The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry will be well represented at the American Psychiatric Association 2019 Annual Meeting, May 18-22, in San Francisco. Seventeen faculty members and seven residents will present at the annual meeting. It is the association’s 175th anniversary of its founding.
The theme for the annual meeting is “Revitalize Psychiatry: Disrupt, Include, Engage, & Innovate.” With this theme, the American Psychiatric Association is commemorating the core set of principles it was founded on — treating individuals suffering from mental illness with compassion and dignity; advancing psychiatric knowledge; and supporting the development of innovative treatments.
Through engaging the needs and ideas of patients, psychiatric clinicians, researchers, educators, officials, and other behavioral health providers, the annual meeting is an opportunity for the association to incorporate different voices, discuss key challenges, and propose solutions that spur new thinking.
A selection of presentations from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry include:
- “Actions speak louder than words: Understanding what can’t be said in patients with intellectual disability and traumatic brain injury,” by Julie Gentile, M.D., chair of psychiatry; Nita Bhatt, M.D., M.P.H., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry; Kimberly Stubbs, M.D., psychiatry resident; and Brandon Withers, M.D., psychiatry resident.
- “Adopting the Military For A Re-Parenting Experience: Psychosocial Development While Serving In The Armed Services,” by Daron Watts, M.D., a 2016 graduate of the Psychiatry Residency Program; Randon Welton, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and director of residency training; and Terry Correll, D.O., clinical professor of psychiatry.
- “Antidepressant Use In United States Air Force Aviators and Special Forces,” by Kevin Heacock, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry; Terry Correll, D.O., clinical professor of psychiatry; and Ryan Peirson, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry.
Full meeting information is available on the American Psychiatric Association website.