2018 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.  The Distinguished Psychiatrist Seminar Series follows the meeting.

Updates were provided by PCFA President David Sones, Treasurer Wayne Sandler, Psychotherapy 483 Coordinator Andrew Russell, Board Member Thomas Blair, and VCFAAAC Chair Saul Faerstein. Semel Residency Director Katrina DeBonis, Geffen Assistant Dean of Well-Being and Career-Advising Margaret Stuber, and Semel Chair Peter Whybrow also presented.

Elizabeth Casalegno presented the Hatos Prizes to Juliet Edgcomb, and David Sones announced J. Mark Thompson as the Mandel Award receipient.

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.