Scheduled Seminars and Conferences

Topics during Academic Year 2015 to 2016 are listed below (topics vary from year to year).

Seminar in Psychosomatic Medicine
Brief Description: Seminars will be offered by staff from the Fellowship program and by invited faculty from other departments, and will cover the subject matter of Psychosomatic Medicine at an advanced level. Seminars will include core issues in consultation. Drs. Desan, Zimbrean, Lee, Petersen-Crair, Yonkers, Forray, Prabhu and staff.
1 hour; Weekly (approx.); 50 sessions with an additional 10 review sessions

Psychosomatic Medicine Case Conference
Brief Description: This seminar will focus on selected cases from the service, presented by staff or fellows. Fellows will have the opportunity to present cases and lead discussion. Drs. Desan and Lee and staff at YNHH.
1 hour; 1-2 per month; at least 15 sessions

Psychological Medicine Service Rounds
Brief Description: The Psychological Medicine Section holds monthly “Service Rounds” which provide a forum for our faculty to present on their current research and academic activities. It also provides a venue to host outside speakers to present on topics pertinent to psychosomatic and behavioral medicine.
1 hour; Monthly (September-June); at least 9 sessions

Psychosomatic Research Conference
Brief Description: This seminar will review selected research studies in the area of Psychosomatic Medicine, with a view to understanding the design of clinical studies in this area. Observational and epidemiological studies, prospective and retrospective designs, controlled trials, statistical and meta-analytic methods will be covered. Dr. Desan and staff.
1 hour; Monthly; 5-8 sessions

Outside Supervision in Psychosomatic Medicine
Brief Description: Fellows at the YNHH Psychiatric Consultation Services have important educational, supervisory and administrative roles. The fellow(s) have the option to meet with 1 or more voluntary faculty to discuss ongoing issues in these areas, including didactic methods used in their teaching with junior trainees on the service and in their liaison activities with individuals from other departments, approaches to providing feedback and supervision, and performance of their organization role for each service.
1 hour; Monthly; 12 sessions

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Brief Description: The Grand Rounds series of the department brings invited speakers from many areas of psychiatry and offers a superb update on current work in the field.
1 hour; Weekly, except in the summer; approx. 36 sessions

Additional didactic events may be available by special arrangement for trainees with specific interests in the following topics: substance abuse, geriatric psychiatry and medicine, investigative medicine, and responsible conduct of scientific research and bioethics.