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2017 WPA Fall Conference
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10/5/2017 to 10/6/2017
When: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Where: InterContinental Hotel
139 E. Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53202
United States
Contact: WPA Office

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Psychiatry Update: Ethics, Integrated Care and Complex Patient Interactions - DOWNLOAD PROGRAM BROCHURE (LINK)

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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE (subject to change)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

6:15 - 7:15 pm - Welcome Dinner
7:15 - 8:45 pm - Physician Assisted Suicide: A Psychiatric Perspective, Annette Hanson, MD, Univ. of Maryland

Friday, October 6, 2017

7:15 am - Registration & Breakfast
8:15 am - Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia of Patients with Mental Disorders in Canada & Europe: See How the Slope Slips; Mark Komard, MD, Ethicist-in-Residence, Sheppard Pratt
9:15 am - Ethical Issues (Panel Discussion)
10:45 am - NEW SESSION! Vulnerable Ethics: The Role of Psychiatrists in the US Eugenics Movement and the Nazi Holocaust; Mark Komrad, MD
11:30 am - Complex Patient-Physician Issues in Psychiatry
   -Unique Challenges in Treating Patients with Personality Disorders, Tony Thrasher, DO
   -Dealing with Patients who Continue Drug or Alcohol Abuse During Psychiatric Treatment, Michael Bohn, MD
   -Interacting with Non-Likable Patients, Molli Rolli, MD 
12:30 pm - Lunch
1:30 pm - Complex Patient-Physician Issues in Psychiatry (Panel Discussion)
2:30 pm - The Art and Challenges of Integrated Care, David Katzelnick, MD, Mayo Clinic
4:00 pm - Integrated Care Practice Update (Panel Discussion)
5:00 pm - Adjournment


To book overnight accommodations, please call the InterContinental reservations line at 414-935-5943 and request the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association room block to receive the group rate of $149. The cut-off date to book at the group rate has been extended to September 21, 2017.


This course will include discussions on current national movements pertaining to physician-assisted suicide, including a history as well as current laws and ethics surrounding the practice. Sessions will also cover a range of complex physician-patient interactions, as well as dialogue on the strategic implementation and effects of integrated care models in practice.


  • Discuss ethical complexities facing the field of psychiatry in the future, in particular the controversies surrounding physician-assisted suicide and other end of life issues.
  • Examine specific techniques and situations that arise from the treatment of complex patients, including but not limited to personality disorders, active addiction issues, and difficult patient interactions. 
  • Understand the benefits of an integrated care model for psychiatry and discuss how integrated care can assist both our patients and our providers.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and Wisconsin Psychiatric Association (WPA). The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Psychiatric Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be provided with a link to use the APA’s Learning Management System (LMS) in order to complete an evaluation and claim credit. After completing the program evaluation, attendees may print their certificate.


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