Fall Conference: Advances in Psychopharmacology & Interventional Psychiatry

NCPS is exicted to bring you our full day Fall Conference on Advances in Psychopharmacology & Interventional Psychiatry.

Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (reception following)

South San Francisco Conference Center
255 South Airport Boulevard
South San Francisco, CA 94080

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Please join us as we fill the top part of our day with general sessions on psychopharmacology focused topics and follow lunch with a choice of break-out tracks*, finishing up the day with a light networking reception.

There will be concurrent afternoon breakout tracks to choose from when you register:

Track A: Novel Approaches in Psychiatry: Let's Discuss Psychedelics (1.5 CME hours) and Advances in Interventional Psychiatry (1.5 CME hours)

Track B: Opioid Analgesics: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Training. This 3-hour training incorporates the updated FDA blueprint into practical education designed to help clinicians improve the quality of care and reduce the pain of their patients.
* For those members needing to complete the newly mandated California State Medical Board 12-hour CME requirement on pain management, we are offering a 3-hour CME breakout track on Opioid Analgesics: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) training that qualifies to meet 3 hours of that mandate.

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You will choose your desired breakout track during the registration process. 

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8:30a                      Registration opens

9:00 - 10:00a          Psychopharmacology Updates on Treatment of Schizophrenia
                               Rona Hu, MD

10:00 - 11:00a        Lithium Use in Bipolar and Other Mood Disorders
                               Michael Ostacher, MD

11:00 – 11:30a       Snack Break – Visit with Exhibitors

11:30a-12:30p        Reproductive Psychopharmacology
                               Anna Glezer, MD                    

12:30 – 1:30p         Lunch – Visit with Exhibitors

1:30 - 3:00p            Breakout Track 1A: Psychedelics Panel
                               Psilocybin and Safety in Clinical Trials
                               Brian Anderson, MD 

                               Breakout Track 1B:
                               Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Part 1
                               Timothy Atkinson, PharmD, BCPS, CPE and Christopher Gharibo, MD

3:00 – 3:30p           Snack Break – Visit with Exhibitors

3:30 - 5:00p            Breakout Track 2A: Interventional Psychiatry Panel 
                               TMS Review & Update 
Ramotse Saunders, MD

                                Ketamine Therapy for TRD 
Tobias Marton, MD

                               Breakout Track 2B:
                               Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Part 2
                               Timothy Atkinson, PharmD, BCPS, CPE and Christopher Gharibo, MD

5:00 - 6:00p            Closing Reception – Visit with Exhibitors

*This schedule is subject to change

Rona Hu
Rona Hu

Dr. Hu is Medical Director of the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit at Stanford Hospital, specializing in the care of those with serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar and depression. She completed medical school and residency in...

Michael Ostacher
Michael Ostacher

Dr. Ostacher is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Staff Psychatrist at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, where he is the Director of the Bipolar and Depression Research Program, Director of Advanced Fellowship Training in...

Anna Glezer
Anna Glezer

Dr. Glezer began her training at Harvard and then transitioned to the University of California, San Francisco, where she has been a practicing physician on faculty with joint appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and Department of Obstetrics/...

Brian Anderson
Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson, MD, MSc is a staff psychiatrist at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General and UCSF. His completed training includes a mental health research fellowship at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, general adult psychiatry residency at UCSF...

Tobias Marton
Tobias Marton

Dr. Marton received his BA in molecular and cellular biology at UC Berkeley. He subsequently attended the MSTP program at UCSD. His dissertation work in the laboratory of Dr. Lisa Stowers focused on olfactory mediators of inter-male aggression in...

Timothy Atkinson
Timothy Atkinson

Timothy J. Atkinson, PharmD, BCPS, CPE is a Clinical Pharmacy Pain Specialist and federal employee in a regional referral pain clinic near Nashville, TN. Dr. Atkinson specializes in complex and high-risk pain medication management through direct...

Christopher Gharibo
Christopher Gharibo

Christopher Gharibo, MD is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, as well as Orthopedics, at the NYU School of Medicine. He also serves as the Medical Director of Pain Medicine at NYU Langone Hospitals Center...

Ramotse Saunders
Ramotse Saunders

Dr. Saunders is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, with special expertise and interest in co-occurring medical and psychiatric illness. He has over 15 years’ experience treating patients with mood disorders, including...

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