Healthy Aging – Continuing Education Online Conference

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Offered by McLean Hospital and accredited by Harvard Medical School, the Healthy Aging conference brings together world-renowned researchers and clinicians to discuss the complicated issues of aging and health. Aging is influenced not only by biological factors, but also by lifestyle, psychological, social, and spiritual factors—all of which will be covered during this exciting event. Cutting-edge scientific developments will be paired with recommendations to promote health as people grow older.


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  • Psychiatrists, Psychologists
  • Gerontologists, Endocrinologists
  • Dietitians
  • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
  • Social Workers
  • Physicians, Scientists in the Aging Field

About Healthy Aging

Aging is a complicated process associated with a gradual decline in health and capability. Numerous illnesses have been defined as “diseases of aging,” including type 2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disorders. The medical field has made great advances in the past century at prolonging life.

Unfortunately, over the past 50 years, the overall health of Americans has been in decline. Obesity rates have skyrocketed. About 50% of Americans now have diabetes or prediabetes. Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders are increasing as our population grows older. How can we stay healthy throughout our lives? Furthermore, is it possible to extend our lifespan and remain healthy?

Conference topics include dietary, exercise, and sleep recommendations for healthy aging, molecular and genetic pathways to promote health and longevity, racial and ethnic disparities in health and aging, and more.

Physicians and Doctoral-Level Professionals


Other Professionals and Trainees


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October 15-17


All times listed are Eastern time zone

  • Thursday


    October 15, 2020

  • Friday


    October 16, 2020

  • Saturday


    October 17, 2020


Physicians and Doctoral-Level Professionals



Other Professionals and Trainees



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October 15-17


Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD Workshop

Wednesday, March 25-Thursday, March 26
Sheila Rauch, PhD, ABPP, and Peter W. Tuerk, PhD

This pre-conference workshop aims to provide didactic training in how to provide prolonged exposure (PE) therapy to patients with PTSD from various trauma histories. Prolonged exposure is an evidence-based psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), supported as a first-line intervention across PTSD treatment guidelines. Our goal is to provide the didactic portion of training in prolonged exposure therapy for licensed independent providers of psychotherapy. Proper training will allow for effective implementation, ultimately improving patient outcomes.

This training focuses on the theoretical and empirical basis for PE, detailed instructions on delivering the specific protocol components, role playing, videos, vignettes, and in-depth Q&A.

Participants will also receive instruction in the integration of basic therapy skills with protocol therapies, and the integration of technology and clinical care. Training will include the basics of how to do PE as well as additional information on how to tailor treatment to individual patient presentations. Focusing on treatment of PTSD while maintaining manual fidelity will be emphasized. Special attention will be devoted to implementing PE for PTSD when it presents along with other serious mental illnesses.


The target audience includes mental health professionals who are licensed independent providers of psychotherapy, including physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

At successful completion of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Conduct PE with fidelity
  • Appropriately screen candidates for the treatment
  • Conduct ongoing psychometrically valid evaluation to guide treatment
  • Titrate emotional engagement during imaginal exposures to therapeutic levels
  • Facilitate the construction of an effective in vivo exposure hierarchy
  • Effectively assign and review patient homework assignments
  • Assist patients to process trauma and decrease PTSD symptoms

Attendees who complete this training are encouraged to obtain case consultation as they implement PE in practice.


Continuing Education Opportunities

McLean Hospital, in conjunction with Harvard Medical School, hosts a series of conferences focused on topics in mental health.

With expert speakers from around the globe, the courses include panel presentations, question and answer sessions, and other engaging learning formats.

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Accreditations and Approvals


Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Family Physicians
This live activity with a beginning date of 10/15/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 21.50 prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 22.50 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.


McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants meeting requirements will receive 22.5 CE credits.


Harvard Medical School is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is approved for 22.50 contact hours. Contact hours are awarded commensurate with participation and completion of the online evaluation and attendance attestation. We suggest claiming your hours within 30 days of the activity date, after this time, the attendance attestation will still be required to claim your hours.

Social Workers

Please contact us at 617.855.3140 for the status of social work CE accreditation.

NBCC-ACEP-clear-webLicensed Mental Health Counselors

McLean Hospital has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM No. 6085). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. McLean Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This offering meets requirements for up to 22.5 NBCC hours.

Physician Assistants

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification. We suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.

International Clinicians

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society, or college as accredited group learning activities.

Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMECs®). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMECs® can be found on their website.

ABMS/ACGME Competencies

This course is designed to meet the following American Board of Medical Specialties/Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education competencies: patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, and interpersonal and communications skills.

IOM Competencies

This course is designed to meet the following Institute of Medicine (IOM) competencies: provide patient centered-care, work in interdisciplinary teams, and employ evidence-based practice.

Disclosure Policy

Harvard Medical School adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Policies. It is HMS’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g., planners, faculty, authors, reviewers, and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Tuition Payment, Confirmation, and Refund Policy

Conference and workshop fees include all lectures, printed materials, and continental breakfast. Plus a non-refundable processing fee of $10. All fees shown in USD.

Payment via credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or American Express) can be made online. If paying by check, please make it payable to Harvard Medical School. Learners who choose to pay by check will be prompted to download an online form to send in with payment. Telephone or fax registrations are not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted.

Upon receipt of your paid registration, an email confirmation from the Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education office will be sent to you. Be sure to include an email address that you check frequently. Your email address is used for critical information, including registration confirmation, evaluation, and certificate.

Refunds, less an administrative fee of $75, will be issued for all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be received by email. No refund will be issued should cancellation occur less than two weeks prior. No-shows are subject to the full course fee, and no refunds will be issued once the conference has started.

Questions? Call 617.384.8600, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, or email


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