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IPS Annual Meeting

1/27/2018 6:00:00 PM

Please join us for an afternoon of learning and fun and good cheer, as we dine and toast the New Year.  Connect with friends and colleagues.  Dinner, beverages included.


Exciting Topics include:

  • Climate Change and Mental Health— A Unique Role Psychiatrists can Play
  • Evolution of the Mental Health Code in Illinois
  • Single Payer Health Insurance
  • Financial Literacy from Residency to Retirement


Hotel Information:  Coming Soon.

Afternoon Session:
12:30 p.m.    Afternoon Educational Sessions Check-in    
1:00 p.m.      Session 1—Evolution of the Mental Health Code in Illinois with Mark Heyrman    
2:00 p.m.      Session 2—We Need Medicare for All with Dr. Susan Rogers
3:00 p.m.      Break                    
3:15 p.m.      Session 3—Financial Literacy from Residency to Retirement with Drew Coleman   
Evening Session:
6:00 p.m.      Evening Check-in and Cocktail Hour
7:00 p.m.      Welcome and Dinner            
7:30 p.m.      Keynote Speech: Climate Change and Mental Health— A Unique Role Psychiatrists can Play
                     with Dr. Lise Van Susteren
8:15 p.m.      Awards
9:00 p.m.      Dancing

Awards Dinner Special Guest Speaker: 

Dr. Lise Van Susteren

Dr. Lise Van Susteren, a practicing general and forensic psychiatrist in Washington, DC, is an expert on the physical and mental health effects of climate change. In 2011 she co-authored "The Psychological Effects of Climate Warming on the U.S. - Why the US Mental Health System Is Not Prepared". Dr. Van Susteren has served as a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University and has been a consultant to the Executive Branch of the US Government profiling world leaders. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Paris, she practiced medicine in West Africa, at community health centers and homeless shelters in metropolitan Washington DC.  In addition to community organizing on climate issues, Dr. Van Susteren has served on the Advisory Board of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and is currently on the board of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Earth Day Network, and is co-founder of "Climate Psychiatry Alliance," a professional group dedicated to promoting awareness and action on climate from a mental health perspective.  Dr. van Susteren is the expert witness on the psychological damages in the case Juliana v US – in which 21 youth plaintiffs and climate scientist dr. James Hansen are suing the federal govt for inaction on climate.  She is a frequent contributor on television, radio and in the print media. In 2006 Dr. Van Susteren sought the Democratic nomination for the US Senate from Maryland.


Guest Speakers for the Educational Session:

Mark Heyrman

Mr. Heyrman brings over 40 years of experience to Monahan Law Group, LLC, advocating for individuals with mental illnesses.  He focuses his practice in guardianship and mental health legislation.

Mr. Heyrman is an experienced litigator and has tried cases at every level of the State and Federal Courts.  He has been influential in improving law related to mental illnesses. Many of his cases have been procedure setting. Additionally, Mr. Heyrman has authored 10 scholarly publications and has worked on over 40 pieces of legislation related to mental health.

Prior to joining Monahan Law Group, LLC, Mr. Heyrman was a clinical Professor of Law where his work has been dedicated to representing persons with mental illnesses in state and federal courts, drafting and working to enact mental health legislation and teaching law students mental health law and mental health advocacy.

Dr. Susan Rogers

Dr. Susan Rogers is president-elect of Physicians for a National Health Program, and will assume the role of president starting in January 2021.

Dr. Rogers is a volunteer attending hospitalist and internist at the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County after retiring from there in 2014. Along with being a full time clinician she was also Director of Medical Student Programs for the Dept of Medicine. She remains an assistant professor of medicine at Rush University College of Medicine where she is active on the committee of admissions. She has received numerous teaching awards from Stroger Hospital, Rush University, and Rosalind Franklin University.

Dr. Rogers received her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed her residency, including an additional year as Chief Resident, at Cook County Hospital. She is a past co-president of Health Care for All Illinois, and was previously Medical Director and later served on the board of the Near North Health Service Corp, a FQHC in Chicago.  Dr. Rogers is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the National Medical Association.

Drew Coleman

A significant portion of Drew’s professional background is as an investment professional having spent time at a fund of hedge funds, a pension fund and an asset manager. His analytical training has taught him to carefully evaluate financial products, client situations, cash-flows and scenario analysis. His thorough diligence manifests itself in the creation of tailor-made financial plans that are ideally suited for his clients.

Drew graduated from the University of Michigan in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. In 2010, Drew earned his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business and was a recipient of the Jane Robertson Memorial Academic Excellence Award. Additionally, Drew holds the highly-regarded Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.


Award Descriptions:

Member of the Year Award
This award recognizes a member of the IPS who has contributed to the practice of psychiatry through the highest standards of patient care, education, community action, and advocacy.
Nominee Criteria:
At least five years membership in the IPS
Patient and collegial recognition of highest practice standards
Recognized contribution to the field of psychiatry locally or statewide
Is not a member of the IPS Council
Resident/Fellow of the Year Award
This award recognizes a resident or fellowship member of the Illinois Psychiatric Society who best represents in the view of colleagues and teachers the ideals of being a dedicated psychiatric trainee.
Nominee Criteria:
Must be an IPS member.
Must be a resident or fellow trainee in a program within the state of Illinois
Must have a letter of endorsement from faculty or program director
Must be a resident or fellow in good standing within their program
Excellence in Patient Care Award
Nominees should have demonstrated excellence in innovation in regards to patient care in 2015. Must be an IPS member.
Community Service Award 
Nominees should have demonstrated excellence in some type of community service in 2018. (Does not have to be psychiatry related.) Must be an IPS member.
Educator of the Year
Nominees should have demonstrated excellence in their capacity as a psychiatry educator in 2018. Must be an IPS member.
Outstanding Achievement in Psychiatric Research
Nominees should have demonstrated excellence in psychiatric research in 2018. Must be an IPS member.
Outstanding Achievement in Illinois Advocacy
Nominees should have demonstrated excellence in Illinois Advocacy/Government Relations Work related to Mental Health in 2018. Must be an IPS member.
Innovation Award for Physician Wellness
Awarded to an Individual or Organization.
This award recognizes an innovative program in Illinois staffed or led by a IPS member who is working to reduce physician burnout and/or improve professional satisfaction for physicians.
Award for Innovative Care 
Awarded to an individual who has improved patient access to care by leading and developing, or otherwise creating transforamative mental health care delivery.  This can include being a leader in the use of collaborative care, telepsychiatry, or another novel and innovative care delivery process. Must be an IPS member.

Questions?  Contact Kristen Malloy at kmalloy@ilpsych.org or 312-224-2600.

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