Dr. Louisa Barnhart was awarded the Dr. Ulrich B. Jacobsohn Lifetime Achievement Award for “providing and advocating excellent treatment for Maine citizens with psychiatric disorders.” She received this distinguished award at the Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians’ 11th Annual Spring Program on April 28th in Freeport.
Dr. Barnhart is a psychiatrist whose practice focused on community-based mental health through the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team for many years. She is the Director of the Opioid Clinic at MaineGeneral Counseling in Augusta, and has practiced locally since 2003. Currently Dr. Barnhart is teaching Family Practice Residents Psychiatry and instituting new treatments for treatment resistant depression.
The award was given to her because of her outstanding service to our profession in Maine. She has served in MAPP as the Ethics Rep and for several years on the Board of Licensure in Medicine. She was recognized for her service to her patients as an ACT provider and a compassionate provider of services to substance addicted patients with co-occurring disorders. Finally, for her personal commitment to community service giving her time and energy outside of her professional life to the betterment of her community. Community service includes organizing community quilting, building stoves in Guatemala, and acts as a trustee to China Library.
October Course of the Month
October Course of the Month – Neurocognitive Implications of Heavy Marijuana Use in Adolescence
Each month, members have free access to an online CME course on a trending topic. The October course reviews neuroimaging evidence characterizing the neural sequelae of heavy marijuana use in youth using data from several studies. Click here to access the Course of the Month and sign up for updates about this free member benefit.
Month Long Event (october)
Join us on October 11th, 2017 at the University of Southern Maine in Portland for the Maine Health Management Coalition and Maine Medical Association’s 3rd annual symposium on health care value! This year we are excited to announce Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief at Kaiser Health News and the New York Times best-selling author of An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back as our keynote speaker. A frequent contributor to the New York Times‘ Sunday Review, Dr. Rosenthal has made national appearances on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, C-Span, This American Life, NPR’s Fresh Air, The Diane Rehm Show, and many others.
In addition to Dr. Rosenthal, the symposium offers a variety of breakouts focused on actionable strategies to increase healthcare quality and lower costs, and plenty of opportunities to network with other business and healthcare leaders in the state. Don’t miss out on your chance to attend Maine’s second largest health care conference!
(Wednesday) 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Abromson Center, University of Southern MaineTrevor Putnoky 88 Bedford Street Portland, Maine 04104
IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference
Enhancing Access & Effective Care
Highlighting innovations in clinical services. Explore 80+ sessions, unique learning formats, and several in-depth courses. Other topics include:
Register today for the 2017 IPS meeting in New Orleans, Oct. 19-22, 2017! Highlighting innovations in clinical services, IPS includes more than 80 sessions, unique learning formats, and several in-depth courses. Advance registration ends Sept. 28. Click here to learn more and register.
Month Long Event (october)
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 561-0500