Calendar of Events

CME & Other Events

MAPP holds an Annual general membership meetings and full-day CME event in the Spring and/or Fall of each year. The CME session is coordinated with MAPP programs such as postpartum depression and consultation projects.

The continued commitment of MAPP is to make the annual conference interesting for both primary care physicians, psychiatrists and other clinicians with an interest in mental health.


Sleep, Health & Cognition: A Lifecyle Perspective

October 21-22, 2021, Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park Street, Freeport, Maine 04032

COVID-19  – Based upon recent trends in the pandemic as a result of the “Delta variant,” the expectation is that participants will wear masks and be vaccinated.  We believe that we can still offer a safe in-person meeting experience but will offer a zoom option should participants choose to do so.  A zoom link will be sent as we get closer to the event.   We will keep registrants updated as needed.  


This program is intended for physicians in all specialties, psychologists, advanced practice nurses, social workers, physician assistants and other professionals engaged in treating patients with sleep disorders.

AMA PRA Credits

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  MOC Part II CME activity credits will be applied for through the ABMS.

Our Keynote..

Dr. Ancoli-Israel’s expertise is in the field of sleep disorders and circadian rhythms particularly in normal aging and neurogenerative disease, and in cancer. Dr. Ancoli-Israel is Past-President of the Sleep Research Society (SRS), Past-President of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms and was on the founding Executive Board of the National Sleep Foundation. 

She was honored in 2007 with the National Sleep Foundation Life-Time Achievement Award and the SRS Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award, in 2012 with Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Distinguished Career Award, in 2014 with the SRS Distinguished Scientist Award and in 2019 with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award.  Dr. Ancoli-Israel is published regularly in medical and psychiatric journals with over 500 publications in the field.


MAPP has reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park Street in Freeport at the special rate of $155 plus taxes for a standard room featuring either a king bed or two double beds.  The room rates are available only until September 21, 2021.   After 9/21 rooms are available on a first come first serve basis and you may not receive the special group rate.  You must contact the Hilton Garden Inn directly to make your room reservation at 1-207-865-1433.  Be sure to identify that you are attending the Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians meeting to receive the special rate. Check-in is 3:00 pm and check-out is 12:00 pm.  All reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card or a first night’s room deposit plus tax.  Cancellations may be made up to 72 hours prior to the arrival date.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 21

1:30 p.m.         MAPP Members Annual Business Meeting

2:30 p.m.         Welcome & Introductions

2:40 p.m.         Sleep & Sleep Disorders: A Long Historical Perspective – Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD

3:40 p.m. Break with Exhibitors

4:00 p.m.         Sleep & Aging  including Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Dementia – Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD

5:00 p.m.         Reception & Refreshments

Friday, October 22

8:00 a.m.         Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m.         Welcome & Introductions

8:30 a.m.         Medications and Sleep: Pharmacotherapy for Sleep-wake Disorders and the Influence of Psychotropic Medications on Sleep – Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

9:30 a.m.         An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia – Joel Guarma, PhD

10:30 a.m.       Break with Exhibitors

11:00 a.m.       Sleep, Memory & Dreams: A Unified Theory – Robert Stickgold, PhD

12:00 p.m.       Lunch

1:00 p.m.         Sleep Disorders in Children & Adolescents – Judith Owens, MD, MPH

2:00 p.m.         Translating Sleep Science to the Clinical Care of Patients at Risk for Living with Affective Disorders – Charles F. Reynolds, III, MD

3:00 p.m.         Break with Exhibitors

3:30 p.m.         Sleep and Wake Disorders through the Adult Life Span – Clifford Singer, MD, DFAPA

4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

Presenters (in order of appearance)

Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Ph.D.

Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus and Professor of Research in the Department of Psychiatry and the Center of Circadian Biology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. Dr. Ancoli-Israel received her Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, a Master’s Degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, San Francisco.

Stephanie Nichols, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP, FCC

Stephanie Nichols is an Associate Professor in the University of New England School of Pharmacy, an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Tufts University School of Medicine, core faculty in the MMC/VA Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and lecturer in the MMC Psychiatry Residency program. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Psychiatric Pharmacist and a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Provision of interprofessional didactic and clinical education to students, residents, and lifelong learners is a passion of hers. She serves on Maine’s Opioid Response Clinical Advisory Committee, Maine’s Medical Professionals Health Program Advisory Committee, the Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine’s Board of Directors and as a Senior Editor for the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists’ Board-Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist Recertification Book and Preparatory Series. She has co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed, published manuscripts in journals including Pharmacotherapy, PharmacologyCurrent Psychiatry, Journal of Patient Safety, Pain, Journal of Psychopharmacology, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Journal of Addiction Medicine, and Psychosomatics.

Joel Guarna, PhD

Joel Guarna is a licensed psychologist in the state of Maine. His early career was delivering addictions treatment, including in the VA Boston Healthcare System. In recent years, his work has focused on clinic-based health psychology and behavioral medicine. He was co-director of the Living Life Well Pain Rehabilitation Program at Mercy Pain Center for several years. He also worked as integrated behavioral health clinician at MMP Endo and Diabetes in Scarborough. Currently, his primary role is as Behavioral Health Faculty Lead for the Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Robert Stickgold, MD

Dr. Robert Stickgold is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.  He graduated from Harvard University before attending the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he received his doctorate in biochemistry.   A preeminent sleep researcher who has studied the interaction of sleep, memory, and dreams.  Dr. Stickgold has dedicated his life to understanding the relationship between sleep and learning.  He is the author of When Brains Dream, released by W.W. Norton in January 2021. 

Judith Owens, MD, MPH

Dr. Judith Owens is Co-Director of the Pediatric Sleep Program at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.  She is an internationally recognized authority on pediatric sleep and an author of over 175 original research and review articles in peer-reviewed journals, chapters, and books on the topic.

Charles F. Reynolds, III, MD

Dr. Charles Reynolds is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and UPMC Endowed Professor in Geriatric Psychiatry (emeritus) at Pittsburgh.  He serves as Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and is a member of the JAMA Psychiatry Editorial Board.  He chaired the Sleep-Wake Disorders Workgroup of the DSM-5 Taskforce and was a member of the IOM sleep-wake disorders study panel.  The recipient of the Herbert Pardes Humanitarian Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation for his work in India, Dr. Reynolds is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians and an alumnus of both the Yale University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia, where he read moral philosophy, epistemology, and the theology of Paul Tillich and Karl Barth.  

Clifford Singer, MD

Dr. Cliff Singer is a psychiatrist and geriatrician. He has been a physician, teacher, and researcher for more than thirty years and currently serves as Chief of Geriatrics at Northern Light Acadia Hospital and is the Director of the Northern Light Alzheimer’s Research Program.  He has had an interest since residency in sleep, chronobiology, and aging.


We are pleased to report that the following exhibitors will join us for the meeting.  Please make sure you take the time to thank them during the event for thier support:









Event Contact

Dianna Poulin, Executive Director / [email protected] / 207-622-7743 Checks payable to Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians, PO Box 190, 30 Association Drive, Manchester, ME 04351


Event Calendar

sepAll DayAPA Free Member Course of the Month: Computational Psychiatry and Future Perspectives

Other Opportunities

Working with Children & Adolescents? Maine Pediatric & Behavioral Health Partnership (MPBHP) Webinar Series (July thru December 2nd Wednesday of month)

The Maine Pediatric & Behavioral Health Partnership (MPBHP) is a partnership between Maine Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Northern Light Acadia Hospital, and MaineHealth. MPBHP is offering a webinar series for medical providers who work with children and adolescents and you will earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.

The 2021 Learning Series schedule will include webinars on the 2nd  Wednesday of each month from 7:30 – 8:30 AM. For more information, please see the topics below.

Training Library

Through trainings, we will be able to help pediatric care providers increase their knowledge and confidence in managing their patients with behavioral health needs. Maine Pediatric & Behavioral Health Partnership team members are available to provide specific education and training opportunities to providers and their teams, on top of our scheduled webinars.

Maine Pediatric & Behavioral Health Partnership’s clinical team will provide virtual live webinars on specific behavioral health topics. During these “live” trainings there will be Q&A’s. Trainings will be recorded and available for “on demand” training opportunities.

Training Schedule

Topic Date/Time Presenter Registration
Eating Disorders October 13, 2021 – 7:30-8:30am Dr. Mark Allen Pre-register for webinar
Psychosis November 10, 2021 – 7:30-8:30am Dr. Amy Mayhew Pre-register for webinar
Trauma December 8, 2021 – 7:30-8:30am Dr. Joshua Newman Pre-register for webinar

On Demand Trainings

We are pleased to offer On Demand trainings:

Maine Pediatric & Behavior Health Partnership Learning Series Link CME Attendance Code SurveyMonkey
Approaching Psychiatric Issues in Primary Care Approaching Psychiatric Issues in Primary Care video link 75868 No survey via survey monkey
Suicide Risk Management Suicide Risk Management video link 75099 No survey via survey monkey
Anxiety Anxiety video link 75919 Anxiety SurveyMonkey
Autism Autism video link 76009 Autism SurveyMonkey
Therapeutic Interviewing Therapeutic Interviewing video link 76298 Therapeutic Interviewing SurveyMonkey
ADHD ADHD video link 76299 ADHD SurveyMonkey
Depression Depression video link 76300 Depression SurveyMonkey
Eating Disorders Available after 10/13/21 76301 Eating Disorders SurveyMonkey
Psychosis Available after 11/10/21 76302 Psychosis SurveyMonkey
Trauma Available after 12/8/21 76303 Trauma SurveyMonkey

Steps to obtain 1.0 CME credit through CloudCME

  1. Sign up for a CloudCME account
  2. After you have watched the presentations, text your attendance to CloudCME
  3. To enter your attendance, you will send a text message the telephone number 207-808-7704 and enter the CME attendance code for the training in the body of the text
  4. You will receive a text message that says your attendance is recorded
  5. Sign into CloudCME
  6. Click on My CME in the upper right corner
  7. Click on evaluations and certificates
  8. Your evaluation and/or certificate will be displayed

Need assistance – please email [email protected]


If you have any questions,  concerns, comments or would like to learn more about Maine Pediatric & Behavioral Health Partnership, please contact Stacey LaFlamme at [email protected]

Additional Training Resources

Approved by MMET for PRA Category I CME Credits

Our ten educational podcasts offer insight and empathy about subjects that are hard to talk about because of stigma, shame and silencing. Each podcast includes highlights from conversations with clients, caregivers and experts describing what it is like to live with clinical issues that are marginalized. Recent research shows that listeners feel more understanding and confidence addressing these subjects after hearing these shows.  Listen at (or at the links below) then click on the “Questions” tab to register, fill out the evaluation, pay the $30 per listening hour, and print out a certificate that gives you a permanent record of your CME credit. If you are a member of the Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians, you can receive your CME credit for free. We hope you enjoy these heartfelt interviews and incorporate the wisdom, courage and recommendations into your work.

SSR Host

 Dr. Anne Hallward is a board-certified psychiatrist in Portland, Maine. Formerly on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, she co-designed and taught courses on death and dying, cultural competence, sexuality, and psychiatric interviewing. The recipient of numerous awards for her work in mental health, social  justice, and radio broadcasting, Anne speaks internationally on public health, the role of the clinician in fostering courage, shame and traumatic silence, and

re-humanization in medical practice. Learn more about Dr. Hallward and the organization here.

“These podcasts are not only educational and informative, they are also inspiring and really touch your heart”

Lynn Ouellette, MD

Trauma Informed 101 Webinar: (169) Trauma Informed 101 Presentation – YouTube

Training Portal –

MaineHealth is hosting a lunch and learn series. For session dates, topics, and to register, see Pediatric Psychiatry and Behavioral Health in Primary Care Learning Series webpage.

Journal Club

MAPP journal club is open to all psychiatrists and psychiatric APRNs interested in participating or receiving journal club readings, and regardless of MAPP membership. Our Journal Club started March 2006 and meets monthly at various locations. You can join in person, or participate by vidoeconference (contact Dr. Jeff Barkin at [email protected] or Dr. David Moltz at [email protected] for more information about remote participation). An opportunity to meet with your colleagues, journal club is focused on directed reading of selected contemporary papers in psychiatry. With a wide focus of topics, we also emphasize methods and research design to help members learn to interpret clinical trials.

Although we meet in person in Portland, other local area groups, such as in central Maine, are developing. All papers are distributed via the MAPP Journal Club listserv’s email to allow participants from all over to join. You can subscribe to the MAPP Journal Club listserv here. Links to abstracts of Journal Club articles and other past content can be found on the Past Journal Club Topics archival page. So come and join us: a social opportunity with a lot of learning and great food!

Contact MAPP

P.O. Box 190, Manchester, ME 04251-1090
(207) 622-7743

MAPP Resources

The Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians Resources section contains a variety of information contributed by MAPP members and other individuals that we hope will be useful to MAPP members, other psychiatric practitioners, and the interested public.

Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians Membership

Participation is key, and MAPP and APA offer many activities geared to enrich your professional life as well as bring you educational opportunities.