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Integrating Mental Health and Health Care: Adults, Children, Elderly

Date: May 1, 2014
Time: 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Reception 5:15PM - 6:00PM, Presentation 6:00PM - 7:30PM


Keynote Speaker
Herb Pardes, MD
Executive Vice Chairman of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, formerly CEO and President

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD
Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)

John Straus, MD
Medical Director, Special Projects, Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership

Mark Lachs, MD
Director of Geriatrics for the New York Presbyterian Health System and the Irene and Roy Psaty Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City

Sponsored by: Co-sponsored by the NYAM Section on Health Care Delivery and NYAM Section on Social Work

Location: The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

The care for Americans with a psychiatric illness is currently undergoing a crisis that affects not only those people in need of care, but the economics and effectiveness of the entire health care system . Our failure to effectively identify and treat mental illness is showing up in the violent actions of troubled adolescents, the huge economic cost in lost earnings estimated at $193 billion, the cost of maintaining large prison populations. Many more adults and children with a mental disorder are showing up in the offices of primary care doctors, health clinics and health centers, and many more are coming as a result of the expansions of coverage under the Affordable Care Act.  

How to effectively integrate mental health with health care in order to treat and manage this large and growing population, is the subject of this very special program. A panel of distinguished physicians—Drs Herbert Pardes, Lloyd Sederer, John Strauss and Mark Lachs—will discuss the most recent approaches  to adapting both our mental health and health systems to the challenges that face us as they affect adults, children and the elderly.  This will be a discussion relevant to clinicians, providers, policy people and those concerned about mental health care.


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Cost: Free for NYAM Fellows and Members; $20 for non-members
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