Addiction and Mental Health in Late Life


Addiction and Mental Health in Late Life

Featuring presentations on Opioid Addiction, Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide in Late Life

The 8th Annual Behavioral Health and Aging Conference is an excellent opportunity to learn more about how clinicians and caregivers are meeting the challenges of helping the elderly manage addiction and other mental health conditions. The conference will take place on September 6, 2018 from 8:00am-4:40pm at the Passavant Hospital Foundation Conference Center in Allison Park, PA. Click here to download the brochure This year's program features experts presenting on a wide variety of topics.


Program Schedule 
8:00 – 8:45 a.m.Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.Welcome Remarks
LalithKumar K. Solai, MD
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.Overview of Addictive Disorders 
Antoine B. Douaihy, MD
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Unique Aspects of Addictive Disorders in Late Life
Dave W. Oslin, MD
11:00 – 11:15 a.m.Break (questions collected)
11:15 a.m.– 12:15 p.mPsychological Aspects of Pain
Susan E. Jarquin, PhD
12:15 – 12:30 p.m.Q&A – Panel of Presenters 
Moderated by Ellen M. Whyte, MD
12:30 to 1:15 p.m.Lunch (provided)
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.Late Life Suicide 
Alexandre Y. Dombrovski, MD
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.  Late Life Anxiety
Carmen Andreescu, MD
3:15 – 3:25 p.m.Break (questions collected)
3:25 – 4:25 p.m.  Late Life Depression 
Jordan F. Karp, MD
4:25– 4:40 p.m.  Q&A – Panel of Presenters 
Moderated by LalithKumar K. Solai, MD
4:40 p.m.Adjourn














Registration. To register and for more details about this conference, click here.

Continuing Education Credits. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Continuing education credits for other professionals will also be available. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

For More Information. Please contact Nancy Mundy at or by calling 412-204-9090.

Sponsored by Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC, the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry, the Office of Educational Resources and Planning, and Community Care Behavioral Health.