Annual Meeting
ECT: What's the Latest?
Psychiatric News
Volume 44 Number 5 page 13-13

A number of sessions at APA's 2009 annual meeting in San Francisco will provide psychiatrists with the latest information on electroconvulsive therapy as well as invite psychiatrists' input on APA's ECT handbook.


9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Medical Update: 21st Century ECT: Updating the APA Recommendations on ECT

Room 300, Esplanade Level, Moscone Center

APA's Task Force to Revise the Practice of Electroconvulsive Therapy welcomes attendees to provide feedback on the revisions for the next edition of "The Practice of Electroconvulsive Therapy: Recommendations for Treatment, Training, and Privileging."


8 a.m.-Noon

Course: Practice Update for the General Psychiatrist

Yosemite Ballroom B, Hilton San Francisco

APA's Corresponding Committee on Electroconvulsive Therapy and Other Electromagnetic Therapies is presenting this basic-level course designed to provide general psychiatrists and other health care providers who practice ECT, or refer patients for ECT, an opportunity to update their knowledge of ECT. Please note: This is one of APA's CME courses; advance registration and payment are required.

2 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Symposium: Advances in Electroconvulsive Therapy

Room 304, Esplanade Level, Moscone Center

This session is presented by APA's Corresponding Committee on Electroconvulsive Therapy and Other Electromagnetic Therapies.

Also, the Association for Convulsive Therapy is holding two certificate courses in conjunction with APA's annual meeting. One course is on electroconvulsive therapy, and the other is on transcranial magnetic stimulation. Both include lectures, a hands-on practicum, and examination. Scheduling and fee information may be obtained by sending an e-mail to rnewman@wpahs.org.

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