2019 Conference Committee


Members who have attended at least one ADAA conference and are willing to recruit broadly, organize content, and increase attendance. The time commitment is three to six hours every month, especially August through December, including required monthly one-hour calls. Committee members review submissions, make final selections for high-quality educational content, and organize special sessions. Subcommittees include Practice, Research, Posters, Master Clinicians, Career Development, and Depression.

Chair, 2019
Ned H. Kalin MD
Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Hedberg Professor,University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health — Madison

Outgoing Chair 2018
Sanjay Mathew, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Conference Coordinator 
Carmela Alcantara, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center


Master Clinician Sessions
Sarah Hayes-Skelton, PhD
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Kathryn Boger, PhD
McLean Hospital

Practice Symposium 
Patricia Zurita-Ona, PsyD
East Bay Behavior Therapy Center
Career Development 

Courtney Beard, PhD
McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Adriana Feder, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Ellen Teng, PhD
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Michelle Newman, PhD
Pennsylvania State University

Amy Przeworski, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

Dawn Ionescu, MD
Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Kate Bentley, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Chadi Abdullah, MD
Yale University School of Medicine

Jill M. Emanuele, PhD
Child Mind Institute

ADAA Board Liaison
Luana Marques, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

ADAA Staff Liaison
Gabby Oved
Senior Event and Business Development Coordinator

Learn more about the ADAA 2019 Annual Conference.

Read the ADAA Committee Guidelines.

If you are interested in learning more about this committee and how you can be involved, please contact Susan Gurley, ADAA Executive Director.


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