Annual Meeting & Scientific Session
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCPA Annual Meeting will not be held in person in Asheville as planned. The NCPA Executive council made this decision in the interest of health and safety for all attendees, guests, and staff. Instead the Annual Meeting will be held fully online during the originally scheduled weekend: Friday, October 2 to Sunday, October 4. Registration is now open and starts at $225 for NCPA/APA members. For residents and medical students, it only costs $20 to attend.

The NCPA Program Committee has curated an excellent lineup of speakers, with a wide range of topics focusing on the theme of "Controversies in Psychiatry." We hope these sessions will spark compelling discussions on timely topics important to your practice! We understand you are likely missing social contact and feeling "Zoom fatigue," which is why NCPA is working hard to enable high quality, face-to-face engagement and networking with our expert speakers and your fellow attendees. Please see below for the daily program schedule. More details will be added as they are announced.

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2020 Program Schedule

This schedule is subject to change at any time leading up to the conference.
Speaker names in bold italics indicate NCPA members.

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

  1. Implement recently developed therapies in psychiatry for sleep, schizophrenia, mood disorders, and sexual dysfunction
  2. Coordinate more effectively with primary care
  3. Use greater caution with therapies for which new risks have been identified
  4. Follow evidence-based guidelines for major psychiatric disorders
  5. Recognize patterns of practice that are out of date or inconsistent with current evidence
  6. Recognize neuropsychiatric manifestations of COVID-19

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

5:00 pm to 5:15 pm

Welcome Remarks
Speaker: NCPA President Zach Feldman, MD, FAPA

5:15 pm to 6:15 pm

Lecture: Top Research Findings of 2019-2020
Speaker: Chris Aiken, MD, DFAPA

6:15 pm to 6:30 pm

Break; Virtual Exhibit Hall

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Panel Discussion: “A Conversation about Race, Trauma, and Resiliency”
Speakers: Constance Olatidoye, MD; Karon Dawkins, MD, DFAPAChristina Cruz, MD, Victor Armstrong, MSW (Moderator)

8:00 pm to (TBD)

Evening Social & Networking Event; Virtual Exhibit Hall

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

8:00 am to 9:00 am

NCCCAP Business Breakfast; Virtual Exhibit Hall

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Lecture: “Psychobiology of Insomnia”
Speaker: Vaughn McCall, MD

10:00 am to 10:15 am

Break; Virtual Exhibit Hall

10:15 am to 11:15 am

Lecture: “12 Ways that Evidence Changes Practice: Updates from the Psychopharmacology Algorithm Project"
Speaker: David Osser, MD

11:15 am to 12:30 pm

Lunch Break; Virtual Exhibit Hall

Sunovion Sponsored Product Theater (optional; not for CME credit)

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Lecture: “The Psychiatric Toll of COVID-19”
Speakers: Richard Weisler, MD, DLFAPA; Allan Chrisman, MD, DLFAPA

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Lecture: “New Approaches to Postpartum Depression”
Speaker: Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Break; Virtual Exhibit Hall    

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Lecture: “Clozapine and Schizophrenia: Improving Outcomes While Managing Risk”
Speaker: Fred Jarskog, MD

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

NCPA Annual Business Meeting

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Dinner Break; Virtual Exhibit Hall

7:00 pm to (TBD)

Evening Social & Networking Event; Virtual Exhibit Hall

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4

8:00 am to 9:00 am

NCPA Committee Interest Meetings; Virtual Exhibit Hall

9:00 am to 10:00 am

CONCURRENT TRACKS

Lecture (General Track): “MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy, a Novel Experimental Treatment for PTSD”
Speaker: Michael Mithoefer, MD 

Lecture (Child & Adolescent Track): “Explosive Outbursts in Youth: Coming Together to Treat the Sickest Kids”
Speaker: Gabrielle Carlson, MD

10:00 am to 10:15 am

Break; Virtual Exhibit Hall

10:15 am to 11:15 am

CONCURRENT TRACKS

Lecture (General Track): “Understanding and Treating Depressive Mixed States”
Speaker: John Beyer, MD

Lecture (Child & Adolescent Track): “An Uncomfortable Truth: Structural Racism and Dichotomy in Diagnosis and Treatment of Irritability and Outbursts in Youth”
Speaker: Lisa Cullins, MD

11:15 am to 12:30 pm

Lunch Break; Virtual Exhibit Hall

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Lecture: “Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction in Women”
Speaker: Anita Clayton, MD

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Lecture: “Neural Mechanisms of Social Reward”
Speaker: Robert Malenka, MD, PhD (V. Sagar Sethi, MD Mental Health Research Award Lecture)

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Break; Virtual Exhibit Hall

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Lecture: “Collaborative Care to an SMI Population”
Speaker: Michael Zarzar, MD, DLFAPA

4:00 pm to 4:05 pm

Closing Remarks

 


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Sponsor a Resident!

Every year as a way to support training and education, the Psychiatric Foundation of North Carolina generously sponsors the registration fees for psychiatric residents to attend the Annual Meeting & Scientific Session. If you would like to provide support for a resident attending the Annual Meeting, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Psychiatric Foundation of North Carolina. 

From the Residents...
“I was able to attend the NCPA Annual Meeting in Asheville due to the generosity of those who donated to The Foundation. During this meeting I was able to learn best clinical practices, present my research in the resident poster session, and meet other psychiatrists from around the state. Thank you for this opportunity and to the NCPA members who have made this possible. ” – Megan Pruette, M.D., PGY-4, VA Chief Resident, Duke University Health System

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