Grand Rounds

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Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target audience

Psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatry residents and fellows, medical students, social workers, masters in administration, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and pharmacists. Additionally, Psychiatry Grand Rounds is open to the public.


Typically held the 1st, 3rd & 4th Tuesdays of each month

Noon to 1pm, 8B60, 8th Floor, OHSU Hospital (unless otherwise noted)

Psychiatry Grand Rounds provides continuing medical education for the target audience. We strive to enable discussion that is both about and involves the patient so the physician can better understand the depth of one's mental illness. In Grand Rounds, we explore the history of certain policies and procedures in place for handling mentally ill patients and what can happen to improve care and treatment that they receive, as well as to better explain and expand on various forms of mental illness and how treatment should be approached and practiced by the clinician.

Grand Rounds Schedule

October 18, 2016

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Holistic Wellness Treatment Outcomes

Belle Zaccari, PsyD - Staff Psychologist, Rural Mental Health, VA Portland Health Care System; Instructor: Department of Psychiatry, OHSU

  • Define and review Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM)/Complementary Integrative Health (CIH) approaches.
  • Summarize the research and current integration of these practices in medicine.
  • Review the state of the field yoga therapy research.
  • Describe a recent pilot study conducted at the Portland VA that examined the impact of yoga on PTSD symptoms and sequela.


October 25, 2016

Bipolar Disorder: Best Practices in Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment

Julie Anderson, M.D. - Psychiatrist, VA

  • Compare two screening tools for bipolar disorder: Mood Disorders Questionairre and CIDI Bipolar Screening Tool.
  • Examine evidence supporting various pharmacologic treatments in each stage of bipolar disorder.
  • Differentiate evidence for efficacy of medications for bipolar disorder based on type of mood episode being treated or prevented.


November 1, 2016

Tending to Invisible Wounds, Listening to the Trauma Story

Omar Reda, M.D. - Psychiatrist, Providence Health Systems

  • Discuss the impact of the trauma story on the intra-psychic and inter-personal dynamics of patients.
  • Explain the importance of promoting self-care when working with trauma survivors.
  • Describe why we need to take mental breaks in ordr to recharge and reconnect with loved ones.


November 15, 2016

Defining Psychiatry: The Conflation of Mental Illness and Violence

Tyler Jones, M.D. - Assistant Professor, OHSU; Chief Medical Officer, Oregon State Hospital

  • Describe the history of dangerousness criteria in civil commitment.
  • Analyze how civil commitment has evolved in federal state courts.
  • Identify commitment criteria for State of Oregon.


December 6, 2016

Drug Interactions and Their Clinical Relevance II

Mujeeb Shad, M.D., M.S.C.S. - Associate Professor, OHSU

  • Review pharmacological basis and types of drug interactions with an emphasis on gene-drug interactions.
  • Discuss dene-drug interactions with differentiate with other types of drugs interactions, especially drug-drug interactions.
  • Discuss the consequences of the gene-drug and other drug interactions with clinical examples.
  • Identify the important factors in determining the clinical significance of gene-drug and other drug interactions.


December 27, 2016

Psychological Interventions for Auditory Hallucinations

Jessica Murakami-Brundage, Ph.D. - Clinical Psychologist II, Oregon State Hospital

  • Identify the beliefs most important to assess in voice hearing clients/patients.
  • Identify new ways to help individuals cope with their voices.
  • Start to understand how culture shapes the voice hearing experience.

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