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Children’s National at the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Meeting

Several experts from Children’s National Hospital will be sharing their knowledge at the upcoming American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Meeting in New York City, October 23-28. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

  • Mahdieh (Emmie) Bodaghi, M.D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist with expertise in telepsychiatry, will be on a clinical case conference panel about assessing and treating adolescents with comorbid catatonia. The presentation will feature a review of the current understanding of catatonia in the adolescent population and the assessment and management of catatonic features in bipolar disorder across inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Jennifer Dorr, D.O., M.P.H., will be chairing a workshop on advocating purposefully, in which participants learn about the new advocacy toolkit developed by the AACAP Advocacy Committee. Laura Willing, M.D., will also be presenting in the workshop. Additionally, Dr. Dorr and Meghan Schott, D.O., will be presenters in a member services forum on effectively engaging in public discourse and advocacy.
  • Kriti Gandhi, M.D., Ayman Saleh, M.D., and Adelaide Robb, M.D., are presenting a poster on factors and implementations to decrease no-show rates for follow-up appointments at child psychiatry clinics.
  • Dr. Robb, who is division chief of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services at Children’s National, is also co-presenting in a sold out workshop and a clinical case conference. The workshop will look at various psychopharmacological decision-making strategies and allow participants to identify their personal strengths and areas for improvement by completing a self-assessment. The clinical case conference will discuss deprescribing — the process of reducing or withdrawing medications that pose higher risks than benefits — and include real-life examples of deprescribing to support young patients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Priya Punnoose, M.D., and Dr. Schott will be presenting a clinical perspective on psychodynamic psychiatry in the inpatient setting.
  • Dr. Schott, who is medical director of Psychiatric Emergency Services at Children’s National, will be chairing a forum, that includes Dr. Robb, and is geared towards early and mid-career child and adolescent psychiatrists in academia who want to learn more about academic promotion. Dr. Schott will also be participating in two other forums — on personal finance and public advocacy — as well as chairing a discussion on the coming-of-age animated movie Luca and having conversations about life transitions with patients and their families.
  • Irene Chatoor, M.D., director of the Infant and Toddler Mental Health Program at Children’s National, will be chairing a clinical perspective on the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of lack of interest in eating or food, as well as presenting her research during that time.
Date Time Presenter(s) Title
10/24/23 7:00 pm Meghan Schott, D.O. A Fish Out of Water: Reflections on Transitions and the “Other” in Luca
10/25/23 8:00 am Irene Chatoor, M.D. The Diagnosis, Treatment, and Follow-up of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder Subtype: Lack of Interest in Eating or Food
10/25/23 8:00 am Jennifer Dorr, D.O., M.P.H., and Laura Willing, M.D. How to Advocate Purposefully: Introducing AACAP’s Advocacy Toolkit
10/26/23 8:00 am Adelaide Robb, M.D. Helping You Know What You Don’t Know: A Self-Assessment Review of Psychopharmacology
10/26/23 1:30 pm Meghan Schott, D.O., and Adelaide Robb, M.D. Instructor to Professor: A Roadmap to Academic Promotion
10/27/23 8:00 am Adelaide Robb, M.D. Developmental Dynamics in De-prescribing for Children, Adolescents, and Transitional-Age Youth
10/27/23 1:30 pm Mahdieh (Emmie) Bodaghi, M.D. More Than Mania: Assessment and Treatment of Adolescents With Comorbid Catatonia Across Treatment Settings
10/27/23 n/a Kriti Gandhi, M.D., Ayman Saleh, M.D., and Adelaide Robb, M.D. Factors and Implementations to Decrease No-Show Rates for Follow-Up Appointments at the Child Psychiatry Clinic
10/27/23 n/a Priya Punnoose, M.D., and Meghan Schott, D.O. Psychodynamic Psychiatry in the Inpatient Setting


10/28/23 8:30 am Meghan Schott, D.O. From Residency Rags to Riches: A Physician’s Primer on Personal Finance, Paying Off Debt, and Preparing for the Future
10/28/23 1:00 pm Jennifer Dorr, D.O., M.P.H., and Meghan Schott, D.O. A Developmental Approach to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Advocate: Finding Your Stride and Making It Count