Live Your Best Life
Aligned Action for Authentic Living
To live your best life means acting in alignment with your core values and goals. Since the work environment – and all of life – are complicated, it is often hard to do so. Let Oasis help you clarify your goals by presenting myriad career options; take control over your day-to-day work activities by presenting detailed ways of managing patients, their families, staff, and clinic procedures; and plan the changes you commit to make. It’s not enough simply to avoid burnout when we can flourish instead. Live authentically. Join us to turn your potential into actuality.
Knowledge, skill, and creativity are required to provide the best care to patients, to live the good life, to fulfill commits to family and friends, and to do so sustainably over the course of a long life and career. Let Oasis provide you with the guidance to act with more confidence and mastery. The Oasis 5 ELEMENTS editorial approach is designed to address thriving now in your current position and managing your career over the long-term. When treating patients, the greatest challenges go beyond choosing one treatment intervention over another and often involve forms of patient acting out that must be contained and channeled. And when considering your career, multiple pitfalls must be avoided when changing positions, rethinking career objectives, considering other career options, and planning full or partial retirement. Join us at Oasis and leave knowing what to do and what to avoid doing.
Connection and Community
Isolation leads to higher rates of burnout, a sense of burden, and unhappiness. A person, on their own, is necessarily limited in their knowledge, skills, and perspective. At Oasis you will join a community of clinicians all working to make their own and other people’s lives better. Learn from others, receive guidance, help others, brainstorm and leave with a clear action plan. Make connections with colleagues to stay motivated and on track.
Oasis 5 Elements
To produce positive life transformation, changes undertaken should be holistic and address the major areas of daily activity. Thus, Oasis covers the following content areas during the conference:
1.Disorders and Their Treatments
At Oasis, you learn to manage complex and treatment-resistant cases: you receive a real-world clinical focus, up-to-date data, and master-level psychopharmacology with detailed prescribing guidance.
2.Patient and Family
Take a 360-degree view of patients and their unique resources and challenges. Address problems beyond the psychiatric disorder: treatment non-adherence, risk-taking behaviors, risk of suicide or violence, patient or family acting-out, and drug-seeking behaviors.
3.Heal Your Clinic
Eliminate recurring and foreseeable challenges presented by patients, families, and staff. Develop robust, easy-to-follow, and fair clinic procedures. Detailed strategies and sample scripts are provided. You won’t believe how much stress these approaches simply wipe away.
4.Your Career Action Plan
Get to the heart of what drives you and develop a career plan that aligns with your deepest values and life goals. This year’s conference includes presentations on Setting Up a Telepsychiatry Practice and on Setting Up a Direct Pay Model Practice.
Learn techniques to increase your life satisfaction, improve your health, and decrease stress and burnout. Attend yoga sessions, guided imagery exercises, an ice-breaker reception, family-fun activities, and make (possibly life-long) friends.
Register Today at the Lowest Tuition Available for Oasis Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Conferences
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|Live Conference attendance|
|Activities, functions, and meals included|
|12 months access to conference recordings|
|Access to online community forum|
|Foundations of Psychopharmacology online course||Part B||Part A||Parts A+B|
|AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™||73.25||73.25||136.5|
|ABPN®-Approved Self-Assessment Credits included||24||24||48|
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Dr. Jack explains what makes the Oasis conference powerfully different
Memorable moments from the 2019 Oasis Conference
Still Not Convinced?
YOUR SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED
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, PLUS an additional $100 as our thank you for giving us a chance to serve you.
Who Should Attend?
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.
|Saturday, May 16, 2020|
|5:00pm-7:00pm||Advanced Registration – Boardwalk Inn Lobby|
|Day 1: Sunday, May 17, 2020|
|9:15am-10:15am||Registration – Palms Ballroom Foyer|
|10:15am-10:30am||Welcome Message/Course Information – Palms Ballroom|
|10:30am-12:00pm||ADHD Out of the Nest: Management During College Transition||Rajnish Mago, MD|
|1:00pm-2:30pm||ADHD: Practical Management of ADHD Medication Side-Effects||Rajnish Mago, MD|
|2:40pm-3:40pm||Autism Spectrum Disorder: Prevalence and Assessment||Gagan Joshi, MD|
|3:50pm-4:50pm||Autism Spectrum Disorder and Associated Psychopathology: Pharmacological Management||Gagan Joshi, MD|
|5:00pm-5:50pm||Experiential Learning Series – Guided Imagery||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|6:00pm-7:30pm||Fireside Chat||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|7:15pm-8:15pm||Beach Yoga at Sunset|
|Day 2: Monday, May 18, 2020|
|7:00am-8:00am||Registration – Palms Ballroom Foyer|
|7:00am-8:00am||Breakfast – Palmetto Hall|
|8:00am-9:30am||Novel Drug Abuse in Youth: I Want a New Drug…||Ximena Sanchez-Samper, MD|
|9:40am-11:10am||Novel Drug Abuse in Youth: Everything You Wanted to Know!||Ximena Sanchez-Samper, MD|
|11:20am-12:20pm||Update on Pediatric Depression||Mai Uchida, MD|
|12:20pm-1:20pm||Lunch – Palmetto Hall|
|1:20pm-2:20pm||Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)||Mai Uchida, MD|
|2:30pm-4:00pm||Career Focus: Setup Your Own Telepsychiatry Practice||Kristopher Kalibe, MD|
|4:10pm-5:15pm||Experiential Learning Series – Guided Imagery||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|5:15pm-7:15pm||Ice Breaker Reception – Croquet Lawn North|
|Day 3: Tuesday, May 19 2020|
|7:00am-8:00am||Registration – Palms Ballroom Foyer|
|7:00am-8:00am||Breakfast- Palmetto Hall|
|8:00am-9:30am||Borderline Personality Disorder||Brittany Little, MSW, LISW-CP|
|9:40am-11:10am||Trauma and PTSD||Steven Pliszka, MD|
|11:20am-12:20pm||Psychosis and At Risk Mental States||Steven Pliszka, MD|
|12:20pm-1:20pm||Lunch – Palmetto Hall|
|1:20pm-2:20pm||Psychosis: Management of Complex Cases||Steven Pliszka, MD|
|2:30pm-4:00pm||Career Focus: Setup Your Own Direct Pay Practice||Dave Racer|
|4:10pm-5:15pm||Experiential Learning Series – Chair Yoga – Palms Ballroom|
|4:15pm-6:15pm||Fireside Chat||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|5:15pm-7:15pm||Family Fun Event – Croquet Lawn North|
|Day 4: Wednesday, May 20, 2020|
|7:00am-8:00am||Breakfast – Palmetto Hall|
|8:00am-9:30am||Anxiety Disorders: Update on Treatment||Craig Donnelly, MD|
|9:40am-11:10am||Bipolar Disorder Treatment Update||Craig Donnelly, MD|
|11:20am-12:20pm||Video Game Addiction||Attia Ceranoglu, MD|
|12:20pm-12:50pm||Boxed Lunch – Palms Ballroom Foyer|
|12:50pm-2:20pm||Pediatric Medical Disorders for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist||Kristopher Kalibe, MD|
|2:30pm-4:00pm||Heal Your Clinic||Jack Krasuski, MD|
Foundations of Psychopharmacology Agenda
(Online Only – 5 hours released the week of 9/8/2019. Remaining 5 hours released 9/30/2019)
Jack Krasuski, MD
- Executive Director, American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, Westmont, IL
Dr. Krasuski spent three years as a Senior Staff Fellow at the National Institute on Aging, NIH, where he did research in the neuroimaging of dementing disorders. Currently, he spends most of his time lecturing to thousands of physicians yearly on psychiatric topics. He is known for his ability to clearly explain complex and little understood topics.
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.
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 the side effects of medications.
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 co-author of more than 60 original articles, abstracts, and book chapters, and he has made more than 150 academic presentations nationally and internationally.
Gagan Joshi, MD
- Director, Autism Spectrum Disorders Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
- Medical Director, The Alan and Lorraine Bressler Program for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Dr. Gagan Joshi is the Director of the Autism Spectrum Disorders Program in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinical and Research Program and Medical Director of the Bressler Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Joshi has been the recipient of the prestigious Ethel Dupont Warren Fellowship Award through the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also the recipient of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmalogicum Congress Young Investigators Award and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Pilot Research Award. Dr. Joshi is the current Norma Fine Fellowship recipient.
Dr. Joshi’s clinical and research interest is in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with particular focus on the often-neglected comorbid conditions associated with ASD. In addition to coordinating the Bressler clinic and providing clinical care to individuals with ASD, Dr. Joshi is facilitating the expansion of research in autism and related comorbidities in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinical and Research Program at MGH. He has developed specific research projects examining the clinical, genetic, and neural underpinnings and treatment of high functioning ASD and associated psychiatric conditions.
Mai Uchida, MD
- Director, Center for Early Identification and Prevention of Pediatric Depression, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
- Assistant Professor of Psychitry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Dr. Mai Uchida is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and, Staff Psychiatrist in the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD. Dr. Uchida is a dedicated clinician to both children and adults. She also conducts research to better understand and advance care for various psychiatric disorders.
Her research career focus has been on the characteristics, longitudinal course and treatment of unipolar and bipolar pediatric depression. In collaboration with Drs. John and Susan Gabrieli at MIT, she has published on the fMRI based biomarkers of the risk for development of major depression, and received the First Prize Department of Psychiatry Award of MGH as well as the Dupont Warren Fellowship and Livingston Award for her works on this topic. She has done clinical and neuroimaging based investigation of emotional dysregulation, and has received the Louis V Gertsner Award for this work. She has multiple publications on evaluations of screening tools, longitudinal follow-ups and systematic reviews on pediatric depression.
Another area of Dr. Uchida’s expertise is in adult and pediatric Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). She is also the recipient of the Elaine Schlosser Lewis Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to investigate the utilization of health technology in improving management of ADHD.
In addition, Dr. Uchida is a committed advocate for mental health. She has articulated her thoughts in a number of international publications, including the International Herald Tribune and Asahi Shimbun, on topics ranging from suicide prevention and informed consent to the experience of being a Japanese female physician in America.
Steven Pliszka, MD
- Dielmann Distinguish Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
- Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Steven R. Pliszka, M.D. is Dielmann Distinguish Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has been a faculty member at UT Health San Antonio since 1986, joining the Department of Psychiatry after completing his general and child adolescent psychiatry residencies at UTHSCSA. Throughout his career he has been involved in a wide range of administrative, research, clinical and educational activities. Prior to being Chair, he served as Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from 1995-2015.
His research has focused on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related disorders. He has been involved with clinical trials of the most medications used for ADHD. He currently uses functional magnetic imaging to try to understand the mechanisms of action of treatments for ADHD. He has been involved in several projects to integrate mental health services into pediatric primary care.
Dr. Pliszka is the author of Neuroscience for the Mental Health Clinician, 2nd ed. and Treating ADHD and Comorbid Disorders (Guilford Press). He has been very active in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, authoring the academy’s practice parameters for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in 2007.
Dr. Pliszka has an active clinical practice, caring for many children and adolescents with ADHD and other psychiatric disorders; he also serves as the attending psychiatrist for two residential facilities for children with severe behavioral and emotional disorders.
Atilla Ceranoglu, MD
- Director, Psychiatry Service, Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston, MA
- Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Bostom, MA
Atilla Ceranoglu (jay-RUN-oolu), M.D., is chief of psychiatry services and a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston and also at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He earned his medical degree from Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey. He completed his residency in general psychiatry at Brockton VA Medical Center, and his fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at MGH and McLean Hospital. He is board certified in both psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.
Dr. Ceranoglu’s areas of interest are the psychiatric care of children with severe medical injuries and children with autism spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD and trauma.
2020 Oasis Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Conference | HOTEL INFORMATION
Wild Dunes Charleston’s Island Resort
1 Sundial Circle, Isle of Palms, SC, 29451
Sunday-Wednesday May 17-May 20, 2020
Please review this important information concerning the American Physician Institute (API) Room Block. You must reserve your hotel room by April 17, 2020, to receive the discounted API rate. Book Early! Rooms and rate availability is limited. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and could sell out before April 17, 2020!
For Reservations: 877-624-3654
Book Online: Click Here
API Room Block Code: g-n0ab
API Group Room Rate:
Single/Double Occupancy – Run of house rooms
$259 + 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 what the resort has to offer, CLICK HERE to download Wild Dunes Resort Guide PDF.
FIRST DAY INFORMATION
- Registration begins at 9:15am-10:15am on Sunday, May 17th in the Palms Ballroom Foyer
- Lectures begin at 10:30am on Sunday, May 17th
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 the fitness center, pools and swim center
- 1-hour complimentary tennis court use
- 1 bucket of balls per person at the 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
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Intended Audience: Psychiatrists
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.
2020 Oasis Child & Adolescent Designation Statement:
Live Course, May 17-20, 2020:
The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC designates this other format activity for a maximum of 53.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, (live and enduring material). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Of these 53.25 credits: 29.25 are live, 24 are enduring material, and 24 of the enduring material are approved for ABPN Self Assessment credits.
This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials. The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the 2020 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.
2019 Oasis Child & Adolescent Designation Statement:
Online Course, Release Date May 1, 2019, Termination Date, May 1, 2022:
The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 53.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Of these 53.25 credits: 24 also qualify as ABPN Self Assessment credits.
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, August 31, 2019, Termination Date, August 31, 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.
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“The Oasis 2019 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference was an amazing conference. The content and speakers were excellent. I came thinking I would get a few ideas to improve my practice… Instead, my mind is reeling with a lot of great ideas I can use. I am happy I attended this conference.”
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“Awesome conference, great speakers – especially on substance use disorders. Dr. Ximena Sanchez-Samper makes it so much fun and conveys information so effectively. Dr. Grados is an excellent speaker and very knowledgeable. An excellent lecture on Autism and eating disorders. Attending the receptions helped me connect with so many other child psychiatrists from various areas and had great discussions about career development in addition to enjoying the great food and music.”
Afia Hussain, MD, Fairfax, VA
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“A very broad stroke of topics, with an emphasis on pharmacotherapy with practical use in current practice.”
Harvey Hall, NP, Olympia, WA
“If you might not be seeing that many kids in your practice, most of the info in these presentations can be applied to adult psychiatry too.”
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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!”
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“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 felt my time was well spent. It was a great review.”
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“I really enjoyed the conference. I walked away with lots of practical and useful information for myself, my patients, and their families.”
“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 in 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/subspecialists. 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. I 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 everyday 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 an 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. An 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 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! A 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 nonmedication 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 a 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