The 5th Annual Conference: Medical and Substance Abuse Comorbidity in Serious Mental Illness: Toward Integrated Care
Anne Eden Evins, M.D., M.P.H. Matcheri S. Keshavan MD Shunda McGahee MD Kim Mueser PhD Dost Ongur MD PhD Larry J. Seidman PhD Mark Viron MD
Conference has been rescheduled to Friday, April 28, 2017.
This one day symposium brings together mental health experts to provide state of the art reviews on medical and substance use comorbidity in serious mental illness. Speakers include current members and alumni of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center community, the broader Boston community and the Harvard Medical School. The symposium will be of interest to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses and other mental health professionals as well as students from these health professions.
Discuss approach to differential diagnosis and assessment of seriously mentally ill patients presenting with concomitant medical illness and/or substance abuse.
Discuss the nature, prevalence and consequences of psychiatric and substance use comorbidity in serious mental illness.
Discuss current thinking on approaches to integrate care for comorbid medical and substance abuse problems in serious mental illness.
Discuss the causes, prevention and management of metabolic syndrome and weight gain in patients with serious mental illness.
Discuss the current state of understanding of the evidence base for exercise and lifestyle interventions in the management of serious mental illnesses.
Discuss the current approaches to manage nicotine addiction in patients with serious mental illness.
9:15-9:45-Registration, Networking, Coffee and Pastries
9:45–10:00-Introduction remarks: DMH leadership and course organizers
10:00-10:45-Psychosis and comorbid/antecedent medical illness and substance abuse: Approaches to diagnosis and assessment –Matcheri S. Keshavan and Larry J. Seidman
11:00-11:45-The Wellness and Recovery Medicine Center at MMHC:Approaches for integrating medical and psychiatric care for people with serious mental illness-Mark Viron
11:45-12:45-Lunch on your own
12:45-1:30-Smoking cessation in schizophrenia-Anne Eden Evins
1:30-2:15-Caring for comorbid substance abuse and serious mental illness-Shunda McGahee
3:00-3:45-Metabolic syndrome and weight gain-Dost Ongur
3:45-4:30-Exercise and lifestyle interventions-Kim Mueser
4:30-5:00–Panel Discussion–All speakers
Beth Israel Deaconess Department of Psychiatry Foundation, Inc./Contact Hours: 6
The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This symposium offers 6 CE hours
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 ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.” This symposium meets the criteria for 6 clock hours.
Nurses: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School meets the specifications of the Board of Registration in Nursing in Massachusetts. (244 CMR).
For information on the status of the application to the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Application for continuing education credits has been made to the Massachusetts Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.