COVID-19 STATEMENT: “We are looking forward to another great conference this year and are excited to report that attendance continues to grow. We do understand the heightened concern related to the COVID-19 illness and continue to monitor the situation closely. Should it become necessary to cancel the event, we will notify customers immediately and will not charge any cancellation fees. So, you can reserve your spot with confidence. Thanks and hope to see you there!” – Jack Krasuski, MD
Vision of the Oasis Psychiatry Conferences
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 the Oasis Psychiatry Conference
Limited Time Offer
Get BOTH: 2020 Live Conference & 2019 Online Recordings for Only $2494
Live & Online
|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™||92||92||174|
|ABPN®-Approved Self-Assessment Credits included||24||24||48|
|Prefer to register by phone? Call 877-225-8384.|
|REGISTER NOW||REGISTER NOW||REGISTER NOW|
Still Not Convinced?
YOUR SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED
The Oasis Psychiatric Conference 2020 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:
- Psychiatrists and residents
- Psychiatric Nurses
- 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.
|Day 1: October 8, 2020|
|Time||Medical Update for the Psychiatrist||Geriatric Psychiatry Intensive|
|7:45am-8:00am||Welcome Message/Course Information|
|8:00am-9:20am||Migraine and Headaches||Neurocognitive Disorders: Update on Assessment and Management|
|9:30am-11:00am||Neurologic Disorders: TBI||Geriatric Depression and Suicidality|
|11:10am-12:30pm||Endocrinologic Disorders: PCOS, Diabetes, and Metabolic Syndrome||Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults|
|1:30pm-3:00pm||GI Update: IBS, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease||Ethics and Forensics: Family Law and End-of-Life Care|
|3:10pm-4:30pm||Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Syndromes||Pharmacotherapy: Management Issues in Older Adults|
|4:40pm-6:00pm||(General Session) Clinic Optimization: Dos and Don’ts of Social Media and Electronic Communications in Your Practice|
|6:15pm-7:30pm||Fireside Chat with Jack Krasuski, MD|
|Day 2: October 9, 2020|
|Time||Core Conference Track 1||Core Conference Track 2|
|8:00am-9:30am||Non-Pharmacologic Treatments: Managing Patients Who Want “Natural Treatments”||Movement Disorders: EPS, TD, NMS, tremors, and tics|
|9:45am-11:15am||Adverse Drug Effects: Managing Common and Severe ADEs||Inpatient Psychiatry: Optimizing Management Under Discharge Pressure|
|12:15pm-1:15pm||Depression: Update on Management and Treatment||Autism Spectrum Disorder: Managing the Adult Patient|
|1:30pm-2:30pm||Bipolar Disorders: Treating Complex Cases||Autism Spectrum Disorder: Managing the Patient with Multiple Comorbidities|
|2:45pm-4:15pm||(General Session) Career Focus: Telepsychiatry|
|4:25pm-5:30pm||Experiential Learning Series – Guided Imagery|
|5:30pm-7:30pm||Ice Breaker Reception|
|Day 3: October 10, 2020|
|Time||Core Conference Track 1||Core Conference Track 2|
|8:00am-9:30am||Substance Use Disorders: Managing Dually Diagnosed Patients||Transgender Issues|
|9:45am-11:15am||Substance Use Disorders: Motivational Interviewing Skills and Enhanced Therapy||Sexual Dysfunctions: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Management|
|12:15pm-1:15pm||Psychopharmacology: Update on New Medications||Menopause: Identifying Challenges and Helping Patients Navigate|
|1:30pm-2:30pm||Personality Disorders: Update on Cluster A Disorders||Andropause: Identifying Challenges and Helping Patients Navigate|
|2:45pm-4:15pm||(General Session) Career Focus: Financial Management for Clinicians: Savings, Investment, and Retirement|
|4:25pm-5:30pm||Experiential Learning Series – Guided Imagery|
|5:00pm-6:30pm||Family Fun Event|
|5:30pm-6:30pm||Experiential Learning Series – Beach Yoga at Sunset|
|6:00pm-7:30pm||Fireside Chat with Jack Krasuski, MD|
|Day 4: October 11, 2020|
|Time||Core Conference Track 1||Core Conference Track 2|
|8:00am-9:30am||PTSD: Update on Assessment and Management||Internet and Gaming Addiction|
|9:45am-11:15am||PTSD: Helping Patients Achieve Posttraumatic Growth||OCD-Related Disorders: Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Excoriation, and Trichotillomania|
|11:45pm-12:45pm||Schizoaffective Disorder||Disruptive and Impulse Control Disorders in Adults|
|1:00pm-2:00pm||Schizophrenia: Long-term Management Approaches for Chronically Ill Patients||Worried Well: Managing the Chronically Unhappy Patient|
Foundations of Psychopharmacology Agenda
(Online Only – 5 hours released the week of 9/8/2019. Remaining 5 hours released 9/30/2019)
|Introduction to Main Concepts||1 Hour|
|Drug-Drug Interactions||1 Hour|
|Pharmacology of Neurotransmission||1 Hour|
|Overview of Treatment Algorithms for Psychiatric Disorder||1.5 Hours|
|Psychopharmacology in Special Populations: Geriatric, Pregnancy, Lactation||1 Hour|
|Medical Illness||1 Hour|
|Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Treatment||1.5 Hours|
Medical Update for the Psychiatrist
Women’s Mental Health Intensive
Core Conference – Track 1
Core Conference – Track 2
Experiential Learning Series
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.
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’s areas of specialization include: reproductive psychiatry and women’s mental health, psychiatric treatment for women transitioning through menopause, psychiatric treatment for women and couples experiencing major life transitions (such as divorce, widowhood, career changes, retirement or illness), and general adult psychiatry for both men and women (addressing depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, and grief and bereavement).
Walter Dunn, MD, PhD
- Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
- Director, Mood Disorders Clinic, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
- Director, Interventional Psychiatry Services, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Walter Dunn is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. He is an attending physician in the UCLA Psychosis Clinic and psychiatrist for the UCLA Operation Mend Program. He is the director of the Mood Clinic and Interventional Psychiatry Service at the Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center. Prior to his medical training, he completed his PhD and post-doctoral work in molecular virology. He also served in the United States Marines and has found that experience to be invaluable in working with veterans. His research is focused on using non-invasive neuromoduation to target auditory processing deficits in patients with schizophrenia. His published work suggests that direct current stimulation may improve auditory processing in schizophrenia patients, which may have implications in improving social cognition and functioning. In his clinical work, he uses transcranial magnetic stimulation, ketamine, and ECT, and treats patients with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and treatment resistant depression.
He serves on the scientific committee and executive committee of the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials Methodology. He is currently an advisor to the FDA as a member of the FDA’s Psychopharmacologic Drug Advisory Committee.
Michael Enenbach, MD
- Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Enenbach is a Board-Certified Adult and Child & Adolescent psychiatrist. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA, where he primarily functions as an inpatient attending and the medical director of the child and adolescent psychopharmacology clinic. Other specialized areas of clinical interest are ADHD, eating disorders, autism spectrum disorders and borderline personality disorder. Dr. Enenbach graduated from the University of Kansas in 1996 with a Human Biology major with Honors and Distinction. He continued at the University of Kansas for medical school, graduating in 2000. He completed his adult psychiatry residency from UCSF in 2004 and his child & adolescent fellowship from the University of Washington in 2009, serving as chief resident at both programs. Prior to returning to fellowship in 2007, he worked as the Medical Director for the Mobile Crisis Treatment Team in San Francisco and was on volunteer clinical faculty at UCSF. Dr. Enenbach is the President-elect of Pride-CAPA, the national gay and lesbian child and adolescent psychiatry association.
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 served as the Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Program at UCSF (where she continued to teach about fear and anxiety in the School of Medicine.) She decided to build a psychiatry practice closer to home, and knew she wanted to bring that specialty focus to her own community. Anxiety and fear are protective emotions, adapted to enhance our physical and mental readiness and prepare us for future threats. So how do such helpful (albeit uncomfortable) emotions come to cause us so much distress and impairment? She has spent the last 10 years of her career building the answer to that question.
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.
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.
Jason Jalil, MD
- Assistant Director, Memory Maintenance Program, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
- Health Sciences Clinical Instructor, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Jason Jalil is a psychiatrist in Los Angeles, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and UCLA Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Tel Aviv University Sackler and has been in practice between 6-10 years.
Dr. Jalil’s specialties consist of depression, anxiety disorders, abuse and schizophrenia in the older adult.
Oasis 2020 Psychiatry Conference | HOTEL INFORMATION
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
21500 Pacifica Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
October 8-11, 2020
Please review this important information concerning the American Physician Institute (API) Room Block. You must reserve your hotel room by September 7, 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 September 7, 2020!
For Online Reservations: CLICK HERE
For Phone Reservations Call 877-803-7534 Referencing API Room Block Code: G-AMPI
API Group Room Rate:
$279.00 per night + tax + $15 resort fee
FIRST DAY INFORMATION
- Registration begins at 6:45am-8:00am on Thursday, October 8th in the foyer of the Grand Ballroom
- Breakfast is at 7:00am-8:00am Thursday-Sunday
- Lectures start at 8:00am each day of the conference
If you book using the API Block Code, the room rate includes:
- Complimentary standard Internet access in guest room for Honors guest
- 20% off overnight parking and daily parking (Valet Only)
- Complimentary beach amenities, including beach towels, chairs and umbrellas from the Beach Hut located at the end of the resort’s pedestrian bridge to the beach
- Two for one – half day bike rental, surfboard and golf bag storage
- Fitness center access
- Unlimited high-speed internet
- Unlimited local & 1-800 phone calls
- Complimentary in-room bottled water
Included in the Conference Fee, registered attendees 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
Valet parking at the hotel is $42 per day. If you book within API’s room block you will receive 20% off the parking fees per day
Self-parking is available across the street at Huntington Beach City Parking. Overnight parking is available; however, cars must be parked by 9:00 p.m. and obtain an overnight parking pass from hotel valet. The cost is $30 for the first night, and $15 for any additional nights immediately following.
Taxi and Ride-sharing services
From John Wayne Airport:
Uber Comfort: $22.00
Uber Black: $50.00
*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.
API CUSTOMER SERVICE
American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies Office Hours (Central Time): 8:00 am-6:00 pm Mon-Fri: 877-225-8384
Intended Audience: Psychiatrists
Oasis 2020 Psychiatry 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.
Oasis 2020 Psychiatry Conference Designation Statement:
Live Course, October 8-11, 2020:
The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC designates this other format activity for a maximum of 72 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, (live and enduring material). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Of these 72 credits: 24 are live, 48 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.
Oasis 2019 Psychiatry Conference Designation Statement:
Online Course, Release Date October 6, 2019, Termination Date, October 6, 2022:
The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 72 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Of these 72 credits: 24 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 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.
Read What Your Colleagues Are Saying About This Course
“Excellent speakers willing to spend extra time to answer questions for the audience seeking additional information and clarification. The conference provided me with the most up to date crucial knowledge and research to serve my patients.”
Thuy Nguyen, MD, Loma Linda, CA
“This is my 2nd year attending this conference, and I was not disappointed. The speakers were excellent, very informative, and vibrant. The location was beautiful, and the activities well-planned to support networking and relaxation. I highly recommend this conference to my colleagues! Coming back next year for sure!”
Maria C. Jong, MD, Chino Hills, CA
“I have been attending these conferences off and on since 2008. These conferences have helped me stay board-certified and improved my knowledge overall.”
Nuveen Cherukuri, Gilbert, AZ
“The course has been great. Not only are the lectures great, I’ve learned something new in each and every one. The staff is great, the food is healthy, and the activities really bring us together as a group. I have to say; this has been awesome and much better than APA or any other conference. Thank you.”
Patricia Junouera, Miami, FL
“I have lost count of the number of these meetings I’ve been to. They’re wonderful in so many ways – content, locations, food, the staff, and the colleagues I have met.”
Mehrunissa Ali, Lees Summit, MO
“As a now practicing psychiatrist, I found the lectures not only reinforced [in] my recent practice but also helped me build the confidence to try other alternative options with medications & non-pharmacological alternatives. The conference does leave you as a clinician to treat your patients individually and holistically. I’ll be back soon!”
Sarbani Maitra, San Francisco, CA
“Excellent topics and high level of speakers make the conference very attractive. Particularly interesting and always refreshing are Dr. Jack’ s insights into our life and career interactions. It made me want to review my alternatives for the future.”
Daniel Monti, MD, Pittsburg, PA
“This is my first Master Psych conference, as I have attended other conferences in the past. I am thoroughly appreciative and thankful I decided to try this conference as it has been very informative, well organized, focusing on evidenced hard research, and overall great experience. I learned a lot and will be adapting my clinical practice to incorporate concepts/ideas I learned.”
Andrew G. Turner, Honolulu, HI
“A wonderful experience in every way. Great lectures from faculty and experts in their field, easily accessible for questions. Useful advice about career choices and rejuvenating sessions of self-reflection in a dreamlike setting.”
Seema Sehgal, Fremont, CA
“Fantastic conference. It was food for the mind and the soul. Great speakers, topics + focus on wellness.”
Michelle Hill DO, Rolla, MO
“As a full-time physician mom, CME events are part of my re-fueling strategy. This is the first API conference for me. It certainly lived up to its name. The clinical material is comprehensive, relevant, and easily applicable to a busy outpatient clinic practice. The venue catered to families and individual attendees alike. Kudos to Dr. Krasuski’ s staff who kept everything running smoothly. Special shout out to Michael and Lynne for answering the little details that made a big difference. Eight of my friends and I have decided that the Oasis is our new CME home!!”
Aileen Yap, MD, Sacramento, CA
“What a wonderful conference. The lectures were informative, clinically relevant, and the speakers were fantastic. The experience learning sessions were a great bonus. The staff from API was amazing. Best conference ever.”
Dr. Patricia Miner
“I have been attending the API conferences/courses for years. Well organized, always with excellent speakers/relevant material. Dr. Jack’s lectures this year (Experiential learning) are added bonuses; his presence and personalized approach make the conference more valuable for me. Each time I return from one of these conferences, I feel empowered/more confident and excited about my day-to-day work with patients.”
Visnja Novaski, Great Falls, VA
“Fantastic conference, as always. This conference never disappoints. I consider this conference one of my most attended conferences each year. Phenomenal speakers and very relevant topics. Very well-organized. Appreciate it is industry-free. I will definitely be back next year.”
Lucia Cheng, MD, San Jose, CA
“Great blend of updated psychiatric themes and practices by well-organized experts as well as a wonderful platform to network with other clinicians. Thank you, Dr. Jack and Michael, for making this such a pleasant and enjoyable conference. Highly Recommend!!”
Carlina Mejia MD, Lakeland, FL
“Oasis has all of the essential ingredients of a superb conference, including expert presenters, current and practical knowledge, insightful and friendly colleagues, delicious and healthy food, all in a beautiful place. I honestly feel enlightened, inspired, and ready to make exciting and necessary CHANGE! Thank you, Dr. Jack!”
Leah A. Rudnick, MD, Albuquerque, NM
“I have attended several courses throughout my career. Dr. Krasuski’s MasterPsych Conferences, Beat the Boards Review, Beat the Boards Geriatric Psychiatry. The information is well organized. Lots of PEARLS and current evidence-based treatment information. The staff is courteous and wants to make sure the agenda has fun activities at the end. Good networking opportunities. In a field where burnout is common, Dr. Jack reminds us why we became Psychiatrists and how to ignite the fire to keep us going. Thanks.”
Marilyn Horvath, Miromar, FL
“This is my third conference with you. I keep coming back for the great package that you create. Great speakers, excellent updates and material, great locations, CME credit availability, easy web access, very personable helpful staff. I always return from one of your conferences updated, encouraged, refreshed with great material to use with my staff and patients – Thank you.”
Frank Garner, Yakima, WA
“Valuable clinical information in a relaxing and fun atmosphere. Staff are very helpful and accommodating. Enjoy meeting colleagues from around the country and hearing about their experiences in the practice of psychiatry.”
Dr. Gregory M. Keane, DO
“The Oasis 2019 Psychiatry Conference was outstanding. The guided meditations led by Dr. Jack were very calming and helped enhance the wonderful conference experience. This was a beautiful setting with outstanding meals and entertainment. Refreshing to have NO pharma involvement. Thanks!”
Jonathan Colen, DO, FAPA
“I have been coming to API board preparation classes and conferences for over nine years now. Each year is better than the last. The conference always has dynamic speakers who are at the forefront of what they do. I never feel they are pushing their own agenda or research. I feel I always learn practical information as to how to improve my practice and shift paradigms. I always leave feeling like my passion for psychiatry is re-ignited, and I am excited to see how the changes I will make will help my patients.”
“This is a wonderful conference! Great location. Relaxed atmosphere. Opportunity to watch sessions you aren’t able to attend live and still earn CME credits and gain valuable practical information.”
“Since my first attendance at a board review course [with API] 11 years ago, I have found the program VERY helpful in improving my practice. I like the smaller size of the conference and not being lost in the crowd. Presenters genuinely appeared interested in answering questions.”
“My colleague recommended this conference. I’m glad she did as it was wonderful! Useful, evidence-based talks. I will definitely attend this conference again in the future!”
Dr. Anduradha Thrupathy
“From start to finish, the vision of this conference is unique. Throughout the educational and other activities, there was a focus on well-being, self-care, healthy options, and interconnectedness. This was reflected in Dr. Jack’s guidance on greeting each other, making friends, and staying in touch after the conference, in the choices of food, and in the supplements: music during lunch, family-oriented events, and his own seminars on physician growth and well-being. The seminars’ educational value was also top-notch in both content and delivery. I will be back!”
“This is the second year in a row that I’ve attended this conference. The speakers are clearly experts in their field, and most are very dynamic and engaging. The most useful parts of this conference are the practical approach to the content. The pearls I take with me will undoubtedly improve my clinical practice. On a more personal basis, this conference has challenged me to consider what I really want in my professional life. I’ll be thinking about this carefully over the next few months and making changes to improve my satisfaction and happiness in what I do.”
“As with any of API’s conferences, the quality of the lectures is always excellent, and on top of that, having the ability to talk to other psychiatrists is an added bonus that you will not get at any APA conference. The material is always relevant.”
“I used Beat the Boards! throughout residency and attended last year’ s conference. I can honestly say that the content never disappoints. Dr. Jack and team continue to help me stretch my understanding of psychiatry.”
“Really appreciate the lack of bias/absence of pharm industry sponsorship. Topics & content were practical & inspiring. Would definitely return.”
“Very robust practical advice as advertised on the conference brochure. Very satisfied with the content of the topics. High-quality speakers with a wide range of topics. Great venue and great food. One happy customer, going back home to spread the message. It was worth coming so far.”
“The conference speakers were overall excellent. As compared to other conferences I’ve attended, the speakers were knowledgeable and obviously skilled at speaking/presenting. The range of content was comprehensive; the information was new in many instances. The meals, social events, and entertainment were tremendous – and exceeded the quality of any conference I’ve attended.”
“I try to attend this program every year. I find it an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the field of psychiatry. It’s a great opportunity to also connect and learn from other participants and do so in a relaxed and beautiful environment.”
Claus P. VonSchon
“Would highly recommend your conferences. I came last year and enjoyed it so much that I couldn’t wait to come again this year. The experience of hearing and talking with a variety of colleagues was the most helpful in addition to the unbiased, friendly, knowledgeable presenters made this an experience I’ve ever had at a conference. I also found the guided imagery sessions an added benefit.”
Mary Ann Mikus, DO
“It was a great opportunity to get away from a busy work schedule to obtain knowledge, meet and greet with fellow colleagues, enjoy food, impressive entertainment, scenic environment in a beautiful city in California. Thank you, Dr. Jack and team, 🙂 ”
“Finally, a course that combines up-to-date research with real world clinical applications for those of us on the front line dealing with patients, families, and insurance companies. Thank you.”
Robia Fields, MD, Leesburg, VA
“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
“After attending this course, I feel more confident in dealing with challenging patients. In addition, very useful, up-to-date information provided by experts in their field of practice. I look forward to attending future psychopharm courses. Thank you so much Jack!”
Virginia Corpuz, MD, El Dorado Hills, CA
“This was my first API course but it will definitely be an annual occurrence for me. I expected 4 days of talks about medications, but it was much more beneficial than that. The speakers included renowned researchers and the topics covered were practical, clinical and substantiated by the latest literature. Everything was very organized and ran efficiently. Very satisfied each day!”
Kathy Scott Gurnell, MD, Houston, TX
“Super speakers, Best in field! Very A+ learning experience. I cannot find or think of any negatives. Special thanks for speakers’ optimism, personal treatment experiences, and responses to questions.”
Joseph Grosso, MD, Woodcliff, NJ
“Very good overview of broad scope of topics relevant to current psychopharmacology treatment. Excellent speakers and good networking opportunity. Very nice mix of learning and fun! Affordable registration rates. Snacks and mixer was a welcome bonus!”
Glenda Wrenn, MD, Atlanta, GA
“Good sense of humor which helps as break in long lectures to focus attention. Thorough copy of slides-very helpful to follow lectures and for later review with minimal need for notes to clarify small points/anecdotes. Well organized. Excellent breakfast and accommodations.”
Millicent Branch, MD, Franklin, TN
“Another great conference. Clear, straight-to-the-point presentations. Excellent speakers. Great atmosphere. I enjoy your courses, both web-based and live for the last five years. Strongly recommend to all psychiatric professionals without reservation.”
Tadeusz Rachwal, MD, New Britain, CT
“This is a great conference for both review and update. Dr. Jack’s encouragement to socialize is a very nice added touch that gives the overall experience good vibes! I highly recommend this and other courses from API.”
L.C. Vawter, MD, Worcester, MD
“I don’t like to miss this program-maybe “I am addicted to it”. Getting better every year.”
Dominic Gomes, MD, Westlake, OH
“Dr. Jack, I go to lots of meetings, and yours are among the most useful and enjoyable. I appreciate your obvious understanding of the balance between learning and absorbing so much information, and the need to pace that learning with meaningful opportunities for rest and relaxation between sessions. Thank you!”
Pam Forbes, MD, Roswell, GA
“This is my first Oasis conference and I am already looking forward to attending annually. The speakers, who are experts in their field, gave current information and new data on research, which are relevant to clinical practice. They provided practical approaches to difficult cases. I also appreciate the relaxing atmosphere of the hotel resort, which is also suitable for a family getaway.”
Rinah Gutierrez, MD, Kennewick, WA
“This course met, and in most cases, exceeded my expectations for such a course. The opportunity to “catch up” on the latest clinical information and research in both adult and child/adolescent psychiatry was incredible. I also greatly appreciate the opportunities to interact with so many psychiatrists in different types of practices.”
Robert Zeszotarski, MD, Santa Margarita, CA
“Great way to reconnect with faculty, colleagues and friends, and share/learn new knowledge and stay up to date. Fun way to earn needed CME.”
A. Temerova, Los Angeles, CA
“Jack, this was a SPECTACULAR course, practical and useful. One of the most powerful presentations was your presentation on suicide. I have recently supported the expansion of intensive outpatient services, and your concept and strategies to suicide treatment and assessment is what I will bring back to my team. I believe this additional education is the support needed to all case managers. Thank you!!”
Maria Villarosa, Riverside, CA
“I appreciated the lack of “Drug Rep” types of influences. Wonderful conference in a beautiful setting.”
Louis James Land, Colorado Springs, CO
“Amazingly comprehensive course by experts in the field that review most relevant research. Worth every penny. Love how many CMEs we get from the conference.”
Laila Contractor, Ladera Ranch, CA
“I have been a client since 2005 and plan to continue attending until I retire.”
Kim R. Guy, Los Angeles, CA
“Appreciate the separate adult and pediatric tracks. Topics were much more relevant to my clinical practice.”
Lucia Cheng, San Jose, CA
“Every year I love learning key interventions, treatment plans, and recommendations that I can apply in my practice. I appreciate taking time off to participate in a course that provides practical information. Never a waste of my educational time, which is so important to me. My time is valuable and you don’t let me down.”
Maria Villarosa, Riverside, CA
“Excellent Comprehensive review that exceeds just focusing in pharmacology. Good emphasis on benefits of CBT and medical legal risks.”
Audrey Hill, MD, Grand Blanc, MI
“Truth be told Dr. Jack, the fact that despite this mastery and executed course you feel and know you can make it better, is a testament to your awesome character. An inspiration to us all! You search and seek from all you can for ways to improve. You optimize Human potential in ALL of us.”
Bethie Wharton, Ann Arbor, MI
“I love how these conferences provide me with practical information that I can implement immediately in my practice.”
Alison Sikes, St. Cloud, MN
Very useful, practical information. Increased my confidence in decision making in treating psychiatric conditions. As a mid-practitioner, I felt this was an excellent overview of what is needed for a safe and effective delivery of psychiatric care.
Linda Hermanson, APRN, CNS, Minneapolis , MN