Enhance Your Educational Experience with a Preconference!

Psych Congress is pleased to offer unmatched opportunities to experience leading education from the brightest minds in psychiatry. To compliment the main conference taking place October 29 – November 2, 2024, and enhance the educational impact of this year’s meeting, we are offering THREE world-class preconferences.

Advanced Psychopharmacology Preconference: 2024 as a Watershed Moment in Advanced Psychopharmacology – Four Cutting Edge, Emerging Therapies

Tuesday, October 29 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Preconference Faculty: Peter Weiden, MD; Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH

Credits: 3

This year’s advanced psychopharmacology is designed to highlight four cutting edge and emerging therapies. You will leave this preconference energized and ready to take on the next 4 days of continued psychopharmacology education, one step ahead of your peers.

Topics to be Covered:

  • Glutamate, GABA, and Beyond - Trends, Truths, and Future Perspectives.
  • Advancements in Adult ADHD Management.
  • Updates and Strategies in Bipolar Disorder Management for Complex Patients.
  • Advancing Schizophrenia Care: Exploring Emerging Therapies and Novel Treatments.

Psychedelics Preconference: Psychedelic Horizons

Tuesday, October 29 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Preconference Faculty: Andrew Penn, MS, PMHNP and Charles Raison, MD

Credits: 3

Explore the intersection of psychiatry and psychedelics with leading experts, as we delve into the transformative potential of these compounds in mental health treatment. Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding and stay at the forefront of this rapidly advancing field.

Topics to be Covered:

  • The First Psychedelic is FDA approved: Now What.
  • Psychedelic Liberation: Navigating the Legalization Landscape.
  • Unlocking the Future Potential of Psychedelics.

PA Institute: The Essentials for Psychiatric PA’s (2 Day Preconference)

Monday, October 28 | 7:15 AM – 5:30 PM & Tuesday, October 29 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Preconference Faculty: Craig Chepke, MD, DFAPA; Jessica Spissinger, PA-C; Jo Hughes, DMSc, PA-C, CAQ-PSY and Kevin Williams, MS, MPAS, PA-C; Michael Asbach, DMSc, PA-C, Psych-CAQ; Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH; Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC and Arwen Podesta, MD

Credits: 8.5

This year's PA preconference will provide attendees with indispensable skills and knowledge crucial for their practice. This preconference will delve into fundamental topics ranging from pharmacotherapy to psychotherapy, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of psychiatric care. Join us for a dynamic program aimed at enhancing the core competencies necessary for providing effective patient care.

Topics to be covered in day one:

  • Basics of Neuroscience: Neurochemistry, Neurotransmitters and Neurobiology: Not All the Wiring and Switch Plates are the Same.
  • Managing Treatment Options for Bipolar I and Bipolar II Disorder: Gotta Know the Difference. - Advancements in ADHD Diagnosis, Treatment, and Patient Engagement.
  • Glutamate, GABA, and Beyond - Trends, Truths, and Future Perspectives.
  • Management of Mood Disorders and Anxiety Disorders in the Perinatal and Postpartum Period.
  • The Basics of Psychotherapy: ABC’s of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Topics to be covered in day two:

  • Unraveling Schizophrenia: Exploring Neuroanatomy, Pathogenesis, and Emerging Treatments.
  • The Challenge of Combining Substance Use Treatment in Mental Health Care: How to Do Both.
  • Polypharmacy: When to add and when to takeaway, sometimes less is best!