2020 Annual Meeting

We invite you to join us in
Sacramento, California
Friday, March 27th – Sunday, 29th, 2020.

This three-day conference for psychiatrists and other mental health professionals will integrate recent scientific data with current clinical practice regarding homelessness, open space wellness, surviving suicide, burnout, as well as integrated care.

Psychiatry residents are invited once again to participate in case presentations as well as poster sessions.  We are having our annual Residents’ Social & Mentoring at the Annual Meeting. This is an opportunity for residents from all over Central California to get together and network with other RFMs as well as learn from practicing psychiatrists from different settings. Each RFM is eligible for one night accommodations in a standard room at the Embassy Suites or two nights accommodations in a standard room if two RFM’s shared a room for both nights. For information on this please contact Chris Stockton at (888) 234-1613.

Friday, March 27, 2020 (2 pm) - Sunday, March 29, 2020 (11:30am)

Embassy Suites Riverfront Promenade
100 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814

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FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020
2:00pm – 4:00pm Council Meeting
2:00pm – 6:00pm Registration
5:00pm – 6:00pm Bad Boys (and Girls) for Life? Addressing Youth Violence
Presented by: Anne McBride, MD & Michael Kelly, MD
6:30pm - 7:15pm Dinner
7:15pm – 9:15pm Movie & Discussion - "Free Solo"
Suzanne Shimoyama, MD
7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast / Exhibits / Poster Set up
7:00am – 8:00am MS/RFM/ECP Mentorship Breakfast:
Talk with Practicing Psychiatrists from Various Practice Settings
8:00am – 9:00am Homelessness
Presented by: Anton Nigusse Bland, MD
9:00am – 10:00am Behavioral Medicine 2.0: The "Behavioral Pharmacy" Model for Health Behavior Change
Presented by:  Benjamin Emmert-Aaronson & Monet Levalley-Garcia
10:00am - 10:30am Break / Exhibits / Poster Session
10:30am – 11:45am Resident Vignette Competition - Part 1
11:45am – 12:00pm Visit Exhibitors / Lunch Set up
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch / Job Fair Presentations
1:00pm – 2:30pm Surviving Suicide
Presented by: Carol Seppilu
2:30pm – 3:00pm Break / Poster Session
3:00pm – 4:15pm Resident Vignette Competition - Part 2
4:15pm – 5:00pm Break / Poster Take Down
6:00pm – 7:00pm President's Reception
7:00pm – 8:30pm Dinner / Awards & Entertainment
SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020
6:30am Fun Run
7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am – 9:15am Burnout Workshop
Presented by: Peter Yellowlees, MD & Keisuke Nakagawa, MD
9:15am – 9:30am Break
9:30am – 11:00am Integrated Care Presentations and Panel Discussion
Presented by: Luz Arroyo, MD, Joseph Giorgio, Ph.D., Lorin Scher, & Angie Yu, MD
11:00am – 11:15am Closing Remarks and Final Drawing



Embassy Suites Sacramento - Riverfront Promenade
100 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814

Hotel Reservations are Now Available.


Room Rate is $219.00 per night.*
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OR call (916) 326-5000 and ask for the Central California Psychiatric Society 2020 Annual Meeting discount rate.

Our block rate is limited, so please make your reservations ASAP.

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Submission Deadlines:

February 16, 2020

Poster Size:24(w) x 36(h) inches


Eligibility: Any medical student or resident fellow member of APA. Submissions may have been presented at another meeting or pending/published elsewhere as long as they are the presenter's original work.

Original research or case reports: Describe research or a case that highlights new research into psychiatry or unique presentations of mental disorders. These may have been presented at other meetings.

Judging Criteria: Significance (10 points), poster presentation/visual impact (10 points), methods (10 points), interview (10 points)

Submission Deadline: February 16, 2020


Resident Vignette Abstract Submission Guidelines

Eligibility: Any resident fellow member of CCPS or NCPS.

Clinical Case Vignette Competition:

  • The clinical vignettes are meant to highlight interesting cases that have a relevant psychiatric and / or general medical teaching point(s) for the attendees. The more creative the presentation, the better. Examples include:
    • They highlight common presentations of less common disorders
    • They highlight unusual presentations of common disorders
    • They illustrate an important principle about diagnosis, prevention or treatment
    • They demonstrate an innovative and/or integrated approach to the management of a patient with co-morbid medical and psychiatric disease

The rules of the vignette competition are as follows:

  • Case vignette submissions are to be from CCPS area residents (e.g. UCLA-Kern, Kaweah Delta, UCSF-Fresno, UC Davis). Non-CCPS residents may submit vignettes for consideration by the planning committee on a case by case basis. Each submission must have an identified faculty mentor.
  • Vignette abstracts must be submitted in the format described below, and should include a brief description of the case, discussion related to a differential diagnosis, a brief discussion of the importance and educational merit of the case – usually related to the diagnosis, prognosis, prevention or treatment.
    • 2 independent reviewers will review the abstracts and up to 6 vignettes will be chosen for presentation.
    • When possible, at least one abstract will be chosen for presentation per residency program. Residency programs may submit more than one case vignette. However, if after choosing one abstract per program, additional presentation slots are available in the competition additional abstracts (maximum of 2 per residency program) will be selected.
    • Abstract submissions must be received before February 16, 2020. Authors’ of abstracts accepted for the clinical case vignette competition will be notified by in Early March 2020. All abstract authors must be able to attend the CCPS meeting.
  • Abstract format for submission
    • Presenter Name:
    • Faculty Advisor Name:
    • Institution:
    • Title of Vignette:
    • Brief Abstract: (Limit 150 words):
  • Case presentations will be limited to 10 minutes
    • Presenters will be given a warning when 2 minutes are remaining and again when 30 seconds are remaining.
    • Presenters who go over the 10 minute allotted time will lose points when being scored for the competition.
    • Presenters who go beyond 12 minutes will not be allowed to continue their presentation as time constraints will not allow presentations beyond this time limit.
    • There will be a 5 minute period of audience questions and discussion following the presentation.
  • Vignettes will be judged on the following criteria:
    • Clarity of presentation (10 pts)
      • Concise, well organized, and complete
      • Verbal presentation
      • A/V materials
    • Significance (10 pts)
      • Clinically important
      • Contributes to knowledge
      • Interesting
    • Relevance to clinical practice (10 pts)
      • Unique overlap between medicine and psychiatry
      • Use of evidence-based methodology as applicable
    • Quality of Q&A and discussion period (5 pts)
    • Adherence to time limit. (-2 pts for 31-60 seconds over, -4 pts for 61-90 seconds over, -6 pts for 91-120 seconds over, -8 pts >2minutes over)
  • A prize will be awarded for the first and second place vignette

Tips for presenters:

Preparing a vignette presentation:
Useful tips are available on the ACP website at

Writing an abstract for submission:
Useful tips are available on the ACP website at