This half-day course will present up-to-date, focused talks on eight topics that will delve into areas both common and unusual for Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrists. Areas of interest and need were collected from previous year's Updates courses and combined with important emerging areas of focus. Each segment will deliver updates of recent advances in the evidence base. Topics for this year are: Advances in Eating Disorder Care: An Update for C-L Psychiatrists (Dr. Sockalingam) Updates and Trends in Substance Use: Illicit Substances, Prescription Drugs, and Alcohol (Drs. Andrews and Weinrieb) Updates in C-L Psychiatry: Neuropsychiatric Disorders (Dr. Roy) Cardiovascular Psychiatry: High-Yield Clinical Pearls in the Age of COVID and Beyond (Dr. Funk) Understanding how we got where we are and where we are going from here (Dr. Huremovic) Updates in Proactive C-L Psychiatry (Dr. Oldham) Chronic Pain for the CL Psychiatrist: A Brief Review and Recent Updates (Dr. Jimenez) Updates in Women’s Mental Health (Dr. Gopalan)
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Sarah Andrews is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed both her medical school education and psychiatry residency training at Johns Hopkins. She served as a Chief Resident during residency. After residency, she joined the Department of Psychiatry to pursue her interests in both transplant and substance use disorder research. She serves as a consultation psychiatrist within the Comprehensive Transplant Center, completing evaluations and providing on-going psychiatric care for transplant patients. She also serves as the Service Line Director for the substance abuse inpatient units at Johns Hopkins, including a detoxification unit and a dual diagnosis unit. Her interests include integrating mental health treatment into the care of transplant patients, managing substance use disorders in transplant patients, and improving long-term outcomes following acute detoxification.
Chief Psychiatric Consultant, Program Director Consultation-Liaison Fellowship | Penn Transplant Institute
Dr. Weinrieb came to Philadelphia in 1991 after completing his residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City, NY. He then completed a Department of Veteran’s Affairs Fellowship in Addiction Medicine from the Penn/VA Center for the Study of Addictions in 1993. He served as Medical Director of the Treatment Research Center of the Center for the Studies of Addiction for 7 years, served on the Penn Institutional Review Board for Human Studies, Penn Medical School Student Standards Committee, the Conflict of Interest Standing Committee of the University of Pennsylvania and the Pre-Conference Course Committee of the ACLP. Dr. Weinrieb became an NIH and VAMC grant funded investigator focusing his interests on the treatment of psychiatric and addictive disorders in solid organ transplant patients. He has authored numerous publications and lectured throughout the United States in the field of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. He has been the recipient of a number of clinical, research and teaching awards, including the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching from the University of Pennsylvania, “Top-Docs” in Philadelphia Magazine 2002, 2018-2021 and “Best in Medicine” award from the American Health Council. He was the Director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service and the Psychiatric Emergency Evaluation Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from 2006-2016 and is presently Professor of Psychiatry, Chief Psychiatric Consultant for the Penn Transplant Institute and Program Director of the ACGME accredited Fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania/Penn VAMC, Perelman School of Medicine.
Vice-President, Education and Professor | Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto
Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam is Professor and Vice-Chair, Education in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is also Vice President, Education at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Psychosocial Director for the Toronto Western Hospital Bariatric Surgery Program at the University Health Network.
He is currently the Co-Chair for the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Ontario Mental Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental and Health and the University of Toronto, which is a provincial hub-and-spoke virtual knowledge-sharing network model building mental health and addiction capacity in rural Ontario.
Dr. Sockalingam has >190 peer-reviewed publications and is a lead investigator on several peer-reviewed clinical and medical education grants. His clinical research interests are focused on increasing access to integrated models of medical psychiatry care, including in the area of obesity and mental health. His education research interest focuses implementation of mental health capacity building using technology and data-informed lifelong learning. He has been the recipient of several national and international education awards including the 2018 Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (ACLP) Alan Stoudemire Award for Innovation and Excellence in C-L Psychiatry Education and the Association of Chairs of Psychiatry of Canada Award for Excellence in Education.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences | John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Durga Roy is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Neuropsychiatry and Brain Injury Clinic, and Head Injury Outpatient Psychiatric Day Program. She is the Director of Education for the Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Internship and the Director for the Consult-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is board-certified in general adult psychiatry, and consult-liaison psychiatry. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications focused on neuropsychiatric outcomes after traumatic brain injury. Her area of research interest focuses on the neurobiology of depression after traumatic brain injury and the study of prognostic markers for depressive symptoms after traumatic brain injury using resting-state functional neuroimaging techniques.
Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry | Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Northwell
Xavier Jimenez MD, FACLP is Director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Northwell in NY. He completed psychiatry residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center while also completing a 2-year psychodynamic psychotherapy training course at the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Institute. He thereafter completed a Psychosomatic Medicine fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and later also became board-certified in both Addiction Medicine and Pain Medicine. He worked at the Cleveland Clinic for over 7 years in the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Bioethics, and Pain Medicine departments, and formerly directed the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program. He has conducted research, presented, and taught on a variety of topics, including chronic pain, medically-unexplained symptoms, clinical ethics, addiction medicine, and more.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry | University of Rochester Medical Center
Dr. Oldham is a psychiatrist who completed a C-L fellowship at Yale. He currently serves as medical director of PRIME Medicine, the proactive arm of the psychiatric consult service at Strong Memorial Hospital. He serves as Deputy Editor of the Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Treasurer of the American Delirium Society and Chair of the Proactive C-L SIG. In collaboration with the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, he also leads efforts to harmonize delirium efforts across the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Dr. Oldham’s academic focus is delirium. He advocates for a novel framework of delirium called “delirium disorder,” which refines terminology, offers a preliminary set of physiological delirium types and aims to integrate the fields of delirium and acute encephalopathy. He is currently pursuing career development in delirium research to examine sleep/wake disturbance as a modifiable factor of delirium risk, clinical course, and outcomes including Alzheimer disease and related dementias.
Director of Cardiovascular Psychiatry, Program Director Adult Psychiatry Residency | Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dr. Margo Funk is the Director of Cardiovascular Psychiatry and the Program Director of the Adult Psychiatry Residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Funk started her career at the Cleveland Clinic as a staff psychiatrist on the C-L service, the Associate Program Director of the Adult Psychiatry Residency, and served in multiple medical student education leadership roles. Dr. Funk then joined the VA where she was Chief of Psychiatry, and later Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health at the Southern Oregon VA. She transitioned to be Program Director of the Harvard South Shore Adult Psychiatry Residency at VA Boston prior to moving to BWH this past summer. Dr. Funk was Chair of the APA Council on CL Psychiatry's workgroup on QTc Prolongation and Psychotropic Medications and currently chairs the APA workgroup on Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the General Hospital. Dr. Funk's interests include cardiovascular psychiatry, medical education, and advancement of women in healthcare leadership.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry | University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Hospital
Dr. Gopalan is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and OB-GYN, Chief of Psychiatry for Magee-Womens Hospital, and Medical Director of the Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison service across 9 of the hospitals in the UPMC system. She has been active in programmatic development around CL psychiatry, perinatal mental health, and subspecialty integrated care. She is a faculty co-director to the psychiatry residency's Academic Administrator Clinician Educator (AACE) track and the Women’s Mental Health Area of Concentration at Western Psychiatric Hospital. Her interests include the administrative/business side of CL psychiatry, perinatal psychiatry, addictions, and trauma-related disorders.
Director of Psychiatry | North Shore University Hospital
Damir Huremović, MD, MPP, FAPA, FACLP, is a Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist, Director of Psychiatry at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, a division of Zucker-Hillside Hospital Department of Psychiatry. He is also an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
Originally from Bosnia, Damir joined Northwell Health five years ago from Nassau University Medical Center, where he established a C-L Fellowship Program and served as the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs. He holds a degree in public policy from Johns Hopkins University and has been an active member of the ACLP since 2007, including committee service.
Damir is the editor Psychiatry of Pandemics: A Mental Health Response to Infection Outbreak, a book published just before the COVID-19 outbreak. In an ironic twist of fate, he and his team found themselves amid the COVID-19 outbreak in in Metro New York in early 2020. Damir was instrumental in preparing the Academy's swift response to COVID-19 and has worked internationally, from the Balkans to Brazil, helping mental health professionals mitigate psychiatric impact of the outbreak. He hopes C-L Psychiatry will permanently maintain its focus on infectious diseases. He is professionally committed to expanding the integrative role of our specialty to serve as ‘the CLIP’ (Consultation-Liaison-Integrative Psychiatry) between the realms of mental health and the rest of Medicine and is hoping to define and claim new domains for our profession in the near future.