University of Wisconsin 6th Annual Update and Advances in Psychiatry

Madison, WI US
October 12, 2018 to October 13, 2018

Statement of Need

This activity is being held in response to mental health professionals' previous conference evaluations and the need for ongoing continuing medical education for clinicians in the area of psychiatry

    Intended Audience

    This educational activity has been designed to meet the needs of clinicians and other health care professionals who are looking to enhance their knowledge and skills for the care of their patients with mental health issues.


    Learning Objectives

    • Identify the pathophysiology and diagnostic implications of irritability in children and adolescents.
    • Describe the mechanism of action, benefits, and risks of the newest antipsychotics in the treatment of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.
    • Develop a plan to incorporate mindfulness into psychotherapeutic and medication management interventions.
    • Design a plan to approach to addressing peripartum and postpartum mental illness.
    • Distinguish ethical challenges that can arise during consultation to emergency departments and inpatient units.
    • Explain how chronic pain affects the diagnosis and management of mood disorders.
    • Summarize the current status of new interventional therapies in depression, and appreciate their potential use in the future.
    • Identify the key issues in the geriatric patient that presents in a general clinical setting.
    • Explain how cannabis use affects the diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders.

    Additional Information

    PDF icon Brochure3.45 MB
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 9.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    Registration opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    10/12/2018 - 8:30am CDT
    Event ends: 
    10/13/2018 - 11:45am CDT


    7:15Registration and Continental Breakfast
    Ned Kalin, MD & Art Walaszek, MD
    8:45An Update on Irritability and Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents
    Ellen Leibenluft, MD
    9:45Q & A
    Moderator: Ned Kalin, MD
    10:15Refreshment Break
    10:30An Update on the Use of Antipsychotics for the Treatment of Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder
    Stephen R. Marder, MD
    11:30Q & A
    Moderator: Ned Kalin, MD

    Breakout Sessions & Case Discussions
    1) TITLE - Stuart Jones, MD
    2) TITLE - Charlotte Ladd, MD
    3) Ethical Challenges in Inpatient/Emergency Consultation - Michael J. Peterson, MD, PhD
    4) Practical Management Strategies for Addressing Pain in Patients with Psychiatric Disorders - Ketty Thertus, MD

    2:30Refreshment Break
    2:45An Update on Novel Interventional Therapies for Treatment-Resistant Depression
    Charles DeBattista, DMH, MD
    3:45Q & A
    Moderator: Ned Kalin, MD
    7:45Registration and Continental Breakfast
    Ned Kalin, MD & Art Walaszek, MD
    8:30Geriatric Psychiatry Top 10: Clinical Update for the Management of Geriatric Psychiatry Issues in the General Setting
    Josepha A. Cheong, MD
    9:30Q & A
    Moderator: Art Walaszek, MD
    10:00Refreshment Break
    10:15Current Treatment Approaches for Cannabis Use Disorder and of Psychiatric Disorders When Comorbid with Cannabis Use
    Frances R. Levin, MD
    11:15Q & A
    Moderator: Art Walaszek, MD


    Monona Terrace
    1 John Nolen Dr
    Madison, WI 53703
    United States
    +1 (608) 261-4000

    Conference Attire

    To ensure your comfort in the conference room, please bring a sweater or jacket to accommodate temperature variations.


    Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
    9 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI  53703
    608-255-5100; 1-877-510-7465

    Standard room rate is $169.  The Hilton will release these rooms to the public on September 11, 2018.  Please mention Group Code “PSYCH” to receive the special group rate. The Hilton has also created a secure and private reservation website personalized for our group:

    Best Western Premier Park Hotel (formerly Best Western Inn on the Park)
    22 South Carroll Street
    Madison, WI  53703
    608-285-8000; 1-800-279-8811

    Room rates are $179 (s), $199 (d) and $229 (suite).  The Best Western will release these rooms to the public on September 11, 2018.  Please mention “6th Annual Update and Advances in Psychiatry Block” to receive the special group rate.


    Monona Terrace features a State-owned and managed 600-space, automated parking structure available 24/7 and is accessible via West Wilson Street and the eastbound lanes of John Nolen Drive. Acceptable forms of payment include MasterCard, VISA or cash (no coin).

    Short-term and all-day public parking is provided throughout downtown Madison in various structures and lots. On-street parking is also available for short-term parking in central Madison. See real-time city lot parking availability complete with turn-by-turn instruction.

    Bus parking and passenger drop-off is accessible from the Wilson Street entrance to Monona Terrace.

    Visiting Faculty

    Josepha A. Cheong, MD; Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine; Chief, Psychiatry Consult-Liaison Service, Malcom Randall VA Medical Center (VISN 8 - NFSGVHS-573); Gainesville, FL 

    Charles DeBattista, DMH, MD; Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Stanford University School of Medicine; Stanford, CA

    Ellen Leibenluft, MD; Senior Investigator, NIMH Intramural Research Program; Bethesda, MD

    Frances R. Levin, MD; Kennedy-Leavy Professor of Psychiatry at CUMC, New York, NY

    Stephen R. Marder, MD; Daniel X. Freedman Professor of Psychiatry; Vice Chair for Education; Semel Institute for Neuroscience at UCLA; Director, VA Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center; Los Angeles, CA

    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health Faculty

    Stuart Jones, MD; Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

    Ned H. Kalin, MD; Hedberg Professor and Chair of Psychiatry

    Charlotte Ladd, MD; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry

    Michael J. Peterson, MD, PhD; Associate Professor (CHS); Director of Hospital Psychiatric Services

    Ketty Thertus, MD; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Adult Consultation Liaison Service

    Art Walaszek, MD; Professor of Psychiatry



    It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest.  Faculty must also disclose any planned discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s).

    For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below.

    Name of Individual

    Individual’s Role in Activity

    Name of Commercial Interest & Nature of Relationship

    Discussion of
    uses of drugs/devices
    in presentation?

    Terese Bailey


    No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose


    Josepha Cheong, MDPresenterMCG, LLC (Employer)Yes

    Chalres DeBattista, DMH, MD

    PresenterAlkermes (Consultant); Biolite, St. Jude Medical Corp. (PI); Neuronetics, Inc. (Subinvestigator)Yes

    Stuart Jones, MD


    No Relevant Financial Relationshps to DiscloseNo

    Ned Kalin, MD

    Course Co-directorAmerican Psychiatric Association (Consultant); Elsevier (Editor); Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Consortium, Skyland Trail,
    TC MSO, Inc. (Member of Advisory Committee or Review Panel); CME Outfitters (Teacher/Speaker)

    Charlotte Ladd, MD, PhD


    No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose


    Ellen Leibenluft, MD


    No Relevant Financial Relationships to DiscloseYes
    Frances R. Levin, MDPresenterNo Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose


    Stephen R. Marder, MD


    Allergan Pharmaceuticals LLC, H. Lundbeck A/S, Otsuka (Consultant); Boeringher-Ingelheim, Neurocrine Biosciences, Takeda (PI)No

    Michael Peterson, MD, PhD

    PresenterNo Relevant Financial Relationships to DiscloseNo

    Ketty Thertus, MD

    PresenterNo Relevant Financial Relationships to DiscloseNo

    Art Walaszek, MD

    Course Co-directorAmerican Psychiatric Association Press (Author); Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Wisconsin Assocaiton of Medical
    Directors (Techer/Speaker)

    * The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

    Accreditation Statement

    Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.





    Credit Designation Statement

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Continuing Education Units

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.9 continuing education units (CEUs) or 9 hours.


    Available Credit

    • 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 9.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

    Please login or register to take this course.

    Registration Fees

    $365 - Physicians (MD/DO) and PhDs

    $265 - Others (Adjunct Clinical Faculty, PA, NP, RN, etc.)

    $125 - UW SMPH/UW Health/UW Medical Foundation/VA/Meriter Faculty, Residents, and Staff

    Syllabus Materials

    Syllabus materials will be posted on this site.  Materials will be available to registered participants 48 hours (October 10) prior to the event. If you want to view the presentations while at the conference, please bring your laptop.


    Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to Cancellation requests received at least 96 hours prior to the conference will allow a full refund except for the $50 nonrefundable processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received less than 96 hours prior to the activity start date.

    NOTE: If you register after 2:00 on 10/11/2018, you will not receive a printed nametag at the conference.


    Emergency situations occasionally occur and may necessitate topic or speaker changes. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP reserve the right to alter or substitute a topic or speaker without prior notification.

    For Further Information

    For conference information or details, please contact Terese Bailey at 608-265-2046 or