Children’s Telephonic Psychiatry Consultation Service (TiPS) Pittsburgh Behavioral Health and Pediatric Primary Care Conference


Children’s Telephonic Psychiatry Consultation Service (TiPS) Pittsburgh Behavioral Health and Pediatric Primary Care Conference

Featured Speakers include Experts from the Department of Psychiatry and Children's Hospital

Children’s Telephonic Psychiatry Consultation Service (TiPS) is proud to announce that registration is open for the second Pittsburgh Behavioral Health and Pediatric Primary Care Conference on Friday, March 23, 2018. 

What is Children’s TiPS? Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s primary care network, Children’s Community Pediatrics (CCP), has been selected by Pennsylvania state officials to take part in a new program to improve behavioral health treatment for children in the state. TiPS is a program designed to increase the availability of peer-to-peer child psychiatry consultation teams to primary care clinicians who are prescribers of psychotropic medications for children insured by Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance programs, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and UPMC commercial insurance. The program aims to provide real time resources to clinicians who desire consultative advice for children with behavioral health concerns.

How to Register: Conference registration is now open. There are no fees to attend or to receive CME credits. If you are registering after March 16, 2018, please contact Nancy Mundy at Please click here to register online or download the registration form and return it as soon as possible to Nancy Mundy. Breakfast, lunch and continuing education/medical credits included.

Location:  Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, 100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Continuing Education Credits: Continuing education credits are available for this conference. 

Learning Objectives: At the completion of the program, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss primary-care based selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) protocol for the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders in children and adolescents. (SSRI Initiation Protocol in Primary Care)

  2. Recognize ways to support adolescents with substance use disorders and their families. (Sage’s Army)

  3. Describe new medications for ADHD. (ADHD I and ADHD II)

  4. Explain American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for Social Media use in childhood to educate professionals about how children are using social media. (Families and Digital Media)

  5. Screen for eating disorders in primary care and recognize when to refer for a specialized evaluation of an eating disorder. (Eating Disorders)

  6. Support patients and families during treatment for an eating disorder. (Eating Disorders)

  7. Access psychiatric consultation through Children’s TiPS.

For More Information: If you have any questions, please call Colleen Gianneski, LCSW at (724) 933-3912, ext. 272. We also invite you to download the TiPS conference brochure for a list of speakers and other details regarding the conference.