(in conjunction with APA's Annual Meeting)
Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
419 South 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA  19147

Shots Fired:  Gun Violence and Youth Mental Health


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THURSDAY, April 23, 2020, 8:00 p.m.               The Wolves (optional)
The play, written by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Nell Bang-Jensen, is about nine young women from a competitive high school soccer team.  It’s just a few weeks until nationals.  Known simply by their jersey numbers, they push and train for their games while also navigating the trials and tribulations of their fast-changing lives. From Harry Potter to the Khmer Rouge, from ambition to abortion, The Wolves is about life, love, and loss on and off the Astroturf.  WINNER of the 2017 Obie Award for Best Ensemble; FINALIST 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; and WINNER 2015 Relentless Award for Playwriting  Parental discretion is advised for strong language and themes. Recommended for 12+.

FRIDAY, April 24, 2020

7:00 am

7:00-7:45 am   ASAP Annual Business Meeting
8:00-8:15 am  


Stephan Carlson, MD
ASAP President; Chair, ASAP Annual Meeting Committee; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at NYMC; Director of Medical Education and Faculty Development at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

William Connor Darby, MD
ASAP President-Elect; Co-Chair, ASAP Program Committee; Associate Director, UCLA Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program, Health Sciences Clinical Assistant Professor at UCLA; Co-Chair, Disruptive Behavior Committee, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System

Presentation of the William A. Schonfeld, MD Award

8:15-9:15 am  

Risks of Gun-Carrying Among Adolescents

Edward Mulvey, PhD
William A. Schonfeld, MD Award Recipient

Professor of Psychiatry
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

9:15-10:15 am  

356 Homicides in Philadelphia in 2019:  Where do we go from here?

Marla Davis Bellamy, JD, MGA
Executive Director, Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University; Director, Philadelphia CeaseFire--Cure Violence
10:15-10:30 am   Break
10:30-11:30 am  

A Pathway Forward on Addressing the Public Health Problem of Youth Firearm 

Patrick Carter, MD
Co-Associate Director, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center (UMIPC); Leadership Team, Firearm Safety Among Children & Teens (FACTS) Consortium; Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine; Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health

11:30 am-12:30 pm  

Leveraging the Pushes and Pulls of Gang Disengagement to Advance Gun Violence Reduction

Caterina G. Roman, PhD

Associate Professor, Dept. of Criminal Justice
& Public Policy Lab Fellow, Temple University

12:30-1:30 pm   Lunch
1:30-2:30 pm  

The Burden of Gun Violence on Adolescents and Young Adults

Therese Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAH

Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing; Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, University of Pennsylvania; Co-Founder, University of Pennsylvania Injury Science Center

2:30-3:30 pm



New Duties for Universities to Prevent Student Suicide and Protect Against Violence

William Connor Darby, MD
Associate Director, UCLA Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program, Health Sciences Clinical Assistant Professor at UCLA; Co-Chair, Disruptive Behavior Committee, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System; ASAP President-Elect

Robert Weinstock, MD
Director, UCLA Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program; Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; ASAP Past President


3:30-3:45 pm   Break
3:45-4:45 pm  

The Role of Physicians in Firearm Safety Promotion as a Universal Suicide Prevention Strategy

Rinad Beidas, PhD

Associate Professor and Director, Penn Implementation Science Center at the Leonard Davis Institute ([email protected]) Departments of Psychiatry, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, & Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

4:45-5:45 pm  

School Shootings and Mass Violence: A Dark History and Brighter Future?

Christopher “Kip” Thompson, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California; Director, Forensic Psychiatry Division, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health; Immediate Past President, American Academy of  Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL)

5:45-6:00 pm  

Presentation of Awards/Closing Remarks

Stephan Carlson, MD
President, American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry (ASAP)

April 25, 2020,
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.