2022 Program Schedule

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. Earn up to 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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


2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Registration Opens

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

NCPA Executive Council Meeting

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception


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: Leading to Uplift: Through COVID-19 and Beyond
Julie Freischlag, MD, , F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.E.d(Hon), D.F.S.V.S.

11:30am to 12:30 pm

Virtual Lecture: Improving Population Health Through Integrated Behavioral Health Care
Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA

12:45 pm to 2:15 pm

NCPA Business Meeting (NCPA Members Only)

2:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Break with Exhibitors

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Panel: Inpatient, Outpatient, and Consultation Approaches to Telehealth
Elise Herman, MD; Diego Garza, MD; Nate Sowa, MD, PhD.; Nate Copeland, MD, MPH

4:30 pm to 5:45 pm

Sponsored Dinner, Hosted by Neurocrine Medical Affairs

5:45 pm to 6:45 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): Modern Approaches to the Treatment of Adult ADHD
Mina Boazak, MD, MMCi

Lecture (Child & Adolescent Track): Supporting Whole Child Health in North Carolina: Priority Behavioral Health Initiatives
Charlene Wong, MD

9:00 am to 10:00 am


Lecture (General Track): Psychiatrists as Medical Directors: Calling or Capitulation?
Mehul Mankad, MD

Lecture (Child & Adolescent Track): The Structural, Social, and Intergenerational Determinants of Youth Substance Use
Amanda Latimore, PhD

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Break with Exhibitors

10:30 am to 11:30 am


Lecture (General Track): Peripartum Psychiatry: Supporting Family Mental Health During a Critical Time of Development
Mary Claire Kimmel, MD

Lecture (Child & Adolescent Track): Co-occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders in Adolescents and Young Adults
Amy Yule, MD

11:30 am to 12:30 pm


Virtual Lecture (General Track): Gambling Disorder and Nonsubstance Addictions
Tim Fong, MD

Lecture (Child & Adolescent Track): Culturally and Developmentally Responsive Approaches to Pediatric Substance Use
Lucien Gonzalez, MD, MS, FAAP

5:00 pm to 6:15 pm

Resident Poster Session Reception Sponsored by MindPath

6:15 pm to 8:00 pm

Dinner Party


7:00 am to 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

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: Racial Inequities in Physical and Chemical Restraint Use in Emergency Psychiatry
Jane Gagliardi, MD, MHS and Colin Smith, MD, MScGH

10:00 am to 10:30  am


10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Lecture: Top 10 Treatment Updates from the Past Year
Chris Aiken, MD

12:00 pm to 12:05 pm

Closing Remarks


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