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Psychosomatic Medicine

Psychosomatic medicine remains a challenging field. Subspecialty areas in psychosomatic medicine make it more complicated to diagnose, treat, and refer patients with complex medical comorbidities. Providers need to provide best practice comprehensive psychiatric consultation evaluations with thorough consideration of psychiatric, medical, and psychosocial factors. 

The 2017 UPMC Psychosomatic Medicine Conference will address these challenges and provides information on community resources and research findings in psychosomatic medicine that participants can apply to their own clinical care practices. 

The one-day conference will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Starzl Biomedical Science Tower on the University of Pittsburgh's Oakland campus.  It features local and regional experts in consultation-liaison psychiatry presenting on a broad array of topics including palliative care, transplantation psychiatry, law and ethics, perinatal psychiatry, and integrated care.  

Participants may register for a wide variety of interactive breakout sessions on topics including:

  • Innovations in Integrated Care (Primary Care Services, Mindfulness)
  • Special Populations and Healthcare Delivery (Pediatrics, Transgender Care across the Lifespan) 
  • Case Challenges in the Medical-Psychiatry Interface (Psycho-Oncology, Pain and Psychiatry)

The conference is open to psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors, pharmacologists, physician assistants working in a mental health setting, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychiatric nurses, social workers, PhDs, and trainees (medical students and resident physicians), and other medical providers with an interest in the medical-psychiatric interface. 

Click here to view the conference brochure and to register for the conference.

You may also contact Nancy Mundy at the Office of Educational and Regional Program with specific questions regarding the conference (Telephone: 412-204-9090; Email: mundynl@upmc.edu).