Please join us in congratulating our “MindGames” team, Dr. Laura Romer (PGY-4), Dr. Svetlana Famina (PGY-3) and Dr. Melissa Sullivan (PGY-3), from the University of Louisville, on their recent success. They finished fourth in the nation on the MindGames competition – narrowly missing the opportunity to compete in New York at the Annual APA meeting finals. Please see additional information below from the American Psychiatric Association. Again, congratulations to these residents! For more information…MindGames
On March 9, 2018, the KPMA Executive Council elected Dr. Marc Cruser as our Vice President and Dr. Sajida Suleman as our Treasurer. Please join us in welcoming them to leadership!
Lithium and Bipolar Disorder in Children
Lithium continues to be highly recommended in international guidelines for the pharmacotherapy of bipolar disorder, but worldwide usage by clinicians seems less frequent than expected. This may be due to a lack of appreciation of the strength of the evidence base favoring lithium use, but also, studies show high discontinuation rates in patients started on lithium, and clinical experience may be similar, leading to a reluctance to initiate prescriptions. The side effect burden of lithium is considerable, and clinicians may not be up-to-date on reasonable strategies for managing side effects. This presentation reviews the advantages and disadvantages of lithium as a treatment in bipolar disorder in children and discusses the major side effects and how they can be optimally managed. Presented by Othman M. Mohammad, M.D. of Baystate Medical Center.
Forging the Future in Psychiatry and Mental Health Conference
Louisville, Ky | March 9, 2018
VENUE CHANGE – Hurstbourne Country Club, 9000 Hurstbourne Club Ln., Louisville, KY, 40222 During this program, participants will learn about new research findings in the fields of psychiatry, mental health and neuroscience. Attendees will learn about recent advances and current evidence-based approaches to understanding and treating mental illness. Attendees will acquire new knowledge and skills to improve the care of those with mental illness.
This program is designed for all mental health professionals and advocates including psychiatrists, and other physicians, as well as psychologists, advanced practice registered nurses, social workers, counselor, peer-support specialists and other mental health professionals. You may register online through Eventbrite, or you may submit your registration using the form below by mailing it to our address: PO Box 7246, Louisville, KY, 40257.
2018 Conference Schedule
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