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.

2020-21 Grand Rounds Schedule

*** NOTICE ***

Due to an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19, presentations will be live streamed ONLY - no live attendance will be offered.

 Date Presentation
Aug. 6 Topic Ghosts in the Office: Structural Racism and Mental Health
Presented by: Sarah Y. Vinson, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Adjunct Faculty at Emory School of Medicine.
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Jul. 30 Topic: Racial Projections and Enactments in the Clinical Relationship: A Black Perspective
Presented by: Steven Hoffler, PhD, LCSW Assistant Professor, Social Work Department, Lang House, Southern Connecticut State University.
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Sep. 17 Topic: Metacogntion and Psychosis: Emerging Research and Approaches to Individual Pyschotherapy
Presented by: Paul Lysaker, PhD, Clinical Psychologist at the Roudebush VA Medical Center; Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Download the abstract and meeting link

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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