Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

27th Annual Update in Psychiatry: Clinical Brain Stimulation




27th Annual Update in Psychiatry: Clinical Brain Stimulation
Thursday, June 5 - Saturday, June 7, 2014


Francis Marion Hotel  |  387 King Street  |  Charleston, SC 29403

Target Audience

This conference is designed for psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, primary care physicians, and other professionals with an interest in brain stimulation.

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Statement of Purpose

Brain Stimulation is an avenue of therapeutics that has evolved from new advances in neuroscience. Clinical Brain Stimulation uses forms of electricity delivered focally in the brain to help treat a variety of brain disorders. This area is new, but is rapidly growing and there are four brain stimulations methods currently approved by the FDA for treating diseases. We have assembled a team of experts to provide a comprehensive update on this field by addressing the uses of brain stimulation methods and how to appropriately incorporate them in clinical practice.

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Program Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basic role of electricity in causing neurons to fire and convey information in the brain and how the new brain stimulation interventions work within the brain to change neuronal firing and information flow.
  • Explain the approach to integrating brain stimulation methods with other forms of therapy (talking therapy, medications, behavioral interventions).
  • List the various brain stimulation methods and the conditions where FDA approval has been granted.
  • Apply the evidence based brain stimulation treatments available for the management of brain diseases in psychiatry and neurology.
  • Counsel patients about brain stimulation methods in the context of their own clinical care and begin the referral process when appropriate.

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Conference Faculty

Guest Faculty:
Alexander Bystritsky, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA


Amit Etkin, MD
Assistant Professor
Stanford University
Palo Alto VA


Shirley Fecteau, PhD
Professor
Canada Research Chair
Medical School
Laval University


Julius Fridrikkson, PhD
USC Health Sciences Distinguished Professor
Director, Aphasia Laboratory
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina


Harold Sackeim, PhD
Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Department of Radiology
Columbia University

MUSC Faculty:
Jeffrey J. Borckardt, PhD
Director, Division of BioBehavioral Medicine
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine

Jonathan C. Edwards, MD
Professor
Director, Epilepsy Division
Department of Neurosciences

Mark S. George, MD
Distinguished University Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology, and Neurology
Layton McCurdy Endowed Chair
Director, Brain Stimulation Laboratory
Staff Psychiatrist, Ralph H. Johnson VAMC

Jonathan Halford, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology

Christopher G. Pelic, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Dean for Student Career Planning and Advising

Gonzalo J. Revuelta, MS, DO
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Medical Director, Deep Brain Stimulation Program

E. Baron Short, MD, MSCR
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Medicine
Brain Stimulation Service Director

Nolan Williams, MD
Chief Resident of Combined Neurology and Psychiatry
DART Research Fellow

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Conference Itinerary
Thursday, June 5, 2014
7:30-8:00am
Check-in & Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:15am
Welcome and Introductions
Christopher G. Pelic, MD
8:15-9:15am
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Techniques and Methods
Mark S. George, MD
9:15-10:15am 
Neurobiology of Depression: Understanding the Disorder and Guiding Its Treatment
Amit Etkin, MD, PhD
10:15-10:30am
Break
10:30-11:30am
The Nuts and Bolts of Deep Brain Stimulation and Epidural Cortical Stimulation
Nolan Williams, MD
11:30am-12:30pm
Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders: Past, Present and Future
Gonzalo J. Revuelta, MS, DO
12:30pmAdjourn for the day

Friday, June 6, 2014
7:30-8:00am
Check-in & Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:15am
Welcome and Daily Announcements
Mark S. George, MD
8:15-9:15am
A Review of Brain Stimulation Methods for Treating Anxiety Disorders – OCD, PTSD, GAD
E. Baron Short, MD, MSCR
9:15-10:15am 
The Latest Advancements in the Oldest Treatment - ECT
Harold Sackeim, PhD
10:15-10:30am
Break
10:30-11:30am
Tickling the Vagus - How To Do It and In Whom
Jonathan Edwards, MD
11:30am-12:30pm
Brain Stimulation Methods for Epilepsy - VNS, DBS, ECT
Jonathan Halford, MD
12:30pmAdjourn for the day

Saturday, June 7, 2014
7:30-8:00am
Check-in & Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:15am
Welcome and Daily Announcements
Mark S. George, MD
8:15-9:15am
Flying Cars – The Latest Advances in Brain Stimulation Including Transcranial Pulsed Ultrasound, CES, Alpha-stim, Caloric and Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation
Alexander Bystritsky, MD, PhD
9:15-10:15am 
The Use of Noninvasive Brain Stimulation in Cognitive Neuroscience
Shirley Fecteau, PhD
10:15-10:30am
Break
10:30-11:30am
Brain Stimulation Therapies for Stroke and Rehab
Julius Fridrikkson, PhD
11:30am-12:30pm
Using Brain Stimulation Methods to Treat Pain or the Addictions
Jeffrey J. Borckardt, PhD
12:30pmConference adjourns

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Conference Location and Accommodations

All sessions will be held in the Carolina Ballroom of the Francis Marion Hotel located across from Marion Square in the heart of downtown Charleston.

Guests are invited to book spa services at the hotel’s on-site Spa Adagio and dine in the Swamp Fox Restuarant, known for its award-winning shrimp and grits and Saturday farmer’s market dinners. Fine dining options are only steps away and miles of beaches are just a short drive from this historic hotel.

A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at a rate of $209.00 +tax per night. Please call the hotel directly at (843) 722-0600 or (877) 756-2121 by Monday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m. to reserve your room(s). Be sure to let them know that you are with the conference. Our contracted rate is not guaranteed after this date.

Parking is available for all conference attendees in the City of Charleston parking garage located next to the hotel. Parking fees are the responsibility of the attendee.

Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

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Registration

Registration fee includes conference materials, continuing education credit processing, continental breakfast and breaks each day. Please note the deadline to register for this event is June 2.

If you do not receive a confrimation letter within two weeks of registering, please call (843) 792-0175 to ensure your registration has been received. Registration fees are transferable from one registrant to another. Cancellation requests must be received by May 22 for a full refund. Cancellations received after May 22 will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Refunds will not be issued after the conference.

There are four ways to register:
1.  ONLINE (pay with credit card): Click here to register online and pay with a credit card.
2.  ONLINE (mail in payment): Click here to register online and mail in payment.
3.  PHONE: Call (843) 792-0175 to register by phone.
4.  MAIL: Print and mail your completed registration form with payment.

Registration Type
Received by 5/15/14
Received after 5/15/14
MDs, DOs, PhDs, PharmDs
$400.00
$450.00
All Other Specialties
$300.00
$350.00
MUSC Faculty
$300.00
$350.00
Students and Trainees
$200.00
$250.00
One Day Registration
$150.00
$200.00
Two Day Registration
$300.00
$350.00

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Historic Charleston

Charleston is a place where sand castles are built across the harbor from historic forts, where children ride scooters down 300-year-old streets, and where you can see modern theater in America’s oldest playhouse. Less than 15 miles away, you can stroll the gardens of the beautiful plantations, bask in the sun on wide sandy beaches, sail, play golf, tennis or ride bikes on a luxurious island resort.

Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
www.charlestoncvb.com
(843) 853-8000

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Exhibitor Space

A limited amount of exhibitor space is available during this conference. For information about exhibiting, contact Caitlin Norfleet at (843) 792-0175 or norfleet@musc.edu.

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Spoleto Festival USA

Spoleto Festival USA is an internationally acclaimed 17 day celebration of the performing and visual arts featuring performances of opera, dance, music, and theater in venues throughout historic Charleston.  Because of the popularity of the festival, early reservations are strongly suggested.

Spoleto Festival USA
May 23 - June 8, 2014
http://www.spoletousa.org/
Box Office (843) 579-3100

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Disclosure of Financial Relationships

In accordance with the ACCME Essentials and Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting this educational actiity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commerical interests in the healthcare industry.  This information will be made available to participants at the beginning of the activity.  Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.

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Accreditation

The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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Credit Designation

  • The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • The South Carolina Board of Examiners in Psychology will approve 12.0 Category A credits.
  • The South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners will approve 12.0 hours of general credit.
  • The South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists will approve 12.0 hours of continuing education credit.

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Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you need the services of the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing medical education activity, please bring this to our attention upon registering for the event.

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Questions?  Contact Caitlin Norfleet
norfleet@musc.edu or (843) 792-0175

Presented by the Medical University of South Carolina Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

 
 
 

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