Annual Meeting 2023

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We couldn't be more excited about this 62nd year of our Annual Meeting & Scientific Program! Please join us at the beautiful Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, CA.


62nd Annual Meeting & Scientific Program

Updates in Psychiatric Care: From Traditional to Contemporary & Novel Therapeutics

Flamingo Resort - Santa Rosa
2777 Fourth Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by American Psychiatric Association (APA) and Northern California Psychiatric Society (NCPS). The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration includes:*

  • 62nd Annual Friday Evening Reception
  • General Session and Panel Presentations on Saturday & Sunday
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks on Saturday as well as breakfast and snacks on Sunday (*Please note you are free to explore Santa Rosa for dinner options)
  • Opportunity to network with exhibitors and colleagues 

Conference Fees

Levels Early Bird Rate
Closed Feb. 22
General Rate
Feb. 23 - Mar. 17
General Members $399.00 $499.00
Early Career Psych.'s (ECP's) Members $299.00 $399.00
Residents $149.00 $149.00
Medical Students $99.00 $99.00
No CME: Retired/ Spouse/ Guest $299.00 $399.00
Non-Member $499.00 $599.00

To register now, CLICK HERE

Please note that online registration will be closed on March 17, 2023. All registrations after March 17 will only be accepted onsite.


Resident/Fellow Member Lodging Reimbursement Stipends are limited to 30 nights. Please contact Kelsey at or CLICK HERE for more infomation.


Conference registration cancellations must be received in writing on or before February 25, 2022 to receive a full refund minus a $35.00 administration fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after February 24th. 

If you have any questions regarding your registration, please email or call (415) 334-2418.  

Farah Zaidi

Farah Zaidi, M.D.

Dr. Farah Zaidi is a dual Board Certified in General & Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. She is Certified in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP) and practices in community psychiatry settings.... Read More

Albert Zhou

Albert Zhou, M.D.

A. Ning Zhou, MD (he/him) is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist at the San Francisco Department of Public Health and Volunteer Clinical Instructor at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed medical school at the University... Read More

Rona Hu

Rona Hu, MD

Rona J. Hu, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. She received her MD from UCSF where she also completed her residency training in psychiatry.  From 1994-1998 she completed two... Read More

Amanda Downey

Amanda Downey

Dr. Amanda Downey is an assistant professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco who provides integrated care for adolescents and young adults with eating disorders. She is the assistant medical director of the... Read More

Amy Barnhorst

Amy Barnhorst

Dr. Barnhorst is an emergency and inpatient psychiatrist whose work doing violence and suicide risk assessments led to her interest in firearm injury prevention. She is a Professor of Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine at the University of California... Read More

Mel Blaustein

Mel Blaustein, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatrist, Past President of NCPS, Lifesaver Award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 

William Wolfe

William Wolfe, M.D.

William Wolfe is a psychiatrist and Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UCSF. He has served as Medical Director of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team at the San Francisco VA since 2008, where he... Read More

Nolan Williams

Nolan Williams, MD

Dr. Williams is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Director of the Stanford Brain Stimulation Lab. Dr. Williams has a broad background in clinical neuroscience and is triple board-certified in... Read More

Anshu Gaur

Anshu Gaur

Anshu Gaur is a fourth-year medical student in the Joint Medical Program at UCSF-UC Berkeley, a 5 year MD-MS program. She completed her master’s thesis on how performance arts is healing for women of color. Her interests include integrative medicine... Read More

Shana Levy

Shana Levy, M.D.

Dr. Shana Levy teaches and holds regular seminars at UCSF and in the community on a number of topics ranging from Emotional Management and Competence, Brain, Mind and Behavior, and Dreams. In addition, she runs a full time therapy-based private... Read More

Paul Yoder

Paul Yoder, Legislative Advocate

A founding partner in Shaw Yoder Antwih Schmelzer & Lange, Paul Yoder has earned an impeccable reputation among Sacramento decision makers during his long career as a legislative advocate. Clients praise Paul’s vast institutional knowledge, and... Read More

Ravi Chandra

Ravi Chandra, M.D.

Ravi Chandra, M.D. is a psychiatrist, writer, and compassion educator in San Francisco, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He writes for Psychology Today and East Wind eZine, where his longform essays are written “at... Read More

Anna Glezer

Anna Glezer, M.D.

Dr. Glezer began her training at Harvard and then transitioned to the University of California, San Francisco, where she has been a practicing physician, teacher, mentor, and is a volunteer associate professor. She is board certified in adult and... Read More

Tara Collins

Tara Collins, MD, MPH

Dr. Tara Collins is an integrative adult and forensic psychiatrist, an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and a registered yoga teacher.  She has worked in inpatient, emergency/crisis, and outpatient settings in academic centers, community mental health... Read More

Mark Swoiskin

Mark Swoiskin, M.D.

Mark Swoiskin, MD,DLFAPA is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Mill Valley, and a budding psychedelic-assisted psychotherapist through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute. He is also a volunteer Clinical Professor of Psychiatry... Read More

Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson, M.D.

Karen M. Johnson, M.D. is a psychiatrist/psychoanalyst and a Training and Supervising Analyst at San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis in private practice in Palo Alto. She is a past President of SFCP and is currently the head of the Progressions... Read More

Paolo Cosulich-Schwartz

Paolo Cosulich-Schwartz

Paolo Cosulich-Schwartz is the Director of Public Affairs and spokesperson for the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, which owns and operates the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate bus and ferry transit service between the... Read More

Josh Woolley

Josh Woolley, MD, PhD

Dr. Josh Woolley is an Associate Professor in Residence in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as well as a staff psychiatrist in Mental Health at the San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center (... Read More

62nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Program

Official Schedule

Friday, March 17, 2023                                                                                                       

12:30p-3:00p               Registration / Exhibitor Set-Up

1:00p - 1:30p                Executive Council Meeting (Closed)

1:45p - 2:30p               General Council Meeting (Open to Members, must RSVP)   

3:00p - 4:00p              Walk and Compassion Talk | Presented by Anna Glezer, MD & Richa Batia, MD, DFAPA

4:30p -5:30p                Welcome Reception and Visit with Exhibitors

7:00p - 8:30p               Megalomania in the American Psyche: Dangers for Public and Unconscious Life | Presented by Ravi Chandra, MD

Saturday, March 18, 2023

7:00a - 7:45a                 Registration / Breakfast / Visit with Exhibitors

7:45a - 7:55a                  Welcome & Conference Introduction | Presented by Farah Zaidi, MD

8:00a - 9:00a                 General Session - The Newest News: Update on Antipsychotic Medications | Presented by Rona Hu, MD                       

9:05a - 10:05a               General Session - Intro to Adult ADHD: An Overview of Diagnosis and Treatment | Presented by Ning Zhou, MD  

10:05a - 10:30a             Morning Break / Visit with Exhibitors

10:30a - 11:30a             General Session - What We Know and Where We’re Going: Psychopharmacology for Patients with Eating Disorders | Presented by Amanda Downey, MD

11:35a - 12:35p              Keynote General Session – Preventing Firearm Violence: What Every Psychiatrist Should Know | Presented by Amy Barnhorst, MD

12:35p - 1:30p               Lunch Break / Visit with Exhibitors

1:30p - 3:00p                General Session - Novel Therapeutics: Psychedelics, and Neuromodulation | Presented by Nolan Williams, MD, Josh Woolley, MD, PhD, and William Wolfe, MD

3:05p - 4:05p                General Session - The Dream Interview Method | Presented by Shana Levy, MD, Tara Collins, MD, and Anshu Gaur

4:05p - 4:30p                Afternoon Break / Visit with Exhibitors                                               

4:30p - 6:00p                General Session - Golden Gate Bridge Suicide: The Final Chapter | Presented by Mel Blaustein, MD, Raymond Zablotny, MD, and Paolo Cosulich-Schwartz

Sunday, March 19, 2023                                                                                                                   

7:00a - 7:45a                  Breakfast / Visit with exhibitors

8:00a - 9:30a                 General Session - A Primer on Integrative Psychiatry | Presented by Anna Glezer, MD, Tara Collins, MD, Courtney Reiman, LAc, and Sidney Edsall, MD

9:35a - 10:05a                General Session - California Legislation and Issues of Interest to Psychiatrist in 2023 | Presented by Paul Yoder

10:05a - 10:30a             Morning Break / Visit with Exhibitors

10:30a - 12:00p             General Session - A Close Look at Psychodynamic Psychotherapy | Presented by Karen Johnson, MD, Mark Swoiskin, MD, and Farah Zaidi, MD

12:00p - 12:15p              Exhibitor Raffle Drawings / Closing Remarks and Conference Overview






Flamingo Resort - Santa Rosa | March 17 - 19, 2023

Our room block rate starts at just $169, is limited, and may sell out at this price. To Reserve a Room, CLICK HERE

About the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa

The Flamingo Resort is a mid-century marvel in The Valley of the Moon. The buildings, rendered with natural materials and iconic angular silhouettes, are the work of master architect Homer A. Rissman. Set on a 10-acre campus, it is an incomparable property for both its city access and sense of complete retreat.

*Room Block expires Februrary 23rd

Did you miss this expiration date? Contact Kelsey at


The Flamingo’s soul is the open mind. Spiritual curiosity and exploration are rooted in the New Age wellness that was popularized in Western culture during the 60s and 70s. It’s a nod to the past, and encourages guests to be present.

The property includes 20,000 square feet of private and communal gathering space, 170 sanctuary rooms including 14 suites, Lazeaway Club Restaurant, fitness center and spa, two swimming pools, a hot tub, and an ice bucket shower.


Come and lounge by our gorgeous pool when you stay at Flamingo Resort. Feel free to order food and drinks from the comfort of your seat. Make your seat even more luxurious by booking one of our bird houses or nests. With ample seating and unique amenities, this is one sure way to make the most of your day by the pool.

Santa Rosa is a vibrant, strong, connected city. For 63 years, The Flamingo has been its beacon of leisure. Come explore the arts, culture and cuisine of this community.


  • Lazeaway Club: From the Pacific shores of Mexico to the palms of Thailand, the Lazeaway Club’s Cal-Pacific cuisine taps the spices, heat, sweet and savory of far-flung travel destinations, and combines them with fresh, local ingredients prepared by our culinary team. Learn more about Lazeaway Club
  • Vintage Space: Vintage Space is a retro-futuristic music lounge hosting a cosmic array of live music, dancing, DJ’s, and special events. Originally built in 1957 when the public’s imagination was captivated by the dawn of the space race, atomic power and limitless possibility – Vintage Space fuses the past with a bright tomorrow. A bastion of good vibes, far-out sounds and stellar cocktails that’s been sending it since Sputnik. Learn more about Vintage Space
  • Wild Bird Poolside Dining: Bring on the heat with the spiciest sandwich in the flock, the Hot Bird, smothered in stone fruit Korean chili sauce. Come try it and our other new items like the Buddha Bowl. Learn more about Wild Bird Poolside Dining
  • Paradise Cove (Private Dining): Gather at The Cove. Under the canopy of redwoods, our outdoor event space has seating that can be configured to accommodate up to 48 guests. Choose food and beverage offerings to fit your celebration. Learn more about Private Dining

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