2023 UTHealth Houston Psychiatry Update Conference

Optimizing Clinical Care Using Technology: Clinical Mental Health Care and Digital Psychiatry

*Registration is open*

Link to register

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Cooley Center
Address: 7440 Cambridge St, Houston, TX 77054


Course Description

The 2023 UTHealth Psychiatry Update Conference will provide practitioners with updates on the latest advances in the recognition, behavioral and pharmacologic management of some major psychiatric disorders. This will be in the context of introducing clinicians to the opportunities and challenges that data science and digital health can offer to improve the quality of care they provide for their patients. The presentations will also give guidance on the ethical and effective use of technologies and the realistic planning for its clinical deployment.

Join us for this conference to hear the latest in behavioral and pharmacologic practices and to understand the current limits, implementation challenges, equity issues, and privacy and security considerations of available tools for the care of patients with mental health and substance use disorders.

This conference is intended for medical professionals, including physicians, psychologists, scientists, nurses and nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, as well as residents, fellows, interns, and medical students.


Agenda

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.Check-in and Breakfast
8:45 - 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks Jair Soares, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Pat R. Rutherford, Jr. Chair in Psychiatry
Executive Director, UTHealth Houston Behavioral Sciences Campus
Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UTHealth Houston
Keynote Speaker 1
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.Digital Health and Data Science
Opportunities and Challenges in
Improving Access to and the Quality
of Mental Health and Substance
Use Disorders Care.
Alisa Busch, MD, MS
Chief Medical Information Officer
Director, Clinical Performance Measurement & Health Services Research
McLean Hospital
Associate Professor in Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.Q&A Session
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.Break
Session 1ChairHua Xu, PhD
The Glassell Family Distinguished Professor
Director, Center for Translational AI in Medicine
Associate Dean for Innovation, School of Biomedical Informatics
UTHealth Houston
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.Suicide Prevention: What Digital Analytics and Machine Learning Have Taught Us Sarah Jackson, PhD
The Glassell Family Distinguished Professor
Director, Center for Translational AI in Medicine
Associate Dean for Innovation, School of Biomedical Informatics
UTHealth Houston
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.Leveraging technology to treat PTSDRon Acierno, PhD
Professor
Vice Chair, Veteran Affairs
Executive Director, UTHealth Trauma and Resilience Center
Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UTHealth Houston
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Leveraging technology to monitor and support individuals with bipolar disorders.Thomas Meyer, PhD
Professor
Director, Psychological Intervention & Research Program on Mood Spectrum Disorders
Co-Director, The UTHealth Brain Collection for Research in Psychiatric Disorders
Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UTHealth Houston
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.Medical Ethics and Professional Responsibility in the Era of Digital psychiatry. Osama Osman, MD
Professor
Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UTHealth Houston
12:30 - 12:45 p.m.Q&A Session
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.Lunch
Session 2ChairOsama Osman, MD
Professor
Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UTHealth Houston
1:45 - 2:15 p.m.Optimizing Dementia ManagementAntonio Teixeira, MD, PhD, MSc
Professor
Director, Neuropsychiatry Program
Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UTHealth Houston
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.Opioid and Substance Use DisorderMichael Weaver, MD, DFASAM
Professor
Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UTHealth Houston
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.Schizophrenia Treatment UpdateOlaoluwa Okusaga, MD
Associate Professor
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
3:15 - 3:45 p.m.Update on use of ECT, NMS in psych disorders.Luis Fernandez, MD
Assistant Professor
Chief, Psychiatry Services, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital
Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UTHealth Houston
3:45 - 4:00 p.m.Q&A Session
4:00 - 4:15 p.m.Closing Remarks

Educational Information

PHYSICIANS – UTHealth Houston designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PSYCHOLOGISTS – The Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity provides 6.0 hours of psychology continuing education credits.

NURSING – UTHealth Houston Harris County Psychiatric Center is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Louisiana State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002179. This activity provides 6.0 contact hours of nursing continuing education.

SOCIAL WORKERS – This program has been approved for 6.0 credit hours in accordance with the requirements of the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. Provider Sponsor: UT-Harris County Psychiatric Center/Provider Number: CS1177.


Parking

For parking, please use the Research Park Complex Lot, located across the street from the Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Building and the UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry. Please click here to see a Google Map of the location.