The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers continuing education programs including weekly lectures during the academic year, conferences and community education events. Since medicine requires a lifelong process of learning and practice, our programs seek to enhance the knowledge and skills of faculty, students and other mental health professions in patient care.

Most continuing education events provide continuing medical education granted by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Contact hours for nurses and social workers are also made available through our partnership with UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center, which is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association and the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners.


Contact Us

Ruth Yeh
Continuing Education Coordinator
Email: Ruth.E.Yeh@uth.tmc.edu
Phone: 713-486-2715

Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Building
1941 East Road
Houston, TX 77054

10th Annual Psychiatry Update

New Horizons in Geriatric Psychiatry

10th Psych Update Geriatric Psychiatry Banner
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 7:45 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Location: Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Conference Room
6411 Fannin
Houston, Texas 77030

Course Description:
As our aging population continues to grow, health care providers must be prepared to address the prevalent mental health issues that seniors experience like dementia and late-life depression. Elderly patients with behavioral health conditions often present unique and complex challenges, requiring integrated care delivered by specialized and trained professionals. This symposium will provide a comprehensive guide of the most recent advances in research and clinical practice in the field of geriatric psychiatry. Topics focus on dementia and late-life depression, as well as the impact of caregiver burden on illness outcomes, practical strategies to prevent caregiver burnout and the assessment and intervention of abused or mistreated elders. Expert clinicians and researchers from multiple specialties, including psychiatry, neurology and gerontology, will offer interdisciplinary perspectives and insights into geriatric mental health care. Mental health clinicians, geriatricians, nurses and other caregivers of seniors will gain valuable knowledge that will improve and enhance the mental health treatment and overall health care of older adults in the Houston community.

*7.0 hours of CME/CE credits available for physicians, psychologists, nurses and social workers.*

Register here!

Click here for more information on the agenda, speakers, registration and continuing education credits!

Houston Mood Disorders Conference

Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder2017 Houston Mood Disorders Conference

*IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT*
Due to Hurricane Harvey, we will now be hosting the Houston Mood Disorders Conference at:
Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building (also known as IMM)
1825 Pressler Street
Houston, Texas 77030

(Google map here.)

September 22-23, 2017

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences invites all mental health professionals from across the country to join us for the 2017 Houston Mood Disorders Conference. This year’s focus is advances in diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder.

Conference Overview:
The Houston Mood Disorders Conference is a two-day event that brings together the best minds in our field to explore today’s greatest clinical challenges and most recent advances in treatment. Against a backdrop of traditional knowledge about complex cases in every age group, sessions will outline a practical framework for applying today’s most promising applications of medication, psychotherapy, procedures and psychosocial interventions – all based on the newest insights from current research. The goal is to improve the quality of life for patients by identifying bipolar disorder at its earliest stages, and providing the resources for all mental health professionals to guide patients in receiving the most relevant treatment. Specific sessions include:

  • Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
  • Diagnosis and Treatment across Mood States
  • Psychosocial Interventions
  • Clinical Challenges
  • Co-morbidities and Differential Diagnosis

Educational Objectives

  1. Recognize recent advances in diagnosis and treatments for bipolar disorder.
  2. Identify and describe the latest in pathophysiology, special populations and co-morbidities in bipolar disorder.
  3. Discuss the latest research on bipolar disorder and related disorders and how to apply these interventions in combination with treatment plans.

Agenda & Speakers

Friday, September 22, 2017

1:00 - 2:00 PMRegistration, Check-in, & Light Refreshments
Session 1Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
ChairIram Kazimi, M.D.
2:00 - 2:30 PMBipolar Disorder in ChildrenKirti Saxena, M.D.
Associate Professor
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
2:30 - 3:00 PMBipolar Disorder and ADHDCristian P. Zeni, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
3:00 - 3:30 PMBipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality DisorderElizabeth Newlin, M.D.
Associate Professor
Vice Chair for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
3:30 - 3:45 PMQ&A
3:45 - 4:00 PMBreak
Session 2Diagnosis and Treatment Across Mood States
ChairJoao L. de Quevedo, M.D., Ph.D.
4:00 - 4:30 PMManiaSudhakar Selvaraj, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School

4:30 - 5:00 PMBipolar DepressionSalih Selek, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
5:00 - 5:30 PMEuthymia/Maintenance/ProphylaxisRodrigo Machado-Vieira, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc.
Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
5:30 - 5:45 PMQ&A
5:45 - 6:45 PMEvening Break & Light Dinner (included with registration.)
6:45 - 7:00 PMWelcoming RemarksJair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Pat R. Rutherford, Jr. Chair in Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
Executive Director, UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center
Director, UT Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders
7:00 - 8:00 PMKeynoteCharles Bowden, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry & Pharmacology
Nancy U. Karren Chair of Psychiatry
Long School of Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
8:00 - 8:15 PMQ&A

Saturday, September 23, 2017

8:00 - 9:00 AMRegistration & Breakfast
Session 3Psychosocial Intervention
ChairKristin L. Calverley, Ph.D.
9:00 - 9:30 AMPsychoeducation Rebecca Casarez, Ph.D., R.N.
Associate Professor
Division of Family Health
School of Nursing
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
9:30 - 10:00 AMPsychotherapyThomas D. Meyer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Psychological Interventions and Research Laboratory for Mood Spectrum Disorders
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
10:00 - 10:30 AMSocial Interventions
(Ethics credit available.)
Jane E. Hamilton, Ph.D., M.P.H., L.C.S.W.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
10:30 - 10:45 AMQ&A
10:45 - 11:00 AMBreak
Session 4Clinical Challenges
ChairOmar F. Pinjari, M.D.
11:00 - 11:30 AMSuicidality
(Ethics credit available.)
Joao L. de Quevedo, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Vice Chair of Faculty Development & Outreach
Director, Translational Psychiatry Program
Director, Treatment-Resistant Mood Disorders Program
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
11:30 AM - 12:00 PMPregnancy and Breastfeeding Pamela Berens, M.D.
Professor
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
McGovern Medical School
12:00 - 12:30 PMBipolar Disorder in Elderly PatientsBreno S. Diniz, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
12:30 - 12:45 AMQ&A
12:45 - 1:45 PMLunch (included with registration)
Session 5Co-morbidities and Differential Diagnosis
ChairJair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D.
1:45 - 2:15 PMBipolar Disorder and Anxiety DisordersStefan Ursu, M.D., Ph.D.Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Clinic
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
2:15 - 2:45 PMBipolar Disorder and PTSDMadhavi K. Reddy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Clinical and Translational Research Program on Traumatic Stress
Director, Stress, Trauma and Recovery Services (STARS) Clinic
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
2:45 - 3:15 PMBipolar Disorder and AddictionThomas Kosten, M.D.
Professor & Jay H. Waggoner Endowed Chair
Vice-Chair for Research
Director, Division of Alcohol and Addiction Psychiatry
Co-Director,Institute for Clinical & Translational Research
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
3:15 - 3:30 PMQ&A
3:30 - 4:00 PMPanel DiscussionModerator: Joao de Quevedo, M.D., Ph.D.
Panelists:
Jair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D.
Rodrigo Machado-Vieira, M.D., Ph.D.
Cristian P. Zeni, M.D., Ph.D.
Thomas Meyer, Ph.D.
Madhavi Reddy, Ph.D.
4:00 - 4:15 PMQ&A

Location & Parking

*IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT*
Due to Hurricane Harvey, we will now be hosting the Houston Mood Disorders Conference at:
Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building (also known as IMM)
1825 Pressler Street
Houston, Texas 77030

(Google map here.)

Parking:
Parking is available at the University Center Tower (UCT) Parking Garage (6000 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030) and Texas Medical Center Lot AU (2050 Pressler St, Houston, TX 77030) at the cost of $12 per day and does not include in and out privileges.

Additional parking information here.


Target Audience

Our primary audience is medical professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and other mental health professionals. Additionally, trainees are encouraged to attend, including residents, medical students, nursing students, and psychology interns.


Registration Fees

Register online here!

Early Bird (Ends 9/8/2017)
Health Professionals $250
Students & Non-Health Professionals $75

After 9/8/2017
Health Professionals $300
Students & Non-Health Professionals $100

All refunds are subject to a $50 cancellation fee.
** Verification of status must be received within 24 hours of registration
PLEASE NOTE: On-site registration requires payment by credit card or check.


Registration Disclaimer

Preregistration tuition includes dinner, breakfast, lunch and breaks. Any cancellation and request for refund must be submitted in writing by Friday, September 8, 2017 to continuing.ed@utmb.edu. A $50 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER FRIDAY, September 8, 2017. If circumstances necessitate the cancellation of this conference, registration fees will be refunded in full. The McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston cannot be held responsible for the cost of airfare, hotel, rental car or other travel expenses, including penalties.


Accreditation

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 The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

UT-Harris County Psychiatric Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 11.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education.

This program has been approved for 11.00 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


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 to print online.


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.


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.


Contact

Ruth Yeh
Conference Coordinator
Email: Ruth.E.Yeh@uth.tmc.edu
Phone: 713-486-2715

1941 East Road, Suite 3202
Houston, Texas 77054

2018 Benjamin J. Geigerman Lecture

Opening Doors for Employment:

 

Observations on Promoting Success for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Geigerman Lecture 2018 Shore, StephenMany individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) struggle with finding and maintaining employment — an important key to helping them achieve success. This year’s lecture features Stephen Shore, Ed.D., an autism self-advocate and internationally acclaimed author who will draw from his own personal experiences and those of other adults with ASD.

Individuals with autism, their families, clinicians, counselors and educators are invited to join Dr. Shore as he discusses strategies on how to prepare for, find and secure career-oriented jobs. Other topics include the hidden rules of the work environment, dealing with sensory issues, effective self-advocacy skills and developing successful interactions with co-workers and supervisors. Dr. Shore will also share information about organizations that have programs for employees with autism. Now offering psychology CE credits!

The Geigerman Lecture Series was founded in 2015 in memory of Benjamin J. Geigerman, a young man with a high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He exhibited promise and incredible talents, graduating from college with honors. However Benjamin had difficulty obtaining employment, leaving him without hope or a sense of self-worth.

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Time: 6:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
Location: Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building (also known as the IMM)
Beth Robertson Auditorium
1825 Pressler Street
Houston, Texas 77030

This evening is made possible by funding from Louis Geigerman and Joanne Must, Katherine A. Loveland, Ph.D., and the McGovern Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.


Educational Objectives

  1. List 2 or more strategies enabling the person with autism achieve success finding and maintaining employment.
  2. Understand how to find the strengths of an individual with autism for matching to employment possibilities.
  3. Develop awareness of and how people with autism can learn the Hidden Curriculum that are present in all workplaces.

Agenda

Friday, April 13, 2018

6:30 PMRegistration, Check-in & Refreshments
7:00 PMLectureStephen Shore, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, Special Education at Adelphi University
Author, Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome
Author and Contributor, Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for people on the Autism Spectrum
Coauthor, College for Students with Disabilities
Coauthor, Understanding Autism for Dummies
Co-featured, Living along the Autism Spectrum: What it means to have Autism or Asperger Syndrome (DVD)
8:00 PMQ & A
8:30 PMEnd


Location & Parking

Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building (also known as the IMM)
Beth Robertson Auditorium
1825 Pressler
Houston, TX 77030
(Google map)

Parking is available at the Texas Medical Center Lot AU (2050 Pressler St, Houston, TX 77030). Additional parking information here.


Accreditation

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 1.5 hours of psychology continuing education credits.

*Please note that credit will not be awarded for partial attendance.


Method of Instruction and Evaluation

The method of instruction and evaluation for this conference includes lectures, slides, case presentations and question-and-answer sessions. An evaluation will be made available to participants and CE credit certificates will be available at the end of the course.


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.


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 course materials. Any additional commercial support will be disclosed at the start of the program and wherever applicable.


Contact

Ruth Yeh
Program Coordinator
Email: Ruth.E.Yeh@uth.tmc.edu
Phone:713-486-2715