Upcoming Courses

16th Annual Winter Seminars: Essential Psychopharmacology, 2013

Carl Salzman, MD

February 25, 2013 – March 1, 2013 | 851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, FL 34102 | The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club More Information

The course will address approaches to the acutely psychotic, recovering psychotic patient, and the concept of early intervention. Strategies for treatment of the depressive disorders will be emphasized including strategies for treatment of bipolar patients who are non-compliant or treatment resistant. Psychiatric medications for the elderly will be reviewed, including dosage adjustments for age, drug interactions, and sensitivity to side effects. The role of psychopharmacology in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, panic disorder, traumatic syndromes and sleep disorders will be emphasized. This course will highlight the establishment and importance of therapeutic alliance when prescribing all psychotropic medications, the interplay between pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments, benefits and hazards of prescribers/non-prescriber co-treatment relationships. Educational presentation will be in seminar format and include lectures, participants discussion and Q &A.

This course is designed so that participants will be able to:
  • Understand psychotropic drug treatment, with particular emphasis on recent advances and practical prescribing information;
  • Describe the latest research in neurobiology and brain function;
  • Implement evidence-based approaches to treating acutely psychotic and recovering psychotic patients;
  • Diagnose and treat depression disorders;
  • Make dosage adjustments in the elderly for age, drug interactions, and sensitivity to side effects;
  • Describe the role of psychopharmacology in generalized anxiety disorders, OCD, panic disorders, traumatic syndromes and sleep disorders;
  • Describe the pharmacologic approaches to the patient with personality disorders and eating disorders;
  • Develop a therapeutic alliance when prescribing psychotropic medications;
  • Describe the interplay between pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments;
  • Describe the benefits and hazards of prescriber/non-prescriber co-treatment relationships.

Additional Information

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.

Psychologists: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 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 Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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 (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP™ 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. Please contact us at 617-754-1265 or e-mail kmiele@bidmc.harvard.edu for the status of social work CE accreditation.

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).