Psychiatric Grand Rounds

This professional education activity supports the Institute's goal of clinical excellence and presents clinically relevant information from a variety of mental health disciplines. Areas of focus include new research and treatments, evidence-based practices, applied psychopharmacology and research on brain structure, and function, and current issues and controversies. In addition, several dates during the year are devoted to The Institute of Living Annual Treatment Update Series.

Grand Rounds is open to the community except on the Thursdays designated as "Case Conferences". These conferences are held approximately 6 times per year, usually on a first Thursday, and are limited to clinicians employed by The Institute of Living and Hartford Hospital and active and consulting Department of Psychiatry medical staff.

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2014 Calendar


The schedule below will include abstracts, learning objectives, and recommended readings for each presentation when available.

Date/Time Speaker & Topic
Oct. 9 “CBT for Pediatric OCD: Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Clinical Challenges.”
Martin Franklin Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Stahl Lecture
Oct. 16 “The Developmental Origins of Social Inequalities in Common Mental Disorders”
Stephen Gilman Sc.D.
CT CME: Cultural Competency
Oct. 23 “Connectomics and Psychopathology”
Deanna Barch, Ph.D.
Oct. 30 “The Burden of Loss: Unexpected death of a loved one and psychiatric disorders across the life course”
Katherine M. Keyes Ph.D.
Nov. 6
8-9:15 AM
Burlingame Award Lecture
Daniel R. Weinberger M.D.
Nov. 13 “The Use of Antipsychotics and Other Psychotropic Medications in Alzheimer's Disease.”
Davangere P. Devanand M.D.
Nov. 20 "The Problem and the Promise of Placebo Response in Depression"
Bret Rutherford M.D.
Nov. 27 Thanksgiving - No Grand Rounds
Dec. 4 “Creative Resilience & Aging: Louis Armstrong, Race, & Growing Old in the ‘60s”
Jeffrey Lyness M.D.
CT CME Credit: Cultural Competency
Dec. 11 Yifrah Kaminer M.D.
Title: TBD
Topic: Adolescent high risk behaviors substance us disorders, psychiatric co-morbidity and suicidal behavior.
Dec. 18 Tim Gifford
Title: TBD
Topic: Robot assisted instruction for children with behavioral disorders.
Dec. 25 Christmas - No Grand Rounds