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October 30th – November 1st, 2014 at the Sawgrass Marriott Hotel, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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About the Department

The Department of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine is well known for ground-breaking research, innovative but evidence-based treatment approaches to complex problems and responses to cutbacks in care through state and national access to programs.

Headquartered at the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of UF, the Department of Psychiatry has research facilities side-by-side the departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery. We have the most research faculty working at the highest levels in the areas of smoking, drug misuse, alcohol abuse, addictions, pain, depression, autism and the autism spectrum, eating disorders and obesity.

Clinical operations take place at the Malcolm A. Randall Veterans Medical Center, UF Health, UF Health Shands Vista Psychiatric Hospital and the UF Health Florida Recovery Center. We also have satellite locations in Vero Beach, Tampa, Orlando and St. Augustine-Jacksonville.

We have 80 full-time faculty, many of whom are nationally recognized leaders in psychiatry, schizophrenia, deep brain stimulations, alcoholism, addiction and recovery, Autism, neuro-immunology, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, neuro-imaging, pain and iatrogenic addictions, physician health and impairment, forensics and obesity.

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