Wednesday, May 4, 2022

32nd Albert J. Silverman Research Conference: Telehealth in Psychiatry

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Rachel Upjohn Building Auditorium and
Virtual webinar

The speakers have nothing to disclose. 
CME, APA, Social Work CEUs: 2.0 

This year's conference focuses on "Telehealth in Psychiatry" with three distinct lectures from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the auditorium and a poster session tentatively 8:00 - 9:45 a.m. in the second floor atrium of the Rachel Upjohn building.

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Keynote Lecture: “A Population Health Perspective on Telepsychiatry/Telepsychology”

John C. Fortney, Ph.D.

Director, Division of Population Health
University of Washington

Dr. Fortney was trained as a geographer, with an emphasis on spatial economics and econometrics. As a post-doctoral fellow, he became the second geographer ever to receive research funding from NIMH. Throughout his career, Dr. Fortney’s research has focused on identifying and overcoming barriers to mental health care for rural populations. Dr. Fortney has used geographic information systems (GIS) to measure travel times to services and to determine the impact of geographical accessibility on utilization and quality. He has also evaluated the impact of opening new VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics in rural areas on veterans’ access and service utilization. More recently, Dr. Fortney has begun developing and disseminating telemedicine-based interventions to improve care for rural primary care patients. Specifically, Dr. Fortney has been using telemedicine technologies (telephones, interactive video, electronic medical records, web-based decision support systems) to help provide team-based collaborative care within a virtual clinical environment, where patients, physicians, therapists, and care mangers are separated from one another by distance.

John C. Fortney personal statement


“Developing and Leveraging Virtual Tools to Identify and Intervene in Risky Alcohol and Drug Use”

Anne Fernandez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, U-M Addiction Center
Practicing Clinical Psychologist with U-M Addiction Treatment Services
Director of Clinical Programming, U-M Addiction Treatment Services
Director of Clinical Programming, U-M Multidisciplinary Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Clinic
Clinical Psychologist, U-M Addiction Treatment Services

“Using Telehealth to Increase Access and Improve Addiction Care: COVID-19 and Beyond”

Lewei Allison Lin, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, U-M Addiction Center
Executive Director of MI-ACRE
Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Practicing Addiction Clinician, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Research Scientist, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System