Grand Rounds

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY

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

2018 Presentation Recordings

October 2018 Schedule

September 2018 Schedule

May-June 2018 Schedule

April 2018 Schedule

September 2018

September 14 - NO GRAND ROUNDS: VCU Closed due to inclement weather


September 21 - LOCATION CHANGE: PRESENTATION WILL TAKE PLACE IN MCGLOTHLIN MEDICAL EDUCATION CENTER LEARNING THEATER (MMEC Floors 1 and 2, 1201 E. Marshall St.)

VCU Psychiatry: The past, the present, and the future
We've come a long way, baby!

Joel J. Silverman, M.D.
James Asa Shield, Jr. Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University
Introducer: Peter F. Buckley, M.D.
Dean, VCU School of Medicine
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, VCU Health System

Learning Objectives:

  • ► The participants will understand the history of VCU Psychiatry
  • ► The participants will understand the potential goals and future direction for our Department
  • ► Enjoy the presentation

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September 28

The Genetic Architecture of Psychiatric Traits and Disorders: Current and Emerging Evidence

Bradley Todd Webb, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics
Virginia Commonwealth University
Introducer: John Hettema, M.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Identify the number and relative effect sizes of discovered genetic loci that influence risk for psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar, and major depression
  • ► Identify the similarities and differences in genetic architectures for psychiatric and non-psychiatric complex traits
  • ► Interpret widespread cross-disorder genetic correlations
  • ► Describe the utility and limits of aggregate molecular genetic risk scores

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Available Presentations

University Health Services Professional Education Programs (UHS-PEP) of VCU Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. UHS-PEP designates this live activity a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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October 2018

October 5

Clinical Implications of Neuroscience Research for Treating PTSD

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
Director/Medical Director, Trauma Center
Director, National Complex Trauma Network, National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Chair NCTSN DSM 5 workgroup on Developmental Trauma Disorder
Introducer: Jill Opalesky, MS

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Describe the range of adaptations to trauma early in the life cycle; explain how trauma affects the developing mind and brain
  • ► Participants will gain a basic understanding of ways that childhood traumatic experience impacts brain development and functioning
  • ► Discuss what brain science teaches us about how trauma is remembered and changes the processing of subsequent experience
  • ► Participants will be exposed to the potential role of both traditional and innovative techniques in the future of the field of traumatic stress. Summarize treatment strategies alternatives to drugs and talk therapy.

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October 12

VCU Departments of Psychiatry and Anatomy & Neurobiology Present Joint Grand Rounds: Paradise Lost: The Neurobiology of Child Abuse and Neglect

Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.
Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Director, Center on Aging
Chief of Psychiatry, Jackson Memorial Hospital
Chief of Psychiatry, University of Miami Hospital
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Institute of Early Life Adversity Research
Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin
Introducer: Joel Silverman, M.D.
James Asa Shield, Jr. Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Discuss how genetic polymorphisms and epigenetics affect psychiatric disease vulnerability
  • ► Explain how a gene variation affects brain development and function so that the risk of a depressive episode or PTSD is increased
  • ► Describe how early life experience produces persistent CNS alterations and its implications

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October 19

Use and Abuse of Stimulant Medications

Sandra Mullen, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Assistant Professor, VCU School of Pharmacy
Clinical Assistant Professor, VCU School of Medicine
Introducer: Cheryl Al-Mateen, M.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Compare stimulant abuse and misuse in patients with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and the general population
  • ► Examine the effects of psychostimulants on the brain
  • ► Identify risk factors for stimulant abuse and misuse
  • ► Differentiate between common adverse effects and effects associated with stimulant abuse

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October 26

A Missing Piece: An Understanding and History of Psychopathy

Keyhill Sheorn, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Psychotherapy Training
Virginia Commonwealth University
Introducer: William Nay, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Review the origin of the term and diagnostic understanding of psychopathy
  • ► Examine some of the earlier history of the treatment of psychopaths
  • ► Consider if psychiatry has come far enough in the understanding or treatment of people with this disorder

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