Tennessee Psychiatric Association Spring CME

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Please join us for this FREE CME event for members of the Tennessee Psychiatric Association. Seven hours are available.

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9:50 a.m. - Welcome, George Mathews, MD

Dr. Mathews does not have any financial relationships to disclose.

10 a.m. - Noon - Appropriate Prescribing in Tennessee, Michael Baron, MD


1. The attendee will be exposed to the contributing factors of the Opioid Epidemic and OD rates.

2. The learner will appreciate the human Craving Brain and Substance Use Disorders.

3. We will review the CSMD, Chronic Pain Guidelines, NAS, Women’s health and regulatory updates.

4. The learner will be exposed to Non-Opioid Pain techniques. Mis-prescribing and Drug seeking behavior.

5. We will Review Case Vignettes.

Dr. Baron does not have any financial relationships to disclose.

Noon - 12:45 p.m. - Legislative Update, Estie Harris


1. Status update of Tennessee General Assembly

Ms. Harris owns stock in HCA.

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. - Psychopharmacological Management During Pregnancy and Lactation, Shambhavi Chandraiah, MD, East Tennessee State University


1. Understand the psychiatrist's role in the management of psychiatric illness during Pregnancy and Lactation

2. Recognize the impact of untreated psychiatric illness on the mother and fetus during Pregnancy

3. Become aware of the risks and benefits of common psychotropic medication use during Pregnancy and Lactation.

Dr. Chandraiah does not have any financial relationships to disclose.

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. - What is Psychosis?, Stephan Heckers, MD, Vanderbilt University


1. Define psychosis

2. Describe the various presentations of psychosis

3. Describe one neural mechanism of psychosis: hippocampal hyperactivity

Dr. Heckers does not have any financial relationships to disclose.

2:45 - 3:45 p.m. - Inflammation in Depression, Ronald Cowan, MD, The University of Tennessee


1. Recognize the origins of increased inflammation in depression

2. Understand the neural and humoral basis linking inflammation to depression

3. Become aware of the potential impact of inflammation on treatment for depression

Dr. Cowan does not have any financial relationships to disclose.

3:45 - 4:45 p.m. - Now You See Me, Now You Don't: Racism and Spirituality in US Psychiatry - Lloyda Williamson, MD, Meharry Medical College

1. Identify ways racism is present but not addressed in psychiatric encounters

2. Identify ways spirituality can be addressed but is frequently omitted in psychiatric encounters

3. Consider the importance of self-reflection regarding racism and spirituality as a part of life-long learning regarding psychiatric encounters

Dr. Williamson does not have any financial relationships to disclose.

4:45 p.m. - Closing Remarks, George Mathews, MD


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 Tennessee Psychiatric Association . The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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The Tennessee Psychiatric Association was established in 1958 as a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association and is incorporated as a non-profit organization.

Psychiatrists are the only mental health providers who are trained and licensed as physicians. Psychiatrists, after completing undergraduate school, are required to complete medical school and then four years of post-medical school training specializing in mental illnesses and their treatments. Psychiatric education places a strong emphasis on neurology and brain physiology, in addition to psychological, relational and social contributions to mental illness.

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