NPA 19th Annual Psychopharmacology Update | CME Program Schedule

Child, Adolescent & Parenting Pre-conference

Psychopharmacology Update | Evidence Based Treatment Guidelines Post-conference

Conference Brochure

 Wednesday, February 12
8:00 am
Full Breakfast
9:00 am

Ensuring the Physical Health of Children Who Require the Use of Medication for Their Mental Illness: Working Within an Ethical Framework
Sue Bailey, OBE, FRCPsych, FRSA, MBChB
University of Central Lancashire

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10:00 am

When Your Patient Has Children: How to Support Good Parenting
Alison Heru, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Colorado Denver

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10:15 am
Networking Break
11:15 am

How Girls, Mothers, and Mother-Daughter Relationships Can Thrive Through Adolescence: Updates from the Mother-Daughter Project
SuEllen Hamkins, MD
Assistant Director, Center for Counseling and Psychological Health
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

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12:15 pm

Importance of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Mental Illness in Pregnancy and Lactation
Elizabeth Fitelson, MD
Director, The Women's Program, Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University

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1:30 pm


2:30 pm

Psychotherapy Treatments for Perinatal Depression
Kristin Wesley, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Columbia University

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3:30 pm

Assessing Parenting Capability in Mothers With Mental Illness
Laura J. Miller, MD
Harvard Medical School

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3:45 pm
Networking Break
4:45 pm

Childhood Adversity Associated With Adolescent-Onset and Adult-Onset Borderline Personality Disorder
Mary C. Zanarini, Ed.D
Professor of Psychology
Harvard Medical School

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5:45 pm

Suicidal Behavior in Children and Adolescents
Marianne Goodman, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the Nevada Psychiatric Association. The University of Nevada School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians. 
The University of Nevada School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 41.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nurses may participate in this education activity as ANCC accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through its reciprocity agreement.


The University of Nevada School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 41.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other healthcare professional treating patients with mental health disorders should check with their state licensing and certification boards to determine if the Psychopharmacology Update meets their continuing education requirements.

Credit Breakdown

Psychopharmacology Update - 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Child, Adolescent & Parenting Pre-Conference - 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Evidence Based Treatment Guidelines Post-Conference - 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Concert & Lecture with Dr. Richard Kogan: Mind and Mood Disorders: Tchaikovsky - 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


It is the policy of NPA and UNSOM to comply with the ACCME standards for commercial support of CME. Planning Committee members and related staff disclosures must be on file annually with disclosures made available on program materials. Faculty participating in jointly sponsored programs by UNSOM are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentation. Faculty also are responsible for disclosing any discussion of off-label or investigational use of a product.

In accordance with the ACCME requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests, if any, will be included in materials distributed at the time of the conference.

General Course Information

The NPA 19th Annual Psychopharmacology Update is a nonsmoking event. Spouses, guests, infants, and/or children are not allowed in the meeting room or exhibit hall. Cell phones, pagers, and PDAs must be turned off during educational sessions. Please be courteous to your fellow attendees. Dress is business casual. Nevada Psychiatric Association reserves the right to substitute faculty or to cancel or reschedule sessions due to unforeseen circumstances.

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