2020 Fall Conference

NCPS is excited to bring our annual Fall Conference directly to you at home! We miss you and we can't wait to connect with you while learning about timely and relevant updates in psychopharmacology and telepsychiatry. 

We plan to make this an engaging CME event that will be well worth your time, with an amazing line-up of speakers and topics. This conference will cover the following learning objectives:

  • To have a better understanding and knowledge of updates on psychopharmalogical interventions for a variety of psychiatric disorders
  • To be able to compare and list the pharmacologic approaches to treatment
  • To develop knowledge and be able to recognize psychopharmacological emergencies and how best diagnose and manage them 
  • To increase knowledge about the history, severity and new treatment options for bipolar disorder
  • To increase knowledge about women's mental health and prescribing various psychotropic medications with non-pharmacologic options for pregnant or menopausal patients
  • To increase knowledge about telehealth and the impacts on mental healthcare delivery and how to build alliances and overcome telehealth barriers

Date: Satruday, October 3, 2020

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Resident/Fellow Member : Free
Early Career Member (1st 8 years of practice): $15
General Member: $30
Non-member: $60

To hear from our planning committee co-chairs, click the video graphic below. 

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. 

The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Below is the Speaker and Topic Schedule

9:30 – 9:45a         Introduction & Program Preview

9:45 - 10:40a       Psychopharmacology Updates in Women’s Mental Health 
                                Anna Glezer, MD

10:50 - 11:45a      When Managing First-Episode Psychosis, Psychiatrists Must Behave Like Cardiologists
Henry Nasrallah, MD 

11:45a – 12:15p    Break – Visit Virtual Exhibitor Expo – Enter Exhibitor Giveaways

12:15p - 1:10p      Psychopharmacology Emergencies 
                               Jose Maldonado, MD  

 1:20 – 2:15p        Bipolar Disorder: Dilemmas and Controversies
                               Trisha Suppes, MD, PhD

 2:15 - 2:30p       Break – Last Chance to Enter Exhibitor Giveaways

 2:30 – 3:25p       Telepsychiatry in the COVID-19 Era: Overcoming Barriers and Enhancing Alliances
                                Alka Mathur, MD

3:25 - 3:45p       Closing Remarks and Program Summary 

* This schedule is subject to change


Alka Mathur
Alka Mathur

Dr. Mathur is a Stanford trained Psychiatrist where she is a Clinical Assistant Professor on the Affiliate Faculty Line. She currently serves as the Medical Director of Virtual Behavioral Health Services for the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System,...

Anna Glezer
Anna Glezer

Dr. Glezer is a reproductive and integrative psychiatrist practicing in the Bay Area. She completed her training at Harvard before moving to the Bay Area and joining the faculty at UCSF. She continues to teach at UCSF, where she currently holds a...

Henry Nasrallah
Henry Nasrallah

Dr. Henry Nasrallah is a widely recognized neuropsychiatrist, educator and researcher. Following his psychiatric residency at the University of Rochester and neuroscience fellowship at the NIH, he served for 18 years as chair of psychiatry at 2...

Jose Maldonado
Jose Maldonado

Dr. Maldonado is Medical Director of Psychosomatic Medicine and Chief of Psychiatric Emergency Services and Transplant Psychiatry at Stanford University Medical Center. He is board certified in Adult Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, Forensic...

Trisha Suppes
Trisha Suppes

Trisha Suppes, M.D., Ph.D. joined the faculty of Stanford and the VA Palo Alto as a Professor of Stanford University in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in 2008, following fifteen years at the University of Texas Southwestern...

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