Promoting Evidence Based Interventions in Mental Health across Disciplines

  • Deborah Spitz, M.D., Professor, Vice Chair for Education and Academic Affairs, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago Medicine

  • Khalid Afzal, M.D. is the Director of Pediatric Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago

All day
Through August 26, 2016

Begins
Aug. 25

“Promoting Evidence Based Interventions in Mental Health across Disciplines: Strategies for Collaboration” was held at the UChicago Center in Beijing from 25-26 August, 2016, attended by 150 doctors from Beijing and many parts outside of Beijing.

The goals of the conference were to raise awareness of mental health issues and improve the health of global citizens affected by mental health illness through collaborative efforts with our international partners. The conference aimed to promote education, implement interventions, and advance research towards enhancing the field of mental health. We will highlight a diverse set of topics ranging from cutting edge research and technology, updates in mental health education and training, as well as clinical applications of effective community-based interventions. As part of the University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, we share our institution’s mission to enhance partnerships in China and transcend borders in pursuit of intellectual inquiry and advancing the field of mental health. We invite you to join us to participate in this international forum as we together address global challenges in mental health.


促进跨学科循证干预精神疾病: 合作策略,北京2016年8月 本次会议的宗旨是提高对精神疾病的意识,并通过与国际伙伴的协作努力以提高全球受 心理疾病困扰公民 的整体健康。我们的目标是促进教育,落实措施,加强心理健康领域 的研究。 我们介绍的内容包括前沿的科研成果和技术,精神卫生教育和培训及有效社区干预的临床应用。 精神及神经行为科学作为芝加哥大学的一个分枝, 我们将分享我们 机构的使命,通过加强在中国的合作伙伴关系,以寻求超越国界的知识探索,促进心理健康领域的发展。

STRUCTURE OF CONFERENCE 会议结构

The conference was  a two-day symposium. The 1st day focused on affective disorders and  emphasized various presentations of affective disorders in Asian Population along with its diagnosis and cutting edge treatments. The second day highlighted Autism Spectrum Disorder, assessment and treatment of chronic pain and feeding and eating disorders. There were opportunities to meet with the experts during lunch hour and at the end of each day.

OPENING REMARKS SPEAKER 开幕演讲人

Deborah Spitz, M.D.

Professor, Vice Chair for Education and Academic Affairs

Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

University of Chicago Medicine

Deborah Spitz, M.D. is the Vice Chair for Education and Academic Affairs, and Director of Residency Training at The University of Chicago. A leading psychiatric educator and Past President of the Association for Academic Psychiatry, she has been involved in faculty development and medical student and resident education for many years. She was Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Residency Training in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts University-New England Medical Center until 2000. She then spent three years in Great Britain as Consultant Psychiatrist in the National Health Service, Lead Psychiatric Clinician for the city of Norwich, England, and Recognized Teacher at the Medical School of the University of East Anglia.

Dr. Spitz received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her internship and residency in psychiatry at the University of Chicago.  She is certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has been active both as an examiner on Part II examinations and on ABPN Part I Committees.

She has been active in the American Psychiatric Association on the Scientific Program Committee, the Committee on Women and the Committee on Family Violence; in the Association for Academic Psychiatry on the Executive Council; and in AADPRT, the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training.  She received a Junior Faculty Development Award from the National Institute of Health in 1987, and has received numerous teaching awards in the course of her career both at Tufts- New England Medical Center in Boston, and at The University of Chicago.

Dr. Spitz’s interests and expertise include the treatment of refractory depressive and bipolar affective disorders, treatment of personality disorders, and the integration of psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic treatments. She has presented widely on aspects of psychiatric education and career development, gender issues, ethics and cultural aspects of psychiatry, and the intersection of philosophy and psychiatry. Throughout her career she has combined work in acute inpatient psychiatry with the practice of long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy, finding each setting a rich resource for teaching and supervising about relationships, development, psychopathology, systems issues and psychiatric treatments, both pharmacologic and psychological.  She teaches a number of courses in the psychotherapy sequence within the residency at The University of Chicago.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Session I                                                

Opening Session

Moderator: Deborah Spitz, M.D.

08:30-08:45                                        

Welcome and Introductions

Deborah Spitz, M.D.

Professor, Vice Chair for Education and Academic Affairs

Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago Medicine

08:45-09:30                                        

Affective Disorders in Asian Population

Seeba Anam, M.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

University of Chicago Medicine

09:30-10:15                                        

Keynote Speech: Refractory Depression: Diagnosis and Treatment

Deborah Spitz, M.D.

10:15-10:30                                        

Break and Networking

10:30-11:15                                        

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in Depression

Tina Drossos, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

University of Chicago Medicine

11:15-12:45                                        

Lunch at Center

 

Session II                                           

Internet Based Interventions For Depression Using Behavioral Vaccine Model

12:45-13:30                                        

Nina Liu, M.D.

Clinical Associate, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

University of Chicago Medicine and Northshore Health System

13:30-14:15                                     

The Impact of Sociocultural and Contextual Factors when Assessing Cognition and Behavior

Scott J. Hunter, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, and Pediatrics

Director of Neuropsychology Coordinator, Child Psychology Training

Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago Medicine

14:15-14:30                                        
Break and Networking

14:30-15:15                                     

Update on Psychosomatic Illness: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges

Khalid Afzal, M.D., Assistant Professor, Director Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago Medicine

15:15-16:00                                         

Update on Comlementary and Biomedical Treatment in Mental Health

Karam Radwan, M.D., Associate Professor, Section Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Training Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago Medicine

16:00-16:30                                         
Meeting the Experts

Break in small groups to meet with experts

 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Session I                                             

Opening Session

Moderator: Deborah Spitz, M.D.

08:15-08:30                                        

Welcome and Introductions

Deborah Spitz, M.D.

08:30-09:15                                        

Update on Autism Spectrum Disorder

Scott J. Hunter, Ph.D.

09:30-10:15                                        

Autism Spectrum Disorder-Aggressive Behavior and its Treatment

Khalid Afzal, M.D.

10:15-10:30                                        

Break and Networking

10:30-11:15                                        

Autism Spectrum Disorder Global Burden of Disease

Seeba Anam, M.D.

11:15-12:45                                           

Lunch at Center

Session II                                               

Metabolic Health and The Use of Antipsychotics

12:45-13:30                                            

Karam Radwan, M.D.

 

13:30-14:15                                        

Chronic Pain Assessment and Treatment Approaches

Tina Drossos, Ph.D.

14:15-14:30                                        

Break and Networking

14:30-15:15                                        

Internet Based Interventions For Depression Using Behavioral Vaccine Model

Nina Liu, M.D.

15:15-16:00                                        

Feeding and Eating Disorder-A Cultural Perspective

Seeba Anam, M.D.

16:00-16:30                                        

Meeting the Experts

Break in small groups to meet with experts

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS 讲者介绍

Khalid Afzal

Khalid Afzal, M.D.; D.F.A.A.C.A.P. is the Director of Pediatric Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. He is Board Certified in Adult and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. His special interests include psychosomatic presentations in medical settings, role of stigma and culture in psychiatry, emerging role of social media in mental healthcare delivery to hard to reach populations, and mindfulness and problem-focused creative interventions in family settings. His teaching courses include psychiatric interviewing skills, psychopharmacology, family therapy and school based mental health.

 

Seeba Anam

Seeba Anam, MD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  She is the Medical Director of the University of Chicago Eating Disorders Program, a member of the Child and Adolescent Consult-Liaison Psychiatry team at Comer Children’s Hospital, and a psychiatric consultant for La Rabida Children’s Hospital. She is a founding member of the University of Chicago Global Mental Health Initiative, a joint effort centered on global dissemination of child and adolescent mental health education. She serves on the steering committee for the University of Chicago Center for Global Health, as well as the mental health representative for the University of Chicago Center for Asian Health Equity. She also serves on   the Education committee of the international Society for the Study of Culture and Psychiatry, expanding cultural curricula for international training programs. Her primary research interests include global mental health education and examination of health equity and social determinants of health.

Tina Drossos

Dr. Tina Drossos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. Dr. Drossos is a clinical and pediatric health psychologist by training.   She is well trained in all aspects of cognitive behavior therapy and the emotional intelligence and emotional regulation concepts that underline that type of therapeutic work. Dr. Drossos also works with the pediatric consult-liaison service, providing bio-psychosocial assessment and intervention for children admitted to Comer Children’s Hospital. .   She has also set up multiple, interdisciplinary, psychosocial programs to service the mental health needs of chronically ill patients and families across the University of Chicago Medicine. Her interests include promoting evidence – based psychotherapy approaches, cognitive behavior therapy, to treat mental health illness. Additional interests include promoting health related quality of life, pain management and improving adherence for patients living and managing chronic illness.

 

Scott Hunter

Dr. Scott Hunter is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, and Pediatrics, and Director of Neuropsychology at the University of Chicago. He received his PhD in Clinical and Developmental Psychology, with a focus on behavioral neuroscience and neurodevelopmental disorders, from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his Clinical Psychology Internship in the Stone Institute of Psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School, in Chicago, and his postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology and Developmental Disabilities (as a LEND Fellow) at the University of Rochester, in NY. In his research, Dr. Hunter principally addresses the developmental trajectories of attention and executive functioning in children and adolescents with medical and neurodevelopmental conditions, including sleep apnea and snoring, HIV infection, epilepsy, and neurofibromatosis. Dr.  Hunter is the co-author/editor of three textbooks used in Pediatric Neuropsychology training, and serves as Associate Editor for the journal Behavioral Sciences and is on the editorial boards of the journals Child Psychiatry and Human Development, and Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy.

 

Nina Li

Nina Liu, M.D. PhD. is a board certified adult, child & adolescent psychiatrist and a clinical Associate of the University of Chicago and works at the NorthShore University Health System as a physician. She works in both inpatient and outpatient settings and supervises trainees. She is active in Illinois Child and Adolescent Council and is a current board member.

When Dr. Liu was a postdoc fellow and faculty at the University of Chicago, before she pursued her residency training and fellow training in psychiatry at the University of Chicago, she accumulated many years of research experience and has published many articles in prestigious journals including Nature Immunology and EMBO.

Over the years, Dr. Liu has been committed to the cultural and academic exchanges between China and the US.  She is an active member in University of Chicago’s Global Health Initiative in helping Wuhan University medical school restructure its psychiatry teaching courses and methodology. In China, she was invited to give lectures and training courses to the pediatricians and child psychiatrists.

 

Karam Radwan

Dr. Radwan is the division chief for the child and adolescent psychiatry program at the University of Chicago. Dr. Radwan qualified as a doctor in 1997 from the University of Damascus. He completed his Adult Psychiatry training at the University of Missouri, followed by Child and Adolescent psychiatry training at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. Dr. Radwan is board certified in Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Hospice and Palliative Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has been granted a license to practice as a consultant in the United Kingdom by the British General Medical Council (GMC) and several states in the USA including Illinois, California and Ohio. Dr. Radwan has been the director of training for child and adolescent psychiatry for 9 years. In addition, he provides consultation, supervision, training seminars and public relations media in North America, Europe and the Middle East. He is a fellow of the American Psychiatry Association and member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Radwan’s many roles at the University of Chicago include serving as the Director of the Fundamentals of Psychopathology Course, the director of the Mood and Anxiety specialty clinic, and the director of the Neuro-developmental Disorders clinic. He has several interests including promoting and establishing child and adolescent psychiatry training programs, increasing access to mental health services for family and children and promoting evidenced-based complementary and alternative medicine in child and adolescent psychiatry.