2021 UTHealth Psychiatry Update

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Treatment Innovation for PTSD – Veterans and First Responders

April 10, 2021 – Global virtual conference

Director: Ron Acierno, PhD

Speakers and Agenda

9:00-9:15 a.m.Welcoming remarks Ron Acierno, PhD
Professor
Vice Chair For Veteran Affairs
Executive Director Of The UTHealth Trauma And Resilience Center
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Session 1
9:20-10:00 a.m.Inflammation in depression and PTSDAnilkumar Pillai, PhD
Professor
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Chair in Psychaitry
Director of the Pathophysiology of Neuropsychiatric Disorders Program
10:00-10:30 a.m.First Responders: Innovative Treatment Delivery Strategies Angela Moreland, PhD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina
10:30-11:00 a.m.First Responder Mental HealthAnka Vujanovic, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, Trauma and Stress Studies Center (TaSSC)
Clinical Psychology
Director of Graduate Education
University of Houston
11:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.Stepped Care/mHealth Interventions for Patients presenting to Emergency DepartmentsKenneth Ruggiero, PhD
Professor
College of Nursing, CoEE - Healthful Lifestyles
Medical University of South Carolina
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Session 1 Q&A
12:15-1:15 p.m.Lunch
1:15-1:45 p.m.Keynote: Written Exposure Therapy: Evidence Based Brief Intervention for PTSD Denise Sloan, PhD
Professor
Associate Director in the Behavioral Science Division, National Center for PTSD
Boston University School of Medicine
1:45-2:00 p.m.Q&A Session
Session 2
2:00-2:30 p.m.Pharmacotherapy for PTSD and Related Conditions: State of the Clinical ScienceMark Hamner, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina
Medical Director of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team at the Ralph H. Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
2:30-3:15 p.m.Peers in PTSD Tx: Two Approaches Melba Herenadez-Tejada
Associate Professor
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Natalie Hundt
Associate Professor with Tenure
Psychiatry & Behav Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
3:15-3:45 p.m.Early Intervention to Reduce Caregiver BurdenDeborah Little, PhD
Professor
Director Of Research, Trauma And Resilience Center
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
3:45-4:15 p.m.Family Therapy and veterans with PTSD Laura Shealy
VA
4:15-4:30 p.m.Session 2 Q&A
4:30-4:45 p.m.Closing RemarksRon Acierno, PhD
Professor
Vice Chair For Veteran Affairs
Executive Director Of The UTHealth Trauma And Resilience Center
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Accreditation & Credit Designation

Physicians — Baylor College of Medicine LogoThis 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 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 7.5 psychology continuing education credits. Credit will not be awarded for partial attendance.

Nurses — University of Texas – Harris County Psychiatric Center is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002179. This activity provides 7.5 contact hours of nursing continuing education.


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.


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

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