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Treatment of Depression

Treatment of Depression:
An Update for Community Clinicians

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Faculty Conference Room
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester, MA 

 Sponsored by:
UMMHC/UMMC Center for Neuromodulation and 
 The Department of Continuing Medical Education at UMass Medical School

 Invites all:  Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Allied Health Providers to attend this educational program.

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Program Overview:
This half day symposium is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on presentations clinicians and management of patients presenting with major depressive disorder; appropriate use of medication and non-medication treatment strategies including newer medication and neuromodulation therapies.  The speakers at this symposium are national clinical and research experts in depression.

Learning Objectives:  At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the significance of treating depression
  • Describe the basic principles of psychopharmacology of treatment resistant depression and psychotic depression
  • Identify neuromodulation treatments of depression
  • State new and emerging treatments for depression
  • Plan an evidence-based approach to the treatment of depression during reproductive phases

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Allied Health Providers

Comfort:  Business casual is very appropriate for this conference.  Although attempts will be made to insure the comfort of our attendees, we suggest that you bring a sweater/jacket if you tend to be chilly.

Continuing Education Credit –

Accreditation Statement:  The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statements: Physicians:  The University of Massachusetts Medical School designated this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the Activity.

Nurses:  This program meets the requirements for 4.5 contact hours for nurses as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in nursing (244-CMR 5.04).  Each nurse should claim only those hours of credit that he/she spent in the activity.

Other Health Professionals:  Non-physician health professionals and other participants will be issued a certificate of participation stating that the activity was certified for 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Policy of Faculty Disclosure: It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure faire balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities.  All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed.  Faculty disclosure will be provided in activity materials.  

Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel your registration before September 1, 2019 your fee is refundable less a processing charge of $75.  After that date, no refunds will be given for any reason, including weather and other emergencies.  Substitutions are always acceptable. 

The Office of Continuing Medical Education and the Department of Neuromodulation reserves the right to cancel a program at any time caused by circumstances not under its control.  Persons registered in a cancelled program will be notified by email, using the email address provided when registering for the program.  Registration fees will be refunded if the program is cancelled.  There may be changes it the program content caused by circumstances beyond the control of the Office of Continuing Medical Education.

Information and Special Needs:  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts, if you have any special needs (dietary needs, or any other) please email the UMMS Office of Continuing Medical Education for assistance at by September 1, 2019.

Program Faculty:

Khurshid A Khurshid, MD
Director, Center for Neuromodulation
University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center

Carlos Zarate, MD
Chief, Section on the Neurobiology and Treatment of Mood Disorders Chief
Experimental Therapeutics and Pathophysiology Branch (ETPB) at the National Institute of Mental Health Clinical Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences The George Washington University

Anthony Rothschild, MD
Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Endowed Chair and Professor of Psychiatry
Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Psychopharmacologic Research and Treatment Department of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center

Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA, FACLP
Medical Director, MCPAP for Moms
Executive Director, Lifeline4Moms
Director, Women’s Mental Health Division, Department of Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Population & Quantitative Health Sciences
UMass Memorial Medical Center/UMass Medical School


12:30 – 1:00 PM         Registration (Please feel free to bring your lunch, lunch will not be provided)

1:00 – 1:15 PM           Introduction and Program Overview 
                                    Khurshid A Khurshid, MD

1:15 – 2:00 PM           Module 1:  Update in the Management and Research of Treatment -                                      Resistant Depression
                                   Carlos Zarate, MD

2:00 – 2:45 PM           Module 2: Neuromodulation Treatments of Depression
                                   Khurshid A Khurshid, MD

2:45 – 3:00 PM           Break

3:00 – 3:45 PM           Module 3: Management of Depression and Bipolar Depression                                                During Reproductive Phases
                                   Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA, FACLP

3:45 – 4:30 PM           Module 4: Challenges in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Major                                              Depression with Psychotic features
                                   Anthony Rothschild, MD

4:30 – 5:00 PM           Module 5: Case Discussion: Group Format/Panel Discussion / Q & A

Active UMass Faculty                                                $125
All Other External Health Professionals                   $150

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Registration, Payment and Confirmation:  Registrations for UMass Medical School OCME programs are made via our secure online registration system.  To register for this course, please visit the course website listed above.

At the end of the registration process you will have the choice of paying by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express).  Postal, telephone, fax, and cash-payment registrations are not accepted.

Upon receipt of your paid registration, an email confirmation from UMass OCME office will be sent to you.  Be sure you included an email address that you check frequently.  Your email address is used for critical information, including registration confirmation, evaluation and certificate. 

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