The Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry promotes the application of psychiatric principles and practices in the workplace to improve leadership, group interaction and employee health and performance.

To advance the knowledge and practice of psychiatrists who specialize in organizational and occupational psychiatry through collaboration and education.

2018 Annual Meeting March 2 - 4 in Chicago, IL

The Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry (AOOP) was founded in 1990 to provide a forum for an exchange of ideas between psychiatry and the world of work. AOOP's annual meeting is an opportunity to:

  • Enhance the knowledge and skills of its members through various training opportunities and professional networking
  • Liaison with other professional groups concerned with workplace health and mental health
  • Encourage and support the practice of organizational and occupational psychiatryCome and join us to reconnect with old colleagues and meet new ones,

Please come and join us at our 2018 meeting to reconnect with old colleagues and meet new ones, hear from people who are doing incredibly interesting work, listen to some terrific presentations and enjoy the time and space for in depth collegial discussions. We’ve built in opportunities to reflect on your own practice; get some peer mentoring and coaching, or give some; and a have chance to unplug and reflect.

Meeting Essentials

The meeting will be held at the University Club of Chicago [76 E Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603] beginning the evening of Friday March 2 (see program below).

Your membership dues payment is also your registration for the annual meeting. If you've already registered with AOOP for 2018, please confirm your attendance by email. Otherwise, complete the membership form and send with a check to the address on the form.

We have a block of rooms at the Club held for conference attendees to reserve until February 12 (after that, rooms may or may not be available there).

To reserve your room, either phone the Club at (312) 726 -2840, ask for Guest Room Reservations and mention you are attending the AOOP meeting, or email for information about book rooms electronically.


“The Many Facets of Organizational Psychiatry”

March 2 – 4, 2018


Friday, March 2nd 2018
600-700                       Cocktail Welcome Reception
700-900                       Panel Discussion

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
700 -  800                    Registration & Continental Breakfast
800 – 810                     Opening - Nick  Thomarios
810 – 830                     President Welcome & Conference Intro -Paul Hammer
830 – 1000                  The Split Brain and Organizational Psychiatry - David Morrison
1000 – 1015                 Coffee Break
1015 – Noon                Challenges of Organizational Psychiatrist – Paul Hammer
Noon – 130                  Lunch on your own
130 – 330                     On the Assessment of Leaders -- Goldwater and Beyond
                                       (panel led by Daven Morrison and Andy Brown)
330 -  345                     Break
345 – 500                     Managing the Toxic Boss: It’s Not the Diagnosis, It’s the
                                       Dynamic, Stupid – Paul Hammer
500 – 600                     Break
600 – 700                     Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
645 – 900                     Dinner Session and Movie Discussion –“Office Space”
                                       Nick Thomarios

Sunday March 4th, 2018
730 – 800                     Registration & Continental Breakfast
800 – 1030                   Practical Workshop / Organizational Consults
                                       Case Study / Panel Discussion
1030                             Meeting Adjourns