Annual Meeting & Scientific Session


Pre-Conference & Annual Meeting
September 26 -September 29 
Renaissance Asheville Downtown Hotel 31 Woodfin Street │ Asheville, NC

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2024 Program Schedule

Thursday, Sept 26

Noon- 1:00pm Registration
1:00pm-2:00pm Keynote
Recent Developments in the Assessment of Suicide Risk
Nate Kimbrel, PhD


3:00pm - 3:15pm Break
3:15pm - 5:15pm Keynote
Managing Post-Hospitalization for the Suicidal Patient
Danielle Lowe, MD, PhD



Thursday, Sept 26

2:00pm-6:00pm  Registration
6:00pm-7:30pm Welcome Reception
7:30pm-8:30 pm Product Theater Dinner (Non CME)

Friday, Sept 27

7:00am-7:55 am Breakfast with Exhibitors
7:55am-8:00am  Welcome Address
8:00am-9:30am Keynote
Fully Virtual Practice and Standards of Care
David Cash, JD, LLM, Miriam Clarke, DO &  Nate Sowa, MD, PhD
9:30am-10:30am Keynote
Marijuana, Legalization and Mental Health: What Have We Learned to Date?
James MacKillop, PhD
10:30am-11:00am  Break with Exhibitors
11:00am - 12:30pm  Keynote
Fractured: Mental Health Crisis within the Criminal Justice Systems
Carrie Brown, MD, MPH, DFAPA; Dana Ervin; Brian Sheitman, MD; Sherif Soliman, MD; Warren Steinmuller, MD, LFAPA; & Marvin Swartz, MD, DLFAPA
12:30pm-1:00pm Break with Exhibitors
12:45pm-2:00pm NCPA Business Lunch (NCPA Members Only)
2:00pm-2:30pm Break with Exhibitors
2:30pm-4:30pm Workshop by Practice Type: Private Practice
Aarti Kapur, MD & Randie Schachter, DO
2:30pm-4:30pm Workshop by Practice Type: Academic
John Nicholls, MD, JD, DFAPA
2:30pm-4:30pm Workshop by Practice Type: Administrative
Ish Bhalla, MD & Micah Krempasky, MD 
5:00pm-6:00pm Product Theater Dinner (Non CME)
6:00pm-8:00pm NCCCAP Social

Saturday, September 28

7:00am-7:55am Breakfast with Exhibitors
7:00am-7:55am NCCCAP Business Breakfast

General Plenary
Alzheimer ’s Disease Genetics and Research: The Need for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
Goldie S. Byrd, PhD

Child Plenary
Best Practices and North Carolina Experiences in Safety Assessment and Planning
Danielle Lowe, MD, PhD


General Plenary
Wise and Adaptive Use of AI and Technology in Mental Health
William Meyerson, MD, PhD

Child Plenary
The Family as a Cornerstone in Suicide Prevention
Tatiana Falcone, MD, MPH

10:00am-10:30am Break with Exhibitors

General Plenary
Gambling & Other Behavioral Addictions
Tim Fong, MD

Child Plenary
SAFETY-A: An Evidence Based Approach to Reduce Suicide Risk
David Goldston, PhD


General Plenary
Diagnosis and Management of Autistic Adults in North Carolina
Linmarie Sikich, MD

Child Plenary 
Bringing Together Partners to Support Children at Risk of Self Harm
Tatiana Falcone, MD, MPH; David Goldston, PhD; &  Danielle W. Lowe, MD, PhD

5:00pm-6:00pm Medical Student & Resident Poster Reception
6:00pm-8:00pm Dinner

Sunday, Sept 29

7:00am-7:55am Continental Breakfast
7:00am-7:55am NCCCAP Executive Council
8:00am-9:00am Keynote -Sethi Award Winner
Better Living Through Physics? Of Mice, (Wo)men, and Magnets
Perry Renshaw M.D., Ph.D., MBA

Schizophrenia (SCZ): Evidence-based Approaches to Integrating Emerging Treatments Into Clinical Practice
Jose Rubio, MD
*This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Bristol Myers Squibb.  Jointly provided by Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and Total CME, LLC.”

10:00am-10:30am Break
10:30am-12:00pm Keynote
Top 10 Research Findings
Chris Aiken, MD, DFAPA
Meeting Adjourns  


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Hotel Information

Renaissance Asheville Downtown Hotel

The Renaissance Asheville Downtown Hotel is now taking reservations for the 2024 NCPA Annual Meeting. The last day to make reservations in our discounted room block is September 5, but the block is expected to fill up before that cutoff date. To make your room reservations in our block, click here to book online

If you need rooms outside of the September 26-28, please email [email protected] to ensure you received the block rate.

Renaissance Asheville Downtown Hotel
31 Woodfin Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28801


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Single/Double: $249.00 per night

The hotel's self-parking fee will be waived at check-in.

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2024 Resident Poster Session Information

The Psychiatric Foundation of North Carolina is pleased to host the Poster Session taking place at the Annual Meeting & Scientific Session in Asheville, NC.

Poster Session Information