Consortium Alumni Weekend

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Daniel W. Smith, Ph.D. and Dean G. Kilpatrick, Ph.D. Co-Directors of the Charleston Consortium Internship Program, invite you to attend the Annual Charleston Consortium Alumni Reunion Weekend, April 29-30, 2022.

While plans are still developing we will continue to apprise our alumni via our alumni newsletter as well as on our LinkedIn and Facebook pages.

Both in-person and hybrid plans are being formalized. If you have any questions about the conference or the reunion weekend, please email us.

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Tentative Schedule of Events - registration will open shortly

Friday, April 29, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Welcome Reception hosted at the Harbour Club at Westedge.

Saturday, April 30, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | 2022 Charleston Consortium Reunion Research Symposium (Location TBD).

Saturday, April 30, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Lowcountry Oyster Roast (Location TBD).

Are you joining us from out of town? We have a special 15% discount at the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel. Please use code MU3 when reserving your room.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is soliciting submissions to be part of the annual Charleston Consortium Reunion Research Symposium. This annual continuing education conference will be hosted on the Saturday morning of the reunion weekend. We are excited to announce that the theme of the 2022 Charleston Consortium Reunion Research Symposium will be "The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Behavioral Health."

We are aiming to have a range of COVID-19 topics and affected populations discussed during the symposium. Examples of subjects consistent with this theme include, but are not limited to:

  • Effects of the pandemic on mental health symptoms
  • Differential impact of the pandemic associated with health and healthcare disparities in under-served populations
  • Parenting stress and family functioning during the pandemic, including the impact of school closures of parent-child relations and child academic performance
  • Health decision making during the pandemic
  • Effects of resiliency programs for managing COVID-related stressors in both public and medical sectors of the population
  • Approaches to overcoming vaccine hesitancy
  • Addictive effects of pandemic related stress and other social and traumatic stressors on mental and behavioral health

The format for the symposium will be to have a keynote introductory presentation by an MUSC faculty member followed by research presentations from Reunion participants. We anticipate that the average paper presentation will take 15 to 20 minutes, plus time for questions, though longer presentations are also possible, if needed. Please complete the submission form below if you are interested in presenting. In order to obtain American Psychological Association Continuing Education credits for the Symposium, we are asking presenters to provide 1 to 3 learning objectives for their presentations. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2022, and presenters will be notified of their time slots by February 1, 2022.

If we receive more submissions than can be accommodated during the allotted time frame for the Symposium, we will consider dedicating some time to a poster session during which multiple projects can be displayed and discussed more informally.
Please provide 1 to 3 learning objectives for continuing education purposes.

At the end of this presentation, learners will be able to: