Internationally respected field of experts will lead the development of an enriching educational experience full of psychopharmacology essentials to help mental health professionals advance their knowledge and optimize patient care.

MALVERN Pa., (March 9, 2022) — HMP Global, the omnichannel leader in healthcare events and education, today announced that Dr. Greg Mattingly will join Dr. Julie Carbray and Dr. Rakesh Jain as co-chair of the 2023 Psych Congress national meeting. The internationally respected field of expert co-chairs and Steering Committee members work together to develop an enriching educational experience at the nation’s leading meeting for mental health professionals.

The 2023 Psych Congress national meeting will be held September 6-10 in Nashville. Psych Congress is America’s premier independent conference on practical psychopharmacology and a unique, integrated forum to connect members of the entire mental health team with the foremost experts in psychiatry to improve patient outcomes through education

Dr. Mattingly is an associate clinical professor at Washington University School of Medicine and president of the Midwest Research Group in St. Louis. He is a principal investigator in clinical trials for Midwest Research Group and a founding partner of St. Charles Psychiatric Associates, where he treats children, adolescents, and adults.

“It is an exciting opportunity to join such an august group of leading minds in our field and guide the development of Psych Congress’ educational program,” Mattingly said. “With approximately 20% of adults in the United States experiencing mental illness each year, now more than ever before it is urgent that mental health professionals have the tools and training they need to improve patient care and outcomes.”

A St. Louis native, Dr. Mattingly earned his medical degree and received a Fulbright scholarship while attending Washington University. He is board certified in adult and adolescent psychiatry and is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners. In his role as associate clinical professor at Washington University, he taught the 3rd year medical student psychopharmacology course for more than 20 years. Dr. Mattingly has been a principal investigator in more than 400 clinical trials focusing on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

Having served on numerous national and international advisory panels, he has received awards and distinctions for clinical leadership and neuroscience research. Dr. Mattingly is the President Elect for APSARD (the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders) and serves on the scientific program committee for the World Federation for ADHD. His diverse career includes having been a certified evaluator for both MLB and the NFL and having served on the board of Headway House, a community support program for individuals with chronic mental illness.

Randy Robbin, President, HMP Education, said having Dr. Mattingly as a co-chair adds to the excitement around the 2023 event being held in Nashville for the first time.

“Dr. Mattingly has devoted his career to both advancing the field through research and educating other mental health professionals, all while maintaining a focus on improving outcomes for patients,” Robbin said. “We are honored to have a professional of his caliber as a co-chair for Psych Congress, and we value his expert insight, guidance, and leadership in developing the educational agenda this year.”

Co-Chairs, Steering Committee

Returning co-chair Julie Carbray, PhD, FPMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, APRN, is a clinical professor of psychiatry and nursing; director, Pediatric Mood Disorder Clinic, Institute for Juvenile Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois Chicago. As a clinician, Dr. Carbray has a national reputation for excellence in serving families of children with mood disorders. Dr. Carbray has engaged in programs of research that are investigating the psychopharmacology of mood disorders, neurobiology of mood disorders, and neurobiologically informed treatments and family response to childhood mood disorders.

Returning co-chair Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, is a clinical professor, Department of Psychiatry, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Midland, Texas. Dr. Jain is currently involved in multiple research projects studying the effects of medications on the short- and long-term treatment of depression, anxiety, pain/mood overlap disorders, and psychosis in adult and child/adolescent populations. He is also the author of several articles on the issue of mood and pain conditions.

Conference co-chairs work with other Psych Congress Steering Committee members to develop a practical, care-based educational program relevant to all members of the mental health team. Steering Committee members include:

  • Steven Chan, MD, MBA, clinical assistant professor (affiliated), Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.
  • Craig Chepke, MD, FAPA, medical director, Excel Psychiatric Associates; clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical University; adjunct professor of psychiatry, Atrium Health, Huntersville, NC
  • Kali D. Cyrus, MD, MPH, diversity strategist, Dynamics of Difference; assistant professor, Johns Hopkins Medicine; ACT Team psychiatrist, Family Preservation Services
  • Amber Hoberg, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
  • Saundra Jain, MA, PSYD, LPC, adjunct clinical affiliate, University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing; private practice, Austin, Texas
  • Edward Kaftarian, MD, CEO, Orbit Health Telepsychiatry, Encino, Calif.
  • Samantha Lau, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CEO, ELEVATEHER, LLC., Santa Barbara, Calif.
  • Vladimir Maletic, MD, MS, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville, SC
  • Ilan Melnick, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Passageway Residences of Dade County, Miami
  • Andrew Penn, MS, PMHNP, clinical professor, University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing
  • Arwen Podesta, MD, owner, Podesta Wellness, clinical faculty, Tulane Psychiatry, CMO NOLA Detox, New Orleans
  • Charles Raison, MD, Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Distinguished Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families; professor, Human Development and Family Studies, School of Human Ecology; professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Psych Congress features more than 50 psychopharmacology-focused sessions over four days, led by more than 55 internationally renowned faculty presenters. It is designed and accredited for all members of the mental health team, including psychiatrists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, students, residents, fellows, and other mental health professionals.

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