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McLean Hospital, Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education Presents…

Grand Rounds 2011-2012 Lecture Series: Fall Schedule

Thursdays (unless otherwise indicated) from Noon-1pm in PIERCE HALL at McLean Hospital

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Grand Rounds Schedule



SEPTEMBER 8                   McLean Forum
Assessing Relative Efficacy of Psychotropics: Evolving Challenges
Ross J. Baldessarini, M.D.
Director, Psychopharmacology Program and International Consortium for Bipolar and Psychotic Disorders Research, McLean Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry (Neuroscience), Harvard Medical School


SEPTEMBER 15                   Visiting Scholar Series
Physician Health: Physicians Helping Physicians
Luis T. Sanchez, M.D.
Director of Physician Health Services, Inc.

SEPTEMBER 22                  Schwartz Center Rounds
Open to McLean Clinicians Only
Must show McLean ID to attend

SEPTEMBER 29                  NO GRAND ROUNDS
                                                 ROSH HASHANAH



OCTOBER 6                   McLean Forum
Smoking Cessation
Hilary Connery, MD, PhD
Clinical Director, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

OCTOBER 13                   Mendelson Award
Pharmacological Studies of Acute and Chronic Effects of the Mixed-Action Opioid Buprenorphine
Jack Bergman, Ph.D.
Director, Behavioral Pharmacology Program, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center                          
Director, Preclinical Pharmacology Laboratory, McLean Hospital                     
Associate Professor of Psychobiology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

OCTOBER 20                   NO GRAND ROUNDS

OCTOBER 27                  The Stanton Lecture
New Frontiers: The Earliest Phases of Psychosis
Thomas McGlashan, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, and Attending Psychiatrist, Connecticut Mental Health Center


NOVEMBER 3              McLean Forum
Interpersonal Hypersensitivity: Borderline Personality Disorder Core?
John G. Gunderson, M.D.
Director, Psychosocial & Personality Research
Director, Center for the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, McLean Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

NOVEMBER 10              
Examining Treatment Effectiveness of an Intensive CBT Partial Hospital Program: Development, Challenges, and Preliminary Findings
Thröstur Björgvinsson, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Director, Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Program, co-Director, Psychology Internship Program, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

NOVEMBER 17               McLean Forum
Complementary and Alternative Treatments for the Addictions
Scott E. Lukas, Ph.D.
Director, NeuroImaging Center
Director, Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry & Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

NOVEMBER 24                 NO GRAND ROUNDS
                                           HAPPY THANKSGIVING


CONTINUING EDUCATION: (If NOT a McLean Hospital Employee $20.00 per certificate)

Physicians: McLean Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  McLean Hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists: 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 1 CE credit.
Nurses: This program carries 1 contact hour. McLean Hospital is approved as a provider of continuing education to nursing by the Rhode Island state nurses association, which is accredited as an approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses’ Credentialing center’s commission on accreditation
Social Workers: This program has been approved for 1 Continuing Education hour for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons College School of Social Work Authorization number is D 50036. 
NBCC:  McLean Hospital is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Each session in this series is accredited for 1 clock hour of CE credit or .1 CEU.
Educational objectives: Grand Rounds will educate mental health professionals on a variety of topics with a focus on psychiatric and psychological treatments and diagnoses.