Conferences: Future and Past

Future Conferences


2022 - Denver, CO - Common Psychopathology: What Can the Past Tell Us About the Future?
March 17-March 20, 2022

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202 
Conference Chairs: Chadi G. Abdallah, MD and Lynnette Averill, PhD

2023 - Washington, DC
April 13-April 16, 2023

Renaissance Washington, Downtown DC
Conference Co-Chairs: Jonathan Alpert, MD, PhD and Simon Rego, PsyD, ABPP, ACT

2024 - Boston, MA
April 11-April 15, 2024

Westin Boston Waterfront

Past Conferences

2021 - Virtual Conference - Resilience and Recovery: From Research to Practice
Conference Chairs: Cindy J. Aaronson, MSW, PhD and Adriana Feder, MD
Final Program

Keynote Speakers:

Ann Masten, PhD, Resilience in Science and Practice: Pathways to the Future 
Gene Howard Brody, PhD, Resilience to Adversity and the Origins of Disease
Noelle Hurd, PhD, Centering a Resilience Perspective in Work with Marginalized Groups

Jerilyn Ross Lecture: Joan Kaufman, PhD, The State of the Art of Toxic Stress and Resilience Research

2020 - San Antonio, TX - Resilience: From Research to Practice

Conference Chairs: Cindy J. Aaronson, MSW, PhD and Adriana Feder, MD
Schedule at a Glance

Keynote Speaker: Ann Masten, PhD
Resilience in Science and Practice: Pathways to the Future 

Jerilyn Ross Lecture: Joan Kaufman, PhD
The State of the Art of Toxic Stress and Resilience Research

2019 - Chicago, IL - Transcending Cultural, Racial and Socioeconomic Barriers
Conference Chair: Ned H. Kalin, MD 
Printed Program
If Elephants Could Talk - 2019 Conference Blog Post by Beth Salcedo, MD

Keynote Speaker: Alan Schatzberg, MD
Potential Drugs of Abuse as Antidepressants and Anxiolytics:  Pluses and Minuses

Jerilyn Ross Lecture: Adriana Feder, MD, Roland Griffiths, PhD, Kenneth T. Norris, Jr., Carlos A Zarate, MD
Ketamine and Mind-Altering Drugs in Treating Anxiety and Depression: Potential Roles and Pitfalls - A Panel Discussion

2018 - Washington, DC - Treatment-Resistant Anxiety and Depression: Challenges and Opportunities 
Conference Chair: Sanjay Mathew, MD
Printed Program

Keynote Speaker: Joshua Gordon, MD, PhD
Update from the NIH

Jerilyn Ross Lecture: Maurizio Fava, MD
Pharmacological Strategies in the Treatment of Resistant Depression (TRD): The Past, The Present, and The Future

2017 - San Francisco, CA - On the Cutting Edge of Wellness: Behavioral Medicine and its Application to Anxiety and Depressive Disorders
Conference Chair: Gordon Asmundson, PhD R.D. Psych FRSC
Final Program

Keynote Speaker: Steven C. Hayes, PhD
The Power of Turning Toward: Why Psychological Flexibility Matters for Clients and Practitioners Alike

Jerilyn Ross Lecture: Giovanni A. Fava, M.D.
Well Being Therapy

2016 - Philadelphia, PA - Integrating Research, Practice, and Community
Conference Chair: Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD
Final Program

Keynote Speaker: Matthew Nock, PhD 
Why Do People Harm Themselves? Recent Advances in the Understanding and Prediction of Suicidal Behavior

Jerilyn Ross Lecture: Myrna Weissman, PhD, Pim Cuijpers, PhD, Philip Wang, MD, Dr.PH
Does Psychotherapy Have a Future? A Moderated Panel Discussion

2015 - Miami, FL - Translating Research, Innovating Practice
Conference Chairs: Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD and Tanja Jovanovic, PhD
Final Program

Keynote Speaker: Helen Mayberg, MD
What Has DBS Taught Us About the Neurocircuitry of Depression? 

Jerilyn Ross Lecture: David H. Barlow, PhD
Should We Be Treating Neuroticism Instead of Anxiety and Depression

2014 - Chicago, IL - Anxiety and Depression: Personalized Treatments for Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Conference Chair: Mark Pollack, MD
Final Program

Keynote Speaker: Jordan Smoller, MD
Will Genetic Research Help Us Find Better Treatments?

Jerilyn Ross Lecture: Zindel Segal, MD
What is the Role of Mindfulness Meditation in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders? Indicators, Caveats, and Empirical Status

2013 - La Jolla, CA - Technology and New Media in Practice and Research
Conference Chair: Luana Marques, PhD
Final Program

Keynote Speaker: James Fowler, PhD
Happiness, Depression, and the Power of Social Networking

Jerilyn Ross Lecture: Richard Davidson, PhD
Order and Disorder in the Emotional Brain

2012 - Crystal City, VA - Integrating Mind-Body Connections: Advancing Science, Informing Practice for Anxiety and Related Disorders
Conference Chair: Darin Dougherty, MD
Final Program

Keynote Speaker: David Spiegel, MD
Transforming” Mind and Body

Jerilyn Ross Lecture: Joseph LeDoux, PhD
The Anxious Brain

2011 - New Orleans, LA - Anxiety and Related Disorders: Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Dissemination
Conference Chair: Terry Keane, PhD
Final Program

Keynote Speaker: Edna Foa, PhD
Disseminating Evidence-Based Treatments Within Systems and Across Countries: Lessons Learned From Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

Jerilyn Ross Lecture: Herbert Benson, MD
The Relaxation Revolution

2010 - Baltimore, MD - Anxiety Across the Lifespan: Practice Integration of Basic and Clinical Approaches
Conference Chair: Daniel S. Pine, MD
Final Program

Keynote Speaker: Trisha Meili 
I am the Central Park Jogger

2009 - Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico - Anxiety and Health: Translating Research Into Practice
Conference Chair: Risa Weisberg, PhD
Final Program 

Keynote Speaker: Richard Lane, MD, PhD
Neural Substrates of Implicit and Explicit Emotional Processes: Implications for Health

2008 - Savannah, Georgia - Anxiety and Comorbid Disorders: Understanding Risk, Optimizing Outcomes
Conference Chairs: Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, ABPP and R. Bruce Lydiard, PhD, MD
Final Program

Keynote Speaker: Ronald Kessler, MD
Comorbidity of Anxiety Disorders with Other Physical and Mental Disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication