New Horizons in Clinical Practice

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time:
7:45 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Location:
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
6411 Fannin
Houston, Texas 77030

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“New Horizons in Clinical Practice” is the focus of this year’s Psychiatry Update. The daylong conference will provide updates on recent advancements in treatment modalities and therapeutic methods while highlighting the importance of patient-centered care. Emerging multicultural and ethical issues in mental health will also be addressed. Expert clinicians will present the latest research findings and discuss advances in evidence-based behavioral health interventions to enhance the work of mental health professionals. Topics range from psychopharmacology and psychotherapy to neuromodulation and virtual reality.

All clinicians, including general practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, counselors and other physicians who address mental health issues are invited to attend. Residents, medical students, interns and other trainees are also encouraged to join. This continuing education program provides CME credits, psychology CE credits and contact hours for nurses and social workers.


Educational Objectives

  1. Describe new pharmacologic and therapeutic treatments for mood disorders, anxiety and psychosis available to mental health patients.
  2. Describe 3 neurostimulation treatments currently available and their approved indications.
  3. Identify new technological applications in the treatment of mental health.

Agenda & Speakers

Saturday, February 3, 2018

7:45 AMRegistration, Check-in & Breakfast
8:15 AMWelcoming 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, UTHealth Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders
8:30 AMNeuromodulation for OCD: Current Status and Future ProspectsBenjamin D. Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Butler Hospital
Associate Director, Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology
Providence VA Medical Center
9:30 AMVirtual Reality in the Treatment of Behavioral ConditionsKatherine A. Loveland, Ph.D.
Landmark Charities Professor in Autism Research & Treatment
Director, UTHealth Psychology Internship Program
Director, Center for Human Development Research
Director, UTHealth C.L.A.S.S. Clinic
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
10:15 AMBreak
10:30 AMRecent Advances in Mood & Anxiety PsychopharmacologyJ. Chase Findley, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Medical Student Education
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
11:15 AMNew Pharmacological Treatments for PsychosisOlaoluwa O. Okusaga, M.D., M.Sc.P.H.R.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
12:00 PMLunch
1:00 PMWhat's New in the Psychotherapy Field?Thomas D. Meyer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Psychological Intervention & Research Program on Mood Spectrum Disorders
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
1:45 PMPerspectives and Care Models to Address the Mental Health Needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations
(Diversity Credit)
Dakota Carter, M.D.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
2:30 PMBreak
2:45 PMImproving Mental Healthcare through TechnologyElizabeth Newlin, M.D.
Associate Professor
Vice Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
Chief of Child and Adolescent Services, UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center
3:30 PMSpeaking for One's Self
(Ethics Credit)
Nubia Lluberes-Rincon, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Byalor College of Medicine
Medical Director for Mental Health at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Jail
The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
4:30 PM Q&A
5:00 PMEnd

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.


Target Audience

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


Registration Fees

Register here!

$225……M.D.s – Early Bird on or before 1/19/2018
$275……M.D.s – After 1/19/2018
$170……Psychologists – Early Bird before 1/19/2018
$195……Psychologists – After 1/19/2018
$145……Nurses & Social Workers – Early Bird before 1/19/2018
$175……Nurses & Social Workers – After 1/19/2018
$40…….Students & Residents**
$40…….Other(Non-Healthcare Professional)**

UTHealth faculty and staff receive an additional discount if registered by early bird cut off of January 19, 2018.
$175……Early Bird UTHealth M.D.s
$150……Early Bird UTHealth Psychologists
$125……Early Bird UTHealth Nurses & Social Workers
$25…….Early Bird UTHealth Medical Students

All refunds are subject to a $50 cancellation fee.
* No refunds after Friday, January 19, 2018
** Verification of status must be received within 24 hours of registration
Online registration will close at midnight Monday, January 29, 2018. After Monday, January 29, 2018, you must register onsite.
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, January 19, 2018 to continuing.ed@utmb.edu. A $50 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER FRIDAY, January 19, 2018. 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 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 7.0 hours of psychology continuing education credits.

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 7.0 contact hours of nursing continuing education.

This program has been approved for 7.0 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.


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


Contact

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