Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

47th Annual Chief Residents Leadership Conference


May 31- June 2, 2019  

The IBM Learning Center
Armonk, New York

General Information

For 47 years the annual Chief Residents Leadership Conference (the “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 awareness and develop strategies for resolving leadership dilemmas that they will confront during the upcoming academic year and throughout their careers. 

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

In-coming Chief Residents and Fellows with leadership responsibilities.


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 colleagues from across the US and Canada.

Conference Dates

Friday, May 31st, 2019 - Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Early registration and check-in is available on Thursday, May 30th, 2019.

Conference Site

The IBM Learning Center

20 Old Post Road

Armonk, NY 10504


  • The IBM 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, May 30th 

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

Friday, May 31st  

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 1st 

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 & Barbecue

Sunday, June 2nd 

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

8:15 am – 12:45 pm Program Sessions

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm Final Session *

 2:00pm - Depart Conference Center

*Lunch will be provided.

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
Associate Professor
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

Lynda Guagenti - Program Coordinator
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, MD Jack 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 and residency training experience in diverse psychiatric 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. 

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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