I am pleased to announce that our PSV Fall Meeting will be on September 24-25, 2021 at the Hilton Norfolk The Main. The theme for the Fall Meeting is: New Era in Psychiatry. Join us to hear from our colleagues who will take us through the journey of Psychiatry from the past to the present and into the future. We are closely following the Governor’s guideline for in person meetings and we are pleased to announce that the fall meeting will be held in person. We will work closely with the Hilton team to ensure that strict protocol is followed for everyone’s safety.
We will have our usual Friday evening reception to meet our colleagues from across Virginia and to interact with local legislators. We will hear key updates from our legislative advisors and have an opportunity to ask questions about advocacy efforts. Now, more than ever, it is extremely important to stay up to date on legislative issues that will directly impact our profession.
Our main scientific session will be held on Saturday, and we have an exciting panel of faculty. Our first speaker is the author of the newly released book: Landmark Papers in Psychiatry. She will present on how the past shaped the trajectory of how we practice Psychiatry today and set the stage for the rest of the conference. I am also excited to have Dr. Christina Girgis, founder of Psychiatry Network. She has brought together over 15,000 Psychiatrists on a versatile platform. We will also hear from experts who will give us a new perspective on ADHD diagnosis and treatment, COVID-19 hospitalization and its mental health sequalae and we will end with the discussing the future of Psychiatry and digital medicine.
Our Fall meeting also hosts a poster competition and I encourage all our medical students, residents and new scholars to submit posters. PSV poster sessions are designed to encourage and assist new researchers and scholars. Our semi-annual meetings provide more than a quality educational experience. It is an opportunity to advocate for our profession, trainees and patients and support each other personally and professionally. I am looking forward to seeing you all at our Fall meeting.
Sherin Moideen, MD
President, Psychiatric Society of Virginia