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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 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, including educational sessions and social activities.

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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 Recognize patterns of practice that are out of date or inconsistent with current evidence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

Accreditation 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the North Carolina Psychiatric Association. The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation
The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

5:00 pm to 5:15 pm

Welcome Remarks

Zach Feldman, MD, FAPA - President, NC Psychiatric Association; Private Practice Psychiatrist, Raleigh Psychiatric Associates

5:15 pm to 6:15 pm

Lecture: "Top Research Findings of 2019-2020"

Chris Aiken, MD, DFAPA - Program Committee Chair, NC Psychiatric Association; Director, Mood Treatment Center; Instructor in Psychiatry, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

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”

Victor Armstrong, MSW (Moderator) - Director, NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse Services, NC Department of Health and Human Services

Constance Olatidoye, MD - Medical Director/Owner/CEO, New Dimension Group

Karon Dawkins, MD, DFAPA - Training Director, General Psychiatry Program & Vice Chair of Education, Department of Psychiatry, UNC School of Medicine

Christina Cruz, MD - Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UNC School of Medicine

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Virtual Cocktail Hour & Exhibit Hall

For the Virtual Cocktail Hour, we will be using small breakout rooms to facilitate conversations. One breakout room will be a Lobbyist Hospitality Suite, with special guest NCPA Member Kristin Baker, MD, NC State Representative (R-Cabarrus).

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

8:00 am to 9:00 am

Morning Yoga, Sponsored by HopeWay; Virtual Exhibit Hall

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Lecture: “Psychobiology of Insomnia”

Vaughn McCall, MD - Case Distinguished University Chair and Executive Vice Dean, Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, Medical College of Georgia

10:00 am to 10:15 am

Break; Virtual Exhibit Hall

10:15 am to 11:15 am

Lecture: “10 Ways that Evidence Changes Practice: Updates from the Psychopharmacology Algorithm Project"

David Osser, MD - Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, VA Boston Healthcare System

11:15 am to 12:30 pm

Lunch Break; Virtual Exhibit Hall

Product Theater/Symposium (optional, not for CME credit): "The Impact of Bipolar Depression in Adults: Questions to Consider When Making Treatment Decisions"

Leslie Citrome, MD - Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, New York Medical College

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Lecture: “The Psychiatric Toll of COVID-19”

Richard Weisler, MD, DLFAPA - Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine; Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UNC School of Medicine

Allan Chrisman, MD, DLFAPA - Disaster Committee Co-Chair, NC Psychiatric Association; Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Lecture: “New Approaches to Postpartum Depression”

Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH - Assad Meymandi Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, UNC School of Medicine; Director, UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Wellness Break: "Drawing Your Breath" Art Therapy Activity, Sponsored by HopeWay; Virtual Exhibit Hall    

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Lecture: “Clozapine and Schizophrenia: Improving Outcomes While Managing Risk”

Fred Jarskog, MD - Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UNC School of Medicine; Research Director, North Carolina Psychiatric Research Center

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

NCPA Annual Business Meeting

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Dinner Break; Virtual Exhibit Hall

NCCCAP Social Event

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

“Plague Doctor of Prague” Virtual Walking Tour (Families Welcome! Ages 6+ Recommended.)

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4

8:00 am to 9:00 am

NCCCAP Annual Business Meeting;
Wellness Break: Metta Meditation, Sponsored by HopeWay; Virtual Exhibit Hall

9:00 am to 10:00 am

CONCURRENT TRACKS

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

Michael Mithoefer, MD - Senior Medical Director for Medical Affairs, Training, and Supervision, MAPS Public Benefit Corporation

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

Gabrielle Carlson, MD - Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University; President, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

10:00 am to 10:15 am

Wellness Break: “Mindful Eating” Nutritional Wellness Activity, Sponsored by HopeWay; Virtual Exhibit Hall

10:15 am to 11:15 am

CONCURRENT TRACKS

Lecture (General Track): “Understanding and Treating Depressive Mixed States”

John Beyer, MD - Duke University Medical Center

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

Lisa Cullins, MD - National Institute of Mental Health; Chair, Diversity and Culture Committee, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP); Member, AACAP Presidential Workgroup to Promote Health Equity and Combat Racism

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Women in Psychiatry Lunch; Virtual Exhibit Hall

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Lecture: “Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction in Women”

Anita Clayton, MD - David C. Wilson Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Lecture: “Neural Mechanisms of Social Reward”
Robert Malenka, MD, PhD (V. Sagar Sethi, MD Mental Health Research Award Winner) - Pritzker Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Director, Nancy Pritzker Laboratory; Deputy Director, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute; Associate Chair, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford Medicine

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”

Michael Zarzar, MD, DLFAPA - Vice President; NC Psychiatric Association; Medical Director, UNC WakeBrook; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UNC School of Medicine

4:00 pm to 4:05 pm

Closing Remarks

 

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