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Upcoming Events
NYCCAP's Career Night 2020 (Registration required)
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

7:00 pm (Dinner); 7:30-9:00 pm (Program)
Location: NYU Child Study Center, Central Park Room, One Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

NYCCAP is hosting our annual Career Night. Please join us to hear from a diverse panel of child and adolescent psychiatrists from the New York area who will speak about their career paths. Comments by panelists will be followed by small group discussions. The event is open to current NYCCAP members as well as trainees in general adult and child and adolescent psychiatry.
Speakers:  Andrew Gerber, MD, PhD; Cecilia Lipira, MD; Katharaine Stratigos, MD; Alexandra Canetti, MD

NYCCAP CME Night 2020:"The Importance of Trauma and Adversity in the Treatment of Child Psychiatric Disorders"

NYCCAP's CME Night 2020:
"The Importance of Trauma and Adversity in the Treatment of Child Psychiatric Disorders"
2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits
Sponsored by the NYCCAP Diaster and Trauma Psychiatry Committee

Prerequisite: Individually view course in AACAP's online portal pathways (FREE; available one month before Career Night). Course and link will be made available to all members on February 25.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Lenox Hill Hospital, Theater Room, 130 E. 77th Street, New York, NY
Discussion Facilitators: Linda Chokroverty, MD; Angel Caraballo, MD

You will need to bring a laptop to the live event so that you can complete the test portion of the online course and get your CME. Specific information on the event will be sent prior to the event.


Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Showtime: 7:30 p.m.
Location:  Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th Street, New York, NY
TICKETS AVAILABLE:  Side Orchestra & Rear Mezzanine
Deadline to purchase tickets:  Extended to March 4, 2020 
Jagged Little Pill is a rock musical with music by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard, lyrics by Morissette, and book by Diablo Cody, with additional music by Michael Farrell and Guy Sigsworth. The musical is inspired by the 1995 album of the same name by Morissette.

Annual Wellness Event
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Annual Wellness Event
(Hosted by the Early Career Psychiatry Committee)
Saturday, February 1, 2020
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Center for Remembering & Sharing (CRS), 123 4th Avenue, Floor 2 (between 12th & 13th Streets, above Think Coffee), New York, NY

About the wellness event:
Please join us for a specialty wellness event curated for physicians, instructed by Dr. Hisla Bates, M.D. This experience will provide the benefit of stress reduction, mindfulness and techniques that can be added to your clinical tool box. With the emphasis on stress reduction and the prevention of physician “burnout,” additional resources and techniques for relaxation and wellness can significantly improve quality of your personal life as well. This experiential workshop of art making will significantly lower your stress and anxiety. It will open you up to a creative experience.

About our expert:
Dr. Hisla Bates, M.D. completed her Psychiatry Residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Harvard University. She uses holistic and integrative approaches in her practice through art, positive psychology, and mindfulness. She's also an artist, having graduated from Parsons School of Design. Dr. Bates spent many years working in both the academic and private practice settings. She has a current private practice in NYC. Dr. Bates speaks on wellness and burnout to professionals and has many publications highlighting her expertise.

Submission Deadlines:
Poster/Oral Presentations: 1/10/2020
Symposiums: 9/20/2019

Starting at the Beginning - Laying the Foundation for Lifelong Mentalhealth
July 20-23, 2020
Location:  Singapore
Our 24th IACAPAP congress aims to cover broad topics that are close to our hearts but also include emerging trends and topics of interests. The full four day programme is packed with interesting talks, symposiums and panel discussions. A highlight of this IACAPAP is the movement to raise awareness of mental illnesses among children called “Break the Stigma for families”, which was first started during AACAP annual meetings and championed by Dr Andrés Martin. Held for the first time in Asia, the agenda of the movement aligns fittingly with the “Beyond the Label” anti-stigma campaign that was started locally in 2018 by the National Council of Social Services, Singapore. The event will end with a “mental health festival” set within the compound of the Institute of Mental Health, the country’s only tertiary mental health facility. 
Did you know . . . 
New York Times: Children Shouldn’t Be Dying at the Border. Here’s How You Can Help.
Migrants mainly from Central America seeking asylum guide their children through the entrance of a World War II-era airplane hangar in Deming, N.M., that is being used as a shelter.
The United States needs an immigration policy that combines border security, justice and humanity. No one with a conscience can look at the photo of an asylum seeker and his 23-month-old daughter lying dead on the bank of the Rio Grande and accept the status quo. READ MORE 

AACAP New Policy Statement: Separating Immigrant Children From Their Families

AACAP New Policy Statement: Separating Immigrant Children From Their Families
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), a medical association representing physicians dedicated to the health of children and families around the globe, advocates putting an end to the practice of separating immigrant children from their families. (more . . .)

NY Assembly Bill goes to the NY Senate (A03977)

Conversion Therapy Bill passes NY Assembly!  On to the Senate!
On May 1, the NY Assembly passed a bill banning conversion therapy:
Bill:  A03977 
The bill now moves to the NY Senate.

What do I need to know if the DACA Program ends?

There are some reports that President Trump may end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program soon.  At this time, we do not know when or if the DACA program will be terminated or what the end of the program may look like. 

New York State Dept of Health Mandatory Requirement

The New York Public Health Law was amended last year to establish new mandatory continuing education requirements in the areas of pain management, palliative care and addiction. These changes reflect efforts to address the problem of opioid abuse. 
PHL Section 3309-a(3) requires all physicians (including all non-physician prescribers) who . . . (read more)

CAP Workforce

Organized by state and includes the state shortage rate

C2C integrates mental health services into programs already serving low-income communities where people may not know they need help, or are reluctant to access it. ". . . our city is taking a huge leap forward in our quest to embed mental health resources in the places where people live, work, play, and go for help." -- Chirlane McCray, First Lady and Chair, Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City (see Letter from the First Lady)