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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2015 Grand Round Schedule

All presentations are held in the Hartford Room from 12pm-1:15pm unless otherwise noted.The schedule below will include abstracts, learning objectives, and recommended readings for each presentation when available.

Date/Time Speaker & Topic
Jan. 22 CANCELED
“Depression, Cognitive Impairment and Cognitive Decline”
David C. Steffens, M.D., Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center
Abstracts, learning objectives, and recommended readings
Jan 29 "Ethical Considerations in the Poisoned Patient- Refusal, Withdrawal, and Denial of Care"
Mark Neavyn, M.D., Director, Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hartford Hospital
Abstracts, learning objectives, and recommended readings
Feb. 5 "Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: One illness or two?"
Godfrey Pearlson, M.D., Director, Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurobiology, Yale University School of Medicine
Feb. 12 "The Sandy Hook Murders: Adam Lanza and the Mind of the Mass Shooter"
Harold I. Schwartz, M.D., Psychiatrist-in-chief and Vice President of Behavioral Health, Hartford Hospital/Institute of Living
Abstracts, learning objectives, and recommended readings
Feb. 26 "Medical Marijuana: Legal Considerations for Providers"
Maya Prabhu, M.Sc., M.D., LL.B. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
Mar. 5 “Imaging Drug-Effects in Human Physiology”
Nora Volkow, M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Mar. 12 “Grief After Suicide: Finding Hope and Healing”
Jack Jordan, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
Mar. 26 "The Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone (TRH) HYpothesis of Hoemeostatic Regulation: A Translational Approach to Therapeutic Application"
Andrew Winokur, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Cente
Apr. 9 "Medical Risk Management"
(HH Staff ONLY)
Apr. 23 Brain Dance Awards
Otto Wahl, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Hartford
May 7 Annie Goodrich Nursing Award Lecture
Linda Schwartz, Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Policy and Planning, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
May 21 “Brain Function Informed Intervention for Affect Dysregulation in Early Onset Bipolar Disorder”
Mani Pavuluri M.D., Berger-Colbeth Chair in Child Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago