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 designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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.

Accessing Psychiatry Grand Rounds Remotely

Our lectures are viewable remotely, simply Click Here to be connected to the live stream or to view past lecture recordings. To receive CME credit, you must watch the lecture live during the time of the presentation. After you watch the Grand Rounds, you can submit your attendance by filling out an evaluation survey which you can obtain from Micaela Sandoval (, Grand Rounds Coordinator.

Grand Rounds Schedule

September 19, 2017

Robert Kessler, Director of Neurochemical Brain Imaging and PET Neurotracer Development, Vanderbilt University


September 26, 2017

Understanding Structural Abnormalities in the Brain Observed in Methamphetamine and Cigarette Users

Angelica Morales, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow, OHSU

  • Compare brain structure in those exposed to methamphetamine and/or tobacco to healthy controls.
  • Discuss how brain structure is associated with the integrity of the dopamine system.


October 3, 2017

Mental Health Care for Elderly Refugees and Immigrants

Paul Leung, MD - Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU

  • Discuss the state of mental health services for Asian immigrants and refugees in the Tri-counties area.
  • List the challenges of providing mental health care to the non English speaking elderly.


October 24, 2017

Clinical Relevance of Climate Change: Psychological Effects and What Mental Health Providers Can Do

Sara Walker, PhD - Assistant Professor, OHSU

  • Identify the risks and effects of climate change and climate change information on mental health.
  • Identify psychological effects of and responses to climate change and climate change information.
  • Describe ways that mental health treatment providers can enable individuals to effectively work toward personal and community resilience and to prevent or mitigate the effects of climate change.
  • Identify resources for mental health professionals to be adequately educated and actively involved in this perpetually critical issue and primary social detriment of health.




Grand Rounds Notification

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