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Annual Meeting Course Guide
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2005
Psychiatric News
Volume 40 Number 2 page 33-35

COURSE 59: IMPROVING YOUR PRESENTATION SKILLS: A COACHING APPROACH

Director: Luis F. Ramirez, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) understand the planning of a presentation; (2) recognize the three stages of a presentation; (3) learn how to establish contact with the audience; (4) prepare good visual aids; and (5) identify his/her strengths and weaknesses as a presenter. Course Level: This is a basic course. No experience or knowledge is required. Tue., May 24, 8-12; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25. A similar course on this topic will be offered on Sun., May 22, 1-5. See Course 27 for details.

COURSE 60: DYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND THEIR SPOUSES

Director: Norman L. Straker, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) recognize the common emotional reactions to the stresses of cancer illness in patients, caregivers, and spouses and (2) know the kinds of interventions required for patients, spouses, and caregivers. Course Level: This is a basic course. Some experience with cancer is required. Tue., May 24, 8-12; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25

COURSE 61: EXPANDING HEALTH CARE DELIVERY? LET TELEPSYCHIATRY HELP!

Director: Steven E. Hyler, M.D. Faculty: William M. Tucker, M.D., Gerald Segal, M.S., Scott I. Bienenfeld, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to implement and understand the clinical and administrative support required to deliver and maintain telepsychiatry services. Course Level: This is a basic course. No prior experience or knowledge is required. This is a revision of a course given last year. Tue., May 24, 8-12; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 40

COURSE 62: YOGA AND HERBS IN THE TREATMENT OF STRESS, DEPRESSION, ANGER, AND MASS TRAUMA

Co-Directors: Richard P. Brown, M.D., Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D. EducationalObjective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) know when and how to use St. John's Wort, SAM-e, Rhodiola rosea, and yoga for depression, anxiety, and aggression in treating patients and in enhancing his or her own wellness; (2) know correct doses, side effects, and how to select and prepare patients for these treatments; and (3) know where to learn more about these treatment approaches. Course Level: This is a basic course. No prior experience or knowledge is required. Tue., May 24, 8-12; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 100. A similar course on this topic will be offered on Sun., May 22, 9-4. See Course 21 for details.

COURSE 63: SLEEP MEDICINE UPDATE: ADVANCED TOPICS

Director: Thomas D. Hurwitz, M.D. Faculty: Max Hirshkowitz, Ph.D., Lois Krahn, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to be familiar with recent information regarding basic sleep physiology, pharmacological influences on sleep, and clinical topics of parasomnias and narcolepsy, including polysomnographic study reports. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Some familiarity with basic sleep architecture is desirable. Tue., May 24, 8-12; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 75. A similar course on this topic will be offered on Mon., May 23, 1-5. See Course 54 for details.

COURSE 64: THE DETECTION OF MALINGERED MENTAL ILLNESS

Director: Phillip J. Resnick, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be more skillful in detecting deception and malingering, especially in defendants who plead not guilty by reason of insanity and litigants who allege post-traumatic stress disorder. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Tue., May 24, 8-12; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 100

COURSE 65: HOW TO USE YOUR PALM OS PDA IN PSYCHIATRIC PRACTICE: BASIC

Co-Directors: John Luo, M.D., Richard Montgomery, M.D. Faculty: Umar Latif, M.D., Robert J. Boland, M.D., Carlyle H. Chan, M.D., Robert C. Hsiung, M.D., Charles J. Rainey, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, physicians who own a Palm operating system (OS) personal digital assistant (PDA) should be able to (1) know how to use their PDA efficiently and effectively and (2) master the basic functions used in psychiatric practice as well as intermediate skills such as security settings and using programs with medical information. Course Level: This is a basic course. Participants must bring his/her own PDA and cradle for use in the course. This is a revision of a course given last year. Tue., May 24, 8-12; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 75. An advanced course on this topic will be offered on Tue., May 24, 1-5. See Course 78 for details.

COURSE 66: THE ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSERS

Co-Directors: Gene G. Abel, M.D., John M. Bradford, M.B. Faculty: Tracey L. Irvin, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) recognize the extent of child abuse; (2) identify the framework of assessment and treatment of child abusers; (3) list the behavioral, psychopharmacological, and psychosocial treatments for abusers; (4) summarize the ethical and legal issues involved in treating abusers; and (5) identify steps being taken to prevent child abuse. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Participants must have some acquaintance with the paraphilias. Tue., May 24, 9-4; Hilton Atlanta: fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 50

COURSE 67: MONEY MATTERS II: ADVANCED AD HOC CLINICAL SEMINAR

Director: Cecilia M. Mikalac, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) identify many monetary transferences and countertransferences; (2) use psychodynamic theory to deal with nonpayment and impasses over payment; and (3) hone payment policies to forward treatment. Course Level: This is an advanced course. Participants of the "Money Matters I" course or five years of clinical experience needed. Tue., May 24, 9-4; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 25. A basic course on this topic will be offered on Mon., May 23, 9-4. See Course 44 for details.

COURSE 68: TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: NEUROPSYCHIATRIC ASSESSMENT

Director: Robert P. Granacher Jr., M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) perform a competent traumatic brain injury assessment for either clinical or forensic purposes; (2) understand the biomechanics and pathophysiology of brain trauma; (3) understand the various psychiatric and neuropsychiatric syndromes seen following traumatic brain injury; and (4) understand the neurobehavioral outcomes of head trauma and the impact on psychosocial functioning in both adults and children. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. This is a revision of a course given last year. Tue., May 24, 9-4; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 50

COURSE 69: MED-PSYCH DRUG-DRUG INTERACTIONS

Co-Directors: Neil B. Sandson, M.D., Scott C. Armstrong, M.D. Faculty: David M. Benedek, M.D., Gabriel Eckermann, M.D., Jessica R. Oesterheld, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) understand the relevant metabolic pharmacokinetic drug-drug interactions in the psychiatric and medpsych/consultation-liaison setting; (2) utilize tables, the Internet, and other relevant resources to apply the principles taught in this course to their own clinical practice; and (3) anticipate drug-drug interactions that may contribute to reduced drug effectiveness and/or side effects. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Participants should have basic knowledge of Medicare and pharmacology. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Tue., May 24, 9-4; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 150

COURSE 70: PERSONALITY AND POLITICAL BEHAVIOR

APA Council on Global Psychiatry.Director: Jerrold M. Post, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) understand the psychology of politics and (2) gain an understanding of the psychology of leadership and leader-follower relationships, with particular emphasis on charismatic movements and of the psychological foundations of political terrorism, ethnic/nationalist hatred, and genocidal violence. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Tue., May 24, 9-4; Hilton Atlanta, fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 50

COURSE 71: RECOGNITION AND TREATMENT OF COMPLICATED GRIEF

Director: Katherine Shear, M.D. Faculty: Bonnie Gorscak, Ph.D., Allan Zuckoff, Ph.D., Naomi Simon, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course the participant should be able to (1) recognize the symptoms of complicated grief, identify the syndrome, and differentiate complicated grief from other DSM-IV conditions common in the aftermath of bereavement; and (2) understand the strategy and techniques used in complicated grief treatment. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Participants must have at least two year's experience as a psychotherapist. Tue., May 24, 9-4; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 50

COURSE 72: PROVIDER PROTECT THYSELF: MANAGED CARE CONTRACTING FOR MENTAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

Director: William H. Campbell, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to understand the relevant clauses of a managed care provider contract and identify those areas where managed care organizations are likely to place the provider at a disadvantage. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Tue., May 24, 9-4; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 50

COURSE 73: BASIC FAMILY SKILLS FOR AN INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIST

Director: Alison M. Heru, M.D. Faculty: Laura Drury, M.S.W. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) identify the knowledge base attitude and skills needed to work with inpatients and families; (2) assess family functioning using the global assessment of relational functioning; and (3) understand how to manage difficult family situations. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. This is a revision of a course given last year. Tue., May 24, 1-5; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 40

COURSE 74: BIOETHICS UPDATE 2005

Director: Edmund G. Howe, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) use four different approaches to resolve ethics conflicts; (2) know practical solutions to ethical dilemmas involving competent and incompetent patients; and (3) know current consensus and controversies in bioethics, including those in neuroscience and ethical reasoning. Course Level: This is a basic course. No knowledge of bioethics is necessary. This is a revision of a course given last year. Tue., May 24, 1-5; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25

COURSE 75: MAPSS: COMPUTER-ASSISTED SCREENING OF MEDICAL PATIENTS FOR MENTAL DISORDERS

Co-Directors: Paul R. Miller, M.D., Charles Chiu, M.D., Ph.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to describe: (1) very high incidence of mental disorders in medical patients; (2) very low rates of diagnoses and treatment of mental disorders in medical patients; (3) how MAPSS, a computerized program, screens medical patients to diagnose mental disorders; and (4) how to use MAPSS to evaluate patients, including own practice. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Participants should have intermediate abilities for DSM-IV, interviewing, and diagnostics. Beginner computer skills are also needed. Tue., May 24, 1-5; Hilton Atlanta, fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25

COURSE 76: ADVANCED ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF ADD

Director: Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D. Faculty: Jefferson B. Prince, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) understand emerging new models of comorbidity of ADD with other psychiatric disorders; (2) assess more complicated cases of ADD; (3) understand how medication treatments should be modified to deal with psychiatric and/or medical complications; and (4) develop treatment plans to address complicated ADD across the life cycle. Course Level: This is an advanced course. Participants should have basic professional education in the assessment and treatment of ADDs and have had experience in their treatment. This is a revision of a course given last year. Tue., May 24, 1-5; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 100. A similar course on this topic will be offered on Sat., May 21, 8-12; Sun., May 22, 8-12; and Thu., May 26, 8-12. See Courses 3, 18, and 101 for details.

COURSE 77: PSYCHOGENIC ILLNESS: WHAT TO DO WHEN THE SYMPTOMS DON'T MAKE SENSE

Director: Selim Benbadis, M.D. Faculty: Francisco Fernandez, M.D., David J. Williamson. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) discuss the prevalence and importance of psychogenic symptoms in medicine; (2) explain diagnostic methods for psychogenic symptoms commonly used in neurology and outside neurology; (3) differentiate intentional faking from unconscious production of symptoms in a larger subset of patients; (4) summarize methods used in the neuropsychological assessment of effort; (5) list the various psychiatric diagnoses underlying psychogenic symptoms; and (6) discuss the evidence available that guides the treatment of patients with somatoform disorders. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Tue., May 24, 1-5; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 100

COURSE 78: HOW TO USE YOUR PALM OS PDA IN PSYCHIATRIC PRACTICE: ADVANCED TOPICS

Director: John Luo, M.D. Faculty: Charles J. Rainey, M.D., Robert J. Boland, M.D., Hendry Ton, M.D., Richard Montgomery, M.D., Umar Latif, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) maximize PDA use; (2) master the advanced topics, which include using and creating handheld databases; (3) obtain Internet Web sites for offline viewing; and (4) maximize memory use. Course Level: Participants must bring their own Palm OS version 5 PDA (includes Sony or PalmOne). Older PDAs with Palm OS version 3 or 4 will not be sufficient. Participants must have an e-mail account to allow director to send materials in advance for course. Participants must be able to download and install software prior to attending course. Participants should back up their device prior to installing course materials using Backup Buddy or SyncAll. Instructors assume no responsibility for lost data. This is a revision of course given last year. Tue., May 24, 1-5; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 75. A basic course on this topic will be offered on Tue., May 24, 8-4. See Course 65 for details.

COURSE 79: INTRODUCTION TO TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (TMS)

Director: Ziad H. Nahas, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) understand the physics of inducing a noninvasive neuronal depolarization; (2) address safety requirements and potential side effects; and (3) understand results of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) clinical trials in mood and other neuropsychiatric disorders. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. This is a revision of a course given last year. Tue., May 24, 1-5; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 7

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