Pediatric Bipolar Spectrum Disorders

Pittsburgh, PA US
October 3, 2019

The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS) of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is proud to present the third conference on early identification, risk assessment, and management of bipolar spectrum disorders in youth. Early and correct diagnosis is critical in youth with mood dysregulation; however, it can often take up to ten years to identify and treat bipolar disorders. Timely diagnosis and treatment are critical because bipolar disorder significantly affects the child’s developmental trajectory and increases risk for suicidality, substance abuse, behavior problems and medical illnesses. In this conference, CABS faculty will address the following: 1) Differential diagnosis from disorders such as Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); 2)  Recognition of the risk factors and early signs of the disorder, and what to do to prevent or delay onset of the illness; 3)  Identification and prevention of associated medical problems; 4)  Pharmacological and psychosocial treatment of the acute symptoms of bipolar disorder and how to prevent recurrences.

 

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 regarding mood dysregulation 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 should be able to:

  • Identify core features of mania for accurate diagnosis (e.g. episodicity, elated mood, irritability, functional impairment) and identify risk factors associated with increased risk to develop bipolar disorder in children and adolescents.
  • Identify comorbid psychiatric and medical conditions, and differentiate manic, hypomanic, and mixed mood presentations from other common psychiatric diagnoses and normal development.
  • Identify appropriate assessment/monitoring instruments, and evidence-based treatment options & levels of care for youth with bipolar spectrum disorders

For additional information on Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS), please visit the website at www.pediatricbipolar.pitt.edu

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.25 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.
  • 5.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/03/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Event starts: 
10/03/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/03/2019 - 4:00pm

SCHEDULE

8:00 to 8:30 a.m.              Registration / Continental Breakfast

 

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

                                                Rasim Somer Diler, MD

 

8:45 to 9:00 a.m.             Developing Bipolar Disorder: From the Perspectives of a Young Adult (No CME credit awarded)
                                               
Presentation by young adult

 

9:00-10:00 a.m.                 Keynote – Boris Birmaher, MD

What Do We Know about Risks for Onset and Recurrence of Bipolar Spectrum Disorders in Youth?

 

10:00 am-12:15 pm        Assessment and Management of Youth With, and At-Risk for Bipolar Spectrum Disorders

 

10:00-10:45 a.m.              Don’t Sleep On it: Assessment and Management of Sleep in Youth with and at-Risk-for Bipolar Spectrum Disorders

                                                                Peter Franzen, PhD and Tina Goldstein, PhD

 

10:45-11 a.m.                    Break

 

11:00-11:45 a.m.              The Vascular-Bipolar Link: Heart Risk or Hearty Opportunity?

                                                                Ben Goldstein, MD, PhD

                               

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.    Discussion forum - Q&A session: Assessment and Management of Youth with and at-Risk-for Bipolar Spectrum Disorders

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

                                                                                Discussants:       Boris Birmaher, MD; Peter Franzen, PhD; Ben Goldstein, MD, PhD

 

12:15-12:30 p.m.             Developing Bipolar Disorder: From the Perspective of a Family (No CME credit awarded)
                                               
Presentation by family member

 

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

*By Invitation Only : Patients and their families will join Dr. Birmaher for a luncheon meeting (seating is limited). Please contact Kelly Monk at monkk@upmc.edu for information.

 

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

  1. Bipolar, Borderline or Both?
    Rachael Fersch-Podrat, LCSW; Nina Hotkowski, LCSW; Amy Schlonski, LCSW, BCD
  2. Navigating Care Options
    Tim Winbush, LCSW
     

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

 

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

  1. Does This Child Have Bipolar Disorder?
    Rasim Somer Diler, MD
  2. Bipolar Disorder Doesn’t Come Alone: Medication Management for Co-Occurring Conditions
    Ben Goldstein, MD, PhD; Danella Hafeman, MD, PhD, Dara Sakolsky, MD, PhD

4:00 p.m.                             Adjournment 

 

All presentations are introductory to intermediate instructional levels.

 

For additional information regarding the speakers and/or presentations, please contact Doreen Barkowitz at barkowitzdh@upmc.edu.

 

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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

Associate 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

 

Faculty:

Rachel Fersch-Podrat, LCSW

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS)

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

Peter Franzen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Interim Director, Sleep and Behavioral Neuroscience Center

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

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

Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Psychological Clinical Science

University of Toronto

Director, Clinician Scientist Program, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder

Director of Research, Department of Psychiatry

Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center
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

Nina Hotkowski, LCSW

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

 

No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.

 

Continuing Education Unit/Continuing Medical Education Credits

Physicians

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

The University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 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 will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 5.25 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.
  • 5.25 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/03/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
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