Engage the experts. Get your questions answered.

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.

Target Audience

This program is intended for:

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


MDs/Doctoral-Level Professionals
Super Early Bird Registration (on or before April 26, 2019): $749.00***
Early Bird Registration (on or before August 9, 2019): $849.00
Regular Registration (after August 9, 2019): $899.00

Other Professionals or Trainees
Super Early Bird Registration (on or before April 26, 2019): $509.00***
Early Bird Registration (on or before August 9, 2019): $609.00
Regular Registration (after August 9, 2019): $659.00

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


The conference will be held at The Westin Copley Place.

The hotel's address is:
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

The discounted block rate is $329 plus 14.45% taxes per night.
To reserve your room, please click here.


On or before October 17, 2019: $29.00
After October 17, 2019: $45.00

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.

Cancellation Policy

A refund minus a $100.00 administrative fee will be issued for refund requests received by October 4, 2019. No refunds will be issued for refund requests made after October 4, 2019. 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.

Learning Objectives

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

This is a save-the-date. We will update the CE information once the agenda is finalized.


Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts, United States