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Attend Fellow Sessions

  • May 06, 2022

The APA is proud to present a list of sessions where Fellows will be presenting this year at the Annual Meeting. We hope you can support each other and learn from the amazing work and research Fellows are engaged in. There is an opportunity to hear from a fellow each day of the conference. Be sure to also check out the Fellow Poster Sessions!

Saturday, May 21, 2022  
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
Room 383-385
Invisible Veterans: Mental Health Concerns for Women Veterans
Speaker(s):
Chair: Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, M.P.H.; M.D.
Presenter: Muniza A. Majoka, M.D., M.P.H. (Fellow)
Presenter: Maria Llorente, M.D.
Presenter: Lea Marin, M.D., Ph.D.
Sunday, May 22, 2022  
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM CDT
Room 386-387
A Path to Mental Health Equity, Reconciliation and Resilience: Lessons from Early Career Psychiatrists and Trainees in Academic Leadership
Speaker(s):
Chair: Dwight E. Kemp, M.D., M.S. (Fellow)
Presenter: Matthew Edwards, M.D.
Presenter: Rachel Talley, M.D.
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
Room 383-385
Building the Future of Trans+ Psychiatrists
Speaker(s):
Chair: Chelsea R. Cosner, M.D.
Presenter: Fiona D. Fonseca, M.D., M.S. (Fellow)
Presenter: Chelsea R. Cosner, M.D.
Presenter: Teddy G. Goetz, M.D., M.S.
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
Room 288
Tug-of-War: Facing Conflict as Underrepresented Trainee Leaders in Psychiatry
Speaker(s):
Chair: Margaret Wang, M.D. (Fellow)
Presenter: Badr Ratnakaran, M.B.B.S. (Fellow)
Presenter: Sarah Hanafi, M.D. (Fellow)
Presenter: Karen Dionesotes, M.D., M.P.H. (Fellow)
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
Room 386-387
Psychiatrists With Lived Experience: Change Agents and Beloved Allies
Speaker(s):
Chair: Michael F. Myers, M.D.
Presenter: Rahael Gupta, M.D., M.S. (Fellow)
Presenter: Frank Clark, M.D.
Presenter: John Mark Budin, M.D.
Presenter: Michael F. Myers, M.D.
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
Room 292
Mental Health Policy and Legislative Advocacy: Growing Your Voice
Speaker(s):
Chair: Mandar Jadhav, M.D. (Fellow)
Presenter: Laura Willing, M.D.
Presenter: Eric Rafla-Yuan, M.D. (Fellow)
Presenter: Bill Cassidy, M.D.
Presenter: Katherine Gershman Kennedy, M.D.
Discussant: Laura Willing, M.D.
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
Room 391-392
Living DACA: The Impact of the Emotional Rollercoaster on Youth
Speaker(s):
Chair: Gabrielle L. Shapiro, M.D.
Presenter: German E. Velez, M.D. (Fellow)
Presenter: Balkozar Seif Eldin Adam, M.D.
Presenter: Rakin Hoq, M.D. (Fellow)
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
Room 297
Palliative Psychiatry: A New Field for Treatment-Resistant Mental Illness
Speaker(s):
Chair: Manuel Trachsel, M.D., Ph.D.
Presenter: June Elgudin, M.D.
Presenter: Manuel Trachsel, M.D., Ph.D.
Presenter: Clark Johnsen, M.D. (Fellow)
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
Room 386-397
Pathways to Psychiatry: Pipeline Programs
Speaker(s):
Chair: Alicia A. Barnes, D.O., M.P.H.
Chair: Ellen Joo Kim, M.D. (Fellow)
Presenter: Desiree Nicolette Shapiro, M.D.
Presenter: Cecilia Maya Rangel-Garcia, M.D.
Presenter: Carolyn M. King, M.D.
Monday, May 23, 2022  
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Room 293
Stopping the Revolving Door: How Psychiatrists Can Reclaim Individuals With Mental Illness Stuck in the Criminal Justice System
Speaker(s):
Presenter: Evelyn Stratton, J.D. (Retired Justice)
Presenter: Zachary Lenane, M.P.H., M.D. (Fellow)
Presenter: Thad Tatum
Presenter: Michael Kelly, M.D.
*Sponsored by APA Foundation School and Justice Initiative*
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
Room 291
Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Mentoring Trainees Underrepresented in Medicine to Ensure Success and Belonging
Speaker(s):
Chair: Constance E. Dunlap, M.D.
Presenter: Dhruv R. Gupta, M.D., M.S. (Fellow)
Presenter: Sade' Diahann Frazier, D.O., M.S. (Fellow)
Discussant: Ranna Parekh, M.D., M.P.H.
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
Room 293
An Antiracist Approach to Teaching Social Determinants of Mental Health Curriculum for Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
Speaker(s):
Chair: Kimberly Gordon-Achebe, M.D.
Chair: Dolores Malaspina, M.D.
Presenter: Anique Forrester
Presenter: Crystal Han, M.D. (Fellow)
Presenter: Tiffany Beason
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
Room 295
Challenges in Psychotherapy Supervision
Speaker(s):
Chair: Katherine Gershman Kennedy, M.D.
Presenter: Allison Cowan, M.D.
Presenter: Flavia Alecia Ruth De Souza, M.D., M.H.S. (Fellow)
Presenter: Nathan Gwilliam, M.D.
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
Room 391-392
Exploring Social Determinants of Firearm Access and Suicidality Among Children and Adolescents
Speaker(s):
Chair: Jordan Andrew Wong, M.D. (Fellow)
Presenter: Rahn K. Bailey, M.D.
Presenter: Brian Levins, M.D. (Fellow)
Presenter: Brian P. Kurtz, M.D.
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
Room 289
Social Media and Psychiatry: Using Lessons Learned From Virtual Recruitment to Improve and Expand Your Online Presence
Speaker(s):
Chair: Daniel E. Gih, M.D.
Presenter: Gabrielle Elizabeth Hodgins, M.D. (Fellow)
Presenter: Simone Ariel Bernstein, M.D. (Fellow)
Presenter: Samir Johnny Abu-Hamad, M.D., M.S. (Fellow)
Tuesday, May 24, 2022  
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Room 296
Microaggressions in South Asian Americans: Mental Health Consequences and Community Strategies
Speaker(s):
Chair: Ranna Parekh, M.D., M.P.H.
Presenter: Dhruv R. Gupta, M.D., M.S. (Fellow)
Presenter: Karuna Poddar, M.D.
Presenter: Manan Shah, M.D.
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
Room 296
Shrinking the Carbon Footprint of American Psychiatry: Meeting the Demands of Climate Change
Speaker(s):
Chair: Elizabeth Haase, M.D.
Presenter: Daniel Bernstein, M.S., M.A.
Presenter: Joshua Ross Wortzel, M.D. (Fellow)
Presenter: Elizabeth Haase, M.D.
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
Room 289
Theory and Application of Psychodynamics of Psychopharmacology Within the 30 Minute “Med-Check” for Residents and Early Career Psychiatrists
Speaker(s):
Chair: David L. Mintz, M.D.
Presenter: Ali Ahsan Ali, M.D.
Presenter: Manal Farrukh Khan, M.D.
Presenter: Ian King, M.D.
Presenter: Dhruv R. Gupta, M.D., M.S. (Fellow)
Presenter: Raja Ramis Akhtar, M.D.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022  
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
Room 290
Double Minorities: Exploring Systemic Barriers Against Non-U.S. International Medical Graduates in Academic Psychiatry
Speaker(s):
Chair: Ramotse Saunders, M.D.
Presenter: Ali Maher Haidar, M.D.
Presenter: Muniza A. Majoka, M.D., M.P.H. (Fellow)
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
Room 292
How Psychiatrists Can Talk With Patients and Their Families About Race and Racism: Theory and Practice Through Simulation
Speaker(s):
Chair: Micaela Owusu
Presenter: German E. Velez, M.D. (Fellow)
Presenter: Tresha Gibbs, M.D.
Presenter: Chevaughn Wellington, M.D., M.S.
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
Room 386-387
Psychopharmacological Challenges, Ethical Dilemmas and Concerns of Health Care Workers: Lessons in Geriatric Psychiatry During the COVID 19 Pandemic
Speaker(s):
Chair: Daniel Carl Dahl, M.D.
Presenter: Badr Ratnakaran, M.B.B.S. (Fellow)
Presenter: Laura Bevilacqua, M.D., Ph.D.
Presenter: Rachel Han, M.D. (Fellow)
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
Room 292
When Pain Is Not Just in the Brain: A Biopsychosocialcultural Approach to Chronic Pain and Comorbid Psychiatric Illness
Speaker(s):
Chair: Shannon Ford, M.D.
Presenter: Chelsea R. Younghans, M.D. (Fellow)
Presenter: Adam Bumgardner, M.D.
Presenter: Meghan Quinn, M.D.

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