Psych Congress Year-Round

Clinicians who have wished for a team to consult on-the-spot, say about a rare condition or the pros and cons of a treatment approach, may benefit from a collaborative case-solving workshop at Elevate by Psych Congress in Boston, Massachusetts, March 8-10.


Dr. Kaftarian

Edward Kaftarian, MD, chief executive officer of Orbit Health Telepsychiatry, Encino, California, will share his zeal for telepsychiatry at Elevate by Psych Congress in Boston, Massachusetts, March 8-10, 2019.

Danielle Johnson, MD, FAPA

Clinicians who have wished for a team to consult on-the-spot, say about a rare condition or the pros and cons of a treatment approach, may benefit from a collaborative case-solving workshop at Elevate by Psych Congress.

Vladimir Maletic, MD, MS

Psych Congress Steering Committee member Vladimir Maletic, MD, MS, explores the research on the relationship between diet, caloric restriction, and symptoms of depression.

Michael Thase, MD

Since Michael Thase, MD, became a psychiatrist in 1983, the landscape of depression treatments and approaches has changed dramatically.

Anticipate some significant changes in the treatment of schizophrenia over the next 10 years, from a move toward coordinated specialty care to harnessing the power of social media to help identify symptoms sooner, said John M. Kane, MD.



BLOG: This year’s Psych Congress returned, time and again, to the theme of us needing to reconnect with a larger experience of the world in order to find a path out of depression.

BLOG: It’s been 6 months since our friend and colleague Eric C. Arauz, MLER, passed away. His death was a blunt reminder to me that if we are going to care about and be attached to others, we will have to experience the grief of losing them.

BLOG: Hiking 250 miles in 25 days on the famed John Muir Trail in California’s Sierra Nevada this summer, I developed a deep intimacy with gravity.



Get tips from Psych Congress experts on practical issues faced by mental health clinicians, including burnout, malpractice exposure, finding employment, and using technology in practice.
Get expert insight on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, major depressive disorder, and addiction, gleaned from presentations at the 2018 Elevate by Psych Congress conference.
NEW ORLEANS—As the 30th annual Psych Congress opened, the meeting's cochairs took attendees on a trip back through 6 key developments which have shaped the field of psychiatry.


Srihari Gopal, MD, MHS; Haiyan Xu, PhD; Kelly McQuarrie, BSN; Adam Savitz, PhD; Isaac Nuamah, PhD; Kimberly Woodruff, PharmD, PhD; Maju Mathews, MD
Arif Pendi, MS; Jahanzeb Ashraf, MS; Kate Wolitzky-Taylor, PhD; Samir Abou El Magd, MD; Sherif Gohar, MD; Mohamed Khalil, MD; Feng-Jen Tsai, PhD, LLM; Ciny Liu, student; Danny Lee, BS, BA; David Baron, DO, MSEd
Willie Earley, MD; Suresh Durgam, MD; Kaifeng Lu, PhD; György Németh, MD; Akshar Patel, MD; István Laszlovszky, PharmD, PhD
Branislav Mancevski, MD; Katie Ashcroft, DClinPsy; John Carter, MS; Edward Kim, MD, MBA



Psych Congress featured speaker Jeffrey Swanson, PhD, spoke about the danger of placing blame for the country's scourge of gun violence on the mentally ill or weaknesses in the mental health care system.

Kevin Berthia

See an interview with suicide prevention advocate Kevin Berthia televised on KTVU in the San Francisco, California area. 

J. John Mann, MD, of Columbia University, and Charles Raison, MD, Psych Congress Steering Committee member, discuss which questions clinicians should ask to best evaluate suicide risk.



Two members of the Psych Congress Steering Committee have been featured on an ABC News podcast which grew out of a newsman's newfound interest in meditation.