2012 scientiFic ProGrAM coMMittee
First Row – Seated Left to Right: Michele T. Pato, M.D., Catherine Crone, M.D., Lucy A. Hutner, M.D., Josepha A.
Cheong, M.D. (SPC Chair), Kenneth R. Silk, M.D., Philip R. Muskin, M.D., Sheila Hafter-Gray, M.D.
Second Row – Standing Left to Right: Annette Matthews, M.D., Robert M. McCarron, D.O., Iqbal Ahmed, M.D.,
Nyapati R. Rao, M.D., Charles S. Price, M.D., Kelli Harding, M.D., Markus J.P. Kruesi, M.D., Edmond H.T. Pi, M.D., James H.
Scully, Jr., M.D. (APA Medical Director and CEO), Robert Boland, M.D., Donald M. Hilty, M.D., Patricia I. Ordorica, M.D., Arnaldo
Moreno , M.D., Barton J. Blinder, M.D., Sidney Weissman, M.D.
Not Pictured: Julio Licinio, M.D. (vice-chair), Steve Stahl, M.D., Amresh K. Srivastava, M.D., Radu V. Saveanu, M.D.,
Adelaide Robb, M.D., Michael Myers, M.D.
dear aPa members and guests:
elcome to San Francisco, and the 166th An-
nual Meeting of the American Psychiat-
ric Association. This beautiful and unique
city, with its vibrancy, cultural diversity, and excite-
ment, provides a perfect setting for the scientific
Please note a few of the many exciting sessions fea-
turing thought-provoking, stellar and engaging pre-
senters from around the U.S. and the World! In a spe-
cial Keynote Presentation, President Bill Clinton is one
of the most highly anticipated presenters. The Program
also includes Nobel Laureates Elizabeth H. Blackburn,
Ph.D., Stanley B. Prusiner, M.D., and Andrew Schally,
Ph.D., M.D. Acclaimed researchers-clinicians include
Robert H. Lenox, M.D., Maria Oquendo, M.D., Irvin
Yalom, M.D., Stephen Stahl, M.D., Nora Volkow, M.D.,
Gary S. Small, M.D., and Eric Nestler, M.D. Their lec-
tures will explore topics ranging from genetics and
cognition to new drug discovery to suicide.
Saturday evening’s Opening Session features a con-
versation between Dr. Jeste and noted academician
and USC Gould School of Law Professor Elyn Saks,
J.D., Ph.D., exploring her struggles and successes with
schizophrenia and acute psychosis. Monday’s high-
lights include the premiere of award-winning film-
maker Delaney Ruston, M.D.’s new documentary on
global mental healthcare and stigma “Hidden Pictures”
as well as the Convocation Address by internationally
respected neuroscientist Baroness Susan Greenfield of
Oxford University. The Baroness also will lecture on
Tuesday on the timely subject of digital technology and
the developing young mind.
Always popular Media Workshops, Symposia,
Poster Sessions, brief Scientific and Clinical Reports,
Advances in, Small Interactive Sessions and more are
scheduled throughout the meeting—over 400 sessions
covering the range of topics possible in current psychi-
atric practice with the full diversity of patient popula-
tions. Seven tracks highlight psychiatry’s subspecialty
areas as well as the DSM-5 and NIDA-sponsored ses-
sions. In addition to the educational mission of the
Annual Meeting, the extensive program endeavors to
stimulate self-reflection, inspiration and affirmation
about the state of our profession and ourselves as clini-
cians and professionals.
The APA Office of Scientific Programs, the Meetings
and Conventions Department, along with the Scientific
Program Committee, have endeavored to produce the
best Annual Meeting ever for the benefit of the great-
est asset the APA has: you, the General Member! We
hope you are as excited as we are about the next 5 days.
Thank you for your continued support of the APA mis-
sion for advocacy, education and research on behalf of
Josepha A. Cheong, M.D.
key Locations in the moscone
APA Annual Meeting on Demand Sales . . .South Lobby,
Street Level and Exhibit Halls A–C, Exhibit Level
APA Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No booth this year
APA Art Association Exhibit . . . . . . . . . . . .South Lobby,
APA JobCentral . . . . . .Exhibit Halls A–C, Exhibit Level
APA Member Center . . .Exhibit Halls A–C, Exhibit Level
APA Periodicals . . . . . .Exhibit Halls A–C, Exhibit Level
APA Psychiatric News . . . . . . Room 214, East Mezzanine
Audiovisual Preview Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room 234,
Connection Café . . . . . . . . . . . . South Lobby, Street Level
CME Certificate of Attendance and Evaluation . . . . . . . .
North/South Concourse, Exhibit Level
Course Enrollment . . . .Exhibit Halls A–C, Exhibit Level
Daily Bulletin . . . . . . . . . . . . .Room 264, West Mezzanine
Exhibitor Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . .Exhibit Halls A–C,
Exhibits/Publishers’ Book Fair . . . . . .Exhibit Halls A–C,
First Aid I . . . . . . Across from Room 106, Exhibit Level
First Aid II . . . . . . Across from Room 124, Exhibit Level
First Aid III . . . . West Building, Exhibit Hall, First Floor
Housing Desk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . South Lobby, Street Level
Lost and Found . . . . . . . Room 200/202, East Mezzanine
Meetings and Conventions Office . . . . . .Room 200/202,
Message Centers . . . . . . . . . . . South Lobby, Street Level,
and Exhibit Halls A–C, Exhibit Level
News Room . . . . . . . . . Rooms 250-256, West Mezzanine
Registration . . . . . . . . . .Exhibit Halls A–C, Exhibit Level
Scientific Programs Office . . Room 206, East Mezzanine
Shuttle Bus Desk . . . . . . . . . . . . South Lobby, Street Level
aPa alliance Booth
No booth this year
aPa annual meeting on demand sales
APA Annual Meeting on Demand includes over 300
hours of educational content from the Annual Meeting.
Content is available online within 24 hours, on USB
Drive and mobile streaming. Additional CME avail-
able. Sales booths are located in the South Lobby, Street
Level and Exhibit Halls A–C, Exhibit Level. Moscone
Convention Center from Saturday–Tuesday, 7:30 a.m.–
5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
aPa art association exhibit
Located in the South Lobby, Street Level, Moscone
Center. The days and hours of operation are as follows:
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Tuesday, 10:00
a.m.–5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
This exhibit includes paintings, photography, ceramics,
and crafts created by APA members and/or their sig-
nificant others. Stop by for information on joining the
APA Art Association.
Visit APA JobCentral, located in the APA Member
Center in the Exhibit Hall, to search the most com-
prehensive online listing of psychiatric positions! An
on-site JobCentral representative will be able to assist
in Q&A and navigation of the site. Job-seekers can
post their resume, sign up for job alerts, and peruse the
listings. As an employer, you will be able to post your
open position at the meeting for immediate response!
Registered employers and job-seekers in attendance at
the Annual Meeting will have an Annual Meeting logo
flagging their resumes and job postings. The days and
hours of operation for JobCentral are as follows:
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sunday-Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
For more information on APA JobCentral, please visit
aPa member center
Located in Exhibit Halls A-C, Exhibit Level, Moscone
Convention Center. The days and hours of operation
are as follows: Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Sunday
–Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The Member Center closes at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday. A few of the many
APA activities exhibited include: Membership; APA’s
Internet-Based Programs; Continuing Medical Educa-
tion; Quality Improvement; Psychiatric Services; Clini-
cal Resources; Advocacy Tools; Career Development;
Practice Management; and APA Periodicals.
Staff will be on hand to demonstrate online access for
subscribers. Staff from APA’s CME journal FOCUS
will also be available at booth 2133 to answer ques-
tions about this publication. Visitors can also purchase
or renew subscriptions to all APA/APP journals at the
Bookstore, located in the Exhibit Halls A–C. Compli-
mentary copies of Psychiatric News will be available at
stands located throughout the Moscone Convention
Center. Persons who wish to contact editors or report-
ers of Psychiatric News are asked to go to Room 214
East Mezzanine, Moscone Convention Center. Written
announcements, suggestions for articles, letters to the
editor, or other material for the newspaper’s consid-
eration may also be left with staff in Room 214, East
Mezzanine, Moscone Convention Center.
Audiovisual Preview Room
Located in Room 234, East Mezzanine, Moscone Con-
vention Center. The days and hours of operation are as
follows: Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00p.m., Saturday–Tuesday
7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Wednesday 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
The Scientific Program Committee expects all present-
ers to preview their audiovisual materials prior to their
sessions to familiarize themselves with the equipment.
For your convenience, an audiovisual technician will
be available to assist you and answer your questions.
CME Certificate of Attendance
The Scientific Program Committee needs your feedback
to assess the effectiveness of the program and for plan-
ning next year’s Annual Meeting. The general evaluation
and certificate can be obtained by visiting the CME Cer-
tificate of Attendance booth located in the North/South
Concourse, or online at www.psych.org/annualmeet-
ingcme. The website will be available during and for
three months afterward. You will need your badge num-
ber to access the evaluation and obtain your certificate.
Certificate of Attendance Location and Booth Hours:
North/South Concourse, Exhibit Level
Saturday, 12:00 p.m–5:00 p.m.
Sunday–Wednesday, 8:00 a.m–5:00 p.m.
Continuing Medical Education
Educational Objectives At the conclusion of this meeting the participant will
be able to:
1. Review new research findings in the fields of psychia-
try and neuroscience and address gaps in knowledge;
2. Acquire new knowledge and skills in clinical psychi-
atry, which can be utilized to improve patient care;
3. Identify and remove barriers to the transfer of new
knowledge for your practice, including provision of
culturally competent care for diverse populations;
4. Assess a variety of treatment choices, including psy-
chotherapeutic and pharmacological options; and
5. Recognize mental health service delivery issues, in-
cluding barriers to care.
The APA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide
continuing medical education for physicians. The APA
designates this live activity for a maximum of 50 AMA
PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim
credit commensurate with the extent of their participa-
tion in the activity.
Please note: Formats on the scientific program, as outlined below, have been approved for CME credit. The scientific sessions on the official Annual Meet-
ing program, with some exceptions, meet the criteria for
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Sessions in the following
program formats are designated as category 1: Advances in… Series; Case Conferences; CME Courses; Focus Live; Forums; Lectures; Master Courses; Presidential Symposia; Scientific and Clinical Reports; Seminars; Small Interactive Sessions; Symposia; and Workshops.
New Research Poster Sessions are NOT designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Located in Exhib- it Hall A-C, Moscone Convention Center. Scientific sessions are open to all Annual Meeting
registrants with the exception of Case Conferences,
which are open to APA members only. CME Courses
and Master Courses require an additional fee.