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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

Jan. 19 Title: Capitalize on Psychiatric Genetics - Strategies for Translating Genetic Findings into the Clinic
Speaker: David Glahn, IOL Olin Neuropsychiatry
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Jan. 26 Title: "Who Comes First?” The Provider’s Obligation in an Active Shooter Situation
Speaker: Dr. Bonetti, Staff Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, HHC IOL BHN
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Feb. 2 Title: Rationale-Based Pharmacotherapy for Bipolar Disorder
Speaker: Joseph Goldberg M.D., L.L.C.
Feb. 9 Title: Science, Pseudoscience, and Mental Health Treatment
Speaker: David F. Tolin Ph.D., Anxiety Disorder
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Feb. 16 Title: Progress in Garnering Evidence for Gene-guided Prescription of Psychotropics: Update on the CYP-GUIDES Trial.
Speaker: Gualberto Ruano 
Feb. 23 Title: TBA
Speaker: Gretchen Diefenbach, Psychologist Anxiety Disorder Center 
Mar. 9 Title: Mental Health, the Media, and the U.S. Veteran: Historical Perspectives on PTSD
Speaker: Dr. John Harley Warner
Mar. 23 Title: TBA
Speaker: Dr. Katherine L. Wisner, Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders 
Mar. 30 Title: TBA
Speaker: Hugo A. Kamya, Ph.D.; Professor, Clinical Practice Sequence,  Simmons College School of Social Work
Apr. 6 Title: TBA
Speaker: Rajesh Mehta M.D.,IOL; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Apr. 13 Title: TBA
Speaker: Rehan Puri M.D., IOL; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Apr. 20 Title: TBA
Speaker: Jensi George, M.D., IOL; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Apr. 27 BRAIN DANCE AWARD
Title: TBA
Speaker: TBA
May 4 Title: TBA
Speaker: PG3 OPD
May 11 NURSES WEEK
Title: TBA
Speaker: Barbara Jacobs, IOL/HH, Director Clinical Ethics Consultation Services
May 18 Title: Chronic Pain
Speaker: Dr. Ellen Slawsby, psychologist and prof at Harvard Medical school.
May 25 Title: TBA
Speaker: Greg Fricchione, M.D.; Director, the Benson-Henry Institute
Jun. 1 Title: TBA
Speaker: Dr. Joji Suzuki, MD, Psychosomatic Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Jun. 8 Title: TBA
Speaker: Carol Bernstein, Associate Professor of Psychiatry Vice Chair for Education and Director of Residency Training New York University School of Medicine 


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