When

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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NJHA Conference & Event Center 
760 Alexander Road
Princeton, NJ 08543
 

 
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Contact

Jennifer Contorno, Member Services Coordinator 
New Jersey Psychiatric Association 
908-588-3540 
jennifer.contorno@njpsychiatry.org 
 

NJPA's 2019 Spring Conference
Trauma: Re-Examining How One Heals
Keynote Speaker: Salman Akhtar, M.D.

Program Overview
Trauma affects nearly every one of our patients in one way or another, and yet many of us lack an in-depth understanding of its full neurobiological and psychodynamic repercussions. This conference will bring clinicians up to speed on cutting-edge techniques for the assessment and treatment of traumatic states, while also considering biological, social, and psychological perspectives. Dr. Daniel Taylor is a pediatrician who will walk us through the science behind toxic stress and clarify how it affects children across a lifetime. He will explore the destructive effect of poverty and discuss how to provide resources to increase resilience in families. Dr. Joseph Napoli will provide us with an overview of posttraumatic stress disorder in adults, including the biology, the clinical presentation, and the true evidence base behind the wide-ranging treatments now available. Finally, our keynote speaker Dr. Salman Akhtar will end the morning with an engaging presentation on the psychoanalytic approach to trauma, and he will teach us how even non-psychoanalysts can use this theory to inform our day-to-day work with traumatized individuals. We are delighted to have such a diverse and experienced panel of speakers, and we invite you to join us for this timely update on the ever-changing landscape of the science of trauma.

Overall Desired Outcomes
This conference is designed to approach trauma from multiple theoretical and practical perspectives in both the pediatric and adult population. We will cover the neurobiology of trauma, evidence-based pharmacologic treatment strategies, and psychological approaches to the understanding and treatment of trauma.

Conference Agenda
7:30am
Registration Breakfast Vendor Visits Bookstore

8:30am
Poverty and Toxic Stress: How it Affects Us
Daniel R Taylor, D.O., FAAP

9:35am
Psychology of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Knowns, Unknowns & Need to Knows
Joseph C Napoli, M.D., DLFAPA

10:40am
Vendor Visits Bookstore

11:10am
Psychic Trauma: Typology, Transformations and Treatment
Salman Akhtar, M.D., DLFAPA Keynote Speaker

12:15pm
Q&A and Wrap-Up

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On-Site Bookstore
In partnership with the APA, the NJPA’s bookstore will offer trauma-related titles at a 20% discount.

Vendor Raffle
Enter into various vendor raffles by dropping your business card into their bucket.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and New Jersey Psychiatric Association (NJPA). The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.