29th Annual Public Sector Psychiatry Conference

Mitigating the Risk of...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
University Campus, Amphitheatre III
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
(Directions and Parking Info)

Joint Sponsorship by
Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School and
Massachusetts Psychiatric Society

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AgendaProgram Description and ObjectivesRegistration FeeGroup and Discounted FeeDeadlineCME and CE Credits
Cancellation PolicyWeather Emergency PolicyComfortFurther Information/
Special Needs
Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure 

Target Audience

Public Sector: psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, families, others

Program Description

Practitioners and other interested persons, from across the Commonwealth, who are or interact with individuals with serious mental illness, many of whom must deal with risks to safety and wellbeing will be provided the opportunity to learn from formal presentations and from each other. The conference focuses on many common problems facing persons with mental illness and their clinicians as they work together. The unifying focus is lessening risk—risks faced by persons with mental illness, staff, and the community at-large, such as trauma, disempowerment and burnout.

Attendees will learn a great number of specific ways in which they can decrease risks in each of the subject areas of the conference. The part of the conference on burnout will focus directly on providers’ own wellness, and through practitioners functioning better, on the wellness of those they serve. All presentations allow ample time for Q&A. The conference is set up so that the lunch time is a period where folks from different parts of Massachusetts and beyond can “compare notes”. We know from years and years of putting on this conference that that does occur during this time period.

Overall Goal:

This Presentation will provide participants with an understanding of the ways in which they can decrease risks in each of the conference subject areas: Risk of Weight Gain, Risk of Repeat, Risk of Disempowerment of persons with SMI, Risk of Burnout, Risk of Murder Suicide, and Risk of Traumatizing Inpatient Experiences. The part of the conference on burnout will focus directly on providers’ own wellness, and through practitioners functioning better, on the wellness of those they serve.

Objectives: After attending the entire conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss effective ways to address weight gain in persons with SMI.
  • Identify and discuss the potential risks of disempowering persons with SMI.
  • Identify at least 3 ways for clinicians to minimize the risk of disempowering persons with SMI.
  • Identify at least 3 ways clinicians can minimize the risk of burnout for themselves, their colleagues, and for supervisees.
  • Discuss the potential risks of traumatizing persons with SMI in hospital settings.
  • Identify at least 3 ways for clinicians to minimize the risk of traumatizing persons with SMI in hospital settings.
  • Identify and discuss the dynamics within the relationship of murder-suicide and how this understanding can be used to decrease the risk of murder-suicide.
  • Identify and discuss factors involved in the growing issue of criminalization of persons with SMI.

Agenda

7:30-
8:30 AM
Registration/Light BreakfastRegistration – Old Medical School Lobby
Breakfast (w/voucher) - Albert Sherman Center Café
8:30-
8:45 AM 
Welcoming Remarks Marcia Fowler
Commissioner, Massachusetts Dept. of Mental Health
8:45-
9:00 AM
Welcoming RemarksDouglas Ziedonis, MD, MPH
Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School/
UMass Memorial Health Care
9:00-
10:00 AM
"Mitigating the Risk of Weight Gain"Xiaoduo Fan, MD
Director of Psychotic Disorders, 
UMass Medical School
10:00-
11:00 AM
"Mitigating the Risk of Repeat Criminal Offending"Ira Packer, PhD, ABPP (Forensic) 
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
UMass Medical School
11:00 AM-12:00 PM"Mitigating the Risk of Disempowerment as a Person with a Serious Mental Illness"Paolo del Vecchio, MSW
Director, Center for Mental Health Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
SAMSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
12:00-
1:15 PM
Lunch (w/voucher) - Albert Sherman Center Café**Performing in the Blais Pavilion, Lazare Research Bldg.**
Musical entertainment presented by:

JAQUES AVENUE FIVE
Formed in 2003 by inviting consumers who had music on their treatment plan strength list to join each other, rehearse and play.
1:15-
2:15 PM
“Mitigating the risk of Burnout” – “Helping the Helpers: The Journey from Compassion Fatigue to ResilienceCynthia Vrabel, MD
Medical Director
Mental Health Services, Inc., Cleveland, OH
2:15-
3:15 PM
"Mitigating the Risk of Murder-Suicide"Jeffrey Geller, MD, MPH
Medical Director
Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital
3:15-
4:15 PM
"Mitigating the Risk of Traumatizing Inpatient Experiences"Debra Saper, PDS, MFT
Program Development Specialist
Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital
4:15-
4:30 PM

Wrap Up/Conclusion 
Complete Evaluations

 


Registration Fee
: $150
. Registrations should not be mailed unless receipt can be guaranteed by June 14, 2013. On-site registration: $175.

Group and Discounted Fee: $80. Employees of the Department of Mental Health are offered a discounted rate of $80. Institutions and organizations that enroll 5 or more persons at the same time are offered a discounted rate of $80.

This tax-deductible fee includes lunch, parking (in visitor parking garage, not valet) and continuing education credit.

Deadline: Pre-registration will be closed when space is full or at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the latest. Registration should not be mailed unless receipt before that time is guaranteed. On-site registration will not be accepted when space is full—so register early.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your registration before May 25, 2013 your fee is refundable less a $25 processing charge. After that date, no refunds will be given for any reason—including weather and other emergencies. Substitutions are always acceptable with prior notification.

Weather Emergency Policy: While the probability of delay or cancellation of the conference is highly unlikely, we recognize that we are all subject to the vagaries of New England weather. If a weather emergency does occur, and you are in doubt as to whether or not the course will be held, call (508) 368-0704 before 4 p.m. on June 18, 2013.

Comfort: Business casual is very appropriate for this conference. Although every attempt will be made to ensure the comfort of our attendees, we suggest that you may wish to bring a sweater/jacket if you tend to be chilly.

Further Information and Special Needs: Conference site is an accessible, barrier-free location. Individuals with visual and/or hearing impairments, call (508) 368-0704 for assistance.

Statement on Faculty Disclosure: In accordance with the standard and the criteria set forth by the ANCC COA, speakers are asked to disclose the absence or presence of any relationship they have to companies producing pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, prosthetics, etc. that might be germane to the content of their lecture. It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair, balanced, independent, objective and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in Continuing Education activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationship with those supporting the activity of others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials. Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in the presentation, but is elicit to provide the attendees with information that might be of potential importance to them.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits for Physicians
The Massachusetts Psychiatric Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Massachusetts Medical Society for Continuing Medical Education through the Joint Sponsorship of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society and the Public Sector Division of the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry.

The Massachusetts Psychiatric Society is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

In accordance with the standard and the criteria set forth by the ANCC COA, speakers are asked to disclose the absence or presence of any relationship they have to companies producing pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, prosthetics, etc. that might be germane to the content of their lecture. Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in the presentation, but is elicit to provide the attendees with information that might be of potential importance to them.

Psychologists: The University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program is being offered for 6.5 Continuing education credits (CE) for psychologists.

Nurses: Department of Mental Health – Central West Area is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses INC., an accredited approver of American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This Continuing Education Activity carries 6 contact hours.

Social Workers: This activity is approved for 6 Social Work Continuing Education Credits CMA061913.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC): DMH Northeast Area Staff Development Office is an Approved continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. DMH Northeast Suburban Area Staff Development solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. 6 hours.

Occupational Therapists: Department of Mental Health - Central West Area is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) approved provider. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. This program is assigned .6 CEU’s. Learning Level: Intermediate. Content focus Professional Issues: Supervision; Second content focus: Professional Issues: Contemporary issues and Trends.

No partial credit will be given for Continuing Education credits (Does not apply to CMEs).

In order to receive a certificate, attendees must sign-in and fill out the evaluation form clearly and submit on the same day at the end of the conference.