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Essentials of Primary Care Psychiatry: 2024 Conference

Coronado Island
Marriott Resort and Spa
2000 2nd St., Coronado, CA, 92118
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This two-day conference for primary care providers and other health professionals will integrate recent scientific data with current clinical practice regarding mood, anxiety, psychotic, chronic pain, substance use disorders, child and adolescent psychiatry, and how to do a primary care psychiatric assessment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Effectively diagnose and treat depression and other common psychiatric conditions in the primary care setting
  • Identify when it is appropriate to seek mental health consultation/referral
  • Utilize motivational interviewing to assess readiness for change and activate motivated patients along the continuum of change behavior
  • Identify evidence-based treatments available in primary care settings for substance misuse disorders
  • Effectively screen for substance misuse
  • Review and compare the DSM 4 and DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for disorders related to somatization
  • Discuss evidence-based management for somatic symptom disorders and review the core features of cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Understand the importance of screening for other psychiatry disorders when considering management for somatic symptoms

Accreditation Statement
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Friday, January 26, 2024

  • 7:00 a.m.                 Breakfast/Registration

    7:45 a.m.                 Welcome - Robert McCarron, DO & Jane Gagliardi, MD, MHS

    8:00-9:00 a.m.         Practical Approaches to Doing a Primary Care Psychiatric Assessment
    (1.0 CME) - Robert McCarron, DO

    9:00-10:00 a.m.        Anxiety Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment Considerations (1.0 CME)
                                      Jaesu Han, MD

    10:00-10:15 a.m.      Break

    10:15-11:15 a.m.      Mood Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment Considerations (1.0 CME)
                                      Jeremy DeMartini, MD

    11:15-12:15 p.m.     Primary Care Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Just What You Need to Know
    (1.0 CME) -
     Melissa Wagner, MD, PhD

    12:15-1:15 p.m.        Lunch Break

    1:15-2:15 p.m.          Collaborative Care (1.0 CME)
                                      Jane Gagliardi, MD, MHS

    2:15-3:15 p.m.          Stump the Experts Panel – Day 1 Speakers

    3:15-3:30 p.m.          Break

    3:30-4:30 p.m.          Breakout Case Discussions (1.0 CME)

                                       - Mood Disorders

                                       -Treating the Anxious Patient

    4:30-4:35 p.m.           Breakout Rotation

    4:35-5:35 p.m.           Breakout Case Discussions (1.0 CME)

                                           -Mood Disorders

                                           -Treating the Anxious Patient

    6:00-7:30 p.m.           Attendee Dinner / Meet your Fellows & Mentor (1.0 CME)

  • Saturday, January 27, 2024

  • 6:00 a.m.                     Fun Run Jane Gagliardi, MD & John Onate, MD

    7:00-8:00 a.m.            Continental Breakfast

    8:00-9:00 a.m.             Boundaries and Personality Disorder in Primary Care (1.0 CME)
                                        Jane Gagliardi, MD

    9:00-10:00 a.m.           Health Equity 101: How to be Agents for Change (1.0 CME)
                                         Alyson Myers, MD

    10:00-10:15 a.m.         Break

    10:15-11:15 a.m.         Substance Use Disorder: Update on Assessment and Treatment
    (1.0 CME) - Justine Welsh, MD

    11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Psychiatry and Chronic Pain Management (1.0 CME)
                                         Robert McCarron, DO

    12:15-1:15 p.m.           Lunch Break

    1:15-2:15 p.m.            Psychotic Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment Considerations (1.0 CME)
                                        Lorin Scher, MD

    2:15-3:15 p.m.             Stump the Experts Panel (1.0 CME)
                                         Drs. McCarron, Gagliardi, Wagner, Han, Welsh, Vega, Arshad

    3:15-3:30 p.m.             Break

    3:30-4:30 p.m.             Breakout Case Discussions (1.0 CME)

                                        - Management of Substance Use Disorder
                                        - Management of Chronic Pain/Somatic Symptom Disorder

    4:30-4:35 p.m.             Breakout Rotation

    4:35-5:35 p.m.             Breakout Case Discussions (1.0 CME)

                                         - Management of Substance Use Disorder
                                         - Management of Chronic Pain/Somatic Symptom Disorder

    Total: (16 CMEs)



Course Chairs

Robert McCarron, DO
Robert McCarron, DO
  • Director, TNT Primary Care Psychiatry and Training and Education in Addiction Medicine Fellowships
  • Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education
  • UCI School of Medicine

Jane Gagliardi, MD, MHS
Jane Gagliardi, MD, MHS
  • Associate Director, Train New Trainers Primary Care Fellowships, UCI School of Medicine

Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa 2000 2nd St.
Coronado, CA 92118