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.

2019 Annual Meeting March 1 - 3 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 2019 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 1 (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 11 (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.


Theme: Burnout: It's Not Just Physicians

March 1 – 3, 2019


Friday, March 1st 2019
600-700 pm          Cocktail Welcome Reception
700-900 pm          Panel Discussion - How to Be a Workplace Psychiatrist

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
700 -  800 am       Registration & Continental Breakfast
800 – 810 am        Opening 
810 – 830 am        President's Welcome & Conference Intro - Paul
                               Hammer MD
830 – 1000 am      Burnout: We Need to Stop Admiring the Problem
                               and Address It - Paul Hammer MD & Gaurava Agarwal MD
1000 – 1015 am     Coffee Break
1015 – Noon          Understanding Caregivers in Distress: Focus on Physicians
                               - Gary Chinman MD
Noon – 130 pm      Lunch on your own
130 – 330 pm         CEO, Heal Thyself - John Dallas
330 -  345 pm        Break
345 – 500 pm        Severe Psychiatric Distress, When PTSD Truly Is - Daven
                               Morrison MD & Amy Connolly AICP
500 – 600 pm        Break
600 – 700 pm        Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
645 – 900 pm        Dinner Session and Video Discussion –"Parts Unknown
                               Anthony Bourdain 'burned-out'side the kitchen?"

Sunday March 3rd, 2019
730 – 800 am        Registration & Continental Breakfast
800 – 1000 am      Panel Discussion: "Making Sense of Saturday: Moving
                               from Concepts, Theory and Synthesis to Action" - Andrew
                               Brown MD
1000 am                 Meeting Adjourns