Annual Meeting & Scientific Session

Annual Meeting & Scientific Session

September 29 - October 2 │Renaissance Hotel, Asheville, NC

Registration is now open for the 2022 NCPA Annual Meeting & Scientific Session taking place September 29 - October 2, 2022 in Asheville, NC. 

The 2022 schedule builds upon NCPA's tradition of inviting nationally-known experts to provide the most up-to-date reports on the timeliest topics in psychiatric medicine and mental health care. We plan to offer an outstanding scientific schedule, a lively social experience, and a COVID-safe experience. 

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Keynote Speakers:

Secretary Kody Kinsley
Secretary of NC Department of Health and Human Services

Behavioral Healthcare in North Carolina

Jurgen Unutzer, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Chair, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Founder, AIMS Center

Collaborative Care


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Hotel Information

Renaissance Asheville Hotel

The Renaissance Asheville Hotel is now taking reservations for the 2022 NCPA Annual Meeting. The last day to make reservations in our discounted room block is September 2, but the block is expected to fill up before that cutoff date. So please make your reservation sooner than later!

Renaissance Asheville Hotel
31 Woodfin St
Asheville, NC 28801

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Single/Double: $214.00 per night

The Renaissance Asheville Hotel has made several enhancements to their cleaning practices including:

  • Enhanced Public Space Cleaning: Sanitizing stations are located throughout the hotel and high traffic areas are cleaned more frequently.
  • Guestrooms: Housekeeping staff is not currently servicing stay-over guestrooms daily unless requested.
  • Personal Protective Equipment: All hotel staff members will wear PPE (masks, gloves, etc) based on the activities they are performing. Guests are required to wear masks in public spaces.
  • Contactless Check-in: Marriott BonVoy members can use their mobile app to check in and bypass the front desk for a contactless check-in experience.

Learn about the Renaissance Asheville Hotel's Commitment to Clean


2022 Resident Poster Session Submission Information

The Psychiatric Foundation of North Carolina is pleased to host the Poster Session taking place on Saturday, October 1st at the Annual Meeting & Scientific Session in Asheville, NC.

We invite you to submit abstracts and posters relevant to any aspect of adult or child/adolescent psychiatry, including clinical treatment, research, training, service delivery, administration, etc.

To encourage participation, the Psychiatric Foundation of NC and the NCCCAP will be providing cash awards for posters submitted by residents. To be eligible for judging and awards, the first author must be a psychiatric resident. Medical students can submit an abstract, but will be ineligible for judging and awards.

Poster Session Information

Health & Safety

NCPA is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation. Protecting the health and safety of our attendees is our priority. To this end, we’re planning to follow industry-wide standards, as well as recommendations and requirements from federal and state & local authorities. NCPA reserves the right to require additional precautions prior to and during the in-person event. Specific COVID-19 mitgation practices, safety requirements, and protocols will be communicated to registered participants by September 1, 2022. 

Click HERE to read the NCPA 2022 Annual Meeting Participation Policy, COVID Policy, and Registration Attestation and Waiver Form. All COVID policies are subject to change at any time.


2022 Program Schedule

This schedule is subject to change at any time leading up to the conference.

Educational Objectives
At the end of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:


7:45 am to 8:00 am

Welcome Remarks
Michael Zarzar, MD - President, NC Psychiatric Association

8:00 am to 9:00 am

Lecture: The Future of Behavioral Health and Resilience in North Carolina
Secretary Kody Kinsley 

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Lecture: Thinking Beyond the Biomedical - How Structural and Social Determinants Impact Substance Use
Amanda Latimore, PhD

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Break with Exhibitors

10:30 am to 11:30 am

Lecture: Medical Leadership
Julie Freischlag, MD

11:30am to 12:30 pm

Lecture: The Collaborative Care Model
Jurgen Unutzer, MD

12:45 pm to 2:00 pm

NCPA Business Meeting (NCPA Members Only)

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Break with Exhibitors

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Panel Workshop: Approaches to Telehealth
Elise Herman, MD; Diego Garza, MD; Nate Sowa, MD, PhD.; Manny Castro, MD; Nate Copeland, MD, MPH

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

NCPA Networking Reception



7:00 am to 7:55 am

NCCCAP Annual Business Meeting; Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 am to 9:00 am


Lecture (General Track): Treatment Approaches to Adult ADHD
Mina Boazak, MD

Lecture (Child & Adolescent Track): Mental Healthcare in North Carolina
Charlene Wong, MD

9:00 am to 10:00 am


Lecture (General Track): The Role of Psychiatrists as Medical Directors
Mehul Mankad, MD

Lecture (Child & Adolescent Track): Addiction Prevention and Treatment in Children and Adolescents
Amanda Latimore, PhD

10:30 am to 11:30 am


Lecture (General Track): Peripartum Psychiatry
Mary Claire Kimmel, MD

Lecture (Child & Adolescent Track): Management of Substance Use Disorder in Adolescents
Amy Yule, MD

11:30 am to 12:30 pm


Lecture (General Track): Gambling Disorder and Non-Substance Addictions
Tim Fong, MD

Lecture (Child & Adolescent Track): Addiction Prevention and Treatment in Children and Adolescents
Lucien Gonzalez, MD

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

URM Psychiatry Reception

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Resident Poster Session

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Awards Banquet 



8:00 am to 9:00 am

Sethi Award Lecture: Cognitive Retraining in Schizophrenia
Sophia Vinogradov, MD

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Lecture: Health Equity for Patients Receiving Emergency Psychiatric Services
Jane Gagliardi, MD and Colin Smith, MD

10:00 am to 10:30  am


10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Lecture: Top Research Finding”
Chris Aiken, MD

12:00 pm to 12:05 pm

Closing Remarks


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