2022 UTHealth Psychiatry Update

Hot Topics in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Date: April 9, 2022
Location: Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM)
Address: 1825 Pressler St, Houston, TX 77030

Registration is now open! Click here to register!

Course Overview:

The Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is proud to announce the 2022 UTHealth Houston Psychiatry Update Conference, titled “Hot Topics: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,” on Saturday, April 9, 2022.
There’s been a recent emphasis on child and adolescent psychiatry. Childhood depression and suicide rates have gone up; however, there are safe, effective treatments that are underutilized.
Speakers at the conference will share the latest information in research on various topics in child psychiatry, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum (ASD), mood and anxiety disorder, and a look at pediatric trauma research.

Agenda & Speakers 

8:00-9:00 a.m.Registration, Check-in, & Breakfast
9:00-9:15 a.m.Welcoming remarks Jair C. Soares, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Pat R. Rutherford, Jr. Chair in Psychiatry
Executive Director - UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center
Director - UT Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders
Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
9:15-10:15 a.m.Keynote Speaker 1: Advances in the Treatment and Neuroscience of ADHDSteven Pliszka, MD
Dielmann Distinguished Professor & Chair,
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Joe R and Theresa Long Lozano School of Medicine
UTHealth San Antonio
10:15-10:30 a.m.Q&A Session
Session 1Neurodevelopmental Disorders: ADHD & ASDChair: Taiwo Babatope, MD, MPH, MBA
Assistant Professor
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Director. Executive Director SB11 Initiative Programs: CPAN, TCHATT, CPWE.
Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
10:30-11:00 a.m.ADHD in the context of autism spectrum disorder: Assessment,Rating Scales, and TreatmentDeborah Pearson, PhD
Professor
Director of Developmental Neuropsychology Clinic
Associate Director of Clinical Psychology Internship
Co-Director of Lonestar LEND, Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
11:00-11:30 a.m.Working with Parents of School-Aged Children with ADHD: Behavioral and Skills TrainingLeticia González-Castro, EdD, LMSW
Senior Social Worker
UT Physicians Multispecialty Clinic - Jensen
11:30-12:00 p.m.Ritalin: Cognitive, Attention and Recreation. Remedy or addictive Danger Behavioral and neuronal recording from freely behaving animalsNachum Dafny, PhD
Professor
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
UTHealth Houston
12:00-12:15 p.m.Q&A Session
12:15-1:15 p.m.Lunch
1:15-2:15 p.m.Keynote Speaker 2: Pharmacological management of depression in children and adolescents Karen Wagner, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Titus Harris Chair
UTMB, Galveston
Session 2Mood & Anxiety DisordersChair: Cristian Zeni, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Director Of Mood Disorders Clinic For Children And Adolescents
Director Of Pediatric Mood Disorders Second Opinion Clinic
2:30-3:00 p.m.We can´t do it alone: Integrated Behavioral Health with PediatriciansJanet Chen, MD
Assistant Professor
UT Houston Medical Director, Child Psychiatry Access Program (CPAN)
Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
3:00-3:30 p.m.ADHD or Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, or both? Untangling the diagnostic complexity.Kirti Saxena, MD
Associate Professor
Division Chief of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
Texas Children´s Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine.
3:30-4:00 p.m.Where do we go from here? Childhood trauma and the pandemic periodLeslie Taylor, PhD
Assistant Professor
Clinical Director Of Child Services
Trauma And Resilience Center
Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
4:00-4:15 p.m.Q&A Session
4:15-4:30Closing Remarks Cesar Soutullo, MD, PhD
Professor
Director of ADHD Outpatient Program
Falllace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Registration Fees

Early Bird registration (Before February 28, 2022)

Health Care Professionals……………………………………………………………………………….$215
(Including physicians, psychologists, scientists, nurses and nurses practitioners, physicians assistants, social workers, and other health care professionals)

Online attendance only (no ability to interact)……………………………………………….$165

Students, Trainees & Non-Health Care Professionals…………………………….……..$75
(Including residents, fellows, interns, and medical students)

Online attendance only (no ability to interact)………………………………………….……$65

HCPC Nurses and Social Workers…………………………………………………………….……$40

UT Physicians Social Workers……………………………………………………………….………..$40

Regular registration (After February 28, 2021)

Health Care Professionals…………………………………………………………………….….…….$245
(Including physicians, psychologists, scientists, nurses and nurses practitioners, physicians assistants, social workers, and other health care professionals)

 Online attendance only (no ability to interact)……………………………………………..$185

 Students, Trainees & Non-Health Care Professionals…………………………………$85
(Including residents, fellows, interns, and medical students)

 Online attendance only (no ability to interact)……………………………………………..$75

 HCPC Nurses and Social Workers……………………………………………………….……….$45

UT Physicians Social Workers………………………………………………………………….…….$45


Educational Objectives

After participating in this course, participants will:

  1. Be able to better differentiate clinical symptoms of ADHD and ASD when these two disorders occur together, or when symptoms are too similar, choose adequate rating scales and use psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic strategies to handle behavioral, inattention, and mood symptoms in these children
  2. Know the indications of SSRI antidepressant use in children and adolescents, ways to treat Treatment-Resistant Depression and know the indications of combining CBT and SSRI medications
  3. Be updated on some of the most recent research data on ADHD diagnosis, treatment, including medication and behavioral treatment with parents, outcomes, and basic science concepts on the mechanism of action on simulant medication
  4. Be familiar with the impact of traumatic events on the mental health of children and adolescents, and how to use different strategies including telemedicine and integrated behavioral health in pediatric strategies

Target Audience

This symposium is designed for all health care professionals who work with mental health issues, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and therapists, as well as residents, fellows, medical students, and other trainees.


Policy of Disclosure

It is the policy of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston that the sponsors and faculty disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of educational activity. Detailed disclosures will be made in the syllabus of the course materials. Any additional commercial support will be disclosed at the start of the program and wherever applicable.


Location and Parking

The Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM) is located in the Texas Medical Center. The address is 1825 Pressler St. Houston, TX 77030.

There is a parking garage at the University Tower, located at 7000 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030. There is also the AU parking lot, located at 2050 Pressler St. Houston, TX 77030. Both parking locations are within walking distance. Click here to see a map of the area.


Special Assistance

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at this meeting. Please call 713-500-6998 if you need special assistance.


Contact

Aaron Zapata
Marketing Coordinator
Email: Aaron.Zapata@uth.tmc.edu
Phone:713-486-2715