Description

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This psychiatry conference examines the latest research and treatment advances across dozens of mental health conditions. It offers in-depth information that is important for all mental health and primary care settings. Topics include ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, OCD, psychosis, PTSD, substance use disorders, and much more.

In every session, our faculty share any data from new clinical trials. They match it up against prior data and discuss what the changes mean. They also examine standards of care and share innovative ways to make care better. The agenda touches on many complex topics in mental health. Managing side effects, drug interactions, natural medications, combining pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments, and much more.

Most important of all, our faculty focus on how to translate all these insights into your daily practice. This empowers you to optimize your care for patients with psychiatric conditions. That makes our event ideal for professionals in psychiatry, primary care, psychology, and nursing.

Take advantage of this chance to meet experts and get a personal level of guidance. You can ask questions during panel discussions and discuss ideas face-to-face afterwards. There are also Curbside Consultation hours when psychiatry experts are available to address specific clinical challenges.

This year, select from two special pre-conference sessions on Psychosomatic Medicine and Law and Psychiatry.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify rational, evidence-based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for patients with unipolar, bipolar, treatment-resistant, and post-partum depression.
  • Assess obstacles to maintenance of long-term recovery and the liability issues associated with psychopharmacology.
  • Discuss diagnostic and evidenced-based treatment strategies for pediatric onset mood disorders.
  • Compare the neurobiology and evidence-based treatment approaches to addiction, anxiety, schizophrenia, and mood disorders.
  • Review the course and treatment of psychiatric disorders during pregnancy.
  • Recognize psychosocial issues and evidence-based treatment modalities for eating and sleep disorders.
  • Analyze drug interactions and the pharmacotherapy of adult ADHD and geriatric disorders.

Agenda

Content and faculty subject to change.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017

4:00-8:00 pm

Law and Psychiatry (this is a ticketed event, please see Thursday Evening Sessions tab for details)
Ronald Schouten, MD, JD

4:00-8:00 pm

Psychosomatic Medicine (this is a ticketed event, please see Thursday Evening Sessions tab for details)
Theodore A. Stern, MD

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017

7:00-8:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:15 am

Welcome
Maurizio Fava, MD

8:15-8:30 am

Introduction and Overview
Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD

Module Topic - Mood Disorders

8:30-9:15 am

Bipolar Depression
Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD

9:15-10:00 am

Bipolar Long Term Management
Roy H. Perlis, MD, MSc

10:00-10:15 am

Coffee Break

10:15-11:00 am

Treatment Resistant Depression
Maurizio Fava, MD

11:00 am-12:00 pm

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD
Panelists: Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD, Roy H. Perlis, MD, MSc, Maurizio Fava, MD

12:00-1:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

Module Topic _ Anxiety/OCD

1:00-1:45 pm

OCD
Michael A. Jenike, MD

1:45-2:30 pm

PTSD
Naomi M. Simon, MD, MSc

2:30-3:15 pm

Anxiety Disorders and Treatments
Naomi M. Simon, MD, MSc

3:15-3:30 pm

Coffee Break

3:30-4:15 pm

Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders
Lisa M. Zakhary, MD, PhD

4:15-5:15 pm

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Michael A. Jenike, MD
Panelists: Naomi M. Simon, MD, MSc and Lisa M. Zakhary, MD, PhD

5:15-6:30 pm

Dinner (on your own)

Friday Evening Seminars (please pick two)
Seminars will begin at 6:30pm and repeat at 7:30 pm

6:30-7:30 pm &
7:30-8:30 pm

Natural Medications for Psychiatric Disorders
David Mischoulon, MD, PhD

6:30-7:30 pm &
7:30-8:30 pm

Suicide
Theodore A. Stern, MD

6:30-7:30 pm &
7:30-8:30 pm

The Neurobiology of Addiction
A. Eden Evins, MD, MPH

6:30-7:30 pm &
7:30-8:30 pm

Psychopharmacology of Sleep Disorders
John W. Winkelman, MD

6:30-7:30 pm &
7:30-8:30 pm

The Neurobiology of Mood and Psychotic Disorders
Daphne J. Holt, MD, PhD

6:30-7:30 pm &
7:30-8:30 pm

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to Augment Psychopharmalogical Therapy
Michael W. Otto, PhD

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017

7:00-8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:15 am

Welcoming Remarks
David H. Rubin, MD

Module Topic _ Psychosis

8:15-9:00 am

First-Episode Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FAPM

9:00-9:45 am

Rapid Treatments for Psychiatric Disorders
Cristina Cusin, MD

9:45-10:00 am

Coffee Break

10:00-10:45 am

Management of Side-Effects of Antipsychotics
Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FAPM

10:45-11:45 am

Panel Discussion
Moderator: David H. Rubin, MD
Panelists: Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FAPM, Cristina Cusin, MD

11:45 am-1:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

Module Topic _ New Therapies: What is on the Horizon?

1:00-1:45 pm

Stimulation and/or Surgical Approaches to Psychiatric Illness
Darin D. Dougherty, MD, MMSc

1:45-2:30 pm

New Treatments for Schizophrenia
Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FAPM

2:30-2:45 pm

Coffee Break

2:45-3:30 pm

New Treatments for Mood Disorders
Michael E. Henry, MD

3:30-4:15 pm

What is New in Addiction?
John F. Kelly, PhD

4:15-5:15 pm

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Michael E. Henry, MD
Panelists: Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FAPM, John F. Kelly, PhD

5:15-6:30 pm

Dinner (on your own)

Saturday Evening Seminars (please pick one)
Seminars will begin at 6:30pm and do not repeat

6:30-7:30 pm

Violence Risk Assessment in Clinical Practice
Ronald Schouten, MD, JD, Sgt. Frederick Cabral

6:30-7:30 pm

Geriatrics
Feyza E. Marouf, MD

6:30-7:30 pm

Traumatic Brain Injury: A Neuropsychiatric Perspective
Kaloyan S. Tanev, MD

6:30-7:30 pm

Illuminating the Black Box: Antidepressants, Youth and Suicide
David H. Rubin, MD

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017

7:00-7:45 am

Continental Breakfast

7:45-8:00 am

Welcoming Remarks
David H. Rubin, MD

Module Topic _ Addiction

8:00-9:00 am

Tobacco and Cocaine
A. Eden Evins, MD, MPH

9:00-10:00 am

Alcohol and Opiates
John A. Renner, MD

10:00-10:15 am

Coffee Break

Module Topic _ Women's Health

10:15-11:15 am

Course and Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy
Lee S. Cohen, MD

11:15 am-12:15 pm

Postpartum Mood Disorders
Marlene P. Freeman, MD

12:15-1:15 pm

Lunch (on your own)

Module Topic _ Across the Lifespan

1:15-2:15 pm

Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Mood Disorders
Janet Wozniak, MD

2:15-3:15 pm

ADHD
Joseph Biederman, MD

3:15-3:30 pm

Coffee Break

3:30-4:30 pm

Drug Interactions
Jonathan E. Alpert, MD, PhD

4:30 pm

Adjourn

Thursday Evening Sessions

Each session is worth 4 credits and is $175. Participants may only attend one session.

Content and faculty subject to change.

Psychosomatic Medicine (This is a ticketed event)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Westin Copley Place - 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

4:00-4:15 pm

Welcome and Overview
Theodore A. Stern, MD

4:15-4:35 pm

Delirium: Differential Diagnosis, Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention
Theodore A. Stern, MD

4:35-4:55 pm

Catatonia, NMS, and Serotonin Syndrome
Scott R. Beach, MD, FAPM

4:55-5:15 pm

Neuropsychiatric Assessment at the Bedside
Sean P. Glass, MD

5:15-6:10 pm

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Theodore A. Stern, MD
Panelists: Scott R. Beach, MD, FAPM, Sean P. Glass, MD

5:45 pm

Dinner served

6:10-6:30 pm

The Risk of QTc Interval Prolongation with Psychotropics
Scott R. Beach, MD, FAPM

6:30-6:50 pm

Seizure Disorders and Non-Epileptic Seizures
Felicia A. Smith, MD

6:50-7:10 pm

Factitious Illness and Malingering
Theodore A. Stern, MD

7:10-8:00 pm

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Theodore A. Stern, MD
Panelists: Scott R. Beach, MD, FAPM, Felicia A. Smith, MD

8:00 pm

Adjourn



Law & Psychiatry (This is a ticketed event)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Westin Copley Place - 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

4:00-4:20 pm

Welcome and Introduction to the Legal System
Ronald Schouten, MD, JD

4:20-4:40 pm

Civil Commitment
TBD

4:40-5:00 pm

Informed Consent and Treatment Refusal
Ronald Schouten, MD, JD

5:00-5:20 pm

Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Advance Directives
TBD

5:20-6:00 pm

Panel Discussion
Ronald Schouten, MD, JD, Matthew Lahaie, MD, JD

5:45 pm

Dinner served

6:00-6:20 pm

Essentials of malpractice law and risk management
Ronald Schouten, MD, JD

6:20-6:40 pm

Ethics and Boundary Issues
TBD

6:40-7:00 pm

Confidentiality, Privilege, and HIPAA
Ronald Schouten, MD, JD

7:00-7:20 pm

Disability, Workers' Compensation, and Reports for Patients
Marilyn Price, MD

7:20-8:00 pm

Panel Discussion
Ronald Schouten, MD, JD, Marilyn Price, MD, Matthew Lahaie, MD, JD

8:00 pm

Adjourn

Faculty

  • Silverman University Chair and Professor
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
    Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Pediatrics
    Psychiatrist-in-Chief
    Montefiore Medical Center
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Chief, Clinical and Research Programs in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD
    Director, Bressler Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Professor of Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health
    Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Clinical Research Program
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Edmund and Carroll Carpenter Professor of Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical School
  • Staff Psychiatrist, Depression Clinical and Research Program
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Assistant Professor
    Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Division of Neurotherapeutics
    Department of Psychiatry
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical School
  • Director
    Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Addiction Medicine

    Cox Family Professor of Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Division of Clinical Research of the MGH Research Institute
    Executive Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
    Executive Director, Clinical Trials Network & Institute (CTNI)
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Associate Dean for Clinical & Translational Research
    Slater Family Professor of Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Director, Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Clinical Research Program
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical School
  • Co-Director, MGH Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Co-director, Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Founder, OCD Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital,
    Medical Founder, Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital OCD Institute
    Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Geriatric Psychiatrist, MGH Outpatient Clinic
    Program Director, Partners Healthcare Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Depression Clinical and Research Program
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical School
  • Thomas P. Hackett, MD, Endowed Chair in Psychiatry at MGH,
    Director, Bipolar Clinic and Research Program,
    Associate Director, Depression Clinical and Research Program,
    Director, Training and Education, MGH Research Institute,
    Massachusetts General Hospital,
    Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Boston University
  • Director, Center for Experimental Drugs and Diagnostics
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Chief of Psychiatry, Boston VA Healthcare System
    Consultant, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
    President, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital,
    Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Executive Director, Massachusetts General
    Hospital Psychiatry Academy
    Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Residency Training
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Director, Center for Anxiety & Traumatic Stress Disorders &
    Director, Complicated Grief Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Chief Medical Officer, Home Base, Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts
    General Hospital
    Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Chief, Avery D. Weisman Psychiatric Consultation Service,
    Director, Office for Clinical Careers
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the field of
    Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, Harvard Medical School
  • Director of Clinical Neuropsychiatry Research
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical School
  • Chief, Sleep Disorders Clinical Research Program
    Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical School

  • Chair, Quality and Safety Department of Psychiatry
    Director, Child and Adolescent Outpatient Service
    Director, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Clinical and Research Program
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical School
  • Co-Director of Psychopharmacology, MGH OCD and Related Disorders Program
    Director of Psychopharmacology, MGH Excoriation Clinic and Research Unit
    Massachusetts General Hospital

Target Audience

This program is intended for:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • General and Family Practice Physicians
  • Psychiatric Nurses
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Social Workers

Pricing

MDs/Doctoral-Level Professionals
Super Early Bird Registration (on or before April 28, 2017): $749.00***
Early Bird Registration (on or before August 11, 2017): $849.00
Regular Registration (after August 11, 2017): $899.00

Other Professionals or Trainees
Super Early Bird Registration (on or before April 28, 2017): $509.00
Early Bird Registration (on or before August 11, 2017): $609.00
Regular Registration (after August 11, 2017): $659.00

Thursday Evening Sessions
Each session is $175 Participants may only attend one session.

***The deeply discounted Super Early Bird Registration rate is NON-REFUNDABLE and will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Cancellation Policy

A refund minus a $100.00 administrative fee will be issued for refund requests received by October 6, 2017. No refunds will be issued for refund requests made after October 6, 2017. Payments made may not be applied to future conferences or other educational activities. There are no exceptions to these policies.

***The deeply discounted Super Early Bird Registration rate is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE and will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Accommodations

The room block at the Westin Copley Place, Boston, is sold out.

The room blcok at the Sheraton Boston Hotel is sold out.

We have secured rooms at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston.

To book a hotel room at the Fairmont, visit https://aws.passkey.com/go/41stpsychopharmacology

Rate: $399/night plus tax.

Address: 138 St James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Syllabus

On or before October 19, 2017: $29.00
After October 19, 2017: $49.00

The conference syllabus is a printed book with all slide presentations and space to take notes adjacent to each slide.

As an alternative to purchasing a conference syllabus, we provide all attendees with completely free access to all slide presentations in digital PDF format prior to the conference. Free wi-fi is also available throughout the conference. This is an environmentally friendly alternative and helps keep costs lower for all attendees.

We may offer a limited supply of the conference syllabus for purchase on-site, however we cannot guarantee the price or availability. We highly recommend purchasing a syllabus in advance if you want one.

Translate Knowledge Into Practice

Our conference lets you engage dozens of renowned clinician-researchers, get your clinical questions answered, and translate enhanced knowledge into optimal patient care.

Here are some of the ways that participants plan to change their clinical practice as a result of attending our conference:

  • Focus on reducing side effects of medication
  • Apply newer strategies in treatment of chemical abuse/dependence
  • Explain more succinctly why to choose a particular medication for a person
  • Explain more clearly how medications affect behaviors and mood
  • Use more evidence-based treatment for psychiatric illness
  • Move to augmentation strategies sooner
  • Screen patients for presence of substance use disorders, especially nicotine and alcohol
  • Renew a collaborative relationship with specialists to begin assisting in performing medication renewals
  • Include newly researched alternatives for augmentation treatment in refractory patients
  • More confidently weigh risks and benefits of treating vs. not continuing treatment during pregnancy
  • Be more cautious associating medications
  • Improve ability to convey to patients the range of treatment options
  • Better evaluate whether medication is needed and consider alternative treatments
  • Institute adjunctive medications that were not thought of previously
  • Follow new algorithms for treatment of bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia
  • Integrate more augmentation strategies and increase use of maintenance ECT
  • Inform patients and colleagues of the most recent state-of-the-art alternatives
  • Take a more substantial sleep history
  • Consider problems that are causing difficulties with cognition, mood, and anxiety
  • Try natural remedies for treatment of depression
  • Educate patients more thoroughly with recent study results
  • Provide patients with more focused and comprehensive discussions regarding and symptom complexes
  • Be more knowledgeable and complete when referring patients
  • Develop a plan to use CBT based techniques
  • Change approaches related to maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder and treatment of mood disorders during pregnancy
  • Thoroughly discuss with patients how current available treatments work and increase medication adherence

Additional Live Conferences

We offer other live conferences on various facets of mental health in addition to the conference you are currently viewing.

View a full list of our mental health conferences

CME Information

Live Event Date: October 19, 2017 - October 22, 2017

CREDIT

TYPE

ACCREDITATION
STATEMENT

DESIGNATION STATEMENT

29.50

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

McLean Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 29.50 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

29.50

Psychologists CE Credit

The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This offering meets the criteria for 29.50 Continuing Education (CE) credit per presentation for psychologists.

This offering meeting the criteria for 29.50 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

29.50

Nursing Contact Hours

Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 29.50 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

24.00

Social Workers

The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

This program has been approved for 24.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D72893-2.

29.50

self-claim

Other Professions

This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number ofAMA PRACategory1 CreditsTMassociated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in whichAMA PRACategory1 CreditsTMmay or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.


Planners

Maurizio Fava, MD
Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD
David H. Rubin, MD, reviewer
Susan E. Sprich, PhD psychologist reviwer
Jane Pimental, MPH

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of McLean Hospital that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. McLean Hospital has established policies in place that identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest (COI)

McLean Hospital has implemented a process to resolve COI for each CME activity. In order to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance and ensure that the content is aligned with the interest of the public, McLean Hospital has resolved the conflict by External Content Review.


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Location

Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts, United States