Upcoming Courses

A New Prescription: Exercise and Other Groundbreaking Techniques For The Treatment Of ADHD, Aggression, and Autism Spectrum Disorders

John Ratey, MD

February 22, 2016 – February 26, 2016 | Naples, FL | The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club More Information

This course focuses on the latest medical and non-medical approaches and interventions for patients with ADHD, Aggression, the Addictions, and Social disorders, including a special section on autism, based on new research and the instructor’s experience with disruptive adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In addition to new medications, the course will explore the proven effects of exercise, yoga, play, diet, and other alternative strategies that are shown to be effective in these psychiatric problems. Special emphasis will be placed on the burgeoning research on exercise and ADHD, with tips on how to integrate exercise prescriptions into your practice. In addition, the course looks at the growing awareness of the “microbiome” when it comes to diet, and the effect of gluten and probiotics on the gut and brain/behavior connection. To put it all together, the course takes an understandable journey into the brain and the synapse to fully understand these conditions.

 

The important area of diagnosis will also be looked at, covering the controversies and challenges associated with making the right call with psychological disorders: 1. Bipolar or ADHD or both and what this means for treatment; 2. Asperger’s or Autism or Social Dyslexia – does it matter and are there any relevant medications and behavioral interventions for these developmental differences; 3. relevancies of DSM-5 to the real world and the issue of sub-threshold diagnoses of the “Shadow Syndromes”.

This course is designed so that participants will be able to:
  • Utilize the expanding understanding of non-medical approaches to compliment traditional treatment approaches;
  • Integrate exercise into management of psychological brain health;
  • Updates on the latest medications and combinations for ADHD, aggression and social disorders;
  • Evaluate the neurobiology of ADHD, Aggression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, fatigue, stress, the social brain and its variances and application in the clinical setting;
  • Gain research awareness on the effects of sleep, being in nature, movement and diet on brain health in general and specifically with Autism Spectrum Disorder;
  • Analyze holistic and “non-medical treatment and their effects on the brain.

Additional Information

Monday, February 22, 2016

8:30 AM  –  9:00 AM
Registration
Coffee and Tea will be available during registration
9:00 AM  –  10:00 AM
Overview: The Concept of the “Shadow Syndromes” and Their Relevance to Psychiatric Problems
Speaker:
10:00 AM  –  10:15 AM
Coffee Break
Continental Breakfast will be served
10:15 AM  –  12:15 PM
Biology and Treatment of ADHD
Biology and Treatment of ADHD; new data on ADHD; review the effect on simple but consistent lifestyle changes on severely compromised adolescents with autism. Q & A
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

9:00 AM  –  10:00 AM
Diagnosis of ADHD and Bipolar Illness
Diagnosis of ADHD and bipolar illness: the addictions and how they are often comorbid with so many other psychiatric syndromes; use of the new medications for ADHD; new long-acting stimulant preparation, atomoxetine, and modafinil
Speaker:
10:00 AM  –  10:15 AM
Coffee Break
Continental Breakfast will be served
Speaker:
10:15 AM  –  12:15 PM
Contribution of Norepinephrine and Fatigue to our Understanding of the Attention System
Contribution of norepinephrine and fatigue to our understanding of the attention system and its clinical implications and directions for treatments, Q & A, case discussions

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

9:00 AM  –  10:00 AM
Biology and Treatment of Stress and Aggression
Biology and treatment of stress and aggression: how the brain reacts and deals with stress; changing appreciation for stress hormone and its impact on mood, memory, learning, and brain function; aggression and newer concepts in anger management; treatment of disruptive adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Speaker:
10:00 AM  –  10:15 AM
Coffee Break
Continental Breakfast will be served
10:15 AM  –  12:15 PM
Introducing the Microbiome and What We Know and Hope to Know in the Future
introducing the microbiome and what we know and hope to know in the future; the status of gluten and probiotics; best practices in Autism;  research from the Center for Discovery targeting the non-medical effects of sleep, diet, movement, being in nature on behavior and connection Q & A
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

9:00 AM  –  10:00 AM
Treatment Issues I
Treatment issues I: evidence supporting the effectiveness of physical exercise and movement on the brain and the psyche.
Speaker:
10:00 AM  –  10:15 AM
Coffee Break
Continental Breakfast will be served
10:15 AM  –  12:15 PM
Neuroscience of Exercise
Neuroscience of exercise; exercise forestalling the aging process; how having our body in tune helps ensure that we remain cognitively and emotionally enabled as we age, Q & A, case discussions
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Friday, February 26, 2016

9:00 AM  –  10:00 AM
Treatment Issues II
Treatment issues II: medications and holistic interventions; ‘non-medical treatments and how they impact the brain and psyche; food supplements and humor and their effects on the brain and the psyche;
Speaker:
10:00 AM  –  10:15 AM
Coffee Break
Continental Breakfast will be served
10:15 AM  –  12:15 PM
Ways to Integrate into Clinical Use
New innovations for the treatment of ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and psychological brain health; Q&A.
Speaker:

Beth Israel Deaconess Department of Psychiatry Foundation, Inc./Contact Hours: 15

Accreditation:

PHYSICIANS: The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 15 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Psychologists:The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical School, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer Continuing education for psychologists. The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical School, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, maintains responsibility for this program.

Counselors: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEPTM solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.” The winter seminar programs meet the criteria for 15 clock hours.

Social Workers: Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted.

Nurses: This activity has been submitted to the American Nurses Association Massachusetts for approval to award contact hours. The American Nurses Association Massachusetts is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Please call Stacy Ruiz at 617-754-1265 or e-mail sjruiz@bidmc.harvard.edu for more information about your credit hours.