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Psychiatry in 2016 – Harvard Medical School

June 2, 2016 - June 4, 2016


Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital are pleased to offer this highly acclaimed annual conference, Psychiatry in 2016. This intensive, three-day course is designed to update participants in numerous aspects of the practice of psychiatry, including recent advances in psychopharmacology, psychosocial treatments, and assessment of psychiatric patients. A wide range of diagnoses and psychiatric populations will be covered, including psychotic disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and disorders of late life.
Our widely acclaimed faculty features internationally renowned speakers as well as expert clinicians in specialized practices. They will decisively review and synthesize recent advances in psychiatry in an easy-to-understand manner. Panel presentations, Q&A, and other engaging learning formats will be used to assist the learners in developing new strategies they can apply in their practice settings.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate recent developments in psychopharmacology and their impact on patient care.
  • Develop strategies to care for patients suffering from bipolar and psychotic disorders, depression and anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, substance use disorders, PTSD, OCD, and sleep disorders.
  • Work more effectively with patients who want to cut down on their use of substances of abuse, but not abstain.
  • Assess suicidal patients while managing medical-legal risks.
  • Diagnose and treat mood disorders during menopause and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
  • Diagnose common problems in geriatric psychiatry and implement state-of-the-art interventions.
  • Describe patterns of mental illness around the globe and different manifestations of mental illness.
  • Define the role of the mental health practitioner in violence prevention.
  • Discuss the opportunities and challenges of integrating medical and psychiatric care.
  • Develop strategies to treat patients from a multicultural perspective.

Target Audience

This course is targeted to physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and licensed mental health counselors.


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