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Psychiatry in the Mountains
VIOLENCE: Prediction, Prevention and Treatment

About the Conference: This exciting one-day conference provides practical training for physicians and other providers, social workers, case managers, interdisciplinary team members and advocates in the predictability of and response to high risk cases of violence. The goal of the conference is to leave attendees with operational tools and knowledge they need to transform the way they identify and respond to potentially lethal violence cases. The conference will rely on a multidisciplinary effort to bring together faculty, physicians, interdisciplinary care teams, advocates, law enforcement, probation officers, and other intervention system representatives from regional, public health, social, and education systems.

Presentations: Click here to visit the handouts page for this event.

Target Audience: Family and Internal Medicine Physicians, Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Nurses, Medical or Nursing Students, Public Health Professionals, and Social Work and Case Management, law enforcement, and school-leadership Teams (elementary, high-school, etc)

To Register: Online registration is closed, but check or credit card will be accepted at the door. Questions? Call us at 423-439-8027 or toll free at 888-647-0618.

Date and Time: October 18, 2013; 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

CONFERENCE VENUE!! The Millennium Centre, 2001 Millennium Place, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 232-2001

Out-of-Town Visitors can stay at:

The Carnegie Hotel, 1216 W. State of Franklin Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 979-6400. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Carnegie Hotel located just across from the main campus of East Tennessee State University. Reservations may be made by contacting the Carnegie Hotel, referencing, "Psychiatry in the Mountains" by October 4th.
Rate: $92 + tax per night, single or double.

Agenda: Click here

Registration Fees:

FULL-DAY RATES By October 4th After October 4th
Physicians $225 $250
All Other Providers $190 $210

Full-day registration fee includes course syllabus on thumb drive containing speaker handouts, continental breakfast, lunch, two refreshment breaks, and up to 7.5 CME credits.

  • No charge for the first 15 ETSU residents or medical students. Pre-registration is required: please call (423) 439-8027
  • Group rates are available; call (423) 439-8027 or (888) 647-0618 for details
  • Call (423) 439-8027 for ETSU QCOM and VAMC employee rates

Refund Policy:
Due to advance planning requirements, a full refund will be given if you cancel in writing before October 4, 2013. A full refund minus a $75 processing fee will be given for written cancellations received after October 4, 2013. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. Substitutions are welcome at any time.

Learning Objectives:
As a result of participating in this activity, the attendee should be able to...

  • Ensure that a competent infrastructure exists to allow for the reporting of and effective handling of all cases of violence or abuse
  • Assess trends in priority health-risk behaviors among school-aged children, adolescents and the elderly
  • Evaluate the impact of broad healthcare, and school and community interventions at the national, state, and local levels
  • Identify portals that provide access to effective mental health treatment
  • Determine practice procedures for screening and properly diagnosing Bipolar Depression, Schizophrenia, and other mental health disorders that could lead to violent behavior
  • Accelerate best science to practice regarding the relationship of violence and abuse to health and its prevention, identification, and care
  • Develop and widely distribute competencies and standards that address predictability and define standards of care to improve patient outcomes and provider safety
  • Promote effective primary prevention and risk reduction programs

Merry Miller, M.D. , Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

logo ACCME Accreditation: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
logo CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Credit: 7.5 continuing nursing education contact hours for this conference. East Tennessee State University College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This event is presented by the Quillen College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences, the Office of Continuing Medical Education, and the College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education at East Tennessee State University.

logo This activity is being cosponsored by the ETSU Office of Professional Development and the Office of Continuing Medical Education for 6.5 CEs. The Office of Professional Development is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Office of Professional Development maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
NASWTN CEUs: This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers – Tennessee Chapter(ProviderNumber:NASWTN2013‐0110)for 7.5 continuing education units. NASW-TN encourages social workers in attendance of this conference to review Chapter 1365-1 to ensure applicability to their professional development.

Recognized for seven and one-half (7.5) hours of Continuing Education Contact Hours by the Tennessee Office of EMS. Hours may be used for Critical Care Paramedic renewal.


The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of this knowledge-based program will provide a statement for seven ½ (7.5) live contact hours credit (0.75 CEUs) and will be mailed within 3 weeks following the program. Successful completion includes attending the session, signing the attendance sheet, and completion of the program evaluation form. CE credit will also be submitted to the NABP CE Monitor.
Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0064-0000-13-084-L04-P


Grievance Policy: A participant, sponsor, faculty member or other individual wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a program sponsored or co-sponsored by the UTCOP may contact the Associate Dean for Continuing Education in writing. The grievance will be reviewed and a response will be returned within 45 days of receiving the written statement. If not satisfied, an appeal to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy can be made for a second level of review.


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 6.00 clock hours and 6.00 participant hours.

Additional Credits: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
  Information will be updated as credits are awarded.
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