Advances in Psychiatry Conference

6th Annual Update and Advances in Psychiatry Conference
October 12 -13, 2018
Madison Monona Terrace

The Department of Psychiatry, in association with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Public Health are proud to host the 6th Annual Update and Advances in Psychiatry on October 12 – 13, 2018 at the Monona Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

• Identify the pathophysiology and diagnostic implications of irritability in children and adolescents.

• Describe the mechanism of action, benefits, and risks of the newest antipsychotics in the treatment of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.

• Develop a plan to incorporate mindfulness into psychotherapeutic and medication management interventions.

• Design a plan to approach to addressing peripartum and postpartum mental illness.

• Distinguish ethical challenges that can arise during consultation to emergency departments and inpatient units.

• Explain how chronic pain affects the diagnosis and management of mood disorders.

• Summarize the current status of new interventional therapies in depression, and appreciate their potential use in the future.

• Identify the key issues in the geriatric patient that presents in a general clinical setting.

• Explain how cannabis use affects the diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders.



Josepha A. Cheong, MD
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine; Chief, Psychiatry Consult-Liaison Service, Malcom Randall VA Medical Center; Gainesville, FL

Charles DeBattista, DMH, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Stanford University School of Medicine; Stanford, CA

Ellen Leibenluft, MD
Senior Investigator, NIMH Intramural Research Program; Bethesda, MD

Frances R. Levin, MD
Kennedy-Leavy Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Stephen R. Marder, MD
Daniel X. Freedman Professor of Psychiatry; Vice Chair for Education; Semel Institute for Neuroscience at UCLA; Director, VA Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center; Los Angeles, CA


Stuart W. Jones, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Residency Training Director

Ned H. Kalin, MD
Hedberg Professor and Chair of Psychiatry

Charlotte Ladd, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Michael J. Peterson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor (CHS); Director of Hospital Psychiatric Services

Ketty Thertus, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Adult Consultation Liaison Service

Art Walaszek, MD
Professor of Psychiatry

Conference Schedule


7:15am:  Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30am: Welcome – Ned Kalin, MD & Art Walaszek, MD

8:45am: An Update on Irritability and Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents – Ellen Leibenluft, MD

9:45am: Q & A – Moderator: Ned Kalin, MD

10:15am: Refreshment Break

10:30am: An Update on the Use of Antipsychotics for the Treatment of Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder – Stephen R. Marder, MD

11:30am: Q & A – Moderator: Ned Kalin, MD

12:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm: Breakout Sessions & Case Discussions

1) Integrating Mindfulness Into Psychiatric Practice – Stuart Jones, MD

2) Treatment of Peripartum Mental Illness – Charlotte Ladd, MD

3) Ethical Challenges in Inpatient/Emergency Consultation – Michael J. Peterson, MD, PhD

4) Practical Management Strategies for Addressing Pain in Patients with Psychiatric Disorders – Ketty Thertus, MD

2:30pm: Refreshment Break

2:45pm: An Update on Novel Interventional Therapies for Treatment-Resistant Depression – Charles DeBattista, DMH, MD

3:45pm: Q & A – Moderator: Ned Kalin, MD

4:15pm: Adjourn


7:45am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:25am: Introduction – Ned Kalin, MD & Art Walaszek, MD

8:30am: Geriatric Psychiatry Top 10: Clinical Update for Management of Geriatric Psychiatry Issues in the General Setting – Josepha A. Cheong, MD

9:30am: Q & A – Moderator: Art Walaszek, MD

10:00am: Refreshment Break

10:15am: Current Treatment Approaches for Cannabis Use Disorder and of Psychiatric Disorders When Comorbid with Cannabis Use – Frances R. Levin, MD

11:15am: Q & A – Moderator: Art Walaszek, MD

11:45am: Adjourn 

Registration Information


$365 – Physicians (MD/DO) and PhDs

$265 – Other (Adjunct Clinical Faculty, PA, NP, RN, etc.)

$125 – UW SMPH/UW Health/UW Medical Foundation/VA/Meriter Faculty, Residents, and Staff

The conference fee includes the cost of tuition, continental breakfasts, lunch, refreshment breaks, and a nonrefundable processing fee of $50.



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Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to Cancellation requests received at least 96 hours prior to the activity will allow a full refund except for the nonrefundable processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received less than 96 hours prior to the activity start date.

General Information

Friday and Saturday
October 12-13, 2018

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703


Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
9 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703
608-255-5100; 1-877-510-7465

Standard room rate is $169. The Hilton will release these rooms to the public on September 11, 2018.

Please mention Group Code “PSYCH” to receive the special group rate.

Best Western Premier Park Hotel (formerly Best Western Inn on the Park)
22 South Carroll StreetMadison, WI 53703
608-285-8000; 1-800-279-8811

Room rates are $179 (s), $199 (d) and $229 (suite). The Best Western will release these rooms to the public on September 11, 2018.

Please mention “6th Annual Update and Advances in Psychiatry Block” to receive the special group rate.


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To ensure your comfort in the conference room, please bring a sweater or jacket to accommodate temperature variations.


The conference syllabus will be posted online (there will be NO printed syllabus). Materials will be available to registered participants on Wednesday, October 10. If you would like to view the presentations while at the conference, please bring your laptop.


The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please notify Terese Bailey at 608-265-2046.

CME Information


In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for .9 continuing education units (CEUs) or 9 hours.


This activity is being held in response to mental health professionals’ previous conference evaluations and the need for ongoing continuing medical education for clinicians in the area of psychiatry.


This activity has been designed to meet the needs of clinicians and other health care professionals who are looking to enhance their knowledge and skills for the care of their patients with mental health issues.


This CME activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties’ areas of medical knowledge and patient care and procedural skills.


It is the policy of the Wisconsin–Madison ICEP that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made in the activity handout materials.