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Educational Conference | Brian Holoyda, MD, MPH, MBA

November 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Brian Holoyda, MD, MPH, MBA

Title: “Cults, Conspiracy Theorists, and Other Crazed Crowds: Understanding Atypical Group Beliefs and Their Psychiatric Relevance”

Location: WebEx

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this conference, participants will:
1. Explain and compare terms used to refer to atypical group beliefs, including “delusion-like beliefs” and “extreme overvalued beliefs
2. Categorize different types of atypical group beliefs and the communities and organizations in which they commonly arise.
3. Describe the relevance of atypical group beliefs in the context of different types of forensic psychiatric evaluations, including criminal responsibility and violence risk assessments.

About the Speaker:

Brian Holoyda, MD, MPH, MBA is a forensic and correctional psychiatrist. He provides clinical care to detainees at a pre-trial detention facility in the Bay Area of California. In his forensic practice, he conducts sexual violence risk assessments across the western United States. His academic interests include paraphilic disorders, atypical groups beliefs, and psychedelic psychopharmacology.

About the Series:

The Educational Conference series is a series of lectures designed to provide clinically useful information to the practicing psychiatrist (faculty or trainee).  Every 1 to 2 months an intra- or extra-departmental speaker is invited to speak on a topic of interest selected by current faculty.  This educational series is open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend.  Continue Medical Education units (CME’s) are available to eligible attendees.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison 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.


Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

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

American Psychological Association (APA)

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 responsibility 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 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1 hour.


November 16, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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