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December 2020

Legislative Committee 2021 Session Kick Off Meeting

December 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Remote Participation Only
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Anti-Racist Book Club

December 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
zoom

Members of this University of Maryland Medical Center psychiatry resident-led book club read books across genres that explore issues of race as a means of better understanding ourselves, our patients, and our community. The mission is to foster a foundation for change by developing a forum for dialogue, education, and greater self-awareness. All members of the MPS community are invited to participate! So far, we have read: July: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates August: Protest Psychosis by Jonathan Metzl September: Medical Apartheid by…

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January 2021

MPS Council Meeting

January 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Introduction to Advocacy: A Special MPS Event

January 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Remote Participation Only

Whether you are experienced advocate or just learning the ropes, please join us on Thursday January 14th from 6:30-7:30 PM via Zoom for a for an introduction to legislative advocacy in Maryland. The 2021 General Assembly will operate with new protocols designed to limit spread of the coronavirus. These changes create challenges as well as some opportunities. Anne Hanson, MD, Co-Chair of the MPS Legislative Committee, will introduce participants to the structure of the Maryland General Assembly and the legislative…

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Book Club Meeting

January 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Remote Participation Only

We are reading Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi.   Please email mps@mdpsych.org for meeting information.

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February 2021

Community Psychiatry & Diversity Coalition

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
zoom
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MPS Council Meeting

February 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
MPS Office
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Balancing Work and Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

February 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Remote Participation Only

The Behavioral Health Administration and MedChi webinar series, Helping the Helpers and Those They Serve, is for Maryland’s behavioral health and medical health care workers of all disciplines, whether working in community or hospital settings. They are designed to enhance both health care worker self-care and resultantly the care they provide, as health care workers combat numerous stressors including the COVID-19 pandemic, social justice issues, and other stressors that can potentially impact delivered care.  CMEs are available at no cost.…

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President’s Panel on Politics and Policy With Ibram X. Kendi, PhD, MA

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Remote Participation Only

President’s Panel on Politics and Policy with Ibram X. Kendi, PhD, MA presented by the University of Maryland at Baltimore Ibram X. Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading anti-racist scholars as well as a National Book Award-winning and best-selling author. The Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, he is the founding director of its Center for Antiracist Research. Kendi is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News racial justice contributor…

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Social Injustice and Mental Health

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Remote Participation Only

Social Injustice and Mental Health featuring Ruth Shim, MD, MPH, Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Ruth Shim, MD, MPH is the Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Dean of Diverse and Inclusive Education at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Shim received an MPH in health policy from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and an…

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