Neuropsychiatric disorders are among the most common illnesses treated by physicians. Evidence indicates that a wide range of these illnesses, including mood disorders, chronic pain, and autism can best be successfully treated. For some patients, medication may be the mainstay of treatment; for others, evidence-based psychotherapies or brain stimulation treatments may be the most effective treatment. How can we choose among the available treatments to achieve the best outcomes?

This conference will update practitioners in psychiatry, neurology, and primary care on the state of the art in understanding and treating neuropsychiatric disorders. In a series of half-day workshops, an expert faculty will review the most recent advances in understanding the neurobiology of Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fibromyalgia, and other common neuropsychiatric disorders. Participants will learn advanced treatment strategies for these illnesses that integrate medication, novel brain stimulations treatments, and psychotherapies into multidisciplinary approaches. A special session will be devoted to the use of genetic testing to help direct psychiatric treatment decisions. Sessions will provide a framework for understanding neuropsychiatric illnesses, and a practical guide to the most sophisticated treatments available for each disorder. All participants will receive a complete syllabus, including lecture outlines and key slides.

A special added focus of this year's conference will be understanding diseases of the mind and brain in the social context. Pulitzer Prize-winning author and UCLA faculty member Jared Diamond will present his latest research on how individuals and societies cope with crises. The Director of the UCLA Longevity Center, Dr. Gary Small, will present his research on understanding the impact of technology on brain function, as well as how to maintain brain health throughout life.

We look forward to seeing you in Maui.

Course fee

Early Registration: $425 for 14 CME credits. *(Early registration must be completed by March 9, 2015.)

Standard Registration: $475 for 14 CME credits

*Registration fee for each attendee includes a welcome reception; four half-day workshops at the Sheraton Maui Resort; a hearty, breakfast buffet each morning and refreshing mid-day snacks and beverages.

Airfare and hotel accommodations are not included, and are the responsibility of the attendee.

A limited block of deluxe ocean-view rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Maui Resort, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, at a special conference rate of $259.00 per night, either single or double occupancy. Resort Rooms are available for $195.00 per night.

Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa
2605 Kaanapali Pkwy, Kaanapali
Hawaii, 96761
(808) 661-0031
www.sheraton-maui.com

Contact Us

Office of Professional and Community Education
Semel Institute, UCLA
Ph. 310.206.9299
Fax. 310.825.7642
sheri@brain.ucla.edu