Keynote Speakers:

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

The Future of Behavioral Health and Resilience in North Carolina

Jürgen Unützer, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.
Professor and Chair, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Founder, AIMS Center

Improving Population Health Through Integrated Behavioral Health Care

 

 Featured Speakers:

As always, the Scientific Program Committee, chaired by Mehul Mankad, M.D., has curated a group of speakers for the plenary sessions and workshop that will provide something for everyone:

Chris Aiken, M.D.
Director, Mood Treatment Center, Winston-Salem; Editor-in-Chief, The Carlat Psychiatry Report

Top Ten Treatment Updates from the Past Year 

Mina Boazak, M.D., M.M.C.i.
Founder and Medical Director at Animo Sano Psychiatry

Modern Approaches to Treatment of Adult ADHD

Nathan Copeland, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine

Inpatient, outpatient, and consultation approaches to telehealth

Tim Fong, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA; Co-Director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program (UGSP); Director of the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

Gambling Disorder and Non-Substance Addictions

Julie Freischlag, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.E.d(Hon), D.F.S.V.S.
Chief Executive Officer of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine, and Chief Academic officer of Atrium Health Enterprise

Leading to Uplift: Through COVID-19 and Beyond

Jane Gagliardi, M.D., M.H.S.

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine

Racial Inequities in Physical and Chemical Restraint Use in Emergency Psychiatry 

Diego Garza, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Vice President of Specialty Operations, Mindpath Health

Inpatient, outpatient, and consultation approaches to telehealth

Lucien Gonzalez, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Minnesota

Culturally and Developmentally Responsive Approaches to Pediatric Substance Use

E. Elise Herman, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Mindpath Health

Inpatient, outpatient, and consultation approaches to telehealth

Mary Kimmel, M.D.

Assistant Professor and Co-Director, Perinatal Psychiatry Program, Medical Director, NC Maternal Mental Health MATTERS Program, UNC School of Medicine

Peripartum Psychiatry: Supporting Family Mental Health During a Critical Time of Development

Amanda Latimore, PhD
Social epidemiologist and the Director of AIR's Center for Addiction Research and Effective Solutions (AIR CARES)

Thinking Beyond the Biomedical - How Structural and Social Determinants Impact Substance Use

The Structural, Social, and Intergenerational Determinants of Youth Substance Use 

Mehul Mankad, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Alliance Health

Psychiatrists as Medical Directors: Calling or Capitulation?

Colin Smith, M.D., M.Sc.G.H.
Duke University School of Medicine

Racial Inequities in Physical and Chemical Restraint Use in Emergency Psychiatry 

Nate Sowa, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Director, Virtual Care and Integrated Behavioral Health, UNC School of Medicine

Inpatient, outpatient, and consultation approaches to telehealth

Sophia Vinogradov, M.D.
Donald W. Hastings Endowed Chair in Psychiatry and Department Head of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Recipient of the 2022 V. Sagar Sethi, M.D. Research Award

Cognitive Retraining in Schizophrenia

Charlene Wong, M.D. 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, Core Faculty Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical School Department of Pediatrics
Supporting Whole Child Health in North Carolina: Priority Behavioral Health Initiatives

Amy Yule, M.D.
Medical Director, Addiction Recovery Management Service and Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Co-occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders in Adolescents and Young Adults