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Clinical Grand Rounds September 27, 2013, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm WPIC Auditorium

Clinical Grand Rounds

Minding Cancer: An Introduction to Psycho-oncology

 

Presenter:

Kevin Patterson, MD


Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine
  University of Pittsburgh
Director, Psycho-oncology Section,
  Department of Hematology/Oncology and
Clinical Director, Bio-behavioral Medicine
  in Oncology Program

The psychiatric care of severely and chronically medically ill patients has been expanding as an area of specialization for many years.  When coupled with the broadening trend toward integrating mental health care with other forms of medical care, it presents an exciting opportunity for clinical focus.  The psychiatric care of cancer patients (frequently called psycho-oncology) is a rapidly growing field within major cancer centers and hospital systems.  In this talk, Dr. Patterson will provide an introduction to some of the unique clinical considerations within this population, both in terms of encountered symptoms as well as in treatment approach.  He will also show how psycho-oncology can be a leader in the push for improving patient support and symptom management within the context of the medical system, and to suggest some of the ways that this type of care will be expanding within the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute in the near future. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. 1)  Understand cancer care psychiatry as a site for integration of medical and mental health care.
  2. 2)  Broaden the clinical understanding of mental health symptoms experienced by cancer patients, and elaborate on some of the treatment approaches for them.
  3. 3)  Consider the possibilities for future improvement of supportive care and quality of life initiatives.

Sponsored by Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, the Office of Clinical Affairs, WPIC 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.