The 5th Child and Adolescent Bipolar Services Conference

Pittsburgh, PA US
March 15, 2024

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The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS) of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is proud to present its fifth conference on Pediatric Bipolar Spectrum Disorders, with special emphasis on irritability.  Discussions of new research, clinical techniques, and practical interventions as well as facts and myths about “irritability” in youth and its association with pediatric bipolar disorders. This 5th conference aims to provide a one-day intensive training around many of the topics of assessment, monitoring, and treatment of irritability in youth “with and at risk for bipolar spectrum disorders,” and to disseminate the information about the most recent research (within our Child & Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services-CABS and other recent studies).

 

The keynote presentation will be offered by Robert Althoff, MD, PhD. Dr. Althoff is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychological Science at the University of Vermont. With a background in cognitive neuroscience and behavioral genetics, Dr. Althoff studies self-regulation, adversity, and resilience. He and his colleagues have demonstrated that children with problems in self-regulation go on to have severe problems in adulthood. His research aims to identify modifiable genetic and environmental factors to reduce depression, personality disorders, and substance use in adolescence and adulthood. Most recently, he has examined the metabolic consequences of impaired self-regulation and possible underlying environmental, genetic, psychophysiological, and epigenetic mechanisms along with a research program to develop novel assessments for suicide risk prediction. He is also the Associate Editor for JAACAP, the leading journal in child and adolescent psychiatry and was Co-Chair of the AACAP Presidential Taskforce on Childhood Emotion Regulation. Since 2021, he has been Chair of Psychiatry across the University of Vermont Health Network.

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, Peer Specialists, Patients, and their Families.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the program, participants will:

  1. Recognize the importance of “irritability” in differential diagnoses in youth and differentiate it from other core clinical features of bipolar spectrum diagnoses.
  2. Identify long term courses of irritability and risk of developing bipolar spectrum diagnoses in youth.
  3. Utilize available diagnostic/monitoring tools and mental health resources in treatment of irritability in youth with and at risk for bipolar spectrum diagnoses.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 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.
  • 5.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 5.00 APA
  • 5.00 ASWB
  • 5.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/19/2023
Course expires: 
03/15/2024
Event starts: 
03/15/2024 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
03/15/2024 - 4:00pm EDT
Cost:
$1.00

Agenda

 

8:00 to 8:30 a.m.            Registration

 

8:30 to 8:45 a.m.            Welcome, Background & Introduction             

                                           Kelly Monk & Rasim Somer Diler, MD

 

8:45 to 9:00 a.m.            Developing Bipolar Spectrum Disorders: From the Perspective of a Young Adult
                                          
Presentation by young adult

 

9:00-10:00 a.m.               Keynote Presentation: Irritability and Broad Dysregulation in Youth-Intersection

                                           and Crossroads with Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

                                           Robert R. Althoff, MD, PhD

                                          

10:00-10:35 a.m.             Topic: Irritability, Depression and the Differential Diagnosis of Bipolar Spectrum Disorders

                                            Rasim Somer Diler, MD

 

 

10:35-10:50 a.m.            Break

 

10:50-11:25 a.m.            Risk Calculation and Predicting the Development of Bipolar Spectrum Disorders

                                           Danella Hafeman, MD, PhD 

                            

11:25-11 :40 a.m.           Developing Bipolar Spectrum Disorders: From the Perspective of a Family Member
                                          
Presentation by family member

 

11 :40 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Discussion forum - Q&A session: “Irritability and Bipolar Spectrum Disorders in Youth: Facts and Myths-Assessment, Monitoring and Treatment”

Moderators:      Rasim Somer Diler, MD; Tina Goldstein, PhD

Discussants:      Boris Birmaher, MD; Danella Hafeman, MD, PhD,

Dara Sakolsky, MD, PhD

     

12:30-1:45 p.m.              LUNCH (on your own)

 

1:45-2:45 p.m.                 Breakout Session 1: 

                    A. Navigating Care Options

Leslie Phillips, LPC
Emily Kolk, BSN, RN

 

                                            Breakout session 2:   

B. DBT for Teens with Irritability--Managing irritable moods in the context of Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder or both!

Nina Hotkowski, LCSW
 

2:45-3:00 p.m.                 Break                 

 

3:00-4:00 p.m.                 Breakout Session 2:

  1. Navigating the Transition to Adulthood: Confidentiality, Systems of Care, Treatments and Beyond

  Tina Goldstein, PhD

  Sue Wassick, RN

  Dara Sakolsky, MD, PhD

 

B.   Eat, Sleep, and Bipolar Spectrum: The Impact of Regulated Sleep and Eating on Mood

 Jessica Levenson, PhD

 Nicolette Kreatsoulas, NCC, LPC

 

 

4:00 p.m.                          Adjournment 

 

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

Keynote Speaker

Robert R. Althoff, MD, PhD 
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, & Psychological Science
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Child Emotion Regulation Laboratory
Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

 

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

   Tina Goldstein, PhD

  The Pittsburgh Foundation Endowed Professor in Psychiatry Research

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

  Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS),

  Director of Psychotherapy Training, Pediatric Mood Disorders

  UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

  Pittsburgh, PA

Danella Hafeman, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS) UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

Nina Hotkowski, LCSW

DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician

Private Practice-Clinical Social Work and Psychotherapy

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Emily Kolk, BSN, RN

Nurse Clinician

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS)

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Nicolette Kreatsoulas, NCC, LPC

Behavioral Health Therapist ll

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS)

Western Psychiatric Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

Jessica Levenson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Leslie Phillips, LPC

Behavioral Health Therapist III

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS) UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Dara Sakolsky, MD, PhD

Associate 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

 

Susan Wassick, RN

Nurse Clinician

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)

The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Other Healthcare Professionals

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

 

 

Counselors

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 5.0 continuing education hours.

 

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

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 5.0 continuing education credits.

 

PA Educators (Act 48):

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer Continuing Education Credits under the Act 48 guidelines. UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital adheres to the Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines. PA educators will receive 5.0 hours of Act 48 credit for completing this program.

 

Psychologists

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 5.0 continuing education credits.

 

Other Healthcare Professionals

Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded a maximum of 0.50 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 5.0 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 is encouraged.
  2. Please retain your certificates in a safe place. Replacements for General CEU and NCC are $30. Others are kept in your account on the site you registered at.
  3. Continuing education credits are awarded when a participant attends for the full day. Partial credits are only available for those needing CME credits.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 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.
  • 5.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 5.00 APA
  • 5.00 ASWB
  • 5.00 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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