Each year, the department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine provides continuing education events open to health professionals and the community. We are particularly proud of our conferences:
19th Annual Psychopharmacology Review Course: Current Clinical Practice
This year, we hosted our 19th Annual Psychopharmacology Review Course: Current Clinical Practice from February 21-25 at Loews Ventana Canyon. This 5-day educational activity is organized to meet the needs of practitioners who treat psychiatric and psychological disorders and serves as an annual update of current clinical practices and research focusing on psychopharmacology topics.
More than 170 physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, counselors and other health care providers attended. The course offered a maximum of 25.25 CME/CE hours.
Topics included: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Dementia, PTSD, Addiction, ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Chronic Pain Management, Antidepressants, Antipsychotics. Renowned national and local experts gave excellent presentations.
Stay tuned for our 20th annual course, tentatively scheduled for February 20-24, 2012! Information will be posted to www.psychopharm.arizona.edu as it becomes available.
10th Annual Women's Mental Health Symposium
Another successful event was our 10th Annual Women‚Äôs Mental Health Symposium in March. This one-day event held each year addresses the specific needs of women with mental health problems. The target audience is physicians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, midwives, and interested community members.
Over 280 persons attended, and up to 7 CME/CE credit hours were offered. Breakout sessions conformed to various tracks, including a package of presentations on Sleep Disorders, Integrative Medicine, Perinatal Issues, and Hormones & Mood.
Our 11th annual event will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Stay tuned for more information!