Grand Rounds


Sanger Hall, Room, 1-044
1101 E. Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23298
11:45 – 12:50

Sept 2017 Downloadable Schedule

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2017 Presentation Recordings

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December 2017

December 1

Mood Disorders During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period: Lessons Learned over Two Decades

Lee S. Cohen, M.D.
Director, Center for Women’s Mental Health; Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Clinical Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Edmund and Carroll Carpenter Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Introducer: Susan Kornstein, M.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Understand critical research findings in reproductive psychiatry that inform clinical care
  • ► Recognize the current knowledge gaps in reproductive neuroscience
  • ► Receive an update regarding reproductive safety of psychiatric medication during pregnancy
  • ► Provide an overview of treatment options for postpartum depression and describe the outcomes of screening for PPD

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December 8

Reassessing Emil Kraepelin (1856 - 1926): Reflections on an Historical Research Project

Eric J. Engstrom, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Department of History
Introducer: Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Familiarization with the life and work of Emil Kraepelin (1856 – 1926)
  • ► Enhanced awareness of the historical contingency of psychiatric nosologies
  • ► Greater application of the contribution of historical research in psychiatry

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December 15

Dynamic Processes in Depressive and Anxiety Disorders

Lance Rappaport, Ph.D., LCP
Postdoctoral Fellow
Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics
Virginia Commonwealth University
Introducer: John M. Hettema, M.D., Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Explore affective, dynamic processes in depressive and anxiety disorders from childhood through adulthood
  • ► Identify how dynamic processes inform etiology and prognosis
  • ► Discuss the clinical implications of temporally-variable processes

December 22 No Grand Rounds- Winter Holiday

December 29 No Grand Rounds- Winter Holiday