Keynote 1: Friday June 24, 2016
Vivien K. Burt, MD, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. She is Founder and Co-Director of The Women’s Life Center of the Resnick UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital. Dr. Burt has authored numerous articles and book chapters in the field of women’s psychiatry, has coauthored The Clinical Manual for Women’s Mental Health, published by the American Psychiatric Press in May 2008 and is the first author of the chapter on Women’s Mental Health in the American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychiatry, published in 2014. She has been honored with an Outstanding House Staff Teaching Award from the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, both a President’s Award and an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Southern California Psychiatric Society, and the Distinguished Service Award of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, the 2008 Andre Boivin Professorship of the Motherisk Program of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. The focus of her activities includes projects in women’s mental health with a particular focus on psychiatric illnesses associated with reproductive transitions.