3rd Annual UPMC Psychosomatic Medicine Conference


3rd Annual UPMC Psychosomatic Medicine Conference

Course Directors - Priya Gopalan, MD and Pierre Azzam, MD

The UPMC Psychosomatic Medicine Conference is a one-day meeting that will highlight local and regional talent in consultation-liaison (CL) psychiatry. Psychosomatic medicine remains a challenging field. Subspecialty areas in psychosomatic medicine make it more complicated to diagnose, treat, and refer patients with complex medical comorbidities. Providers need to provide best practice comprehensive psychiatric consultation evaluations with thorough consideration of psychiatric, medical, and psychosocial factors. Through dynamic speakers and experts in the field, it will provide an update on clinical care and research at the interface of psychiatry and other medical specialties. These will include primary care services, integrated care, the opioid epidemic and mindfulness, and special populations such as pediatrics, transgender care, psycho-oncology, and pain and psychiatry.  The conference will give an up-to-date overview of community resources in addition to research studies in the area of psychosomatic medicine to enable participants to incorporate them into individual practice and discern their applicability to clinical care. 

Download the brochure to view the full program and featured speakers.

Plenary Sessions
Plenary 1: Risk and the Medical-Psychiatry Interface – Navigating and Communicating Black Box Warnings
Plenary 2: Cardiac Topic of Choice
Plenary 3: Integrating Technology into Clinical Practice

Tools for the Bedside
Gender Issues in the Med-Psych Interface
Service Delivery Innovations

Trainee Spotlights
Oral presentations highlighting the work of our talented residents and fellows.

Who Should Attend: Psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors, pharmacologists, physician assistants working in a mental health setting, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychiatric nurses, social workers, PhDs, and trainees (medical students and resident physicians), other medical providers with an interest in the medical-psychiatric interface. Continuing education credits are available.

Registration: Click here to register online and be sure to register by March 22, 2018 to take advantage of the lowest tuition rate. 

Date/Time: Saturday, April 21, 2018; 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower South, Room S120

For More Information: Contact Nancy Mundy at 412-204-9090 or via email at mundynl@upmc.edu.

Recovery and Wellness: The Journey Starts Here
A Joint Effort Sponsored by 
Community Care Behavioral Health Organization and 
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC