Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

44th Annual Chief Residents Leadership Conference


June 3-5, 2016

Dolce Learning Center
Armonk, NY

General Information

For over four decades, the Annual Chief Residents Tarrytown Meeting has been the premier leadership training experience for incoming chief residents. It provides an immersion in experiential exercises designed so participants gain personal knowledge of the leadership dilemmas they will confront during the upcoming academic year.

Here’s what previous Chief Residents had to say:

  • "What an amazing concept! I’ve been to leadership conferences before, but I’ve always been a passive recipient of information. Here, we were receiving training without even realizing it – much more effective."
  • "Unlike any other conference attended. Process feels incredible."
  • "An unmatched experience. Very demanding but incredible, rewarding."

Who Should Attend

Incoming Chief Residents and Fellows


Attendees will gain personal knowledge and understanding about:

  • Leadership skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Group dynamics
  • Their roles as middle managers within a residency training program
  • The subtleties of the influence of diversity (race, gender, sexual identity, culture, etc.) on organizational systems

Residents will have an opportunity to learn about other residency programs, exchange ideas with peers, and network with like-minded peers.

Conference Dates

Friday, June 3rd - Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Early registration and check-in is available on Thursday, June 2nd, 2015.

Conference Site

Dolce Learning Center

20 Old Post Road

Armonk, NY 10504


  • The Dolce Learning Center is located on 26 scenic acres in Westchester County.
  • The Center is easily accessed from all New York airports and major highways.
  • The Center’s beautifully appointed guest rooms with serene views of the grounds are furnished with amenities to promote both relaxation and productive learning.
  • Fresh and delightful cuisine is created daily by the Center’s Executive Chef, with individual needs considered.
  • Recreational facilities, a fitness center, and comfortable lounges are available on site.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 2nd 

Noon – 9:30 pm Registration / Check-In (for early arrivals)

Friday, June 3rd 

7:15 am – 11:30 am Registration

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch

12:45 pm – 5:30 pm Program Sessions

5:45 pm – 7:30 pm Reception & Dinner

7:40 pm – 9:30 pm Evening Exercise

Saturday, June 4th 

7:00 am – 8:15 am Breakfast

8:30 am – 3:45 pm Program Sessions with Lunch Served Mid Day

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Leisure Time

6:15 pm – 9:00 pm Reception & Barbeque

Sunday, June 5th

6:30 am – 8:00 am Breakfast & Check-Out

8:15 am – 12:45 pm Program Sessions

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm Closing Lunch * Attendance at the closing lunch is recommended and highly appreciated by attendees.

2:00pm Depart Conference Center

Course Leadership

Bruce Schwartz, M.D.Bruce J. Schwartz, MD – Program Director
Deputy Chairman and professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Salvatore Lomonaco, M.D.Salvatore Lomonaco, MD – Associate Program Director
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Pat Sanders RomanoPat Sanders Romano – Deputy Program Director
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Course Founders

T. Byram Karasu, M.D.T. Byram Karasu, MD – Program Director Emeritus
Silverman Professor and the University Chairman
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Jack Wilder, MDJack Wilder, MD

Dr. Jack Wilder was a psychiatrist, educator, administrator and faculty member of the Einstein/Montefiore Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He was associated with Einstein for almost 40 years, including 11 years as an Associate Dean. 

A creative, generous teacher renowned national leader in the movement for community-based mental health services, Dr. Wilder played a leading role in establishing the Sound View Throgs Neck Community Mental Health Center, where he served as Executive Director for many years.


Facilitators consist of expert faculty with leadership experience and responsibilities in diverse psychiatry settings.

More Information and Registration

Registration Process: 
STEP I: Program Coordinator will be asked to complete all fields of Part I of the registration process.  At this point, you only need to include your institutions information, your information, and how many Chief Residents will be attending to hold spot (s). You do not need to know the name of your Chief Resident(s) at this time.  Once you register your institution, you can request an invoice to be sent to you to submit to your accounting department or you can use a credit card for payment and provide your credit card information with expiration date and billing zip code. You will be sent a final statement when paid in full for your files.

STEP II: After we receive Part I, we will send you Part II of the registration process and your chief resident(s), when chosen, will need to complete  information that we need for planning as we get closer to the conference date.

To start the registration process or if you have conference questions, please contact:
Lynda Guagenti
Program Coordinator, Chief Residents Leadership Conference
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467
Phone: 718-920-4797
Fax: 718-798-1816

Special Needs:
This activity fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If any participant is in need of special accommodations, please submit a written request at least 1 month prior to this conference to: 


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