PSYCHIATRISTS’ SUMMIT PREPARES YOU TO SERVE IN THE NEW HEALTHCARE MILIEU
Since 2010, the Psychiatrists’ Summit has been a popular event at behavioral healthcare’s biggest and best conference. This year, in Chicago, we are expanding the offerings to better prepare community psychiatrists to keep up with the demands of a healthcare system increasingly focused on integrated services. Join the leading minds in psychiatry and healthcare for all or part of our “Three Days for Docs” offerings. Leave with a plan on how you can meet the whole health needs of consumers, whichever door they choose to enter through.
Sign up for all three days of the Psychiatrists’ Summit for just $500 — register online. Not enough time? Email ShelleeC@thenationalcouncil.org to register for just one day of your choice at the special rate.
Sat, April 14, 1 pm - 6 pm
Sat Registration: $150; email ShelleeC@thenationalcouncil.org to register.
Health centers are looking to engage more specialty mental health professionals to meet the growing demand for mental health services generated by parity and healthcare reform. How can community psychiatrists take advantage of this trend and expand their services to more people in need? Dr. Jurgen Unutzer — of IMPACT depression in primary care project fame — and his team from the Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions center offer a deep dive for psychiatrists who wish to work in primary care settings.
Sun, April 15, 8:30 am - 6 pm
Sun Registration: $200; email ShelleeC@thenationalcouncil.org to register.
Start the day by attending the National Council Conference’s opening general session featuring President and CEO Linda Rosenberg and Senator Tom Daschle on the future of American healthcare, politics, and leadership. Then join the “top docs” for a 360-degree view of the evolving healthcare system and your roles and possibilities as a community psychiatrist. Dr. Ben Druss from the Carter Center discusses how he has brought primary care services to public mental health settings. Dr. Jurgen Unutzer shares his experiences on bringing mental health into primary care. Dr. George Rust, Director of the National Center for Primary Care, provides the primary care perspective on the need for specialty mental health services. Dr. Lori Raney, Medical Director of Axis Health System, describes how to make integration work in a community mental health center. Dr. John Kern, Chief Medical Officer at the Regional Mental Health Center, presents the bi-directional integration model that works well in his community.
After hearing presentations, get one-on-one time with these experts in the afternoon to discuss your integration initiatives and challenges and get direction.
Mon, April 16, 8 am - 2 pm
Mon Registration: $150; email ShelleeC@thenationalcouncil.org to register.
The Third Day for Docs focuses on “Primary Care Updates for Psychiatrists.” Dr. Laurie Carrier, who is double boarded in med-psych, shares current evidence-based best practices for the treatment of common medical conditions — diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemias, obesity — resulting in excess mortality in persons with serious mental illness. Whether you supervise primary care providers or wish to monitor and provide treatment yourself to improve your patients’ lives and lifespans, this session gives you the latest tips and tools.
Don't miss the Psychiatrists’ Summit — in addition to all the learning, it’s a fabulous networking opportunity. Come and connect with colleagues and leaders in an inspiring, fun-filled environment. Register now.