2017 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meetings of the PCFA are held every fall.  They start with a catered breakfast at 8:30AM followed by a meeting open to all the PCFA members at 9:00AM. The meeting typically includes reports from Board members and faculty about various PCFA, residency, and medical-school activities.  Following the meeting is the Distinguished Psychiatrist Seminar.

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President's address

Please click here to read  Joshua Pretsky's speech. 

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Treasurer's report and presentation of the Hatos prizes

Elizabeth Casalegno summarized the PCFA's year-to-date finances and then presented both of the Hatos Prizes to William Connor Darby.

Please click the link below to learn more about the Hatos Prizes and to read the winning paper.

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Presentation of the MElvin Mandel distinguished service award

The receipient of the 2017 Melvin Mandel Award is Richard Metzner.  Click here to read Joshua Pretsky's award presentation.

Please click the link below to learn more about the award and the PCFA member for whom it is named. 

Melvin Mandel was the first president of PCFA and has served on the PCFA Board of Directors ever since. He has been a model of active, consistent participation in the UCLA teaching program. Without his leadership, it is unlikely that any of the myriad contributions that PCFA makes to the training of psychiatric residents, child psychiatry fellows and medical students would have come to pass. He has been a mentor to many younger colleagues, including at least two who went on to become PCFA Presidents. On October 29, 2011 Dr. Mandel became the first recipient of the Melvin Mandel Award at PCFA’s Annual Meeting. That award will carry his name in perpetuity to exemplify the kind of excellence towards which he has guided the UCLA psychiatric clinical faculty and its trainees in his six decades here.