Calendar of Event
 Event Title: Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Dementia
 Date: 12/4/2009      Time: 11:00 - 12:30pm
Place: NYS Psychiatric Institute - 1st Flr. Auditorium - 1051 Riverside Drive, NYC 10032

Speaker: Constantine Lyketsos, MD, MHS
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry,
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Host: Dr. Dev Devanand


An active clinician, teacher, and researcher, Dr. Constantine G. Lyketsos is The Elizabeth Plank Althouse Professor in Alzheimer’s disease research, Vice Chair of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, and Chair of Psychiatry, at Johns Hopkins Bayview. He also directs the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center, which provides cutting edge, interdisciplinary care to large numbers of patients while facilitating the translational research mission for the field.

An expert in the care and treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, he has carried out pioneering work regarding the epidemiology and treatment of neuropsychiatric features of Alzheimer disease. His team is developing biomarker methods to accelerate treatment development for Alzheimer’s and designing and implementing innovative clinical trials for the treatment of Alzheimer’s. He also leads efforts to ensure the provision of state of the art Dementia Care to people with dementia in their community or assisted living homes.

As the Chair of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Task Force on subspecialization, he was instrumental in the 2003 recognition of the newest psychiatric subspecialty “Psychosomatic Medicine,” by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). This rapidly expanding subspecialty is focused on the psychiatric aspects of the complex medically ill, typically patients with chronic diseases for whom their psychiatric condition is affecting their medical care and outcomes.

Dr. Lyketsos is a 2006 recipient of the William S. Proxmire Award for “extraordinary leadership in the fight against Alzheimer’s.” His clinical expertise has been recognized by citation as one of America’s Top Doctors for several years and was recently cited as a Best Doctor In America. He has been honored by election to membership of the American College of Psychiatrists, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and as Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr Lyketsos has authored over 250 publications, book chapters, and commentaries, and Guest Edited several Journal special issues. He is the co-author of Practical Dementia Care (with Peter Rabins and Cynthia Steele) and of Psychiatric Aspects of Neurologic Diseases: Practical Approaches to Patient Care (with Peter Rabins, John Lipsey, and Philip Slavney).