Psychiatry Continuing Education Conference

Join us June 9-11, 2022


The world has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has posed innumerable challenges—deaths on the frontlines of the pandemic, fear of the virus, unemployment, bankrupt companies, social distancing and isolation, working from home—all leading to unprecedented levels of stress. The mental health consequences are unprecedented. Rates of depression, suicidality, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and substance use disorders have increased. Physicians, mental health clinicians, and many other health care professionals are being called upon to help.

This intensive, three-day, virtual course is designed to address this urgent need. Participants will receive the latest information in the fields of psychiatry and mental health. Numerous aspects will be covered, including:

  • Recent advances in psychopharmacology, psychosocial treatments, and assessment of psychiatric patients
  • A wide range of diagnoses and populations, including mood and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, eating disorders, disorders of late life, sleep problems, psychotic disorders, and borderline personality disorder

Our widely acclaimed faculty features internationally renowned speakers as well as expert clinicians in specialized practices. They will decisively review and synthesize recent advances in psychiatry in an easy-to-understand manner and help clinicians apply these evidence-based treatments to current circumstances. Panel presentations, Q&A sessions, and other engaging learning formats will be used to assist the learners in developing new strategies they can apply in their practice settings.


Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston

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Who Attends

  • Psychiatrists, Psychologists
  • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors
  • Physicians, Physician Assistants


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate recent developments in psychopharmacology and their impact on patient care
  • Develop strategies to care for patients who struggle with an array of mental health diagnoses
  • Assess suicidal patients and engage more effectively with them
  • Discuss risks and benefits of psychiatric medications with women who are pregnant
  • Diagnose common problems in geriatric psychiatry and implement state-of-the-art interventions
  • Discuss the connections between mental disorders and premature aging and mortality
  • Diagnose common pain disorders in women
  • Outline and address the mental health needs of the Black community
  • Discuss state-of-the-art mental health treatment of the transgender community

Physicians and Doctoral-Level Professionals


Other Professionals and Trainees


Join Us Online

June 10-12, 2021


All times listed are Eastern time zone

  • Thursday


    June 10, 2021

  • Friday


    June 11, 2021

  • Saturday


    June 12, 2021


Physicians and Doctoral-Level Professionals



Other Professionals and Trainees



Join Us Online!

June 10-12, 2021



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Join Us in Boston

From world-class restaurants to historic and cultural destinations, Boston, and its surrounding areas are a premier spot for tourists and visitors.

Fairmont Copley Plaza is host to the conference.

138 St. James Avenue | Boston, MA 02116

We look forward to seeing you in Boston!


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

Risk Management

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 2.5 credits of risk management study.

Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.


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 20.25 CE credits.


This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 20.25 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. 11.0 of the 20.25 total CEU hours available count as psychopharmacology credits. Advance practice nurses, please note: educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count toward 50% of the nursing requirement for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accreditation.

Social Workers

This program has been approved for 20 social work continuing education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR Collaborative of National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work authorization number D90374.

Social workers from New York and New Jersey: Your licensing board may not accept credits from Massachusetts. You should contact them directly to see if they will allow National Association of Social Workers (NASW) MA credits for relicensure.

NBCC-ACEP-clear-webLicensed Mental Health Counselors

McLean Hospital has been approved by 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 20.25 NBCC hours.

Physician Assistants

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification. Learners should 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.

Note: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.

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
  • Practice-based learning and improvement

IOM Competencies

This course is designed to meet the following Institute of Medicine (IOM) competencies:

  • Provide patient-centered care
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Employ evidence-based practice

Disclosure Policy

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Policies. It is HMS 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.


CME activities accredited by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

Tuition Payment, Confirmation, and Refund Policy

You may register through our secure online environment and will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your payment. Tuition includes an electronic syllabus.

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 made in our secure online system or by email. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee.

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


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