Ketamine Use In the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders


Ketamine Use In the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders

Carmen Andreescu, MD Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Antoine Douaihy, MD Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Megan Bertholomey, PhD  Assistant Professor of Psychology, Chatham University
Rebecca Price, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

We hope you will join us on December 13, 2019 for our Clinical Grand Rounds focusing on Ketamine Use In the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders featuring experts from the Department of Psychiatry. The rounds will feature a discussion of the potential benefits vs. the potential downsides of using ketamine for therapeutic purposes.

Date & Time. December 13, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location. UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital Auditorium 

Learning objectives: At the conclusion of this lecture participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the benefits and risks of ketamine in psychiatric care.
  2. Discuss the potential mechanisms involved in ketamine’s effects.
  3. Identify key gaps in the scientific and clinical knowledge regarding ketamine’s effectiveness and safety.

For More Information. Please contact Frances Patrick at

The entirety of this program will be a lecture by the speaker(s). All individuals able to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. Registration is not required for this event. This event is free and there will be no refunds. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
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 CreditsTM.  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. WPH is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  WPH maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.
The indicated number of clock hours of continuing education is provided through UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital’s Office of Educational Resources and Planning, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education in accordance with all the applicable educational and professional standards of the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapist.  These clock hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT renewal.  For more information, call (412) 204-9085.