Topics, Speakers, and Schedule

 

Douglas B. Hansen, MD, 47th Annual Update Course
Topics, Speakers, and Lecture Titles
April 22 - June 3, 2022

WEEK 1 – New Developments in Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders – APRIL 28

Cannabis Use Disorders in Youth in the Age of Cannabis Legalization
Christopher J. Hammond, MD
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


Creating an Integrated Care Model for Substance Use Disorders in Youth
Paula Riggs, MD
University of Colorado, Denver, CO

WEEK 2 - Early Identification of Pediatric Mood Disorders – MAY 5

Bipolar Disorder: Person-Level Risk Prediction and Early Intervention
Danella Hafeman, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


Early Childhood Depression and Suicidality: Clinical Characteristics
Joan L. Luby, MD
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

WEEK 3 - Crisis in Mental Health: How Can We Help? - MAY 12

The National Crisis in Youth Mental Health: Highlighting the Problem But Also Possible Solutions
David Axelson, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH


Managing Psychiatric Emergencies in Children and Adolescents
Ruth S. Gerson, MD
New York University, New York, NY

WEEK 4 - Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism - MAY 19

Psychosocial Treatments for Transitional Age Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Susan W. White, PhD, ABPP
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL


Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessment, Diagnosis, Management and Interviewing Techniques
McLeod F. Gwynette, MD
Medical University of South Carolina Health-University Medical Center, Charleston, SC

WEEK 5 - Systemic Racism and Health Inequities - MAY 26

The Impact of Systemic Racism, Historical Trauma, and Health Disparities on Latinx Youth and Families
Barbara Robles-Ramamurthy, MD
The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX


The Impact of Systemic Racism, Historical Trauma, and Health Disparities on American Indian Youth and Families
Jennifer Nanez MSW, LMSW
The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

WEEK 6 - Waves of the Future – JUNE 2

Clinical Genomics in Child Psychiatry: Testing, Precision Health, Patient Registry Enrollment, and Risk-Based Counseling
John N. Constantino, MD
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO


Pharmacology Update: New Uses of Old Medications and New Approvals in Children
Adelaide Robb, MD
Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC


Presenters

Bipolar Disorder: Person-Level Risk Prediction and Early Intervention
Danella Hafeman, MD, PhD, Hansen Co-Chair 
University of Pittsburgh  

Bipolar disorder onsets most often in adolescence and transitional age youth, but diagnostic delays are often several years or more, leading to inappropriate treatments and increasing the risk for poor psychosocial function, substance use, and suicide tempts. This presentation highlights recent evidence regarding early detection of bipolar disorder, and approaches for predicting who will develop bipolar disorder (e.g., risk calculators). We also briefly discuss biological predictors of bipolar onset and treatment strategies.  

The National Crisis in Youth Mental Health: Highlighting the Problem But Also Possible Solutions
David Axelson, MD 
Nationwide Children's Hospital 

In the past year, the US Surgeon General, AACAP, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association have declared that there is a crisis in youth mental health. This presentation will review recent data regarding trends in the prevalence of mental health problems in youth, including youth suicide, and the increased numbers of youth presenting to emergency departments with mental health conditions. It will evaluate potential solutions to the crisis using a systems of care approach.

Clinical Genomics in Child Psychiatry: Testing, Precision Health, Patient Registry Enrollment, and Risk-Based Counseling
John N. Constantino, MD 
Washington University in St. Louis  

This presentation reviews practical applications of new knowledge in genetics for practice in child and adolescent psychiatry. Topics covered include (1) indications for genomic testing to determine the cause of a neuropsychiatric condition; (2) estimation of recurrence risk for familial psychiatric disorders; (3) applications and limitations of pharmacogenomic testing for decision-making in clinical psychopharmacology. 


Managing Psychiatric Emergencies in Children and Adolescents
Ruth Gerson, MD 
New York University 


Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessment, Diagnosis, Management, and Interviewing Techniques 
McLeod F. Gwynette, MD 
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Health-University Medical Center 

This presentation enables participants to feel confident in assessing and treating patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Cannabis Use Disorders in Youth in the Age of Cannabis Legalization
Christopher Hammond, MD 
Johns Hopkins University 

 

Early Childhood Depression and Suicidality: Clinical Characteristics
Joan Luby, MD 
Washington University in St. Louis 

Dr. Luby reviews the available empirical data validating clinical depression in early childhood (ages 3-6). She describes the clinical characteristics and developmentally adjusted manifestations of this disorder as well as how to distinguish it from normative extremes and other early childhood psychiatric disorders, and reviews emerging findings on novel available treatments. 

The Impact of Systemic Racism, Historical Trauma, and Health Disparities on American Indian Youth and Families
Jennifer S. Nanez, MSW, LMSW 
The University of New Mexico 

Historical Trauma recognizes the unique trauma history experienced by the American Indian population. Trauma Informed Care posits that trauma has a multi-generational impact on individuals, families, populations, and communities; resulting in decreased access to care, engagement in care and ultimately disparate and unequal health outcomes. Approaching clinical care with a historical trauma informed lens is critical to understanding treatment with American Indian youth and families. 

Creating an Integrated Care Model for Substance Use Disorders in Youth 
Paula Riggs, MD 
University of Colorado

The nation's healthcare system continues to be fragmented. Although there has been some progress in the development of integrated behavioral healthcare models, treatment of substance use disorders has largely been left out of these models. The treatment of substance use disorders and other psychiatric disorders is still not integrated and there remains little coordination of care between these siloes. Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) initiatives were developed to bridge the gap between primary care and substance treatment. However, despite widespread national adoption and implementation of SBIRT protocols over the past decade, still, fewer than 10% of adolescents who could benefit from substance treatment receive it. This presentation will provide child/adolescent psychiatrists and other behavioral health and pediatric primary care clinicians with practical clinical tools (e.g., substance screening, prevention, early intervention) and approaches (e.g., motivationally enhancing "warm handoff" substance treatment referral procedures) to help overcome systemic barriers and enhance coordination of care and continuity of care for adolescents with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders.  

Pharmacology Update: New Uses of Old Medications and New Approvals in Children : New Uses of Old Medications and New Approvals in Children
Adelaide Robb, MD 
Children's National Hospital 

 

The Impact of Systemic Racism, Historical Trauma, and Health Disparities on Latinx Youth and Families
Barbara Robles-Ramamurthy, MD 
The University of Texas at San Antonio 

Dr. Robles-Ramamurthy provides an engaging overview of available data related to the impact of systemic racism, historical trauma, and health disparities on the mental health of Latina/o/x kids and their families. Attendees learn conceptual models to understand systemic and structural issues that impact this community's mental health and wellbeing. The presentation ends with some practical take-home points that clinicians can incorporate into their clinical practices, organizational policies, and systemic advocacy efforts. 

Psychosocial Treatments for Transitional Age Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Susan W. White, PhD, ABPP 
The University of Alabama 

Dr. White presents findings from ongoing research on how to effectively support adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder to prepare for independence in adulthood. This talk addresses key mechanisms believed to influence adult outcome, and consider barriers and facilitators to sustained, community-based service delivery of transition services. 


AACAP would like to thank our Premiere Sponsors of the 2022 Douglas B. Hansen, MD, 47th Annual Update Course for supporting this meeting!