Annual Psychiatric Update  2019

The Crossroads of Technology and Psychiatry -
the future is now


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March 30-31, 2019
Marriott University, Columbus

The field of psychiatry has seen tremendous advances in innovation and technology over the last decade and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. Science and technology have enabled greater understanding of the brain leading to significant improvements in the delivery of mental health care. The OPPA brings together thought leaders in mental health, data science, technology, neuroscience, and more for this day and a half meeting to build on the promise of increased advances in technology and innovation in Psychiatry.


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Maintaining Professionalism in Psychiatry: Challenges, Opportunities and Innovations in the 21st Century

Altha Stewart, MD | President, American Psychiatric Association




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Physician Leadership in Shaping the Future of Health Care

Patrice Harris, MD | President-Elect, American Medical Association




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What’s New in the Alphabet of Therapeutic Brain Stimulation, ECT, MST, FEAST, TMS, VNC and tDCS

W. Vaughn McCall, MD, MS | Chair, Case Distinguished University and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavior, Executive Vice Dean, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

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What's New in Neurodegenerative Disorders: Innovation and Hope

Douglas Scharre, MD | Professor of Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry, Center for Cognitive and Memory Disorders, Center for Neuromodulation, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

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The Promise of Speech Recognition and Computational Linguistics in Psychiatry

Guillermo Cecchi, PhD | Principle Research Staff Member Manager, Computational Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Computational Biology Center, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York

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Sensing Psychosis: Toward Computational Phenotypes in Severe Mental Illness

Justin Baker, MD, PhD | Scientific Director, Institute for Technology in Psychiatry, Director of Functional Neuroimaging and Bioinformatics, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Research Program, McClean Hospital

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Complete Recovery from Psychosis and Homelessness

Bethany Yeiser | Motivational speaker and author of Mind Estranged: My Journey from Schizophrenia and Homelessness to Recovery

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First Episode Psychosis: New Findings Challenge Old Assumptions

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD | Associate Professor, Northeast Ohio Medical University

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mHealth for Mental Health

Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD | Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director, mHealth for Mental Health Program, UW School of Medicine, Co-Director, BRiTE Center, UW School of Medicine

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