5th Annual Adult Mental Health Update: Strategies for Primary Care

Conference description

Psychiatric disorders are very 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.

Conference date

March 12, 2021 (Virtual conference)

Conference objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Learn to engage patients using motivational strategies for behavior change.
  • Recognize psychiatric illness in women at different points in the reproductive life cycles.
  • Develop an increased comfort level in treating patients who are on challenging psychiatric medications.
  • Have a broad understanding of anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
  • Formulate an approach to the assessment and management of common psychiatric disorders including  anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
  • Identify and manage loneliness in older adult patients.

Target audience

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

8:00       Welcome and Introduction to the Course - David Mansoor, MD
8:10       Motivational Strategies For Behavior Change - David Greaves, PhD
8:55       Reproductive Psychiatry Update - Nicole Cirino, MD
9:40       Panel/Questions & Answers     
9:55       BREAK    
10:15    Pharmacology: How to Start, Titrate, and Monitor Challenging Medications
                 - Thomas Veeder, MD
11:00    Anxiety Disorders - Sean Stanley, MD
11:45    Panel/Questions & Answers     
12:00    LUNCH    
12:45    Common Presentations in Primary Care: Schizophrenia
                  - Atheir Abbas, MD, PhD
2:00       Common Presentations in Primary Care: Bipolar Disease
                  - David Nagarkatti Gude, MD, PhD
3:15       BREAK    
3:30       Loneliness in the Older Adult Patient
                  - Suvi Neukam, DO and Laura Byerly, MD
4:30       Panel/Questions & Answers     
4:45       ADJOURN     

Course fees

Prior to February 28, 2021 - $215

On or after February 28, 2021 - $265

To help meet administrative costs, a $35 service charge will be assessed on refund requests received by March 8; 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.

Maintenance of Certification


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 7.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM 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

Atheir Abbas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU
Laura Byerly, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics), OHSU
Nicole Cirino, MD, Associate Professor of OB-GYN Associate Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU
Amy Kobus, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Clinical Psychology), OHSU
David Nagarkatti Gude, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU
Suvi Neukam, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics), OHSU
Sean Stanley, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU
Thomas Veeder, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU


David Mansoor, MD - Program Chair
Emily Morgan, MD
Shanilka de Soyza, MD


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.

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