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Distinguished Presenters

Jeffrey Barkin, MD, DFAPA

Dr. Jeffrey Barkin, M.D. is a Yale trained, Board Certified general and geriatric psychiatrist with specific expertise in forensic and organizational psychiatry, neuropsychiatry and psychopharmacology, specializing in mood and anxiety disorders. Since 2009 Dr. Barkin has been Associate Medical Director of Change Healthcare. In this capacity, he consults to multiple states Medicaid pharmacy programs regarding the clinical and financial considerations of pharmaceutical treatments. He has been Medical Director of Cornerstone Behavioral Health. He practices both forensic and clinical psychiatry in Portland.  Dr. Barkin is President of TriCounty Mental Health Services as well as its immediate past treasurer. He is a past-President and current Treasurer of the Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians, on the board of the Maine Medical Association, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Henry Skinner, MD, DFAPA

Dr. Skinner is President of Family Psychiatry of Maine, a private child and adolescent psychiatry practice.  He is also a staff child and adolescent psychiatrist with Sweetser.  He did his Fellowship training at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, and is the current President of MAPP.  Dr. Skinner is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  

Clifford Singer, MD, DFAPA

Dr. Clifford Milo Singer is a geriatrician and psychiatrist. He is currently Chief of Geriatric Mental Health and Neuropsychiatry at Acadia Hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine in Orono. He completed a residency in general psychiatry, a clinical fellowship in geriatric medicine, and a post-doctoral research fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland where he served on the faculty there for over 20 years. In 2005, he was given a special award from the Oregon Department of Health and Human Services for his contributions to older adults with dementia and mental illness. 

Carl Salzman, MD, DLFAPA

Dr. Salzman is a Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Award-winning teacher of psychiatry and psychopharmacology; Editorial board or past editorial board of several journals including The American Journal of Psychiatry;Author of over 300 publications and several books including Clinical Geriatric Psychopharmacology, 4th edition.

Charlotte E. Harrison, BA

Charlotte Harrison is an experienced clinical research professional who is thrilled to be contributing to psychedelic research at MAPS Public Benefit Corporation. Prior to joining MPBC, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Greek and Latin in 2012 from Tufts University while pursuing pre-medical studies. After an exciting internship working on oncology trials at Clinical Assistance Programs (CAP), she decided her skills were better suited to clinical research. She monitored and managed clinical trials in supportive cancer care, nephrology, dermatology, and cardiology at CAP, MedTrials, and Harvard Clinical Research Institute.  At MPBC, Charlotte is currently serving as a Senior Clinical Research Associate, supporting the management of MDMA and marijuana studies. 

Dena Whitesell, MD

Dr. Whitesell is a graduate of Union College and Albany Medical College, and completed her psychiatry residency at Maine Medical Center in 2009.  She has worked on the inpatient Consultation and Liaison Service at MMC since that time, and has served as the Director of the service since 2015.  She works closely with the psychiatric residents and serves as the Clerkship Director for third and fourth year medical students on their psychiatry rotations. 



An Update and a Look Ahead

April 25-26, 2019, Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park Street, Freeport, ME

The Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians invites you to JOIN US for its 13th Annual Spring Program being held in Freeport at the Hilton Garden Inn on Friday, April 26, 2019.   This is your opportunity to network with psychiatrists, family physicians, APNs, therapists and other health professionals throughout the State of Maine. 

Designation Statement 

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

5:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.
Dinner & Short Business Meeting

6:45 p.m.
Advances in Treatment Developments: From Synapse to Genome

Jeffrey Barkin, MD, DFAPA.  Dr. Barkin is the Associate Medical Director of Change Healthcare; and the Medical Director of Cornerstone Behavioral Health in Portland, ME

8:00 p.m.
Meeting Concludes/evaluations


Friday, April 26, 2019

5:30 a.m. 
Exhibitor Setup

7:15 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast - Ballroom

8:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions 

Henry Skinner, MD, DFAPA, President, MAPP
Malcolm Rogers, MD, DLFAPA, Program Committee Chair

8:30 a.m.
Pharmacotherapy of Executive Function Deficit Syndromes
Henry Skinner, MD, DFAPA.  Dr. Skinner is the Medical Director of Family Psychiatry of Maine in Yarmouth.    He is also the Medical Director for Tri-County Mental Health Services and is the current President of MAPP.  

9:30 a.m.

Geriatric Psychopharmacology: Mood & Memory
Clifford Singer, MD, DFAPA.   Dr. Singer is the Chief of the Division of Geriatric Mental Health
and Neuropsychiatry at Acadia Hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center 

10:30 a.m.
Break with Exhibitors 

11:00 a.m.
Benzodiazepines & Their Appropriate Use

Carl Salzman, MD.  Dr. Salzman is a Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. He has served as Chairman, American Psychiatric Association Benzodiazepine Task Force. 

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. 
MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD: A Review of Phase 2 and Plans for the Future

Charlotte Harrison, BA.  Ms. Harrison is a Senior Clinical Research Associate at MAPS Public Benefit Corporation.

2:00 p.m.
Psychopharmacology of the Medically Complex Patient

Dena Whitesell, MD.  Dr. Whitesell is the Director, Consultation and Liaison Services and the Psychiatry Clerkship Director at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

3:00 p.m.
Break with Exhibitors 

4:00 p.m.
The Neurobiology of Attachment

Carl Salzman, MD.  

5:00 p.m.
Meeting concludes/evaluations


Dianna Poulin, Executive Director, MAPP 
Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians, PO Box 190, 30 Association Drive, Manchester, ME 04351
207-622-7743 or dpoulin@mainemed.com

In Memory: John Gunderson, MD

We would like to acknowlege the recent passing of Dr. John Gunderson.  We were honored to have him present to us at our Spring Conference just one year ago.  John G. Gunderson, MD, a pioneer in the diagnosis, treatment, and research of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital, died at home on January 11, 2019, while surrounded by his family. The cause was prostate cancer.