Grand Rounds

All presentations are held in the Hartford Room from 12pm-1:15pm unless otherwise noted. The schedule below will include abstracts, learning objectives, and recommended readings for each presentation when available.

This professional education activity supports the Institute's goal of clinical excellence and presents clinically relevant information from a variety of mental health disciplines. Areas of focus include new research and treatments, evidence-based practices, applied psychopharmacology and research on brain structure, and function, and current issues and controversies. In addition, several dates during the year are devoted to The Institute of Living Annual Treatment Update Series.

Grand Rounds is open to the community except on the Thursdays designated as "Case Conferences". These conferences are held approximately 6 times per year, usually on a first Thursday, and are limited to clinicians employed by The Institute of Living and Hartford Hospital and active and consulting Department of Psychiatry medical staff.

2016-17 Grand Round Schedule

Oct. 20 Title: Some Secrets of Mental Health Care
Speakers: Dr. Lloyd I Sederer, M.D. Chief Medical Officer, NYS Office of Mental Health and Dr. Hank Schwartz, Discussant
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Oct. 27 Title: Cognitive Neuroscience of Universal Mechanisms of Action in Psychotherapy
Speaker: Dr. Andrew Gerber, Medical Director/CEO at the Austen Riggs Center
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Nov. 3
Title: Mental Health System Change and Survival: A Case Study
Speaker: Steven S. Sharfstein, M.D., Burlingame Award Recipient
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Nov. 10 Title: TBA
Speaker: HILARY S. CONNERY, MD, PhD. Clinical Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Nov. 17
Title: Future of Psychiatric Hospitals; indications and contraindications and studies of efficacy
Speaker: Ira D. Glick, M.D. Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine
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Dec. 1 Title: TBA
Speaker: Luke Dittrich
Dec. 8 Title: Treating Pain in the Midst of the Opioid Crisis
Speaker: Dr. Ricardo Taboada
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Dec. 15 Title: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Principles in Action
Speaker: Charlie Swenson, Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Mar. 9 Title: Mental Health, the Media, and the U.S. Veteran: Historical Perspectives on PTSD/Military
Speaker: Dr. John Harley Warner

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