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11th Annual Updates & Advances in Psychiatry Conference

September 29, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Attend in-person OR virtually


Join fellow healthcare providers for the 11th edition of the University of Wisconsin Updates & Advances in Psychiatry Conference. This annual conference highlights hot topics and the latest best practices in the practice of psychiatry and mental health care. This year will feature didactic lectures and panel presentations from preeminent providers as well as a breakout session workshop to dive more in-depth into important topics in psychiatric care. This year’s topics cover a broad range of topics including: the role of social media in providing care, substance use disorders, novel treatments of depression, pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder, eating disorders, and mental health care issues across the lifespan. 

This year’s Jefferson Memorial Lecture will be provided by Dr. Shelly Greenfield who will discuss promoting recovery in women with substance use disorders. 

Target Audience

This educational 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.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participation in this conference, members of the healthcare team will be able to:

  1. Explain the most up-to-date best practices in mental health care including the role of social media, substance use disorders, and novel treatments for depression
  2. Describe critical updates in women’s healthcare including substance use disorders in women, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, eating disorders, and other issues that disproportionally affect women.
  3. Describe mental illness as it occurs throughout the lifespan: addressing first-episode psychosis and end-of-life issues in the context of terminal illness.

Program Schedule

All times listed are Central Daylight Time

Time Session Information Room
7:15 am – 8:15 am Breakfast & Registration Grand Terrace
8:20 am – 8:30 am Welcome
Dr. Art Walaszek
Grand Ballroom
8:30 am – 9:45 am Session I: Jefferson Memorial Lecture
Gender Differences in Substance Use Disorders: From Science to Practice
Shelly Greenfield, MD, MPH
Grand Ballroom
9:45 am – 10:00 am Break & Exhibits Main Hallway & Exhibition Hall
10:00 am – 11:00 am Session II: Ketamine, Esketamine, and Glutamate Receptor Modulation for Difficult-to-Treat Depression: Update and Future Directions Learning Objectives
Sanjay Mathew, MD
Grand Ballroom
11:00 am – 11:15 am Break & Exhibits Main Hallway & Exhibit Hall
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Session III: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Tory Eisnlohr-Moul, PhD
Grand Ballroom
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch & Exhibits Grand Ballroom & Exhibit Hall
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Breakout Sessions:
I. Depression & End-of-Life Issues in Neurological Disorders
Kathleen Murphy Ende, PhD, PsyD, NP
Hall of Ideas E
II. Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Practice
Daniel Dickson, PhD
Hall of Ideas F
III. First Episode Psychosis
Marc Kalin, DO
Hall of Ideas G
IV. Risk and Treatment of Eating Disorders Across Development
Katherine Schaumburg, PhD
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Break & Exhibits Main Hallway & Exhibit Hall
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Session IV: Social Media & Mental Health in Adolescents
Ellen Selkie, MD, MPH
Grand Ballroom
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Break & Exhibits Main Hallway & Exhibit Hall
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Session V: Cannabis and Effects of Psychosis: Is it Chicken or the Egg?
Jonathan Williams, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Grand Ballroom

James W. Jefferson Memorial Lecture

James Walter Jefferson, MD (1937-2019)
Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Jefferson epitomized the values and virtues of an outstanding physician, teacher and academic. The UW Department of Psychiatry is honored to offer an annual lecture in his memory.

Jeff, as he was affectionately known, taught generations of psychiatrists and other health care professionals to provide high quality, evidence-based mental health care. He became an international expert in the use of lithium, the gold-standard treatment of bipolar disorder. He co-founded and co-ran a
biannual regional continuing medical education conference for nearly forty years – a tradition which the Department of Psychiatry continues as the University of Wisconsin Annual Update & Advances in Psychiatry Conference.

Jeff received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and completed an internship at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City, residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, and fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Chicago. After serving as a research cardiologist in the  U.S. Army, he returned to Madison for Psychiatry residency training. His remarkable career spanned more than five decades and included opening the
Lithium Clinic at UW in 1973 and founding the Lithium Information Center, which ultimately collected over 40,000 articles for patients and professionals. He served as President of Healthcare Technology Systems and was a Distinguished Senior Scientist at the Madison Institute of Medicine. Jeff was a prolific author, highly respected lecturer nationally and internationally, and the recipient of numerous accolades.

Each year, the Department of Psychiatry invites one distinguished speaker who embodies Jeff’s spirit – being a consummate clinician, academic and colleague while advancing the evidence-based care of people suffering from mental illness – to give the James W. Jefferson Memorial Lecture during the Annual Update & Advances in Psychiatry Conference.

We are delighted that Dr. Shelly Greenfield, Chief Academic Officer and Kristine M. Trustey Endowed Chair in Psychiatry at Harvard – Mass General Brigham McClean, will deliver the 2023 memorial lecture.

Registration Fees

NOTE: Fees are the same for both in-person and virtual course options.

$365 – Physicians (MD/DO) & Psychologists (PhD)
$315 – All other healthcare professionals Nurses (RN), APP (PA, APRN), PharmD, Social Work)
$265 – UW/VA/UnityPoint Health/SwedishAmerican Faculty & Staff/Fellows/Non-UW Residents
$50 – Non-UW Madison Students

Free (select the $265 option and use coupon code): UW Dept. of Psychiatry Residents & Fellows, UW Dept. of Psychiatry Psychology Interns, and UW-Madison Healthcare Professional Students (SMPH, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy) If you did not already receive the coupon code, please contact Art Walaszek, awalaszek@wisc.edu, for additional information.




American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this hybrid live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this hybrid live activity for a maximum of 6.25 ANCC contact hours.

American Psychological Association (APA)

APA Logo Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs.
Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.625 continuing education units (CEUs) or 6.25 hours.


Available Credit

  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.25 APA CE Credits
  • 6.25 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 6.25 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™


September 29, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Art Walaszek, MD
Sara Scott


Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
1 John Nolan Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
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