University of Wisconsin 9th Annual Update and Advances in Psychiatry

November 5, 2021

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.

Elements of Competence

This CME activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties' areas of medical knowledge and patient care and procedural skills.

Target 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

At the conclusion of this CE activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe gender dysphoria, including its recognition and management
  • Develop a plan to assess and manage behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia
  • Describe mechanisms of action, efficacy and side effects of the most recently approved antipsychotic medications
  • Develop a plan to assess and manage insomnia in children and adolescents


Provided by

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
   Department of Psychiatry

University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP)

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 6.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Registration opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/05/2021 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
11/05/2021 - 4:15pm


All times listed are Central Standard Time (CDT) 

 FRIDAY, November 5
8:00 am-8:30 amVirtual Exhibits Open - Drop In
8:30 am-8:45 amWelcome
Ned Kalin, MD
Hedberg Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
8:45 am-9:45 am

Best Practices in Transgender Mental Health
Aron Janssen, MD
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, The Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

By participating in this activity learns will be able to:

  1. Summarize the developmental processes of gender identity development among transgender and gender diverse youth 
  2. Explain the unique psychiatric needs of gender diverse youth
  3. Identify the current standards of care for the assessment and treatment of gender diverse youth
9:45 am-10:15 amQ & A
Moderator: Ned Kalin, MD
10:15 am-10:30 amBreak
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10:30 am-11:30 amAn Update on First Episode Psychosis
Nina V. Kraguljac, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Alabama Birmingham 
11:30 am-12:00 amQ & A
Moderator: Ned Kalin, MD
12:00 pm-1:00 pmLUNCH BREAK
Virtual Exhibits Open - Drop In
1:00 pm-2:00 pmManaging Insomnia in Children and Adolescents
Judith Owens, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
2:00 pm-2:30 pmQ & A
Moderator:  Ned Kalin, MD
2:30 pm-2:45 pmBreak
View Virtual Exhibits
2:45 pm-3:45 pm

James "Jeff" Jefferson Memorial Lecture





Helen C. Kales, MD
Chair and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California Davis Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences 

Dr. Kales is a fellowship-trained, board-certified geriatric psychiatrist. She has special clinical interest in the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. Clinical Interests As a fellowship-trained, board-certified geriatric psychiatrist, Dr. Kales' research program is directly informed by her clinical work and experiences with patients, families, providers, and systems to diminish the barriers to effective and high quality care for older patients with dementia or with mental health issues. Dr. Kales has been named to numerous expert panels on dementia care, including the Lancet Global Standing Commission on Dementia Care (2015-present) and the International Psychogeriatrics Association Expert Panel on the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms in people with Alzheimer’s Disease (Co-Chair, 2015-2017). She is recognized as an international expert on dementia care, the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, depression in later life and in pharmacoepidemiological research related to the prevalence and risks of use of antipsychotic and other psychotropic medications in patients with dementia. Dr. Kales is the creator of the “DICE Approach” to manage the behavioral and functional symptoms of dementia and the “WeCareAdvisor,” a web-based tool for dementia caregivers. She has over 125 peer-reviewed publications and has been continuously federally research funded since 2004. Dr. Kales is also a tireless mentor who is currently mentoring four junior investigators with career development funding in dementia.

The Department of Psychiatry is honored to present the 2021 James "Jeff" Jefferson Memorial lecture in memory of Dr. Jefferson, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health. Speakers are chosen based on their embodiment of Jeff's spirit - being a consummate clinician, academic, and colleague while advancing the evidenced-based care of people suffering from mental illness. 

3:45 pm-4:15 pmQ & A
Moderator: Ned Kalin, MD
4:15 pmAdjourn


This is a virtual conference (central time). Please see the Program for further information.

A link will be sent to participants prior to the activity start date.

Visiting Faculty

Aron Janssen, MD; Vice Chair, Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Chicago, IL

Helen C. Kales, MD; Professor, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis School of Medicine and the Joe Tupin Endowed Chair in Psychiatry; Sacramento, CA

Nina V. Kraguljac, MD; Associate Professor, Director Psychiatry Resident Research Track; Birmingham, AL

Judith Owens, MD, MPH; Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health Faculty

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

Art Walaszek, MD; Professor of Psychiatry



It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) to identify, mitigate and disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* held by the  speakers/presenters, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this accredited continuing education (CE).  In addition, speakers, presenters and authors must disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation.

For this accredited continuing education activity all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated and detailed disclosures are listed below.

*Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on, patients.

The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical services directly to patients to be commercial interests.

Discloser List CME Internal Report

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 6 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 0.6 continuing education units (CEUs) or 6 hours.


Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 6.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Check back periodically for an up-to-date list of exhibitors.

Click on the link to enter their virtual "booth."

Exhibitor "drop in" times: November 5, 8:00-8:30 am and 12:00-1:00 pm


Rogers Behavioral Health

Neurocrine Biosciences




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Registration Fees

$265 - Physicians (MD/DO) and PhDs

$165 - Others (Adjunct Clinical Faculty, PA, NP, RN, etc.)

$95 - 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 prior to the event.


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.


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.


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Required Hardware/software

Computer, tablet, or smartphone with audio sharing capabilities.