4th Annual Pediatric Mental Health Update

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Conference description

This continuing medical education activity focuses on the reality that many pediatric mental health issues are managed by general pediatricians, family physicians and others that provide primary care for children and adolescents. Difficulty in accessing mental health specialty care has led to an increase in psychiatric treatment in the offices of primary care providers.

Conference date

March 5, 2021 (Virtual conference)

Target audience

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

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8:00      Welcome and Introduction to the Course     
8:05      Pediatric Depression - Jessica Strafford, MD
8:55      Holding Difficult Conversations with Parents - Ajit Jetmalani, MD
9:45      Panel/Questions & Answers     
10:10    BREAK    
10:25    Pediatric Aggression: A Brief Guide on Understanding and Management - Joseph Thoits, MD
11:15    Better Sleep for Better Mood: Treating Common Pediatric Sleep Disorders - Elizabeth Super, MD
12:05    Panel/Questions & Answers     
12:25    LUNCH    
1:15      Assessing and Treating the Anxious Child - Kyle Johnson, MD
2:05      Questions & Answers     
2:25      BREAK    
2:40      Children, Teens, Tech, & Screens - Craigan Usher, MD
3:30      AD/HD: Pearls for the Primary Care Provider - Daniel Nicoli, DO
4:20      Panel/Questions & Answers     
4:45      ADJOURN     

Course fees

Prior to February 21, 2021 - $215

On or after February 21, 2021 - $265

To help meet administrative costs, a $35 service charge will be assessed on refund requests received by March 1; 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.

American Medical Association


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.


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.



Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 7.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.


Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, 5th Annual Adult Mental Health Update has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

MOC Part II CME Activity

Family Medicine
Psychiatry and Neurology

Course faculty

Ajit Jetmalani, MD, Professor of Psychiatry (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry), OHSU
Kyle Johnson, MD, Professor of Psychiatry (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry), OHSU
Daniel Nicoli, DO, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry), OHSU
Jessica Stratfford, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry), OHSU
Elizabeth Super, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonology), OHSU
Joseph Thoits, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry), OHSU
Craigan Usher, MD, Professor of Psychiatry (Child Psychiatry), OHSU


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.

Feedback from our prior attendees

"It was a wonderful conference. Every speaker was enthusiastic and committed and that was inspiring."

"Excellent topics, speakers and slides - thank you so much!"

"This conference was extremely well put together and I found the information to be immediately relevant to my clinical practice."