May 10, 2019

U-M Department of Psychiatry Experts Descend Upon San Francisco for American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting

Experts available to comment on a wide range of topics 

University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry experts will descend upon San Francisco from May 18-23, 2019 for the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting. Experts will present on a range of topics including digital psychiatry; law; disparities in mental healthcare for immigrants; the impact of marijuana on opioid use and pain; and so much more. The U-M APA presentation schedule is as follows:

Sunday, May 19:

  • 8:00-9:30 a.m.: Children of Psychiatrists (Dr. Michelle Riba - Room 210, Second Level, Moscone South)
  • 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.: New Frontiers in College Mental Health (Dr. Victor Hong - Room 159, Upper Mezzanine, Moscone South)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Digital Psychiatry: The Future of Phenotyping and Treatment in Mental Health (Dr. Melvin McInnis - Room 158, Upper Mezzanine, Moscone South)

Monday, May 20:

  • 8:00-9:30 a.m.: Update from the Council on Psychiatry and the Law (Dr. Debra Pinals - Room 151, Upper Mezzanine, Moscone South)
  • 8:00-9:30 a.m.: Burnout and Depression: Different Challenges to Physician Health (Dr. Srijan Sen - Room 211, Second Level, Moscone South)
  • 10:00-11:30 a.m.: Workplace Mental Health: Optimizing Outcomes (Dr. Michelle Riba and Dr. Sagar Parikh - Room 152, Upper Mezzanine, Moscone South)
  • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.: Disparities in Mental Healthcare Delivery to Immigrants: How Community Psychiatrists Can Close the Gap (Dr. Jennifer Severe - Room 208, Second Level, Moscone South)
  • 3:00-4:00 p.m.: Is There a Doctor on Board? Getting You Prepared for the Most Common Medical and Psychiatric Emergencies on Commercial Airlines (Dr. Debra Pinals, Dr. Rachel Glick and Dr. Michelle Riba - Room 304, Third Level, Moscone South)
  • 3:00–4:30 p.m.: Overview of the Neurophysiology and Psychiatric Treatment of Stuttering (Dr. Soo-Eun Chang - Room 203, Second Level, Moscone South)

Tuesday, May 21:

  • 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.: Impact of Marijuana on Opioid Use and Pain: A Translational Overview (Dr. Mark Ilgen - Room 24, Exhibition Level, Moscone North)
  • 8:00 AM-11:00 a.m.: Shaping the Future of Psychiatry Through Research and the Delivery of Care (Dr. Cheryl King - Room 20, Exhibition Level, Moscone North)
  • 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.: Addressing the Multiplicative effects of Immigration on Psychiatric Training, Practice and Care (Dr. Jennifer Severe and Dr. Michelle Riba - Room 159, Upper Mezzanine, Moscone South)
  • 12:00- 1:00 p.m.: Digital innovation to Optimize MDD Care: A Payer and Provider Perspective (Dr. Sagar Parikh - Room 152, Upper Mezzanine, Moscone South)
  • 3:00-4:30 p.m.: Quality Measurement with PsychPRO: MIPS and Beyond (Dr. Gregory Dalack - Rooms 310/311, Third Level, Moscone South)

Wednesday, May 22:

  • 8:00- 9:30 a.m.: Quality Improvement: International Perspectives (Dr. Michelle Riba - Room 312, Third Level, Moscone South)


Featured experts include:

  • Gregory Dalack, M.D., Chair of the U-M Department of Psychiatry and Treasurer of the APA
  • Michelle Riba, M.D., Clinical Professor and Associate Director, U-M Comprehensive Depression Center and Past President of the APA

Contact Stephanie Abraham, Communications Manager ([email protected], 781-290-6259 or 734-936-8309) for help setting up interviews with any of our experts.