Biobehavioral HIV research. She also completed a second fellowship in Clinical and Community-Based HIV/AIDS... Read More

Howard Haft

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Timothy Harlan, MD

Dr. Harlan practices internal medicine in Washington, DC. His love of food began as a teenager working in the restaurant business. Starting as a dishwasher, he worked his way up to managing his first restaurant by the age of eighteen and owning his first restaurant at twenty-two. After operating Le Petit Café as a chef/owner he closed the restaurant to return to school. Dr. Harlan... Read More

Roger Kathol MD

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Eric Kramer MPH

Eric Kramer, MPH is a 4th year medical student at the State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University and is applying to combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry residency programs this year. He completed his Masters of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2020 with a Certificate in Mental Health Policy, Economics, and Services. His... Read More

Barbara Lopes Cardozo MD, MPH

Dr. Barbara Lopes Cardozo holds a Medical Degree from the University of Amsterdam, a Master’s degree in Public Health from Tulane University, and a specialization in Psychiatry from Louisiana State University. For the last 20 years, she has worked as a psychiatric epidemiologist at the Emergency Response and Recovery branch (ERRB) formerly called the International Emergency and Refugee Health... Read More

Michael Mithoefer, MD

Dr. Mithoefer is a psychiatrist living in Asheville, NC, who, for 25 years, has specialized in experiential therapies for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and is now Senior Medical Director for Medical Affairs, Training and Supervision at MAPS Public Benefit Corporation. He and his wife, Annie, completed the first MAPS-sponsored Phase II clinical trial testing MDMA-assisted psychotherapy... Read More

Noshene Ranjbar

Dr. Noshene Ranjbar is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Integrative Psychiatry Clinic at Banner - UMC South. She serves as Division Chief for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as Training Director for the Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship. Dr. Ranjbar’s interests include... Read More

J.J. Rasimas, MD, PhD

Dr. Rasimas has a Jesuit university background in biochemistry, mathematics, and philosophy. He completed the Medical Scientist Training Program at Penn State University, earning a Ph.D. in chemical biology (2002) and M.D. (2003). After Psychiatry residency training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, he was a clinical fellow at the NIMH, training in Consultation-Liaison psychiatry,... Read More

Marsha Wittink MD

Dr. Wittink is Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine. Her research efforts are driven by her clinical experiences as a primary care physician and hospitalist caring for patients with concomitant medical and mental health needs. She has been awarded grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute... Read More

Mira Zein

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Annual Meeting 2020: Schedule

All time for AMP’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Schedule is Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT) Zone.

*Schedule is subject to change without notice.  

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Live Virtual Poster Session
Friday, October 16, 2020
President’s Welcome ~ Thomas Heinrich, MD
Live Speaker Q&A Session from the pre-recorded presentations
  • 10:00am-10:20am: Interactions Between the Microbiome, Gut, & Brain: Implications for Mental Health ~ Lisa Brenner, Ph.D., ABPP
    • Presentation Objectives:
      • Participant will obtain increased understanding regarding:
        • Research to date regarding inflammation and mental health
        • Modes of interaction between the gut and the brain
        • Potential probiotic interventions aimed at addressing mental health symptoms

  • 10:20am-10:40am: Sola Dosis Facit Venenum: Ketamine and Beyond ~ J.J. Rasimas, MD, PhD
    • Presentation Objectives:
      • Review relevant mechanisms of action of ketamine, MDMA, and other synthetic drugs with therapeutic, toxic, and addictive potential.
      • Garner a framework for considering the mechanistic dose potential of various substances as a way of characterizing their beneficial and harmful roles in psychosomatic medicine

  • 10:40am-11:00am: MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy - An intersection of Pharmacology and Psychotherapy Overview and Results of Clinical Trials - Lessons and Possibilities for the Future ~ Michael Mithoefer, MD
    • Presentation Objectives:
      • Understand the rationale for studying drug-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD
      • Describe experimental treatments for PTSD using MDMA that are in Phase 3 trials
      • Describe the risks and side effects of MDMA
      • Understand the therapeutic approach used in MDMA research
      • Discuss the implications this research could have on the future of psychiatric treatments

  • 11:20am-11:40amThe Added Value Med-Psych Units bring to Academic Hospitals: Leveraging Data for the Future Work Force ~ Marsha Wittink, MD, Eric Kramer, MPH, Roger Kathol, MD, Ashley Ellison, MD, Aubrey Chan, MD, PhD
    • Presentation Overview: With the advent of value-based care, there is a renewed attention to patients with concomitant psychiatric and medical needs, who are some of the highest utilizers of the medical system. Integrated Med-Psych units (MPUs), also known as complexity intervention units (CIUs), have been shown to reduce costs, decrease lengths of stay, and reduce readmissions, yet MPUs are still relatively unknown. In fact, there is little information available on how many MPUs exist in the United States. At the 2019 AMP meeting, a new Med-Psych Unit special interest group was convened and a consortium of MPUs was developed in order to share data on processes and outcomes. This symposium will include 4 presentations that will cover: 
    • Med-Psych Units in the US, Where Have We Been? - Roger Kathol, MD
    • Med-Psych Units in the US, What Do We Know? - Ashley Ellison, MD
    • An In-depth Description and Comparison of 4 Med-Psych Units in the US - Aubrey Chan MD, PhD
    • The Added Value Med-Psych Units bring to Academic Hospitals: Leveraging Data for the Future Work Force - Marsha Wittink, MD, MBE and Erik Kramer, MPH

  • 11:40am-12:00pm: Mind-Body Medicine: Science and Practice – Noshene Ranjbar, MD
    • Understanding the science, literature, and practice of the heeling journey and reconnect the aspects of the mind body disconnect .

  • 12:00pm-12:20pm: Pain Has No Color...Or Does It? ~ Karlene Cunningham, PhD
    • Presentation Objectives:
      • Describe racial, ethnic, and gender disparities in pain assessment and treatment
      • Understand how implicit bias and structural racism contribute to these disparities and how to identify when they are occurring in a clinical situation
      • Develop strategies for discussing race, ethnicity, and gender in the clinical setting
Culinary Medicine
Innovative Models for Integrated Care: Moderated by Lawson Wulsin, MD
  • 2:00pm-2:25pmStatewide Implementation of SBIRT and MAT into Maryland’s Primary Care Program – Howard Haft, MD & Eric Kramer, MPH

  • 2:30pm-2:55pm: Lifeguarding the Big Pool – Gregory Brown, MD

  • 3:00pm-3:25pm: Medical and Psychiatric Outcome of a Co-Management Clinic in an Urban Academic Safety Net Primary Care Center – Tamara Haynes, MD

  • 3:30pm-3:55pm: AN Inception Model of Integrated Behavioral Health: Nesting different IBH Models with the Collaborative Care Model – Mira Zein, MD
Combined Training: The Who, What, When and Where
Kanwar Kaleka, MD

Learn about what combined residency programs are, where they are located, and if it might be a good fit for you.

Saturday, October 17, 2020
Medical Student Round Table Talks

Virtually sit with other medical students as dual-boarded physicians rotate to your table answering your questions and sharing about their combined journey and career.

Medical Student Session – The 411 on Virtually Applying for Residency and Interviewing
Ashlin Szalanski, MD, Darshana Bhattacharyya, MD, Kurt Wall, MD, and Joy Jones, MD

Obtain expert advice about what to expect and how to best prepare for combined program interviews with advice regarding virtual interviews in the midst of COVID.

Resident Session - Early Career Psychiatrist Panel
Jeremy DeMartini, MD, Kanwar Kaleka, MD, Rachel Kishton, MD & Sarah Oros, MD
  • Jeremy DeMartini (IMP, UCD)
  • Kanwar Kaleka (FMP, UCSD)
  • Rachel Kishton (FMP, UC)
  • Sarah Oros (IMP, MUSC)
Residency Fair

eposter platform - Virtually meet and greet the program directors and residents from combined trained programs.

Programs participating:

  • Charleston Area Medical Center/West Virginia University Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program
  • Duke University Hospital Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program
  • Emory University School of Medicine Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program
  • Medical University of South Carolina Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program
  • National Capitol Consortium Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program
  • UC Davis Family Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program
  • UC Davis Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program
  • UC San Diego Family Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program
  • University of Cincinnati Family Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Family Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program
  • University of Kentucky Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program
  • University of Texas Southwestern Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program
  • Vidant Medical Center/East Carolina University Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program
Vignette Presentations
  • Acute Catatonia due to abrupt clozapine withdrawal in the setting of H1N1 infection Anthony Bianchi, MD, Kansas University Medical Center
  • Please, I Need to Buy Some Gold Coins – Jennifer Lequieu, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • It's (Not) All in Your Head – Laura Ledvora, MD, University of Cincinnati/The Christ Hospital
  • The anxiety current - Ibilah Daniel Terngu, MD, Texas Tech University
  • Diagnostic Challenge of Serotonin Syndrome in the Confused Patient - Rhett Donathan, MD, East Carolina University/Vidant
  • Shaky Delirium - Melissa Ludgate, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Internal Medicine & Psychiatry
  • When ketamine is the only thing that works - Daiysha Smith, MD, Emory University, Internal Medicine & Psychiatry
  • A Case of Respiratory and Psychiatric Distress - Charles Santos, MD, Tulane University, Internal Medicine & Psychiatry
Residency Fair
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