PsychSummit: Day 2

January 16th, 8:00-9:00pm (EST)


Should benzodiazepines and stimulants be included in efforts to curb opioid deaths? What role has psychiatry played in the opioid crisis? What can psychiatrists do to fight the epidemic? What are appropriate approaches that do not add to stigma? What have we learned and what do we still need to learn that could apply to our next challenge?

Join us for a wide-ranging discussion on The Next Opioid Crisis. Panelists will also discuss emerging drugs to be aware of and how psychiatry can better prepare to lead us through the next crisis.


Christian Thurstone, MD; Alexis Ritvo, MD, MPH; Veronica Ridpath, DO; Edwin Kim, MD

January 16th, 9:00-10:00pm (EST)


This panel is a special discussion by thought leaders in the profession. Psychiatry is on the cusp of change and that comes with many implications. What does it mean to be a psychiatrist of the future? What challenges can we anticipate? How is the health-care industry being disrupted? How can we design a future that works for our members and their patients? Hear from leaders in the field then join the conversation. What role would YOU like psychiatrists to have in medicine? How can we get there? How can psychiatrists start advocating for the future we want today? How do we act as change agents to push the profession forward? How do we ensure that psychiatry serves everyone? Tune in to participate in a courageous conversation on the future of the profession, advocacy, and inclusion and leave feeling empowered to make change. Be in the room where it happens.


Paul Appelbaum, MD; Jeremy Lazarus, MD; Kali Cyrus, MD, MPH; Jacqueline Calderone, MD