Upcoming Events


APA Institute on Psychiatric Services - San Francisco

October 30 to November 2, 2014

HOST HOTEL: Marriott Marquis San Francisco
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


Thursday, October 30

8:30am – 11:30am
Marriott Marquis San Francisco, Yerba Buena Salons 3/4, Lower Level B2
Advances in Addiction Pharmacotherapy
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
1. Medications for Opioid Use disorders:
Practical Considerations in Selecting Opioid Agonist and Antagonist Therapies
John Renner, M.D.
2. Alcohol Pharmacotherapy: What is the First Line Medication?
Steven Batki, M.D.
3. Medications Under Development for Stimulant Use Disorders
Larissa Mooney, M.D.
4. Pharmacotherapy for Nicotine Dependence
Petros Levounis, M.A., M.D.

6:00pm – 6:45pm
(Before APA session below)
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Achieving Wellness in the LGBT Community: Mind, Body and Spirit
San Francisco LGBT Center
1800 Market Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
AGLP Member-Organized Event
Presented by: APA's Division of Diversity and Health Equality, Northern California Psychiatric Society. Partner Organizations: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, UCSF Alliance, UCSF, World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (AGLP), and San Mateo Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS: Darlene Nipper, Deputy Executive Director of National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Annelle B. Primm, M.D., M.P.H. Deputy Medical Director, American Psychiatric Association; Dan Karasic, M.D., Health Science Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Robert Cabaj, M.D., Medical Director, San Mateo Behavioral Health and Recovery Services; Dr. Jei Africa, Health Equity Initiatives Director, San Mateo Behavioral Health and Recovery Services; Jamison Green, Ph.D., President, World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH); Lori Thoemmes, L.M.F.T., Director, UCSF Alliance Health Project
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AGLP Member-Organized Event
Bar Outing. Martuni's
4 Valencia Street at Market.  (Three blocks west of Muni Van Ness stop)  

Friday, October 31, 2014

8:30am – 11:30am
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Pacific Suite A, Fourth Floor
Mistaken Identity: Improving Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Patients From Education to Implementation
AGLP Member-Organized Event
Chair: Amir Ahuja, M.D.
1. Teaching About Clinical Issues in Relation to Sexual Orientation in the Era of DSM-5
Robert P. Cabaj, M.D.
2. Biological Embedding of Toxic Stress and Health Disparities in LGBT Individuals
Andres F. Sciolla, M.D.
3. Stimulant Use Among Gay Men Over the Past 40 Years: From Cocaine to Ecstasy, Tina, “Bath Salts,” and Smiles
Petros Levounis, M.A., M.D.

AGLP Member-Organized Event
11:30am (after session)
Westfield San Francisco Center Food Court
Basement, 865 Market Street

1:30pm – 3:00pm
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Sierra Suite B, Fifth Floor
Innovative Program 3 – Accessing Lower Income Patients to Cutting Edge, Evidence Based, Physical and Behavioral Health Treatment
AGLP Member-Organized Event
1. CET (Cognitive Enhancement Therapy): An EBP That Improves Social Cognition, Vocational Success and Physical Health
Ray Gonzalez, M.S.W.
2. Managing Psychiatric Illness and Hepatitis C: Community Programs and Interventions to Overcome Substance Use and Psychosocial Barriers
Sanjeev Sockalingam, M.D. and Susan Woolhouse, M.D.
3. Expanding Access to Transgender Surgeries to Low Income Patients: Lessons From Implementation for Mental Health and Primary Care Providers
Dan H. Karasic, M.D. and Julie Graham, M.Sc.

1:30pm – 3:00pm
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Sierra Suite C, Fifth Floor
Ask the Expert: HIV Clinical Case Management
Chairs: Lawrence M. McGlynn, M.D. and Karl Goodkin, M.D., Ph.D.

3:30pm – 5:00pm
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Pacific Suite B, Forth Floor
Care of the Transitioning Transgender Patient: A Multidisciplinary Overview
AGLP Member-Organized Event
Chair: Dan H. Karasic, M.D.
Presenters: Madeline B. Deutsch, M.D. and Maurice Garcia, M.D.

AGLP Member-Organized Event
5:15pm – 6:45pm
No Host Drinks at the View, 39th Floor, Marriott Marquis (conference hotel)
780 Mission Street 

AGLP Member-Organized Event
Bar Outing. Pilsner Inn,  225 Church Street  (Muni: Church)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

10:00am – 11:30am
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Pacific Suite H, Fourth Floor
From Couch to Camera: The Reflections of an Activist Psychiatrist
AGLP-APA John Fryer Award Lecture
Lecturer: Dee Mosbacher, M.D., Ph.D.
AGLP Co-sponsored Event

11:30am (after Fryer Award Lecture)
AGLP Member-Organized Event
Westfield San Francisco Center Food Court
Basement, 865 Market Street

1:00pm– 5:00pm
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Sierra Suite K, Fifth Floor
1:30pm - Town Hall Meeting with Dr. Saul Levin,CEO and Medical Director, American Psychiatric Association (All members welcome)
3:15pm - Open forum on AGLP membership development (All members welcome)

1:30pm – 3:00pm
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Pacific Suite C, Fourth Floor
Wrestling with the Angel: Psychotherapy, Struggle and Faith in Lesbians and Gay Men
AGLP Member-Organized Event
Chair: Howard C. Rubin, M.D.
Presenters: Donal Godfrey, D.Min. and Ellen Haller, M.D.

3:30pm – 5:00pm
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Sierra Suite B, Fifth Floor
Innovative Program 6 – New Horizons for Professional Enrichment: Increasing our Understanding and Appreciation of Diversity in Sexuality and Culture
AGLP Member-Organized Event
1. Interprofessional Collaboration and Education in Community Psychiatry
Kelly Gable, Pharm.D. and Mirela D. Marcu, M.D.
2. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Mental Health Training – A New Paradigm for Developing Clinical Experts
Weston S. Fisher, M.D., Ellen Haller, M.D.
and Erick Kwan Jo Hung, M.D.
3. Cultural Diversity Day: A Resident Initiative Combining Culture, Education, and Activism
Kathleen M. Patchan, M.D. and Ellen Lee, M.D.

6:00pm – 7:30pm
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 3281 16th Street @ Dolores St., San Francisco, featuring an Anti-Gay-Bullying-Inspired composition , Only Air by Dennis Tobenski, memorializing 5 gay teenagers who committed suicide.  The Rainbow Chamber Players, tenor *Neil Sharp, and Pianist/Conductor *Cyrus Ginwala will perform music of *Miguel del Aguila, *David Del Tredici, *Dennis Tobenski, and Johann Strauss II.  *LGBTQ Performers and Composers Series.  Cost:  Free,  Donations Accepted for the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (San Francisco's LGBTQ orchestra) : http://bars-sf.org .  Performers:  Kyle Baldwin,  David Latulippe, Gene Nakajima,  Thomas Alexander,  Russ Bartoli, Richard Horan, Fred Fox, Tom Hill,  Steve Willis, and guest George Gelles.  For more information see http://dennistobenski.com    
Muni:  J Church to 16th.

8:00pm – 11:00pm
AGLP Co-sponsored Event
538 Sanchez Street at 18th St.  
Muni: J (18th and Church) or KLM (Castro).

Other talks by or of interest to LGBT participants:   
Petros Levounis:  The Behavioral Addictions:  Gambling, Sex and shopping and Surfing and Texting, Oh My!   
The Bridge:  Capturing Suicide in Front and Behind the Horrifying Scenes;
Buprenorphine and Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder;
50 Shades of Gray:  Ethical choices in Addiction Medicine

60/60 All of Addiction Treatment in 60 Minutes and 60 slides

Mark Manseau:  Determining the Role of the Psychiatrist in Recovery Oriented Programs;
When the Community is your Patient:  Policy Prescriptions for the Social Determinants of Mental Health – Part 1:  Social and Interpersonal Determinants, 3.  Poverty/Income Inequality as Social Determinants.  
Robert Cabaj:  Community Psychiatry:  Practicing in the Public Sector in the Affordable Care Act Era,

Serena Volpp:  Psychiatrists as Leaders:  Maximizing Interpersonal Effectiveness.
Lawrence M. McGlynn:  HIV Psychiatry Today  2.  Management Challenges of Multiple Morbidities:  HIV, Substance Use, Hepatitis C and Syphilis;  
Brian Hurley:  Emerging Drugs of Abuse:  History, Clinical Assessment, and Psychiatric Management
Stephen Goldfinger:  Frontiers in Clinical Work with People who are Homeless
Amilcar Tirado, Recurrent Mania in a Patient with Neurosyphilis and HIV (poster)

Cultural highlights in San Francisco include SF Opera (SFopera.org) : gay composer Handel’s Partenope with gay countertenor David Daniels (Thu Oct 30 at 7:30p, Sun Nov 2 at 2p).   Tosca on Sat Nov 1st at 7:30pm Theatre:  Die!  Mommie Die! by Charles Busch; Music: SF Symphony with gay conductor Michael Tilson Thomas in Mahler’s 7 Symphony (Wed, Thu, and Sat). Alan Cummings in conversation with Armisted Maupin;  Mon Nov 3. The Gay Essay:  Photographs by Anthony Friedkin  De Young Museum;  Artist Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

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International Meetings

San Francisco APA-IPS Oct 30-Nov 2, 2014 
 For the meetings above, please contact Gene Nakajima, MD at GNakajima@aglp.org 

APAAnnual Meetings

2015 168th May 16-20 Toronto, Canada
2016 169th May 14-18 Atlanta, GA
2017 170th May 20-24 San Diego, CA

APA Institute on Psychiatric Services

2014 October 30-November 2 San Francisco, CA
2015 October 8-11 New York, NY
2016 October 6-9 Washington, DC