Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

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Date: September 20-21, 2019
Location: Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Conference Room
6411 Fannin
Houston, Texas 77030

Course Overview:
Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States, affecting more than 17 million American adults. Despite the numerous treatment options currently available, approximately thirty percent of patients with major depressive disorder do not achieve remission. This conference will explore the greatest clinical challenges across the life-span and in complex clinical scenarios. Interdisciplinary clinicians and scientists will offer new insights from the latest research on major depressive disorder and discuss the role of novel therapeutic approaches for treatment optimization. Attendees will gain practical and valuable knowledge to improve and enhance depression care and overall mental health care in Houston and the surrounding communities.

*11.25 hours of CME/CE credits available for physicians, psychologists, nurses and social workers, including 1.0 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility*


Agenda & Speakers

Friday, September 20, 2019

1:00 - 2:00 PMRegistration, Check-in, & Light Refreshments
SESSION 1Depression across the life-span
ChairIram Kazimi, M.D.
2:00 - 2:30 PMDepression in ChildrenDawnelle Schatte, MD
Associate Professor
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
The University of Texas Medical Branch
2:30 - 3:00 PMDepression in AdultsMarsal Sanches, MD, PhD, FAPA
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
3:00 - 3:30 PMDepression in ElderlyAli Abbas Asghar-Ali, MD
Associate Professor
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine
Geriatric Psychiatrist, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
3:30 - 3:45 PMQ&A
3:45 - 4:00 PMBreak
SESSION 2Psychotherapy for Depression Treatment
ChairIsabelle Bauer, PhD
4:00 - 4:30 PMBehavioral ActivationGina L. Evans-Hudnall, PhD
Investigator, Behavioral Health & Implementation Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Health Services Research
Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
Affiliate Investigator, VA South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center

4:30 - 5:00 PMInterpersonal TherapyBrittany O’Brien, PhD
Assistant Professor
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
5:00 - 5:30 PMCognitive Behavioral TherapyThomas D. Meyer, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director, Psychological Intervention and Research Program on Mood Spectrum Disorders
Co-Director, The UTHealth Brain Collection for Research in Psychiatric Disorders
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
5:30 - 5:45 PMQ&A
5:45 - 6:45 PMDinner
6:45 - 7:00 PMWelcoming RemarksJair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Pat R. Rutherford, Jr. Chair in Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Executive Director, UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center
Director, UT Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders
7:00 - 8:00 PMKeynoteMauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
8:00 - 8:15 PMQ&A

Saturday, September 21, 2019

8:00 - 9:00 AMRegistration, Check-in and Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 AMKeynote LectureBenoit H. Mulsant, MD, MS, FRCPC
Labatt Family Chair & Professor
Department of Psychiatry University of Toronto
10:00 - 10:15 AMQ&A
SESSION 3Complex Clinical Presentations of Depression
ChairGiovana Zunta-Soares, MD
10:15 - 10:45 AMBipolar DepressionAlan Swann, MD
Professor
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
10:45 -11:15 AMSuicidality in Children
(Ethics credit available)
Elizabeth Newlin, MD, ABPN
Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Chief of Child and Adolescent Services, UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center
11:15 - 11:45 PMSuicidality in Adults
(Ethics credit available)
Melissa Allen, DO
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Medical Director and Chief of Adult Psychiatry Services, UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center
11:45 - 12:00 PMQ&A
12:00 - 1:00 PMLunch
SESSION 4 Pharmacological Therapeutic Strategies for Treatment-Resistant Depression
ChairGabriel R. Fries, PhD
1:00 - 1:30 PMPharmacogenomicsConsuelo Walss-Bass, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, Psychiatric Genetics Program
Director, The UTHealth Brain Collection for Research in Psychiatric Disorders
Co-Director, Translational Psychiatry Program
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
1:30 - 2:00 PMRevisiting Monoamine Oxidase InhibitorsSudhakar Selvaraj, MBBS, DPhil (PhD, Oxon), MRCPsych
Assistant Professor
Director, Depression Research Program
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
2:00 - 2:30 PMKetamineRodrigo Machado-Vieira, MD, PhD, MSc
Professor
Director, Experimental Therapeutics and Molecular Pathophysiology Program
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
2:30 – 2:45 PMQ & A
2:45 – 3:00 PMBreak
SESSION 5Neurostimulation Strategies for Treatment-Resistant Depression
ChairGiselli Scaini, PhD
3:00 – 3:30 PMTranscranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)Bobby Nix, MD
Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Director, UT Physicians Behavioral Health Outpatient Services
3:30 - 4:00 PMElectroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)Salih Selek, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Director, Refractory Mood Disorders Program UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center
4:00 - 4:30 PMDeep Brain Stimulation (DBS)Paul Schulz, MD
Professor
Director, Neurocognitive Disorders Center
Department of Neurology
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
4:30 - 4:45 PMQ & A
4:45 - 5:00PMClosing remarksJoão de Quevedo, MD, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Outreach
Director, Translational Psychiatry Program
Director, Treatment-Resistant Mood Disorders Program
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Educational Objectives

  1. Discuss the challenges in the diagnosis and management of major depressive disorder and the recent advances in the treatment of MDD, and apply this knowledge in clinical practice
  2. Explain the current role of psychotherapeutic interventions in the managements of major depressive disorder
  3. Define alternative pharmacological and neuromodulation approaches in the management of treatment-resistant major depressive disorder

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.


Registration Fees

Register Online

Early Bird Registration (Before September 3, 2019)

Health care Professionals ……………………………………………………$250
(including physicians, retired physicians, scientists, nurses and nurse practitioners, physicians assistant, and other health care professionals)

Trainees & Non-Health care Professionals …………………………….$75
(including residents, fellows, interns, and medical students)

Regular Registration (After September 3, 2019)

Health care Professionals ……………………………………………………$300
(including physicians, retired physicians, scientists, nurses and nurse practitioners, physicians assistant, and other health care professionals)

Trainees & Non-Health care Professionals ……………………………$100
(including residents, fellows, interns, and medical students)

Requests for registration refunds must be in writing and received by Baylor College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) by September 16, 2019. The date the request is received by the OCME will be considered the cancellation date. Requests received after the refund deadline will not be processed. Cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee deducted from the paid registration fee to cover guarantees and other expenses. Requests should be emailed to cme@bcm.edu.

Online registration will close on Monday, September 16, 2019. After September 16, 2019, you may register on-site by credit card or check.


Accreditation & Credit Designation

Physicians — 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 Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The ethics presentation, Suicidality in Children and Suicidality in Adults, has been designated by the Baylor College of Medicine for 1.00 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Psychologists — The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at 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 11.25 psychology continuing education credits. Credit will not be awarded for partial attendance.

Nurses — UT- Harris County Psychiatric Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 11.25 contact hours of nursing continuing education.

Social Workers — This program has been approved for 11.25 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.


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 & Parking

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Conference Center
6411 Fannin
Houston, TX 77030
(Google map)

Parking is available at the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza and the UT Physicians Professional Building at the cost of $10 per day and does not include in and out privileges. Please refrain from using the hospital valet at all cost. (This service is for patients and visitors of the hospital.)

For MetroRail, please use the Memorial Hermann/Houston Zoo station. Find Memorial Hermann Conference Center Information here.


Method of Instruction and Evaluation

The method of instruction and evaluation for this conference includes lectures, slides, case presentations, panel discussions and question-and-answer sessions. An online course evaluation will be made available to participants at the close of the course. CME credit certificates will be available online following the activity.


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

Amanda Campos
Conference Coordinator
Email: Amanda.Campos@uth.tmc.edu
Phone:713-486-2705