4th Annual Adult Mental Health Update: Strategies for Primary Care

March 13, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 situation in Portland and other parts of the state, the in-person portion of this conference is being cancelled. We will be live streaming the entire conference.

Those who have registered for the conference were emailed with details on Tuesday, March 10th. Please call 503-494-4897 or email cme@ohsu.edu with any questions. 

Livestream link: https://echo360.org/section/63ec11d9-60d5-463c-a6b8-03fe83c3b731/public

Course description

Psychiatric disorders are incredibly common in primary care settings. Limited access to mental health specialty care has led to an increase in psychiatric diagnosis and treatment in the primary care clinic. The goal of this conference is to better equip the primary care provider in delivering effective mental health care to their patients.

The target audience for this conference is family physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other providers of adult care.

Are you near Coos Bay, La Grande, Klamath Falls or Boise?

You may be interested in one of our livestream satellite conferences. Check the remote session course page for more information. Some remote sites have been moved to online only- See site specific information

Feedback from prior attendees

"Knowledgeable and effective presenters who enjoy talking about their fields and teach us well."

"This was so helpful. The faculty were informative and conveyed so much useful information."

"Overall, a good conference - appreciate attention to evidence based practice."

"This conference was excellent, and I look forward to attending in the future."

Friday, March 13, 2020

7:15      Registration    
7:50      Welcome and Introduction to the Course     
8:10      Reproductive Psychiatry: 2020 Update – Nicole Cirino, MD
8:55      Questions & Answers     
9:05      Somatic Symptoms and Related Disorders in the Community Care Setting – Suki Conrad, MD
9:50       Questions & Answers     
10:00    BREAK     
10:15    Addiction Medicine and the Opioid Crisis – Bradley Buchheit, MD
11:00    Personalities, Psychological Defenses, and Mentalizing in Primary Care – Craigan Usher, MD
11:45    Panel/Questions & Answers     
12:00    LUNCH    
12:45    Diagnostic Clarity: Identifying Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia Among Varying Presentations – Sean Stanley, MD
1:45       Questions & Answers     
2:00       BREAK     
2:15       Managing Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care:  From Textbook to Exam Room – Pritham Raj, MD
3:15       Questions & Answers     
3:30       Challenges in Dementia Care – Emily Morgan, MD
4:30       Questions & Answers     
4:45       ADJOURN     


Prior to February 29, 2020: $215

On or after February 29, 2020: $265

To help meet administrative costs, a $35 service charge will be assessed on refund requests received by March 4th; no refunds can be issued after that date.
Should conditions warrant, the sponsors reserve the right to cancel this program with a full tuition refund.


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

American Medical Association

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Lodging near the venue

The nearest hotel to the OMA Building is Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego at 14811 Kruse Oaks Drive, Lake Oswego, OR. The Crowne Plaza has a shuttle that serves the OMA.


Phone:  (503) 494-8700

E-mail: cme@ohsu.edu

If you have a disability and require assistance to participate in the conference, please contact the Division of Continuing Professional Development as soon as possible, but no later than 20 business days prior to the conference.