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FPS 2017 Spring CME Meeting

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FPS 2017 Fall CME Meeting

Online CME

Friday, April 8, 2016

Speaker: Kevin Sabet, PhD, Courtesy Assistant Professor and Director, Drug Policy, UF Department of Psychiatry

Presentation Time and Title: 6:45pm – 8:45pm, Medical Marijuana and Drug Policy


1.     Review current debates and controversies in drug control and marijuana policies

2.     Discuss the impact of alternatives to current policies, particularly those in Colorado and Washington

3.     Differentiate between smoked versus non-smoked marijuana for medical purposes

4.     Describe what national medical groups are articulating around marijuana


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Speaker: Daniel Castellanos, MD, DFAPA            

Presentation Time and Title: 8:00am – 9:15am, Clinical and Toxicological Characteristics of Flakka Intoxication


1.     Identify the types of synthetic and emerging drugs of abuse, iIncluding “Flakka”, Ecstasy, Synthetic Cannabinoids, Ketamine and Others

2.     Recognize the prevalence of “Flakka” use

3.     Recognize the Ppsychoactive and physical effects of acute “Flakka” Intoxication

Speaker: Gabrielle Carlson, MD, LFAPA, FAACAP, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Presentation Time and Title: 9:15am – 10:30am, DSM-5: Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder or Bipolar Disorder in Youth? 


1.     Review DSM-5 criteria for Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder and Bipolar Disorder including epidemiology

2.     Compare and contrast Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder and Bipolar Disorder

3.     Review evidence-based approaches to treating both disorders


Speaker: Eric Plakun, MD, Associate Medical Director and Director of Admissions at the Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, Mass

Presentation Time and Title: 11:00am – 12:15pm, Psychodynamics of Treatment Resistant Depression 


1.     Identify underlying psychological factors that lead to resistance to treatment

2.     Practice new psychotherapy skills to help patient overcome resistance to treatment

Speaker: Glenn W. Currier, MD, MPH, APA, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida   

Presentation Time and Title: 1:45 – 3:00pm, Integration of Primary and Mental Health Care


1.     Describe current and future models of the integration of primary and mental health care

2.     Define the role of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals in integrated systems

3.     Debate the pros and cons of integrated primary and mental health care approaches


Speaker: Ethan Kass, DO, MBA

Presentation Time and Title: 3:15pm – 4:45pm, Philosophical Foundation of Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theories and the implications for Psychiatry 


1.     Describe the philosophical origins of psychoanalysis

2.     Discuss how Freud’s theories changed the practice and growth of psychiatry

3.     Evaluate how viewing psychoanalysis as a philosophical endeavor as opposed to a scientific/medical approach affects psychiatric practice


Saturday, April 9, 2016 Specialty Luncheons 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Speaker: Gabrielle Carlson, M.D., LFAPA, FAACAP, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Presentation Title: Case Consultations: Challenges in Treating Youth with Complex Disorders and Co-occurring Disruptive Behaviors   


1.     Identify evidence-based strategies to treat complex co-occurring mood and disruptive behavior disorders in youth


Speaker: William Jay, JD

Presentation Title: Forensic Issues from the Court House 


1.     Explain how lawyers use the expert witness in court-room situations

2.     Discuss how lawyers approach mental health aspects of cases

3.     Demonstrate the thought process used to present mental health concepts in a court room situation


Speaker: Eric Plakun, MD, Associate Medical Director and Director of Admissions at the Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, Mass

Presentation Title: Psychotherapy Today: The Therapeutic Alliance - What it is and How to Use it 


1.     Name factors that contribute to a positive therapeutic relationship  

2.     List factors to avoid a negative therapeutic relationship.

3.     Apply techniques for use of the therapeutic relationship in treatment


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Speaker: Regina Bussing, MD, MSHS, DFAPA, DFAACAP, Professor and Interim Chair, UF Department of Psychiatry

Presentation Time and Title: 8:30am – 9:45am, Quality Measures in Psychiatry


1.     Describe the six Quality Goals of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and how they apply to high quality psychiatric care

2.     Demonstrate access to psychiatric quality measures endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF) and deemed most appropriate for use by the APA

3.     Identify emerging areas of quality measures for psychiatric inpatient treatment and how to provide feedback to CMS or NQF on their development


Speaker: Anantha Shekhar, MD

Presentation Time and Title: 10:15am – 11:30am, The Psychopharmacology and Neurobiological Basis of Anxiety Disorders


1.     Review the current and future psychopharmacologic treatments of anxiety disorders

2.     Locate the major brain areas and circuits involved in anxiety disorders

3.   Cite the latest in neurobiological theory on anxiety disorders and how it informs evaluation and    treatment



Check back soon to see our offering for online CME courses. FPS provides online CME recorded from our Spring and Fall Meetings.

Until then, visit the APA's online CME options.

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