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Join us in Roanoke for the PSV 2016 Fall Meeting!

SusanWallerOn behalf of the PSV, I would like to welcome you to our exciting and thought-provoking program this fall that will delve into various controversial topics in psychiatry. Following a delicious, full breakfast Saturday morning, Dr. Jim Reinhard, former Commissioner of Mental Health, will provide us with an intriguing presentation on what psychiatrists should ask their patients about guns and whether they should ask at all. Psychologist Thomas Collura will then describe current evidence for neurofeedback as a treatment for a variety of psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD and autism spectrum disorders, and for neurological diagnoses such as migraines and other headaches. A discussion of the truly unique subject of neurotheology, the effects of religion and other contemplative practices on the brain, will be provided by one of our past PSV presidents, Dr. Rizwan Ali. Another recent past president of PSV, Dr. Brian Wood, will enlighten us about the latest controversies in the psychopharmacological treatment of the geriatric population.

After a hearty lunch and an informative business meeting, Dr. Tracey Criss will provide us with an update on ECT, followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Bush Kavuru, Dr. Charles Swanson and Dr. Justin White. Dr. Dan Morhaim will discuss a positive approach to end of life care, including the importance of advance directives. And to really heat up the debate, our Fall Meeting lineup will finish with a bang: a presentation of the pros, discussed by Dr. Dan Morhaim, and cons, discussed by Dr. Jitendra Desai, of medical cannabis. A lively Q&A will follow before we all head home feeling sufficiently updated and edified.

So, please join us on October 7 and 8, at the historic Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, for what promises to be an illuminating and stimulating educational program. As always, we will kick off the meeting with an entertaining reception of heavy hors d’oeuvres and delicious beverages on Friday evening, so plan now to arrive in time to get a head start on catching up with old friends and meeting new colleagues. I look forward to seeing you there.

Susan J. Waller, MD, FAPA
President, Psychiatric Society of Virginia

 

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