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Psychopharmacology Update Conference
Saturday, October 23, 2021, 8:30 AM - 4:10 PM EST
Category: Upcoming Events

32nd Annual Psychopharmacology Update is October 23

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The Massachusetts Psychiatric Society (MPS) will host its annual 32nd Annual Psychopharmacology Update on Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. virtually. 

The program begins with a review of marketing practices of pharmaceutical companies that have given false impressions about how effective they are in comparison with other options that might be more cost-effective. A second speaker will focus on the just-published 2021 update of an algorithm for evidence-supported psychopharmacology of behavioral and psychological symptoms in patients with dementia. After a break, a speaker will update attendees on device-based somatic therapies in psychiatry including ECT, rTMS, and related new procedures. This will be followed by a Keynote international guest speaker from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, Dr. Mansfield Mela, who will share his expertise on the diagnosis and treatments for children and adults with fetal alcohol syndrome. After a lunch break, the program continues with the second Keynote Speaker, Dr. Maya Mathur, who is from Stanford University in California. Dr. Mathur has developed innovative methods of determining the worth of observational studies. She will focus on some important psychiatric treatment issues whose evidence base is derived largely from such studies and help attendees interpret the results of such studies. The final lecture will be on the topic of ethno-psychopharmacology, a subject with strong contemporary interest. The program will end with questions and answers on any topic in psychopharmacology with a panel of the day’s speakers.

$90   MPS/APA members
$20   Residents/Fellows/Students
$110  Non-members

Click Here to view the detailed program brochure and register now! If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Brennan at (781) 237-8100, ext. 2.


Contact: Debbie Brennan - [email protected] - 781-434-7518