MASTERPSYCH FOCUSES ON COMPLEX CASES
Only the MasterPsych Conference focuses on providing you with actionable guidance on managing treatment-resistant and otherwise complex cases.
Here are just a few of the 23 topics covered (Click here to check out the full Agenda):
- Psychotic Disorders Across the Lifespan
- Personality Disorders: Prevention & Treatment
- Managing Medication Side-effects
- New Medications & Treatments
- Prescribing Guide for Uncommonly Used Psychotropics
Ongoing Support From MASTERPSYCH
MasterPsych Online is not a “one-off” or solitary review of actionable psychiatric content – great though it is. MasterPsych also allows you to engage with colleagues through the Conference Community Forum. You continue discussions on Conference topics with your peers and follow-up with questions for faculty. Every month we’ll reach out to a faculty member to respond to questions and provide additional MasterPsych content.
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MasterPsych Live 2018 Conference
- When: October 11-14, 2018
- Where: Santa Barbara, CA. Fess Parker Hilton Resort.
- Conference Theme: Treatment-Resistant and Complex Cases. Get practical and actionable answers to difficult cases you encounter in your daily practice.
- Credits: Earn 72 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ including 24 SA credits in one conference.
Learn while relaxing: The conference hotel, the Fess Parker, is steps away from the Santa Barbara beach, downtown Santa Barbara, and some of the best vineyards in California. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara has a lot to offer. Enjoy the California sunset, do Yoga on the beach, take a wine tasting tour to the many vineyards and wineries in the area, or island hop to the Channel Islands. Come alone, with your significant other, or with the whole family!
MasterPsych Online 2017 Agenda
Medical Update for the Psychiatrist
Intended Audience: Psychiatrists
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Diagnose and treat patients with bipolar and depressive disorders
- Recognize symptoms of early-onset psychotic disorders in children and adolescents
- Develop treatment plans for PMDD
- Develop effective management and treatment plans for adult and childhood ADHD
- Explain and describe psychotic disorders
- Evaluate anxiety disorders in patients
- Diagnose and managed personality disorders
Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education and American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC. The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the 8th Annual MasterPsych 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.
Designation Statement: Online Course v2017, Release Date October 5, 2017, Termination Date October 4, 2020: The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 72 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ including 24 Self-Assessment Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses: For all of your CNE requirements for recertification, the ANCC will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. The content of this activity pertains to pharmacology and is worth up to 48 continuing education hours of pharmacotherapeutics.
Physician assistants: The NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the AMA (providers accredited by the ACCME).
A certificate of participation for completing this activity will also be available upon request.
Steven Pliszka, MD
- Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Psychiatry, 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 Chair of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has been a faculty member at UTHSCSA 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 and Treating ADHD and Comorbid Disorders (Guilford Press). He has been very active in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, authoring the academys 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.
Raj DasGupta, MD
- Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Dasgupta completed his internal medicine residency at Michigan State University and his Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship at Saint Lukes & Roosevelt Hospital then his sleep medicine fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital while working at VA Medical Center in Detroit. He received numerous awards including: resident of the year, fellow of the year and the Director’s Award for research two years in a row. After his training, Dr. Dasgupta worked at Abington Hospital where he was presented with the Faculty teacher of the year.
Dr. Dasgupta is quadruple board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. Currently, Dr. Dasgupta is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Southern California. Dr. Dasgupta teaches USMLE Steps 1, 2, 3 for Kaplan Medical and writing his book “Medicine Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls” for Elsevier. Dr. Dasgupta can be seen on television shows such as “The Doctors” and “The Wellness Hour”.
W. Curt LaFrance, Jr., MD, MPH
- Director of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology at Rhode Island Hospital Director, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI
- Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI
Dr. Lafrance is the neuropsychiatrist for the RIH Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Staff Physician at the Providence VAMC, and a faculty member of the Brown Institute for Brain Science. He received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Wake Forest University, his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, and his master of public health from Brown University. He completed the combined residency in neurology and psychiatry at Brown, and he is boarded in both neurology and in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. After residency, he completed a Clinical Research Fellowship in Combined Treatments at Brown University with an institutional NIH T-32 National Research Service Award. He is the recipient of awards, recognitions and grants, including the American Neuropsychiatric Association’s Career Development Award, the AAN’s Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Award, and Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World. He serves on the Epilepsy Foundation (EF) Professional Advisory Board, chaired American Epilepsy Society (AES) and International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Task Forces, and is a steward for the AES/NINDS Epilepsy Benchmarks. He has received grants from the EF, AES, Siravo Foundation, the VA and an NINDS K23 Award for treatment of nonepileptic seizures (5K23 NS045902).
Dr. LaFrance e has served as research advisor or mentor to psychiatry, neurology and neuropsychiatry residents and faculty and to undergraduates in neurobiology and psychology. He trains clinicians around the country using distance supervision in treatment delivery for seizures and somatoform disorders. His research interests focus on the neuropsychiatric aspects of epilepsy, conversion disorders and TBI. His studies are published in neurology and psychiatry journals. He served on the editorial boards of Epilepsy & Behavior and Epilepsia, and Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience and is co-editor of the 3rd edition of Nonepileptic Seizures and co-author of Taking Control of Your Seizures: Workbook and Therapist Guide. A goal of his work at Brown, nationally and internationally has been to bridge neurology and psychiatry clinical practice and scientific research and to dissolve arbitrary boundaries between the two fields.
Hani Nazha, MD
- Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
- Associate Program Director, Charleston Area Medical Center and West Virginia University, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Program, Charleston, WV
- Director, Consult-Liaison Serve, Charleston Area Medical Center and West Virginia University, Charleston Division
Dr. Nazha Graduated from University of Damascus, School of Medicine in 2004. He worked on his Master Degree in Human Anatomy and Cell Biology especially in Neuroanatomy.
He completed the combined residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the Charleston Division of the WVU School of Medicine and Charleston Area Medical Center in 2012 and joined the faculty of the Internal Medicine and the Psychiatry Department in the same year as an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry.
He is interested in Psychosomatic Medicine, Anatomy of Neuropsychiatry and Psychopharmacology and rounds with residents and medical students on consult liaison service and on inpatient General Internal Medicine.
Pam Rajendran Taub, MD
- Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
- Director of Step Family Cardiac Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, San Diego, CA
Dr. Pam Taub is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at UC San Diego. She is the director of the Step Family Cardiac Wellness and Rehabilitation Center that will be located in the new UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center opening in late 2016.
The mission of the Center is to actively engage patients and the community in prevention of cardiovascular disease. The Center will be conducting research on biomarkers and other diagnostics, wearable/mobile technologies that can improve patient outcomes.
Dr. Taub’s clinical practice focuses on preventive cardiology. She is consistently elected by her peers as a top doctor in San Diego Magazine’s “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” annual survey.
She is active in clinical/translational research and is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and American Heart Association. Her research focuses on biomarkers for cardiovascular risk factor stratification and in the examining the effects of epicatechin (a compound present in dark chocolate) on mitochondrial function/ cellular bioenergetics and exercise capacity in patients with heart failure and diabetes. She utilizes skeletal muscle biopsy and cardiopulmonary exercise testing to study mitochondrial function in patients with cardiac disease.
Dr. Taub received her medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle and her fellowship in cardiology at UC San Diego.
Amy Yule, MD
- Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Dr. Yule received her undergraduate degree from the University of California San Diego where she graduated cum laude. She attended the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Yule completed her adult and child psychiatry training at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. She completed her addiction psychiatry training in the Partners Hospital program. Dr. Yule is now a staff child and adolescent psychiatrist in the Addiction Recovery Management Service and the West End Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Yule was the 2012 recipient of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Pilot Research Award for Junior Faculty supported by Eli Lilly USA, LLC. With support and mentorship from Dr. Wilens she has been involved in research examining risk factors for the development of adolescent substance use disorders, specifically risk associated with active parental substance use. Dr. Yule plans on continuing to be involved in clinical research focused on adolescent substance use disorders. She is particularly interested in decreasing risky behaviors in adolescent substance users. She hopes to improve identification of adolescent substance users at high risk for unintentional opioid overdose.
Walter Sipe, MD
- Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Dr. Walter Sipe specializes in providing care and alleviating the suffering associated with depression, anxiety, and chronic pain states in young people and adults. He takes an integrated approach to care, combining mindfulness approaches based on meditative practices, with more traditional psychotherapy, and–where appropriate–careful use of medications. His commitment is that therapy makes a profound difference in the areas of life that are most important. Trained in both pediatric gastroenterology and adult psychiatry, his experience in human development, nutrition, and mind-body medicine offers a unique perspective on the care he can offer.
Dr. Sipe is faculty at UCSF in the departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, where he teachs and supervises medical students and residents in both fields. He has a research background in the neurobiology of abdominal pain, and continues academic work in the field of mindfulness.
Decartes Li, MD
- Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
- Director, Bipolar Program, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
- Director, Electroconvulsive Therapy Program, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Dr. Descartes Li is a psychiatrist who specializes in treating patients with bipolar disorder and those receiving electroconvulsive therapy. He is the director of the UCSF Bipolar Program as well as the UCSF Electroconvulsive Therapy Program.
Li’s research interests include bipolar disorder, electroconvulsive therapy and medical education. He also gives numerous talks and presentations in both academic and community settings.
Li earned his medical degree from UCSF, where he also completed a residency in psychiatry. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSF. He is a member of the Association for Academic Psychiatry, International Society for Bipolar Disorders, International Society for Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neurostimulation, American Psychiatric Association and Northern California Psychiatric Society.
Demian Rose, MD
- Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Dr. Demian Rose is a psychiatrist, with a primary interest in applying cognitive neuroscience concepts to the clinical care of patients suffering from adolescent-onset cognitive and sensory processing decline.
Dr. Demian Rose is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UCSF Medical Center and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. He received his medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years.
Carla Marienfeld, MD
- Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
Carla Marienfeld, MD, is a board-certified addiction psychiatrist who specializes in treating individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression. She supports recovery in a harm-reduction approach that uses therapy, motivational interviewing, and medication-assisted treatment.
An associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry, her research looks at health outcomes for individuals with substance use disorders and involves monitoring implementation of evidence based practices in treatment of substance use disorders. She has been highly involved in educating colleagues and trainees about addiction psychiatry and effective interventions, including buprenorphine treatment and motivational interviewing.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health in 2016, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Marienfeld completed a fellowship in addiction psychiatry and a residency in psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. During her residency, she was chief resident of psychiatry and founded (and later led) the Yale Global Mental Health Program. She earned a medical degree, with Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors, from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Marienfeld is board-certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry.
Tracy Foose, MD
- Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
- Director, UCSF Anxiety Disorders Programs, San Francisco, CA
Dr. Tracy Foose is a psychiatrist in San Francisco, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UCSF Medical Center and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. She received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and has been in practice between 11-20 years.
Why specialize in anxiety disorders? Because they are rooted in fear and it’s hard not to appreciate that fear is an adaptive and protective emotion, a performance enhancing state that helps us to attend to threats, and remember what to avoid in the future. So how does something so helpful come to cause us so much distress? She has spent the last 10 years of her career building her answer to that question.
Vivien K. Burt, MD, PhD
- Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
- Founder and Director, The Women’s Life Center, Resnick UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
Vivien Burt, M.D., Ph.D is a psychiatrist practicing in Westwood and Long Beach California. She has more than 20 years of experience in adult and reproductive psychiatry. She is a Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Founder and Director of The Women’s Life Center of the Resnick UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital.
Dr. Burt has authored numerous articles and book chapters in the field of women’s psychiatry and has lectured both nationally and internationally on the subjects of mood disorders and women’s mental health and has provided expert testimony in the area of women’s mental health. She is the first author of The Clinical Manual for Women’s Mental Health, published by the American Psychiatric Press.
Dr. Burt has been honored by the Southern California Psychiatric Society with both a Distinguished Service Award and an Outstanding Achievement Award. A recipient of the Outstanding House Staff Teaching Award from the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, she has devoted her career to training residents and interns in reproductive psychiatry. In 2008, in recognition of her work in women’s mental health, she was awarded the Andre Boivin Professorship of the Motherisk Program of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. She has been recognized by her peers as one of The Best Doctors in America (a validated, peer-reviewed database for excellence in medicine) for 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2014-16.
Her activities include projects in women’s mental health with a particular focus on psychiatric illnesses associated with reproductive transitions.
Antonio Hardan, MD
- Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
- Founder and Director, The Women’s Life Center, Resnick UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Los Angeles, CAA
Dr. Hardan’s research expertise is in the neurobiology of autism and in the development of innovative treatment. He served as a principal investigator on numerous projects examining the neurobiology of autism and assessing the effectiveness of a wide range of interventions. He is the recipient of an R01 (MH083972) “A Neuroimaging Study of Twin Pairs with Autism” and a pilot grant from Autism Speaks examining the effectiveness of pivotal response group treatment for parents of young children with autism. He has completed several investigations aimed toward increasing our understanding of the pathophysiology of pervasive developmental disorders while applying multimodal imaging techniques. Dr. Hardan has also led several clinical trials examining the effectiveness of novel interventions such as N-acetylcysteine and pivotal response group training in children with autism.
Noureddin Dean Nourbakhsh, DO
- Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Dr. Noureddin Dean Nourbakhsh is presently working as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, UCSD Medical Center/Rady Children’s, United States.He has associated with several scholarly societies, professional boards, and civic organizations. He is the recipient of number of honors and awards for his excellence in teaching. He has given number of poster presentation and authored many research articles which are published in international journals.
Dr. Noureddin Dean Nourbakhsh’s research interest includes pediatrics, Advanced Nephrology, Protein Energy Wasting & Uremic Failure, Thrive in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease, Renal Oxygenation and Mitochondrial Function in the Pathophysiology, Severe Metabolic Alkalosis, and Attenuates Acute Kidney Injury in Experimental Model of Sepsis.
Terence Ketter MD
- Professor Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
- Founder, Bipolar Disorders Clinic, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Dr. Terence Ketter is the founder of Bipolar Disoder Clinic and spearheaded the research. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Toronto and had internship and residency training in psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco. He had subsequent fellowship training in brain imaging and psychopharmacology research methods at the Biological Psychiatry Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He is currently Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Chief of the Bipolar Disorders Clinic at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California. Dr. Ketter’s research interests include the use of brain imaging methods such as positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to better understand the neurobiology of mood disorders and to explore the possibility of using these techniques to more effectively target treatments for patients with bipolar disorders. Dr. Ketter also conducted research in the use of novel medications and combinations of medications in the treatment of bipolar disorders, with an emphasis on the use of anticonvulsants.
In constant demand as a speaker, he presents at numerous national and international conferences and advisory boards, and sits on the review panel of several major scientific journals. Within the University, he serves on the Institutional Review Board, the body responsible for reviewing all new research proposals for scientific soundness, ethical conduct, and protection of human subjects.
Inspired by his clinical work with exceptionally creative individuals, Dr. Ketter has developed a strong interest in the relationship of creativity and mood disorders.
He has now since retired but will stay involved in research efforts at the clinic.
Royce Lee, MD
- Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Dr. Royce Lee is a psychiatrist in Chicago, Illinois and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Mercy Hospital and Medical Center and University of Chicago Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
His research interests include e Effects of early life trauma on the neurobiology of emotion and Neurobiology of personality disorder, including borderline personality disorder and paranoid personality disorder.
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