Treatments and Disorders
Treatments and Disorders
Manage complex and treatment-resistant cases: real-world-focus, up-to-date data, master-level psychopharmacology with detailed prescribing guidance.
Patient and Family
Patient and Family
Take a 360 degree view of patient and their unique resources and challenges. Address problems beyond the disorder: treatment non-adherence, risk-taking, combative parents, drug-seeking, etc.
Eliminate recurring and foreseeable challenges presented by patients, families, and staff. Develop robust clinic procedures. Detailed strategies provided.
Develop a career plan that aligns with your values and life goals, increases your work opportunities, and provides an exit strategy.
Learn techniques to increase your life satisfaction, improve your health, and decrease stress and burn-out.
Oasis 2019 Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Conference
Apr 28-May 1, 2019 | Isle of Palms, SC
Wild Dunes Charleston’s Island Resort
10 More Reasons to Attend the Oasis Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Conference
What’s Your Favorite Reason?
Receive Real World Advice on Complex and Treatment Resistant Cases
Get practical real-world advice on managing treatment-resistant and otherwise complex cases.
Make the Learning Your Own
Submit your own difficult case or clinical question to ensure the presentations provide you with actionable guidance. Additionally, extensive Q-&-A sessions follow every presentation providing the details and confidence to incorporate changes into your work with patients.
Relax | Recharge | Revitalize
As hard-working clinicians with what feels like the weight of the world on our shoulders, we need to take care of ourselves so we’re our best for our patients and families. The wellness-focused experiential learning (yoga and guided imagery training) will leave you feeling refreshed and clearer on your values and goals.
Earn 73.25 CME Credits including 24 Self-Assessment Credits and 1 PIP Unit
Conference includes large number of high quality CME and SA credits plus 1 PIP unit, thus allowing you to meet all three components of the ABPN® MOC program requirements.
Reach the Career of Your Dreams
Let Dr. Jack lay out the foundational issues that lead clinicians in the field of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry either to burnout or to a career of their dreams. In an extended evening session Dr. Jack leads a work-shop that details how to think about and plan a career that will sustain you – body, heart, and soul. A rich discussion included.
Obtain unbiased Pharma-Free Education
We have no Pharma-sponsored presentations, activities, or meals. We do not have exhibitors and do not accept any Pharma grants. We believe in the wise use of medications, but prefer to have a commercial-free learning experience. Once you try it, you’ll see why and won’t want to go back to any other way of learning.
Take a Mini Vacation
Come alone, with your significant other, or the whole family. Add a few days to your trip to experience all that Charleston has to offer. Tour historical sites such as Fort Sumter, Battery Park and Fort Moultrie, visit Patriots Point or tour one of the many historic plantations. Enjoy an 8 mile stretch of beach for exploring, watersport activities, fishing, or dolphin watching or golf some of the most beautiful courses in the country and grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants owned by world-famous chefs.
Have Fun | Build Community
Immerse yourself in a supportive community and attend fun group activities such as yoga class, ice-breaker reception, musical entertainment, activities for kids, raffles, after-hour career talks, guided imagery sessions, and more.
Access to Foundations of Psychopharmacology Mini-Course
This year we’re adding a supplemental 8 hour Foundations of Psychopharmacology module that will be available online only. Provides a great review of foundational concepts that enriches the practical lessons from the conference itself.
Check out Charleston & Wild Dunes Highlights!
Better Than Money-Back Guarantee
The Oasis Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Conference continues its famous tradition of the 100+100 Guarantee: If you are not satisfied with the conference for whatever reason, we will then refund 100% of your tuition and an additional $100 as our thank you for giving us a chance to serve you.
still not convinced?
The Oasis Child & Adolescent Conference differs from all other psychiatric conferences by being powerfully practical. Sure, our faculty members are up-to-date on the latest research, but the difference is they are not shy about giving actionable guidance on how to manage difficult patient cases. I get frustrated when listening to speakers who can quote research findings all day long, but won’t answer clinical questions with other than generic platitudes.
Since the Conference has a better-than-money back guarantee, it’s not in my interest to make it sound better than it is. So, I can say to you with confidence: if you are a front line practitioner, you’ll leave the conference with actionable guidance that will increase your level of confidence and competence. You’ll feel better about your job because you will have gained a higher level of mastery over challenging situations. That’s what effective learning is all about. So, please plan on joining us.
Who should attend
The Oasis Child & Adolescent Conference helps you navigate real-world clinical challenges when working with youth. Too often psychiatric presentations focus too narrowly on specific disorders and their treatments. Although crucial, this narrow focus ends up not addressing the complexity inherent in guiding a human being (the patient) and those who love him or her (the family) through the months and possibly years of treatment. Oasis addresses this broader context by tackling problems related to, for example, treatment adherence, keeping appointments, parental mutual agreement, and acting out behaviors by members of the family unit.
Given the focus of the conference, attendance can benefit all clinicians who treat minors with psychiatric, emotional, and behavioral issues. Professionals who will benefit include:
- Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists and fellows
- General Psychiatrists and residents (who work with minors)
- Family Practitioners
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants
Although treatment with medications is a primary focus, even non-prescribing professionals can benefit from a thorough understanding of the benefits, limitations, and potential adverse effects of pharmacotherapy.
Additional presentations (with wide applicability to all degreed professionals) focus on clinic procedures, career design, and clinician well-being.
And last, the conference includes a better-than-money back guarantee that gives you the peace of mind that if the conference is not right for you, you can simply let us know to activate your guarantee.
|Saturday, April 27, 2019|
|Sunday, April 28, 2019|
|9:15am-10:15am||Experiential Learning Series – Yoga|
|11:45am-12:00pm||Welcome Message/Course Information|
|12:00pm-1:30pm||ADHD I: Treatment Updates|
|1:40pm-3:10pm||ADHD II: Treating ADHD with Co-occurring Disorders|
|5:00pm-6:30pm||Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder|
|Monday, April 29, 2019|
|7:45am-9:15am||Diagnosis and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders|
|9:25am-11:00am||Co-occuring Mental and Substance Use Disorders|
|12:00pm-1:00pm||Depressive Disorders: Treatment Update|
|1:10pm-2:10pm||Autism Spectrum Disorder: Update on Management|
|2:20pm-3:50pm||Career Focus: Clinician Career|
|4:00pm-4:45pm||Experiential Learning Series – Guided Imagery|
|4:45pm-6:30pm||Ice Breaker Reception|
|Tuesday, April 30, 2019|
|9:25am-11:00am||Medical Legal Issues Relevant to Child & Adolescent Psychiatry|
|12:00pm-1:00pm||Psychosis: Update on Treatment|
|1:10pm-2:10pm||Psychosis: Long-term Management|
|2:20pm-3:50pm||Career Focus: Clinic Procedures|
|4:00pm-4:45pm||Experiential Learning Series – Guided Imagery|
|3:55pm-6:30pm||Family Fun Event|
|Wednesday, May 1, 2019|
|7:45am-9:15am||LGBT Psychiatry: Navigating Today’s Environment|
|9:25am-11:00am||Anxiety Disorders: Update on Treatment|
|12:00pm-1:00pm||Genetics and Pharmacogenomics|
|1:10pm-2:25pm||Adverse Drug Reactions|
|2:35pm-4:05pm||Career Focus: Fundamentals of Direct Pay Model|
|4:10pm-5:10pm||Experiential Learning Series – Yoga|
Foundations of Psychopharmacology Agenda
(Online Only – Release date: August 31, 2019)
|1 Hour||Course Overview|
|1.5 Hours||Introduction to Main Concepts|
|1.5 Hours||Pharmacology of Neurotransmission|
|1 Hour||Overview of Treatment Algorithms for Psychiatric Disorder|
|1.5 Hours||Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Treatment|
Jeff Quinn Bostic, MD, EdD
Jeff Bostic, MD, EdD, is a member of the child psychiatry faculty at Georgetown University Hospital, active in the intake clinic, DC MAP consultation program to primary care clinicians, and consultation to local DC schools. He remains affiliated with Harvard/Mass General Hospital, where he was the Director of School Psychiatry from 1997-2016. Dr. Bostic remains active on the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Committees for Schools and for Continuing Medical Education, and an assistant editor of their Journal. He received his MD and doctorate in education at Texas Tech University, psychiatry training at Timberlawn/UT Southwestern-Dallas, and child psychiatry training at the Harvard MGH/McLean program. His clinical and research interests include school consultation and enhancing mental health, police training to improve child/adolescent interactions, and sports psychiatry.
Jefferson Prince, MD
- Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard University, Boston, MA
- Director, Child Psychiatry, Mass General for Children, North Shore Medical Center, Boston, MA
Dr. Prince is involved in research on the characterization and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan, as well as pediatric mood and anxiety substance disorders. Dr. Prince is interested in collaborations between pediatrics and psychiatry and serves as the Medical Director of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project at North Shore Medical Center as well as a member of the Board of the Screening for Mental Health.
Dr. Prince is also the recipient of many awards and honors including the distinction of Laughlin Fellow for the American College of Psychiatrists. In 2005, Dr. Prince was selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America.” He is the author or coauthor of more than 60 original articles, abstracts, and book chapters, and he has made more than 150 academic presentations nationally and internationally.
Ximena Sanchez-Samper, MD
- Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard University, Boston, MA
- Psychiatrist, Mclean Hospital, Boston, MA
Ximena Sanchez-Samper, MD, is a board-certified addictions psychiatrist. She trained at the Mayo Clinic and completed an addictions fellowship through the combined MGH-McLean Hospital Addictions Fellowship. Dr. Sanchez-Samper has worked with adolescents, young adults, and adults with substance use disorders at Boston Children’s Hospital and McLean Hospital, where she previously served as medical director for The Brook Residence and the 3East Mill Street Residence.
Dr. Sanchez-Samper’s clinical interests include incorporating medication assisted treatment (MAT) into the care of patients struggling with addiction. Her published work includes a chapter on adolescent opioid use in the Handbook of Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Dependence, as well as a peer reviewed article on adolescent substance use disorders in Pediatrics in Review. Dr. Sanchez-Samper is an instructor in psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School, and lectures throughout the country on the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of substance use disorders.
Marco Grados, MD, MPH
- Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
- Research Scientist, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD
After completing his undergraduate and medical training in Lima, Peru, Dr. Grados came to Detroit for an internship in internal medicine and a residency in psychiatry at the Henry Ford Health Systems. He came to Baltimore in 1994 as child psychiatry fellow, chief resident in child psychiatry at Johns Hopkins and psychiatry faculty at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Grados also obtained a master’s of public health (M.P.H.) in genetic epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
After six years as medical director of outpatient programs in the Institute’s Department of Psychiatry, overseeing the outpatient care of child psychiatry outpatients, Dr. Grados is now dedicated to genetic epidemiology research in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. He obtained a five-year Research Career Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health (2002-2007) to study the genetics of OCD in children.
Jennifer Derenne, MD
- Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
- Assistant Director, Child and Adolescent Fellow Outpatient Training, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Jennifer Derenne MD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and completed an internal medicine internship at Salem Hospital. She went on to pursue General Psychiatry residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship training at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital Program. She has expertise in treating anxiety, depression, and eating disorders across the lifespan, with particular interest in treating college age students. In addition to her clinical practice, she is active in medical education and serves on the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry College Mental Health Committee. She is currently the attending psychiatrist on the Comprehensive Care Unit for Eating Disorders at LPCH.
Rajnish Mago, MD
Dr. Mago helps people with clinical depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and ADHD with expert use of both medication and psychotherapy. He has over 25 years of experience in treating patients, including persons who have “treatment-resistant” illness and those who have not improved with treatment elsewhere. For over 13 years, Dr. Mago has been teaching psychiatry residents and practicing psychiatrists about how to better help their patients.
Most recently, for 13 years (2003 to 2016), he has worked at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, where he was Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Director of the Mood Disorders Program. One of his roles there was to conduct research on developing better treatments for mood disorders and on identifying and managing side effects of medications.
Laura Carpenter, PhD
- Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina
- Training Director, South Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Dr. Laura Carpenter is a Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She has focused her career to research and clinical work in the field child development with a particular focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She is the Training Director for SC LEND (South Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities), an MCHB-funded program that aims to train future leaders in neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dr. Carpenter is an expert in ASD diagnosis across the lifespan, and provides training in this area to residents, fellows, interns, and others. Dr. Carpenter’s grant funded research program focuses on ASD epidemiology, diagnosis and intervention. She is the co-author of more than 40 publications related to ASD.
Eileen Ryan, DO
- Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical Services, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Dr. Eileen Ryan is a board certified general, child and adolescent, and forensic psychiatrist and Professor and Interim Chair of The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at The Ohio State University. She has published in the areas of interviewing and evaluation, psychiatric diagnosis, psychiatric emergencies, suicidal/self-injurious behavior, competency to stand trial, assaultive behavior, juvenile sex offenders, and mental illness among incarcerated adolescents. She has performed evaluations for criminal and civil contexts and has been qualified as an expert witness in cases involving medical malpractice, traumatic brain injury, risk assessment, suicide, sexual offending, emotional injury and PTSD, child custody, competency to stand trial, sanity, and capital sentencing. Dr. Ryan has been recognized by Best Doctors in America and is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Educators.
2019 Oasis Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Conference | HOTEL INFORMATION
Wild Dunes Charleston’s Island Resort
1 Sundial Circle, Isle of Palms, SC, 29451
Sunday-Wednesday April 28-May 1, 2019
Please review this important information concerning the American Physician Institute (API) Room Block. Please reserve your room ASAP! Rooms and rate availability is limited. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and could sell out prior to the conference.
For Reservations: 877-624-3654
Book Online: Click Here
API Room Block Code: 3HL09W
API Group Room Rate:
Single/Double Occupancy – Run of house rooms
$249 + applicable taxes and resort fee
Wild Dunes Vacation Home and Condo Rentals:
Wild Dunes Resort offers rentals on vacation home and condo on the resort property. If you are planning on bringing family or friends and prefer to reserve a vacation home or condo, you can do so by CLICKING HERE. Please note, the rates for vacation homes and condos are the standard rates provided by Wild Dunes Resort and are not part of API’s conference room block. However, by booking via the link provided, you will have access to all amenities included in the API room block.
Wild Dunes Resort offers a variety of activities for you and your family right in the resort, from a relaxing spa day, a day out on the golf course, or taking a sweetgrass basket workshop. To find out more of that the resort has to offer, CLICK HERE to download Wild Dunes Resort Guide PDF.
FIRST DAY INFORMATION
- Registration begins at 9:00am-11:45am on Sunday, April 28th in the Palms Ballroom Foyer
- Lectures begin at 11:45am on Sunday, April 28th (Breakfast and lunch are on your own for Sunday – Dinner will be provided) – lectures will begin at 7:45am for the remainder of the week
If you book using the API Block Code, the room rate includes:
- Complimentary standard Internet access in guest room
- Complimentary parking, self and Valet
- Resort transportation
- Access to fitness center, pools and swim center
- 1-hour complimentary tennis court use
- 1 bucket of balls per person at links golf range
Included in the Conference Fee, all participants will receive:
- Continental breakfast
- Coffee/Tea Breaks scheduled throughout the day
- Access to all lectures and activities planned for the meeting
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in the meeting space
Taxi and Ride-sharing services
From Charleston International Airport
UberX*: $30 one-way
Uber Black*: $87 one-way
Taxi: $65 one-way
*To use Uber you must download the app, from the app store on your smartphone device. For first time users, you can use promotion code fgl0q for a free ride up to $15 in fare.
To experience all that Charleston has to offer, we recommend renting a car to visit all the different areas in Charleston and Isle of Palms. You can book your car rental at your preferred rental company. Car rental companies at Charleston International Airport can be found via the following link: https://www.iflychs.com/Ground-Transportation/Rental-Cars
API CUSTOMER SERVICE
American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies Office Hours (Central Time): 8:00am-6:00pm Mon-Fri: 877-225-8384
Intended Audience: Psychiatrists
2019 Oasis Child & Adolescent Conference has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute and The American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
simplePIP for Major Depressive Disorder has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC and American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
Foundations of Psychopharmacology has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC and American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
2019 Oasis Child & Adolescent Designation Statement:
Live Course April 28-May 1, 2019:
The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of 53.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (with 24 of these credits designated as Self-Assessment). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials. The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the 2019 Oasis Child & Adolescent Conference and has approved this program as a part of a comprehensive Self-Assessment Program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of Maintenance of Certification.
SimplePIP Designation Statement:
Online Course, Release Date July 18, 2018, Termination Date July 18, 2021:
The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 1 PIP Unit. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the simplePIP for Major Depressive Disorder and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive assessment of Performance-in-Practice program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of Maintenance of Certification.
Foundations of Psychopharmacology Designation Statement:
Online Course v2.1, Release Date July 1, 2019, Termination Date July 1, 2022:
The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses & Nurse Practitioners: For all your CE requirements for recertification, the ANCC will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Physician Assistants: The NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Licensed Psychologists: Most state boards will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ toward professional development hours. Please confirm with your state board before using this product for professional development hours.
Q: Where are the lectures being held?
A: The lectures are being held in the Palms Ballroom, located in the Sweetgrass Pavilion. You can CLICK HERE for the resort map.
Q: Is there a fee for parking?
A: There is no fee for parking, even if you are not staying at the Wild Dunes Resort. You can park outside the Sweetgrass Pavilion or Valet Park at the Boardwalk Inn building, free of charge. CLICK HERE for the resort map.
Q: Do you have a meal plan for my family or significant other?
A: No, we do not have a meal plan for purchase for those that are not registered for the conference. Breakfast and lunch are only for registered attendees.
Q: Can I bring my family or significant other to any of the planned activities?
A: Yes, you can bring your family or guest to our Welcome Reception and Family Fun Event. All other activities are for registered conference attendees only.
Q: Where is the closest airport and should I rent a car?
A: The closest airport is Charleston International Airport (Airport Code: CHS). API recommends renting a car if you would like to explore the many different areas. Wild Dunes is about 20 minutes outside of downtown Charleston. There are many sightseeing opportunities in the area that are best accessible by car. You can use uber or a taxi if you choose.
Q: What is the schedule of the conference?
A: You can access the schedule of all lectures, breaks, and activities online in the agenda section above.
Q: Do I need to print out the lecture notes before I attend the conference?
A: If you did not purchase the printed lecture notes, you can download the PDFs of the lecture notes to your tablet or laptop if you would like to use the electronic copy. The PDFs should be available a week prior to the start of the conference. If you would like to purchase the printed lecture notes, which come in a 3-ringed binder, you can log into your account, access the shopping cart, and choose the printed syllabus under the “Recommended For You” section or please contact the customer care team via phone or email. You can call 877-225-8384 or email at [email protected] to add this to your conference.
CME & SA FAQs
Q: How many CME is included in my tuition?
A: You will receive 29.25 credit hours from attending all the scheduled lectures. 24 credit hours for completing the self-assessment exam (consists of 300 multiple choice questions), 10 CME hours for completing the Foundations of Psychopharmacology online course and an additional 20 credit hours if you completed all components of the simplePIP online course. If you complete all sections, you will receive up to 83.25 CME hours and 24 Self-assessment credits
Q: I am a Nurse Practitioner; how many CE credits are included in my tuition.
A: You will receive 29.25 credit hours from attending all the scheduled lectures. 24 credit hours for completing the 300 multiple choice question exam, and 10 CE credits for completing the Foundations of Psychopharmacology online course. You can also claim these credits towards your psychopharmacology credits. You will have access and can claim the additional CE credits for the SimplePIP online course which is included in your tuition, however, this course was specifically design for the ABPN improvement in practice (PIP) credits and may not be relevant to you. By completing all the materials, you will receive a total of 63.25 credits. If you choose to complete the SimplePIP online course, you will receive an additional 20 credits, totaling 83.25
Q: Is this conference approved for the ABPN self-assessment credits?
A: Yes. If you complete the 300 self-assessment questions, you will receive the 24 self-assessment credits.
Q: Do I have to complete the self-assessment questions prior to attending the conference.
A: No, you do not have to complete the questions prior to the conference. The self-assessment questions will not be released until the first day of the conference.
Q: When can I claim my CME and/or Self-assessments?
A: You can claim your CME and/or Self-assessments at the end of the conference. The survey and exams will only be available on the last day of the conference.
Read What Your Colleagues Are Saying About This Course
If you were looking for a high-yield clinically applicable seminar – this conference is the one for you! Not having the time to read all the latest studies, this conference has leaders in the field condense and present findings that will directly affect my practice. Wonderful!
Leah Cobb, Harrogate, TN
The conference and speakers were excellent. I am completely satisfied.
Andre Fernandez, Lexington, KY
This is the second time attending your conference. On both occasions, I have found the lectures to be relevant, up-to-date, and practical. I appreciate your attention to feedback and engagement with the physicians in attendance.
Aileen Oandasu, Johnstown, PA
I enjoyed very much the welcome reception and the raffle. I did both my Boards training with you and this is the first time I participated in a nice party to meet and interact with colleagues.
Marilena A. Jennings, Bronx, NY
I highly appreciate the opportunity to attend the API conferences. I am in private practice and I often miss a treatment team or a face-to-face discussion about my patients. These conferences have replaced this gap and they have provided good feedback about my professional trajectory.
Ioana N. Shirley, Birmingham, AL
Dr. Krasuski was really helpful and amusing. I learned a lot about treating kids abusing marijuana. It was helpful to have cases on DMDD – so thank you! Dr. Bostic was point-on in his lecture and updated me on some other medications today in autistic kids – thanks!
Karen Senese, Toms River, NJ
For those of us who are early risers, the starting and ending time of the lectures is excellent!! Please don’t change it. The ending time (3 p.m.) allows the participant to enjoy the “hosting” city.
Lourdes J. Delgado, Peoria, IL
As a foreign medical graduate, I took my Boards in gen. psychiatry and C/A one time each in doing courses with API. Courses provide excellent preparation for board purposes and clinical practices.
I am an Adult Psychiatrist who took this course so I can provide some coverage for our Pediatric psychiatrist when he is out. I really benefited and feel my time was well spent. It was a great review.
I enjoyed this conference. It was a great balance of empirical data and clinical experience. The speakers were very engaging and responsive to audience questions and opinions.
Excellent presenters, very useful and pleasant staff. The information was updated, concise and easy to understand. The location and accommodations were very good. I learned a lot and enjoyed myself!
Graciela M. Gonzalez
Great job! Conference was relevant and speakers were engaging.
It was well paced, and relaxed and yet “so” met the need to deliver cutting edge research with tips to apply research into clinical practice. All the major studies were discussed in a short, focused way. Staff were helpful and I made some friends!!
Excellent conference. One of the best I have attended. This is my first conference with API but I will be attending again.
C. Pamela Lowe-Hoyte
Very practical info! I now have more meds in my awareness.
Wonderful speakers!!! I’m glad I attended the conference, I learned quite a bit to help treat my patients.
Carl T. Radcliff
This conference is helpful for adult psychiatrists who see adolescents, older than 16 years. The atmosphere at the conference is energizing and upbeat.
It seems that every detail was thought out from food and snacks provided to the welcome receptions. All the speakers were excellent and really appreciate the organization of the notes for future reference.
The conference provided a truly up to date review in a format that was well organized, and had very comfortable accommodations. I am planning to attend future conferences.
Marta E. Wild
Very helpful reviewing current studies and major points of research results. Both useful in everyday practice and board preparation.
Susan W. Jones
Excellent speakers, enough time for question and answer sessions, perfect amount of time for each lecture.
Glad I came and will plan to return.
Great speakers! Very informative and provided a lot of clinically useful advice and instruction.
The course is very well organized. The speakers are outstanding. I strongly recommend this conference.
The speakers are high caliber-very good presenters. The information is both cutting edge and pragmatic, and the level of the presentations is appropriate to an audience and physician specialists/sub specialists. The option to immediately be able to view the entire presentations online without missing anything is also greatly appreciated, especially if jet lag or tourism options make it hard to attend all of the talks.
Excellent AACAP quality level conference and speakers.
I found the lectures very helpful as it focuses on practical knowledge in addition to covering the specific key points that are important.
Excellent and well-organized course.
Your courses are very comprehensive and up to date, the faculty is excellent, and your staff is very helpful and friendly.
Extremely thorough and relevant to my clinical practice. Very well done and comprehensive. Enjoyed meeting colleagues from around the country that were child psychiatrists like me.
My first experience with API! I like the length of the classes usually twice as many in the same time course. Allows for absorption of material, we were able to ask questions. Plus basic excellent websites. Resources suggested were extremely helpful. I will be attending your board course (adult board then child) next year.
Excellent faculty; new information presented in a useful way.
Howard A Grick
The CAMP conference was not only very informative but also very enjoyable. The hotel was comfortable in an interesting location, opportunities to socialize and network and fun! Love the welcome reception with drinks, appetizers, music and pictures. Really appreciate restaurants and social attraction information as well. This is my second API conference; I look forward to future conferences.
Excellent. I learn the most from the question and answer time. The questions cover real life situations that we in the field “trenches” face frequently.
Thank you for the comprehensive master psychopharmacology conference in child and adolescent psychiatry. Great lectures, great staff, great service and would recommend highly for more practitioners.
Had a great time. Very informative conference. I made friends and enjoyed sightseeing/walking.
This is my 4th conference with API and I have not been disappointed with the quality of content, keep up the good work!
Very Relevant, precise, well organized, practical to every day practice, clear, clinically based, excellent faculty.
Bal Sharma, MD, Kansas City, KS
I can depend on quality educational experiences from American Physician Institute.
Jan Thompson, MD, Reno, NV
Your courses are always thorough and well organized.
Jan Thompson, MD, Reno, NV
This is my second course this year, first was preparation for recertification of geriatric psychiatry – which was an excellent review, short, precise and the test was a breeze after the review. This course is excellent review of psychopharmacology, right to the point and practical applications.
Kaplan Milana, MD, Hollywood, FL
This course was tremendously useful as more and more of our practical life as child psychiatrists revolves around medication management. I plan to make it an annual event.
George Cresswell, MD, Colorado Springs, CO
This is my second time attending this course. I am already looking forward to the next! There is no other course where you can really interact with Masters in their field from all over the nation – all grouped together a few days just for me to learn!
Maribel Rivera, MD, Coraopolis, PA
This is one of the best psychopharm conferences I have ever attended for basic child psychiatry. Depression and BPD was chock full of very useful information.
Adele Cox, MD, Wynnewood, PA
Clinically relevant and up-to-date. Will make an immediate difference in my practice.
Judith Arnold, MD, Manitowoc, WI
Well prepared, well presented, good visuals, plenty of opportunity for questions.
Arnold Samuels, MD, Evanston, IL
16 years in private practice, having maintained board certification, and regularly attending various educational reviews, I have been greatly impressed with the value in these relevant clinical courses. The vignettes and the evidence-based data were invaluable and well-presented.
Omar Rieche, MD, Fort Myers, FL
It is a good place to meet colleagues and discuss cases, get feedback and increase base resources as I go back to my practice.
Leah Perez, MD, Dunlap, IL
Great overview of conditions often encountered in child psychiatry and into evidence based treatments for them. Opportunity to network with providers from all over the USA and link to shared experiences and triumphs and failures to learn from each other.
Patricia Kinne, MD, Louisville, KY
They were extremely knowledgeable, with first-hand, up-to-date information. I’ve taken a few of your courses – some for board review preparation and some just for general knowledge – and I have really appreciated them and learned a lot.
Tracey Cornella-Carlson, MD, Hartland, WI
The information they are giving to us is also very practical – it’s the information that we need.
Jose Hernandez, MD, Tampa, FL
The speakers were the top in the field and yet no questions went unanswered, no statement was not addressed/discussed. Being educated by/with these masters was like jamming with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis.
Herbert Cruz, MD, Fresno, CA
Precise, concise, clinically-based and practical.
Sarabjit Tokhie, MD, Okemos, MI
This course was a nice blend of contemporary knowledge, “real world” cases, and practical advice. The speakers were enthusiastic and engaging. There was ample time for questions and discussion. I highly recommend this course to any clinician who wishes to refresh their practice habits and enhance their professional skills.
Barry Irons, MD, Las Cruces, NM
Good evidence-based medicine.
Peter Warhol, MD, Peeven, SD
I find the course very informative and although the name of this is Psychopharmacology, it’s really reassuring that all the speakers emphasized the importance of psychosocial interventions as well.
Jacqueline Magrolagasca, MD, Union City, CA
Relevant, organized and great speakers.
Linda Lotspeich, MD, Stanford, CA
This is the third course I have taken from you. I found all of them valuable and effective in improving my practice and making me a better physician. In fact, to me, the quality of your courses is so much superior to those offered by the APA meeting that I no longer spend money on the APA meeting – I just do not like wasting my money!
Beth Milford, MD, Novato, CA
A very good review, brought me up to date on multiple topics in 3 days. Very well organized at a very gentle pace.
Harjot Singh, MD, Fresno, CA
This conference was a very positive, special experience in one of USA’s finest cities. I have added substantially to my knowledge of Psychopharmacology in Children/Adolescents, for which I am thankful. I’m hopeful that my new knowledge can help in this Managed Care dominated system. It could help if I teach or supervise clinicians in the future.
Larry Rosenthal, MD, Bethesda, MD
The course was very well organized and kept to stated done-times. Information presented was well-presented in slide format. All slides were included in the course handout, which allowed me to actually pay attention without the burden of having to take note. I found the information very relevant to practice. I appreciate the bonus lecture on arming yourself against medical malpractice and understanding the role of the relationship with patients and medical liability.
Diane Felder, MD, Houston, TX
Clear, concise and practical for everyday practice! Highly recommended!
Michelle Fontenelle-Gilmer, MD, Trenton, MI
I really liked Dr. Hardan’s lectures. He’s a very good speaker. He reviewed the subjects in a very practical way.
Sergio Luna, MD, Bryan, TX
Great course with lectures from foremost experts in the field. Excellent way to catch up with the latest updates in the field and stay current.
Auguste Dufano, MD, Ithaca, NY
It was amazing to learn from “the masters!”
Maribel Rivera, MD, Coradupolis, PA
I am happy I attended the Child & Adolescent course.
Pabudini Muthukuda, MD, Gaithersborg, MD
Gave a rainbow spectrum of practical treatments. Catches your interest throughout the course – lively, never boring.
Judith Bautista, MD, Eagle River, AK
Well-organized, important topics were discussed. Excellent lectures of Dr. Radwan and Dr. Chang.
Ella Komatorsky, MD, Skokie, IL
My favorite portion had to do with the case discussions where the lecturer & audience shared their clinical ideas on how to treat the case. I could identify with the struggles in choosing the best treatment approach in the complicated cases. The smaller group setting (audience) was comfortable. The lecturers appeared to enjoy the Q&A and case discussions and were respectful of the physicians who may have had another point of view. Thank you!
Cynthia Dulay-Bruce, MD, Tracy, CA
Excellent review of psychopharmacology in Children & Adolescents. Geared towards the practicing Child Psychiatrist. It was very instructive to also hear about upcoming trials and directions in psychopharmacology.
Chris Lang, MD, Salt Lake, UT
I am very glad I came to this conference. A lot of useful and up-to-date information – well organized. Overall, high quality. Great location too! Great chance to meet colleagues.
Lisa Feierman, MD, Corrales, NM
Current information, clinically relevant to the private practitioner. There were many ‘pearls of wisdom’ that I will be able to incorporate in my practice.
Renee Mehlinger, MD, Chicago, IL
Great conference! Very practical review of important topics. I would highly recommend this course to all psychiatrists.
Geoff Levin, MD, Highland Park, IL
Dr. Chang expertly reviewed in a fair and balanced manner concepts of overdiagnosis and underdiagnosis of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and medication and nonmediciation intervention for PBD. Lively, interesting presentations from very knowledgeable faculty.
Steven Sonnek, MD, Victoria, MN
Excellent choice of faculty. Loved case discussions.
Gerald Chitters, MD, Boulder, CO
This was very pleasant, friendly and professional experience. I like the option to have a “second chance” to look over the lectures online.
Mariana Martinajevic, MD, Fort Lauderdale, FL
It was refreshing to take a course that was so free from commercial interest.
Evelyn Lopez-Brignoni, MD, Miami, FL
I have recommended your board preparation review courses to my colleagues, because I found them excellent when I took it, and it helped me to pass the adult boards. This course I will also recommend to everyone because I also found it very informative, useful, up-to-date – “Excellent.” Keep up the good work, Dr. Krasuski and staff.
Jose Hernandez, MD, Tampa, FL
This course provided very up-to-date, useful clinical practice guidelines used by leaders in the field, that spanned from screening tools to use in practice, new research on diagnosis and treatment, medication studies and indications as well as new medication trials in progress. Excellent speakers and all around excellent conference. Totally worth the time invested!
Jennifer Kurth, MD, Chicago, IL