AASP Awards

Dr. Stotland to receive 2016 Humanitarian Award

Nada L. Stotland, MD has been chosen as the fifth recipient of the Abraham L. Halpern Humanitarian Award of the American Association for Social Psychiatry.  She will receive the award at the AASP Humanitarian Award Forum on Sunday, May 15, 2016 in Atlanta.

Nada Stotland, MDDr. Stotland will deliver the keynote address, “Abortion: What’s Happening and Why It Matters to Women, Society, and Psychiatry.”  Her stance on advocacy as an humanitarian—that it requires one to go beyond what is expected and easy—is evident in her very choice of topic.  In her work across the country, Dr. Stotland sees people so conflicted about the topic of abortion that even the term is something about which they can’t talk.  She cites the statistics; the average person who has an abortion tells fewer than two people about it.  As Dr. Stotland states, this means “at least thirty percent of women in the United States have had an abortion, and they can’t tell anyone about it.”  This is an area in which psychiatrists need to be conversant, both among ourselves and with those whom we are treating.

She is currently Professor at Rush Medical College in Chicago, and is a prolific author, especially in the field of women’s health.  Many of her peer-reviewed publications are in this area, and two of her books are on the subject of abortion.  She has also given invited lectures both nationally and internationally, and given innumerable radio, television, and press interviews. Her expert consultations include testimony before Congressional subcommittees on the effects of abortion on women, and the psychological sequelae of pregnancy.

This AASP Award is preceded by three other national awards bestowed on Dr. Stotland in recognition of her outstanding contributions in the areas of community health and mental health, consumer advocacy, public education in psychiatry, and promoting women’s health.

Having held many offices, she is well known as Past President of the American Psychiatric Association and a Past Speaker of the Assembly, and she current serves as President of Senior Psychiatrists of America.

Forum discussants of the keynote address will be two recognized women leaders: Helen Hermann, MD, President-Elect of the World Psychiatric Association, and Maria Oquendo, MD, President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Hermann is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Research at Orygen: The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, and the Centre for Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne, Australia.  She is also Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for mental health in Melbourne. President of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists, and Vice-President of the International Association of Women’s Mental Health.

Dr. Oquendo is Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, and Vice Chair for Education and Director of Residency Training at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.  She is also President of the International Academy for Suicide Research, and Vice President of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The Humanitarian Award Forum will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center, Building B, Level 2, Room B206, on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

WASP 2016

World Association for Social Psychiatry

XXII World Congress - New Delhi, India

APA Annual Meeting - Atlanta, May 14-18

APA annual meeting 2016

AASP-sponsored Presentations
[all held at Georgia World Congress Center]

Saturday, May 14th
3:30-5:00 – Workshop - Bldg B, Room B310
Diversity Experiences in Residency Training
Chair: Beverly Fauman, MD
Aida Mihajlovic, MD,
Jacob Sperber, MD

Sunday, May 15th
10:00-11:30 – Forum – Bldg B, Room B206
Abraham L. Halpern Humanitarian Award Forum
Abortion: What’s Happening and Why It
Matters to Women, Society, and Psychiatry
Chair: Kenneth Thompson, MD
Nada Stotland, MD (Awardee)
Helen Hermann, MD
Maria Oquendo, MD

Tuesday, May 17th
9:00-12:00 – Symposium – Bldg A, A402-403
Social Trauma (joint AASP-WASP presentation)
Chairs: Sheila Judge, MD
& Roy Kallivayalil, MD
Thomas Jamison-Craig, MBBS, PhD
Driss Moussaoui, MD
Vivian Pender, MD
Andres Pumariega, MD
Kenneth Thompson, MD

2:00-5:00 – Symposium – Bldg A, A410
Undocumented and Refugee Children
Arriving at U.S. Borders: Mental Health
Issues and Treatment Interventions
Chair: Eugenio Rothe, MD
William Arroyo, MD,
Juan Carlos Gomez, Esq
Andres Pumariega, MD
Pedro Ruiz, MD

Presentations of Interest by AASP Members
Saturday, May 14th
1:30-3:00 – Workshop
Mental Health and the Case
For Single Payer Post-ACA
Chairs: Leslie Gise, MD
and Steven Sharfstein, MD

Sunday, May 15th
8:00-11:00 – Symposium – Bldg B, Rm B401
Forgiveness, Trauma, and Psychiatry:
The Clinical Relevance from Diverse Faith
Perspectives in the Wake of the Charleston
Church Tragedy
Kevin Brown,
Deborah Deas, MD, MPH
R. Rao Gogineni, MD
H. Steven Moffic, MD
Driss Moussaoui, MD
John Peteet, MD
Shridhar Sharma, MD

Monday, May 16th
11:00-12:30 – Workshop – Bldg B, Rm B315
Achieving Health Equity: Psychiatry, Public
Policy & the Elimination of Childhood Poverty
Chairs: Kenneth Thompson, MD
and Steven Adelsheim, MD

11:00-12:30 – Workshop
International Medical Graduates: Reflections
On Cross-Cultural Training and Learning
Chairs: Tanuja Gandhi, MD
and Rama Rao Gogineni, MD

1:30-3:00 – Forum
The Financing of Psychiatric Care:
Past, Present, and Future
Chair: Steven Sharfstein, MD