4th Biennial Child and Adolescent Bipolar Services Conference: Untangling Bipolar Disorder in Youth: Comorbidity, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment

October 7, 2021

Please register by October 1, 2021.

Please complete the questionnaire and claim/request your continuing education or continuing medical education certificate by November 7, 2021.

 

The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS) of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is proud to present its fourth conference on Pediatric Bipolar Spectrum Disorders, with special emphasis on “comorbid conditions.” Early and correct diagnosis is critical in youth with Bipolar Spectrum Disorders. However, given that youth with Bipolar Disorders often are accompanied by other psychiatric disorders that are manifested with similar symptoms (e.g., Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Substance Use Disorders), it can be challenging to make an accurate diagnosis. This is very important to avoid inappropriate treatments that can worsen the symptoms of bipolar disorder and/or cause unnecessary side effects. Moreover, the identification of comorbid disorders is crucial because they can negatively impact the course of Bipolar Disorders indicating the need to treat both, the bipolar disorder and the other disorders with evidence-based treatments.

The goals of this conference are to discuss clinical experience and research findings regarding the: 1) Differential diagnosis of Bipolar Disorders from other psychiatric disorders and 2) The psychosocial and pharmacological treatments of pediatric bipolar disorder with comorbid conditions.

The keynote presentation will be given by Boris Birmaher, MD a Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, endowed chair in early-onset bipolar disease.

Target Audience

The conference is designed to present the latest research and clinical knowledge about treatment of bipolar disorder and comorbid conditions to a wide audience: Professionals (Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Psychopharmacologists, Physician Assistants working in Mental Health Settings, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatric Nurses, Social Workers, Teachers, Residents, Fellows, Trainees, Students, and Peer Specialists), Patients, and Families.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the program, participants will:

  1. Improve knowledge to differentiate the symptoms of pediatric bipolar disorder from other childhood psychiatric disorders
  2. Recognize the negative effects of comorbid disorders on the course and outcome of pediatric bipolar disorder.
  3. Identify the current treatment options for children and adolescents with bipolar disorders with comorbid conditions

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.00 APA
  • 6.00 ASWB
  • 6.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
06/14/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
10/07/2021 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
10/07/2021 - 6:00pm
Cost:
$65.00
Boris Birmaher, MD and Rasim Somer Diler, MD
Multiple Speakers - Virtual Conference
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Course Directors

Boris Birmaher, MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Endowed Chair in Early Onset Bipolar Disease

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Director, Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS)

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Rasim Somer Diler, MD

Professor of Psychiatry

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Medical Director, Inpatient Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS)

Co-Director, Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Course Coordinator:

Kelly Monk, BSN, RN

Clinical Research Supervisor

Department of Psychiatry

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Faculty and Presenters

Rachael Fersch-Podrat, LCSW

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS)

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Benjamin I. Goldstein, MD, PhD, FRCP[C]

Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Psychological Clinical Science

University of Toronto

RBC Investments Chair in Children’s Mental Health & Developmental Psychopathology

Director, Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Toronto, Ontario

 

Tina Goldstein, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Director of Psychotherapy Training, Pediatric Mood Disorders

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS)

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Danella Hafeman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry,

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS)

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Leslie Phillips, LPC

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS)

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Dara Sakolsky, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry,

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Associate Medical Director, Services for Teens at Risk (STAR)

Psychiatrist, Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS)

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Amy Schlonski, LCSW

Child and Family Therapist,

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS)

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Tim Winbush, LCSW

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS)

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

Continuing Education Unit/Continuing Medical Education Credits

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME) (this site)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hour commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

Psychologists (this site)

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association.  University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Psychologists completing this course receive 6.0 continuing education credits.

Licensed/Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT (this site)

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 6.0 continuing education credits.

Counselors (via Education and Consultative Services office - please indicate this on the questionnaire after the program)

Education and Consultative Services of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5059. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of this program. This program is being offered for a maximum of 6.0 continuing education hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals (via Education and Consultative Services office - please indicate this on the questionnaire after the program)

Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded a maximum of 0.60 Continuing Education Units (CEU's). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attending this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming a maximum of 6.0 hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.

  1. Completing the evaluation is not required, however it's encouraged. We do request that everyone complete the questions in the evaluation regarding your continuing education needs so we can identify the correct certificate for you. 
  2. Please retain your certificates in a safe place. Replacements cost $30. 
  3. Continuing education credits are awarded when a participant attends for the full day. Partial credits are not available. 

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.00 APA
  • 6.00 ASWB
  • 6.00 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$65.00
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