A record number of participants traveled to Chicago on September 30th and October 1st to attend the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry and learn about combined training and practice and integrated care. We welcomed 77 students and 87 residents among the total of 250 participants!
Keynote speaker Frank DeGruy, MD kicked off the meeting with The Health of the Whole Person: Integrating Ourselves and Our Services for More and set the tone for a two-day meeting packed with information to inspire and inform training and practice in combined medical and psychiatric disciplines. Amidst plenty of opportunities for networking and meeting like-minded healthcare providers passionate about providing care to the whole patient, participants learned about med-psych approach to ECT, exercise and mood disorders, Integration of Psychosomatic Services with Specialty Medicine Clinics, medication management of addiction, med-psych approach to ADHD and novel approaches in education and integration. Once again there were eight excellent Resident Vignette presentations and over 40 poster presentation submissions. A Medical Student and Training Director Caucus was held as well on the second day of the meeting. This year our 2016 AMP Lifetime Achievement awardee and AMP Past-President Lawson Wulsin, MD.
Congratulations to the following award winners:
- 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award:
Dr. Lawson Wulsin (University of Cincinnati School of Medicine)
- 2016 Martin Fenton Award (to a resident who exemplifies the spirit of MedPsych):
Dr. Rachel Robitz (University of San Diego FP-Psych)
- 2016 AMP Service Award:
Dr. Ashley Ellison (Tulane University)
- 2016 First Place Poster Award:
Dr. Todd Hayes (University of South Alabama College of Medicine)
- 2016 First Place Resident Vignette Competition Award:
Dr. Paul Riordan (Duke University School of Medicine)
With an emphasis and firm grounding on the patient experience, the 2016 Annual Meeting served as a great motivator for those wondering about the possibilities in their future careers as well as those already committed to the mission. We look forward to continuing to build on the awesome momentum built up by AMP over the last eight years during the 2017 Annual Meeting, which is scheduled to take place at the Kimpton Allegro Hotel in Chicago, IL, on September 15-16, 2017. Additional details will be available soon, but it’s a great idea to save the date now!