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 may be held several times throughout the year and will be limited to clinicians employed by The Institute of Living and Hartford Hospital and active and consulting Department of Psychiatry medical staff.

Note: CMEs and Contact Hours will only be available to the Hartford HealthCare (HHC) community and credentialed community providers seeking AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM for an educational activity. This refers to HHC employed staff, HHC contracted staff and providers with HHC privileges.

2018-19 Grand Rounds Schedule

 Date Presentation
Jun. 6 Topic: Working with High Conflict Parents, Couples, and Families with Borderline Personality Disorder
Presented by: Alan E. Fruzzetti, PhD, Director, Boys DBT Program & Training in Family Services, McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Download the abstract
Jun. 13 Topic: Transdiagnostic Mechanisms - Underlying Amotivation
Presented by: Gregory P. Strauss, PhD, Director, Clinical Affective Neuroscience Laboratory and Georgia Psychiatric Risk Evaluation Program, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Georgia
Download the abstract
Jun. 20 Topic: Buprenorphine in Addiction, Pain, and Psychiatry
Presented by: Vincent McClain, MD, Assistant Medical Director, Residential Services, Rushford Center
Download the abstract
Jun. 27 Topic: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know About Domestic Violence
Presented by: Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Download the abstract

To claim your CME Credits you need to…

  1. Launch the CME Portal

    - Click here to launch the portal
  2. USE your HHC E-mail address to find your account.

    - If you don’t have an HHC e-mail account, enter the e-mail address you use for Grand Rounds.
    - You will receive a temporary password from

  3. LOG-IN with your temporary password and update your profile

    - Click View Claim Credit Calendar
    - Find the Grand Rounds Session you attended & click the blue claim credit button

Psychiatry Grand Rounds
is available to Hartford HealthCare staff on HealthStream®

IOL Grand Rounds are recorded going back to 11/29/2018, and will available on HealthStream® for up to 3 years. There are also many other classes there, including topics to assist you in completing state-mandated CME for relicensure.

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