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Educational Conference | Claudia Reardon, MD | “Sports Medicine and Mental Health”

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Claudia Reardon, MD

Sports Medicine and Mental Health

Location: WebEx

Learning Objectives:

•       Incorporate an understanding of the biopsychosocial stressors that contribute to mental health symptoms and disorders in athletes into formulations and treatment plans and use this understanding to optimize interprofessional communication with members of athletes’ clinical teams.

•       Identify nuanced presentations of common mental health symptoms and disorders in athletes.

•       Consider sport-related and physiological factors when considering mental health treatment options for athletes.

About the Speaker:

Claudia L. Reardon, MD completed her undergraduate and medical school degrees as well as her psychiatry residency training, serving as Chief Resident, at the University of Wisconsin.  She is a Board Certified Psychiatrist specializing in sports psychiatry.  Dr. Reardon is a Professor in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) Department of Psychiatry, through which she does significant amounts of teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows.  She clinically works as the consulting sports psychiatrist to the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department at UW-Madison’s University Health Services.

Dr. Reardon has served on the International Society for Sports Psychiatry (ISSP) Board of Directors since 2010, currently as its Education Committee Chair.  Through the ISSP, she developed a program that awards a “Certificate of Additional Training in Sports Psychiatry” to clinicians who complete a curriculum that she developed.   She also serves as the sole psychiatrist on the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. Dr. Reardon Co-Chairs the workgroup “Mental Health in Elite Athletes” for the International Olympic Committee.  She also co-leads the International Olympic Committee Diploma Program (designed for sports medicine physicians) on mental health in elite athletes.  She has published and presented widely on a number of sports psychiatry related topics, and is Co-Editor of the book “Clinical Sports Psychiatry:  An International Perspective”.

Dr. Reardon’s teaching activities include:  directing the quality improvement curriculum for UW psychiatry residents; serving as a leader of the advocacy curriculum for medical students at the UWSMPH; serving as Faculty Advisor of the UWSMPH Psychiatry Student Interest Group; directing a medical student rotation in mental health advocacy and public health, a medical student rotation in sports psychiatry, and a psychiatry resident rotation in sports psychiatry; and teaching and administration in a variety of other courses for medical students, residents, and fellows across all specialties.

Dr. Reardon currently serves as President of the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation and as Chair of its Scholarship Committee, on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Medical Society, and as a United States Track and Field Certified Official.  She is Past President of the Dane County Medical Society and Past Chair of the American Medical Association Women Physicians Section.

Reading List:

Anxiety Disorders in Athletes

Mental health in elite athletes: International Olympic Committee consensus statement (2019)

The Mental Health Crisis in Sports: The Perfect Storm of Contemporary Factors

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.


April 17
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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