Conferences and Seminars

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Grand rounds are given on a weekly basis year round and consist of formal presentations, primarily by outside speakers, on the full range of psychiatry-relevant topics. Once a month there is a clinical case conference during this time with a presentation by a third year resident and a discussion by a faculty member. And once a month there is also a research grand rounds where one of the full-time faculty members presents their group’s research.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Child and adolescent grand rounds are given on a biweekly basis primarily by invited guest speakers on a variety of topics. Faculty from the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Department of Psychiatry also present their work. Recent clinical research and basic findings in child and adolescent psychiatry are presented. The emphasis is on research data, but there are some clinical case presentations as well.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Unit Case Conferences
Clinical case presentations occur biweekly by the treatment team and there is a discussion of the case by faculty and all involved providers. The interdisciplinary team discusses all aspects of assessment and treatment. The treating physician presents cases to the Training Director, various voluntary attendings, and outside discussants may be invited to participate.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Continuous Case Seminar
In this weekly seminar that spans the duration of the two-year fellowship, two fellows alternate in the presentation of process material from their psychotherapy cases. Generally one child and one adolescent are presented. By following several outpatient therapy cases in detail, trainees learn about long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy with children of diverse psychopathology.

Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology Seminar
This biweekly seminar covers basic issues in Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. It, also, serves as a continuous case supervision for psychopharmacology patients.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Journal Club
This journal club meets once a month and covers basic issues in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Case Conference
This is a weekly conference designed to review clinical case material with Child Psychiatry trainees during their consultation liaison rotation. Members of related disciplines involved with the patient selected for discussion may participate and include the psychologist, speech/language evaluation specialist, and the pediatric resident. Cases are selected from inpatient pediatric consults, the pediatric ER, or patients seen during the Crisis intervention rotation. Emphasis is on diagnosis, clinical management by pediatric staff, and family work. An array of brief therapies is also taught.

Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic – Intake Case Conference
Intake case conference occurs on a weekly basis and consists of presentations by fellows of their evaluations of new cases seen in the clinic. Emphasis is on differential diagnosis, treatment planning, and interfacing with community agencies (schools, welfare, child protection agencies). Difficult on-going treatment cases are presented for review of psychotherapy or pharmacotherapy as indicated. An interdisciplinary outpatient team discusses cases and consists of social workers, attending psychologists, and child and adolescent psychiatry attendings. General psychiatry residents, child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, triple board residents, and psychology trainees also participate.

Early Childhood Program / Therapeutic Nursery - Case Conference
Cases are presented biweekly and issues of assessment, treatment and case management are discussed. Videotapes of the child and caregiver interaction are viewed and discussed. The staff of the Infant Therapeutic Nursery includes a special education teacher, social worker, psychologists, speech and language therapist, and various trainees.

ADHD/LD Center: Clinical Case Conference
This is a weekly conference led by faculty from the LD/ADHD Center that continues for six months as part of the general outpatient experience. At the outset of the course, readings are provided that describe theoretical and practical aspects of evaluation and treatment of individuals with ADHD. Emphasis is placed on the broad range of therapeutic modalities available and the importance of multimodal treatments. Subsequent sessions are devoted to indepth review of clinical case material.

Disruptive Behavior Disorders Research Team Conference
This seminar is devoted to protocol development and implementation of the research program in disruptive disorders. New cases are reviewed, issues related to data collection and work-up are discussed and findings from the research are presented. Every other week, there is a journal club presentation of a related research paper. This seminar is open to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry trainees during research electives, and to all faculty involved in research activities.

Clinical Trials Conference
This weekly meeting is devoted to implementation of clinical research trials across a range of psychiatric disorders. There are often multiple trials active at any one time. All new and ongoing cases are reviewed weekly. There is discussion of protocol design, problems in implementation, and ethical issues related to conducting research. This meeting is required for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellows and Triple Board residents who participate in the Clinical Trials Program.

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