Psychiatry Review


Thursday, October 11, 2018 to Friday, October 12, 2018


The Westin Edina Galleria

Psychiatry Review: The Challenges of Being a Mental Health Care Provider: Responding with Wisdom and Resilience


The objective of this year’s Psychiatry Review conference is to provide actionable guidance to healthcare professionals across four key topics.     

The prevalence of opioid and marijuana use disorders have become major problems in our country.  The first half of Day 1 will focus on identifying treatment and outreach strategies for opioid and marijuana use disorders and will provide important information on the development of these disorders among youth. 

Burnout among healthcare professionals--emotional exhaustion, depersonalization or cynicism, and low sense of personal accomplishment at work—occurs at alarming rates in the U.S.  Consequently, many healthcare and professional organizations are developing initiatives to improve provider wellbeing.  The second half of Day 1 will provide resources and information that support provider well-being and prevent burnout among healthcare professionals. 

Healthcare professionals provide care to patients from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds; content from the first half of Day 2 will help attendees recognize the personal and collective barriers to promoting diversity and inclusion in their practices, personal lives, and their communities. 

Personality-level dysfunction is often present among patients seen by healthcare professionals and presents a significant challenge for both assessment and treatment.  The final half of Day 2 will provide participants with new knowledge of the assessment of personality-level dysfunction in their patients as well as new treatment approaches for borderline personality disorder. 


The Psychiatry Review Conference is designed for psychiatrists and other physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, and other healthcare professionals who manage and treat patients.

Educational Objectives

Following completion of this activity, learners should be better able to:
  • Identify treatment and outreach strategies for opioid and cannabis use disorders.
  • Discuss current research findings in the development of cannabis and opioid use disorders in youth.
  • Describe the factors contributing to clinician burnout as well as resources available to support provider well-being.
  • Recognize personal and collective barriers to promoting diversity and inclusion in our practices, personal lives and in our communities.
  • Describe a dimensional approach to characterizing individuals with personality-level dysfunction and new approaches to the treatment of borderline personality disorder.

Presented By

Department of Psychiatry
University of Minnesota Medical School 

Activity Director

Justin Anker, PhD

Session Chairs

Opioid Dependence and Marijuana Use - Shelia Specker, MD
Provider Well-being - Lidia Zylowska, MD
Diversity and Inclusion - Adnan Ahmed, MBBS
Personality Disorders - Sophia Albott, MD, MA


Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education 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.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

This activity is awarded up to 13.5 ANCC contact hours.

Minnesota Board of Social Work

The University of Minnesota Office of Continuing Professional Development has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Social Work as a CE Provider. This activity is offered for up to 13.5 continuing education hours.

Minnesota Board of Psychology

This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Psychology for up to 14.0 CEs.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.


Early Rate: On or before August 10, 2018

Physician: $425
Other Healthcare Professional: $300

U of M/M Health:
Full-Time Faculty: $125
Resident/Fellow: $0

Regular Rate: On or After August 11, 2018

Physician: $525
Other Healthcare Professional: $400

U of M/M Health:
Full-Time Faculty: $125
Resident/Fellow: $0

Registration Form to Mail with Check

Register as a Group (3+) and Save! A minimum of 3 registrants are required for a group discount of $20 per person to be deducted from the corresponding registration fee listed above. Please send all registrations together with check payment. NO refunds will be issued if a person from a group has to cancel or does not show up at the conference. Normal refund policy applies for complete group cancellations.

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and a light refreshment break.

Printed course materials cannot be guaranteed for onsite/walk-in registrants. Access to online course materials is provided in advance of the activity to registered learners. To ensure you will receive all course materials before the start of the activity, please register in advance.


Special needs, such as dietary restrictions, lactation rooms, etc., should be indicated in advance; requests cannot always be honored on-site.

How to Register


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The Westin Edina Galleria
3201 Galleria
Edina, MN, 55435
Phone: 952-567-5000

Parking available in adjacent ramp.


Acknowledgement of Support

We gratefully acknowledge the following organizations for their financial contributions to this activity:

  • Assurex Health
  • Choices Psychotherapy
  • GeneSight
  • Minnesota Center for Psychology
  • MN Dept. of Human Services, Behavioral Health Division
  • Neurocrine Biosciences
  • Nystrom & Associates, Ltd.
  • Otsuka
  • Pediatric Home Service
  • Pfizer
  • PrairieCare/PARAGON/PAL
  • ResCare Inc.
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • The Emily Program
  • VA Health Care System - St. Cloud

(List current as of 9/20/18)