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2023 UBHWF Schedule

We are excited to welcome speakers from various sectors to provide an engaging experience for all visitors. The forum will offer guests some of the most well-regarded clinicians and trainers in the upstate during our plenary sessions and break-out sessions throughout the day. 

8:00 - 9:00


9:00 - 9:15

Welcome and Acknowledgements

9:15 - 10:15

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Plenary 1: "Setting the Foundation: Understanding the Building Blocks for Wellness in Children"
Dr. Megan Zapatelli

10:15 - 11:15

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Plenary 2: "Emotional Vaccines"
Dr. Rahul Mehra

11:15 - 11:30

Break and Exhibitors/Sponsors

11:30 - 12:30

Plenary 3: "Excellence in Employer Provided BH Care"
Megan Delp


12:30 - 1:30

Lunch with Panel Discussion

Dave Stafford

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Dr. Hillary Blumberg


Megan Zapatelli

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Dr. Rahul Mehra

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1:30 - 2:30

Breakout Session One

Session A: "Parental Leave and Mental Health"
Dr. Jessica Obeysekare


Session B: "Worlds Apart: What Works with Adolescents and Why"
James Campbell

Session D: "Advancing Mental Health – Employer Initiatives to Meet Current Challenges"
Tonyia Ragland-Davis & David Cerniski

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2:30 - 2:45


2:45 - 3:45

Breakout Session Two


Session A: "Mental Health First Aid"
Robyn Ellison

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Session B: "Physical Activity and Middle Age"
Dr. Rahul Mehra


Session C: "Psychiatric Topics in Aging: Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease"
Dr. Belynda Veser

3:45 - 4:00


4:00 - 4:45

Breakout Session Three


Session A: "Palliative Care"
Dr. Jeff Black

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Session B: "Group Reflection and Support Sessions for Wellness in the Workplace"
Dr. Megan Zapatelli and Dr. Neha Hudepohl


Session C: "Bi-Polar Disorder"
Dr. Hillary Blumberg

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