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Collaborative Treatment Approaches & Perspectives Of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Within The Greater Los Angeles Area Healthcare Landscape

Live Program | October 27, 2016 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm PST
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Live Program: Collaborative Treatment Approaches & Perspectives Of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Within The Greater Los Angeles Area Healthcare Landscape

Location: Noor -  260 East Colorado Boulevard Suite A209 Pasadena, CA 91101  (Located in the Paseo Colorado on the Second Level next to Bodega Wine Bar and Equinox)

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Event Speakers

Gustavo Alva, M.D., DFAPA
Featured Speaker

Dr. Alva is the founder and medical director of ATP Clinical Research, a premier private clinical research company focused on new treatments for a variety of neuropsychiatric conditions. Dr. Alva is also a partner of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists, which provides high quality psychiatric treatment for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at both the University of California Riverside’s Department of Psychiatry as well as at Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Alva earned his medical degree from the UAG School of Medicine, followed by a residency and chief residency in psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Alva is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (DFAPA) and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Geriatrics. Dr. Alva’s clinical interests include genetics, neuroimaging, aspects of ethnicity and their correlation within clinical situations, and treatments for various psychiatric disorders.

Clayton LC Chau, MD, PhD
Featured Speaker

Dr. Clayton Chau is currently the Senior Medical Director for Health Services at LA Care Health Plan where he joined in October 2013. He is the Co-Principal Investigator for a multi-year Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Innovation grant in Transforming Clinical Practice. He is also a Lecturer for the UCLA School of Public Health and an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UC Irvine School of Medicine. Previously he worked for the Orange County Health Care Agency Behavioral Health Services for 13 years providing care to people living with severe persistent mental illness and integrated care for the county’s Public Health HIV clinic. He was also the Director of the Center of Excellence in Education, Training, Research and Advocacy for Reducing Health Disparities.

Dr. Chau obtained his MD degree from the University of Minnesota and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Chelsea University. He completed his psychiatry residency at UCLA/San Fernando Valley followed by a fellowship with the National Institute of Mental Health in psychoneuroimmunology focusing on substance abuse and HIV. During his residency he was also selected for the American Psychiatric Association Mead Johnson Fellowship in Community Leadership.

Dr. Chau has conducted training in the areas of health care integration, health care system reform, cultural competency, veteran’s health, homelessness and mental health policy. He is featured in the 2013 documentary “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness” narrated by Glenn Close, produced by PBS, the 2013 Emmy Awards winner 60 Seconds PSA and the 2012 Emmy Awards winner Informational/Public Affairs Series “Profiles of Hope” produced by the LA Department of Mental Health. Dr Chau was named the 2012 Visionary Leader by the National Council for Behavioral Health. In that same year he was also awarded the prestigious Warren Williams, MD Award from the American Psychiatric Association “for his extraordinary contributions to the profession of psychiatry and the care of those with mental illness.”

Michael Hochman, MD, MPH
Featured Speaker

Dr. Hochman is a board-certified general internist and serves as the Director of the Gehr Family Center for Implementation Science at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, in Los Angeles. He has written for the Boston Globe and other lay publications, and is the founding editor of “50 Studies Every Doctor Should Know” published by Oxford University Press. In addition, Dr. Hochman enjoys teaching and has won several clinical teaching awards. Dr. Hochman received his Bachelor’s from Princeton University and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and completed a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Samantha Min-Sweeney, PharmD, MBA
Featured Speaker, Moderator

Dr. Sweeney is a Managed Market Liaison at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization where she provides clinical education to key decision makers in 8 State Medicaid Programs and at regional and national Commercial Health Plans, including UnitedHealthcare and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Sweeney received her PharmD from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and her MBA from University of California, Irvine.


Name: Noor
Street: 260 East Colorado Boulevard Suite A209
City/State: Pasadena, CA

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260 East Colorado Boulevard Suite A209
Pasadena CA, 91101
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