Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Update

2020 Dates Announced: October 15-16, 2020

The University of Texas College of Pharmacy welcomes you to the 30th Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Update CE event, in Austin, Texas on October 15 and 16, 2020, with pre-programing available on the 16th. The Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Update traditionally provides 15 hours of CEUs on current trends in mental illness treatment for pharmacists, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, advance practice nurses, counselors, and social workers.


New in 2019: Two Pre-Conference programs taking place on Wednesday, October 16, included in the conference Registration: (separate registrations required)

2020 programs will be offered on October 14, 2020 – topics TBA

Opioid Use Disorder Update – Wednesday Afternoon

Tardive Dyskinesia Training Program – Wednesday Evening

Separate registration required for attendance. See each program’s website for more information. Click on titles to view more information.

Addressing Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Topics Important for Today’s Practice

This conference’s goal is to improve the quality of care delivered to people with mental health problems by providing timely and clinically useful information for the practicing clinician. Conference speakers focus on the practical application of neuroscience principles and evidence-based approaches for the treatment of serious and persistent major psychiatric and neurologic disorders, including depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and dementias. Participants are provided with treatment advances in the psychiatric pharmacotherapy of children, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, and an update on new psychotherapeutic uses of existing agents and new psychotropic agents that will impact your practice in the next year.

Trusted Speakers Providing Critical and Relevant Practice Information for Today’s Practice

The Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Update traditionally recruits the top names on psychiatric care to present on today’s most critical topics.  See speaker page for more information, bios and disclosures.

CE Credits

The 2018 conference was accredited for 15 hours of CE for Continuing Pharmacy Education, Continuing Medical Education (AMA PRA Category 1), Continuing Nursing Education, Social Work, and Licensed Psychologists.  See CE Credits site for more details.

ethics CE2019 Ethics CME and Social Work:  The 2019 conference will offer CME ethics credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility, and professional ethics and social work values.  Details coming soon.

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Who Should Attend

Pharmacists, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers and physician assistants who specialize in or have an interest in neuropsychiatric disorders and wish to enhance their awareness and knowledge of the most recent advances impacting contemporary practice.


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