Psychiatry Update 2021: Spring 

June 15-19, 2021

CME/CE Event

AGENDA

SESSION I: Current and Emerging Approaches to Optimizing Schizophrenia Treatment

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have

  • Increased knowledge regarding the:
    • Pathophysiologic mechanisms involved in schizophrenia
    • Clinical data on new and emerging treatments for the management of schizophrenia
    • Common tolerability issues associated with the use of antipsychotic medications
  • Greater competence related to:
    • Developing a treatment plan that reduces the occurrence of adverse events in patients receiving an antipsychotic therapy

SESSION II: Updates on COVID-19: A Psychiatry Perspective

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have

  • Increased knowledge regarding the:
    • Current data on the impact of COVID-19 in patients with a psychiatric diagnosis
    • Current data on psychiatric sequelae associated with COVID-19 infection 

SESSION III: The Impact and Management of Comorbidities on Schizophrenia Management

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have

  • Increased knowledge regarding the:
    • Comorbidities associated with schizophrenia
    • Factors to consider relating to the clinical use of long-acting injectable formulations of antipsychotic medications
  • Greater competence related to:
    • Personalizing the selection of antipsychotic therapies in patients with schizophrenia and associated comorbidities

SESSION IV: Managing the Complexities of Bipolar Disorder

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have

  • Increased knowledge regarding the:
    • Symptoms representative of the spectrum of bipolar disorder
    • Clinical data for therapies studied for the management of bipolar disorder
    • Factors that differentiate bipolar depression from unipolar depression
  • Greater competence related to:
    • Selection of appropriate therapies for the management of bipolar disorder

SESSION V: New Age of Psychiatry

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have

  • Increased knowledge regarding the:
    • Factors to consider when deciding between a telemedicine visit vs an in-person office visit for patients with psychiatric illnesses

    • Strategies for reducing stress and burnout among psychiatry professionals as a result of patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic

SESSION VI: Current and Emerging Approaches to Care in Major Depressive Disorder

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have

  • Increased knowledge regarding the:
    • Clinical data on new and emerging treatments for the management of major depression
  • Greater competence related to:
    • Timely and accurate recognition of depressive disorders
    • Development of a treatment plan for the management of treatment-resistant depression

SESSION VII: Clinically Challenging Cases in Bipolar Disorder

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have

  • Greater competence related to:
    • Recognition of patients with bipolar disorder who have not responded adequately to treatment
    • Development of a treatment plan for bipolar disorder in which established therapies are ineffective or poorly tolerated  

SESSION VIII: Psychiatric Considerations in Women’s Health

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have

  • Increased knowledge regarding the:
    • Symptoms indicative of a clinical diagnosis for postpartum depression
    • Symptoms indicative of sexual dysfunction
    • Treatment options to improve female sexual function
  • Greater competence related to:
    • Development of a personalized treatment plan for the management of postpartum depression

SESSION IX: Hot Topics in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have

  • Increased knowledge regarding the:
    • Symptoms suggestive of ADHD in pediatric patients 
    • Treatment options to improve female sexual function
  • Greater competence related to:
    • Selection of appropriate therapies for the management of ADHD in pediatric patients

    • Development of a treatment plan for the comprehensive management of an eating disorder in pediatric patients

    • Identification of pediatric patients with anxiety disorder
       

SESSION X: Leveling the Playing Field in Mental Health

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have

  • Increased knowledge regarding the:
    • Nature of disparities in mental health care
    • Concerns among minority patients regarding the use of mental health services
    • Importance of shared decision-making in practice of mental health care, particularly as it relates to minority patients