2020 Annual Meeting

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Annual Meeting 2020: Welcome

We are excited to bring you the 2020 Association of Medicine and Psychiatry Virtual Annual Meeting. Thank you for being patient with us as we were transforming our in-person meeting to a virtual platform.  

Come be part of the VIRTUAL experience with us. 

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

Location: Online from the comfort of your own location!

2020 Annual Meeting Pricing:


Now - September 30, 2020
Thursday - Saturday
Physician Member $200
Physician Non-Member $425
Early Career Member $100
Early Career Non-Member $350
Associate Member $85
Associate Non-Member $195
Resident Member $75
Resident Non-Member $200
Student Member $50
Student Non-Member $100


October 1 - Oct. 14, 2020
Thursday - Saturday
Physician Member $300
Physician Non-Member $525
Early Career Member $200
Early Career Non-Member $450
Associate Member $285
Associate Non-Member $395
Resident Member $150
Resident Non-Member $400
Student Member $100
Student Non-Member $200


Conference registration cancellations must be received in writing on or before September 25, 2020, to receive a full refund minus a $35.00 administration fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after September 25, 2020.

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Annual Meeting 2020: Speakers

Lisa Brenner

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

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

Michael Mithoefer

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

J.J. Rasimas

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

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


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, FAPM
    • 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

  • 11:00am-11:20am: Mental Health Issues in Humanitarian Emergencies ~ Barbara Lopes Cardozo, MD, MPH

  • 11:20am-11:40amThe Added Value Med-Psych Units bring to Academic Hospitals: Leveraging Data for the Future Work Force ~ Marsha Wittink, MD
    • Presentation Overview: Several studies have demonstrated the that MPUs can have an important impact on patient’s average lengths of stay and readmission rates, in addition to psychiatric and medical outcomes. Relatively less has been written about the potential role of MPUs for clinician education. How are MPUs leading the way in training combined vs. categorical residents, and how are MPUs involved in training medical, nursing and social work students about interdisciplinary collaboration? Based on preliminary data collected across several MPUs, we will describe the current ways MPUs are shaping the future work force and discuss potential effects of MPUs for changing attitudes and reducing stigma regarding mental illness.

  • 11:40am-12:00pm: Integrative Medicine – Noshene Ranjbar, MD

  • 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 & Eric Kramer

  • 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.

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 & Resident Speed dating

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

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
Residency Fair

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

Vignette Presentations

Hear residents from combined programs share a case presentation regarding a patient at the interface of medicine and psychiatry.

Abstract Posters
Educational Institutions
Our Partners / Exhibitors

Annual Meeting 2020: 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 19th award this year. The resident should be in his/her final year of training, in the academic year 2019 – 2020, in a combined internal medicine/psychiatry, family medicine/psychiatry, pediatrics-psychiatry or neurology-psychiatry residency program in the United States.

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.

Student Travel Award
We are very pleased to inform you that this year we will be able to offer six $50 scholarships (comp. meeting registration) on a competitive basis to medical students interested in attending the Virtual Association of Medicine and Psychiatry Annual Meeting! These awards will be offered on the basis of merit to six students who demonstrate an interest in combined training. Recipients of this award will be required to submit an article about their virtual experience at the conference for the AMP website. The submission deadline is by 8/7/20. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by 8/17/20.

*All awards will be presented using a virtual platform.