13.5 Hours of CME
* See Accredidation and Designation Statement below

Friday, March 22, 2019

11:00am - 12:30pm Council Meeting (All NCPS members are welcome, must RSVP)
01:00pm Registration Opens
01:30pm - 02:00pm Welcome & Introductions
02:00pm - 03:00pm Innovative Approaches to Expand Psychiatric Workforce in California ~ Robert McCarron, DO
03:00pm - 04;30pm Diagnosing Suicidality Panel ~ Joseph Obegi, PsyD, Renee Binder, MD, Margaret May, MD
04:30pm - 05:30pm Reception & Visit with Exhibitors 
07:30pm - 09:00pm Networking Techniques and Making the Most of Your APA Membership & Dessert Social ~ Ricardo Juarez, APA Director of District Branch Relations; Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH

Saturday, March 23, 2019

08:30am Registration Opens & Breakfast
09:00am - 10:00am Brave Beginnings in Health Care: A New Administration Ushers in New Possibilities ~ Randall Hagar, CPA Director of Government Affairs
10:00am - 11:00am Purpose in Life After Retirement ~ Dilip Jeste, MD
11:00am - 11:30am Morning Break & Visit with Exhibitors
11:30pm - 12:30pm Psychiatry 2025 ~ Tom Insel, MD 
12:30pm - 02:00pm

Lunch & Resident Vignettes

- Unvaccinated and Stuporous: Catatonia as a Clinical Feature of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis ~ M. Earth Hasassri, MD - PGY-2, University of California, San Francisco

- Distinguishing Huntington’s Disease from Schizophrenia and Substance Use ~ Belinda Wang, MD, PhD - PGY-1, University of California, San Francisco

- From Psychopathy to Psychosis: A Deeper Look at Violence in Psychiatry ~ Clayton Barnes, MD, MPH – PGY-3, San Mateo County Residency Program

02:00pm - 03:00pm Psychopharmacology Update ~ Mahendra Bhati, MD
03:00pm - 03:30pm Afternoon Break & Visit with Exhibitors
03:30pm - 05:00pm A Case Study Psychotherapy Panel ~ Daniele Levy, PhD, Randall Weingarten, MD, TBD
05:00pm - 06:30pm Reception & Visit with Exhibitors

Sunday, March 24, 2019

08:00am - 09:00am Breakfast & Caucus Meetings
09:00am - 10:00am  Rapid-Acting Antidepressants: Deconstructing One and Constructing Another ~ Nolan Williams, MD
10:00am - 10:30am Break 
10:30am - 12:00pm

Ethics Committee: Boundary Crossings & Violations Panel ~ John Greene, MD, Anna Glezer, MD, Raymond Reyes, MD

12:00pm Adjourn

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and Northern California Psychiatric Society. The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


To advance the quality and effectiveness of psychiatric care through advocacy, professional education and camaraderie.



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