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WPA 2018 Annual Conference
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3/8/2018 to 3/10/2018
When: March 8-10, 2018
Where: The Edgewater
1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, Wisconsin  53703
United States
Contact: WPA Office

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WPA 2018 Annual Conference:
Emerging Treatments and Controversies
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Schedule (subject to change)

Thursday, March 8, 2018

6:00-7:15 pm - Reception & Dinner
7:15-8:30 pm - An Update on the Challenges of Treating Addictive Disorders; David Galbis-Reig, MD

Friday, March 9, 2018

7:15-8:15 am - Registration/Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:15-9:15 am - Psilocybin and MDMA: Design, Results and Safety of Recent Clinical Trials; Paul Hutson, PharmD
9:15-10:15 am - Subject Preparation and Effect Mechanisms of Psychedelic Drugs in Clinical Studies; Christopher Nicholas, PhD
10:45-11:30 am - Treatment Controversies Panel; Paul Hutson, PharmD, Christopher Nicholas, PhD, David Galbis-Reig, MD; Moderated by Angela Janis, MD
11:30 am-12:30 pm - Annual Resident Vignette Competition; Moderated by Michael Peterson, MD, PhD
12:30 - 1:30 pm - Lunch with Exhibitors and Annual Membership Meeting
1:30-2:30 pm - IV Ketamine Infusion for PTSD, Depression or OCD; Steven J. Garlow, MD, PhD
2:30-3:15 pm - Updates on the Use of TMS for the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders; Steven J. Garlow, MD, PhD
3:30-4:45 pm - An Overview and Update of the Goldwater Rule; Becca Brendel, MD, JD

Saturday, March 10, 2018

7:15-8:15 am - Registration/Breakfast
8:15-9:15 am - Updates in the Treatment of Autism; Joshua Boguch, MD
9:15-10:15 am - Updates in the Treatment of Pain in Patients with Psychiatric Disorders; Ketty Thertus, MD
10:30-11:30 am - Medical Cannabis in 2018: What a Clinician Needs to Know; Kevin Hill, MD
11:30 am-12:15 pm - Treating a Patient with Cannabis Use Disorder; Kevin Hill, MD

CME Accreditation

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 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity


To book overnight accommodations, please call The Edgewater at 1-800-922-5512 and request the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association room block to receive the group rate of $169 plus resort fee. You may also book online using this direct link for WPA's room block: The cut-off date to book at the group rate is February 15, 2018. 

Vendor Opportunities

Vendors are welcome! Please consider participating as a sponsor or exhibitor. Learn more about vendor opportunities on our vendor registration page. Or, download vendor prospectus.


Contact the WPA office at 920-560-5643 or