Annual Weniger Lecture April 25, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm WPIC Auditorium
Psychiatry and Healthcare Reform
Annual Frederick L. Weniger Lecture
Paul Summergrad, MD
President-Elect, American Psychiatric Association
Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Tufts Medical Center
Dr. Frances S. Arkin Professor and Chairman
Department of Psychiatry
Tufts University School of Medicine
Healthcare Reform and Psychiatry’s role within it is an important way station of a longer historical shift: bringing psychiatry into academic medicine and general hospitals, applying the standards and techniques of advanced science to the problems of mental disorders, and achieving equity and fairness in the care of patients with these complex and disabling illnesses. In this talk Dr. Summergrad will frame the current focus on healthcare reform within this broader perspective and in addition to evaluating the data on the role psychiatry can play in an evolving health care system look at the specific implications of these changes for clinical care, training and research in psychiatry.
Sponsored by Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
the WPIC Office of Clinical Affairs and the
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Continuing Education Credit: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours. In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference. WPIC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. WPIC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.
Please indicate any personal accommodations you may need for this Clinical Grand Round such as sign language interpreter, large print conference materials, Braille Conference materials, accessible parking. Please contact Ann 412-246-6608 at least 10 days before the Clinical Grand Round should you need accommodations. Faculty Disclosure: In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials available at the time of the conference.
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