Oct 12 - Oct 13
Fri - Sat

4th Annual Innovations in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health: Adult Disorders, Technology, and Provider Wellbeing

Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford, CA

A Continuing Medical Education Conference presented by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine

Registration is Now Closed.  Walk-in Registrations are Welcome!


Dear Colleagues,
Please join us for our 4th annual conference for a special mix of topics designed to stimulate, challenge, and support you. We will provide practical psychopharmacology and psychotherapy pearls along with visionary and innovative treatments. The conference has three themes: adult disorders, technology and mental health (e.g., virtual reality, apps), and physician/provider wellness (e.g., sleep, stress management). The format will consist of 30 minute talks, each elaborating on the information from its associated workshop; each talk is designed for interactive learning with the faculty and attendees. Workshops will usually be repeated to allow more people to attend the topics of their choice. We will also have three keynote addresses. I invite you to be part of our annual community of learners.
Alan K. Louie, MD

Statement of Need

This conference aims to fulfill the knowledge and competence needs for practicing physicians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical social workers, and interested allied health professionals to enhance their understanding of psychiatry and behavioral health disorders and equip them with skills and strategies to effectively treat in practice. Topics will include adult disorders such as mood disorders, marijuana addiction, OCD, psychotic and cognitive disorders. The course will also address the use and application of technology in psychiatry and behavioral health, and recommendations for improving physician/provider wellness and resilience. Teaching methods will include talks along with active learning in workshops and interaction with faculty and other attendees.

Target Audience

This national conference is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, and allied health professionals specializing in Family Practice, Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Psychiatry.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate for use in practice the newest evidence-based treatments, protocols, diagnostic criteria, and practice guidelines to improve the quality of care, for patients presenting with:
    1. Marijuana addiction
    2. Anxiety Disorders including OCD and PTSD
    3. Mood Disorders including Bipolar and Depressive Disorders and Suicide Risk
    4. Psychotic and Cognitive Disorders
    5. Sleep and Pain Disorders
    6. Cancer
  • Utilize emerging digital laboratory technologies to diagnose, treat and manage PTSD, Mood Disorders, Sleep and Pain Disorders.
  • Incorporate well-being strategies to improve stress management and sleep, and to promote one’s own competency and professionalism.

Course Directors

Alan K. Louie, MD

Associate Chair, Director of Education
& Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

A Continuing Medical Education Activity

A Continuing Medical Education Conference presented by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine

Conference Contact

For conference related questions please contact

Debbie Aube
CME Conference Coordinator
(650) 724-5318

For general questions, please send us an email or call us
(650) 497-8554

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