Psychiatry in the Mountains
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About the Conference: A one day conference for
physicians, nurses, psychiatrists and other healthcare
professionals on the diagnosis and treatment of autism and anxiety
disorders in adults and children.
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Recognition of the diagnosis and treatment of autism is an issue
receiving much attention in the field of healthcare. Many insurance
providers still do not provide coverage for its treatment. In April
of this year a number of states passed legislation affecting the
treatment options for autism. The rate of autism in the United
States has risen over 50% in the last four years. Many providers
have concerns about how to recognize, diagnose and treat autism.
There is a lack of relevant research statistics regarding the
treatment of autism in TN and VA; however, there is an obvious
increase in its prevalence in both states throughout the past
decade. This conference will shed new light on how to deal with all
aspects of the disorder, from the initial diagnosis and treatment,
to the social issues that arise during treatment.
The spectrum of anxiety disorders includes generalized anxiety
disorder, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder
and post-traumatic stress disorder as well as others. Anxiety
disorder is the most common mental illness in the United States and
affects adults and children. There is increased concern in the
region about the number of veterans from all periods of combat
being diagnosed with and treated for PTSD. The conference will
address the need for the above as well as cover treatment of
anxiety in children and the pharmacological aspects of anxiety
Target Audience: Physicians (Psychiatrists, Family
Physicians, Pediatricians, and Internal Medicine), Nurse
Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Psychologists,
Therapists, School Counselors, Medical Residents and Students, and
others with an interest in the topic
To Register: Click
here to register online, or call us at (423)
Date and Time: October 21, 2011: 8:00 AM to 5:15
Location: Millennium Centre, 2001 Millennium
Place, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 232-2001
- Before October 7:
All other providers $140
- October 7 and after:
All other providers $165
- Group rates available. Call (423) 439-8027
- ETSU Residents & Medical Students: No Charge - However,
space is limited so pre-registration is required"
- Recognize autism spectrum disorders.
- Describe current theories on etiology of autism.
- Develop understanding of educational interventions for
children with autism.
- Identify treatments for autism.
- Diagnose anxiety disorders.
- Develop strategies for psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic
treatment of anxiety disorders.
- Describe autism spectrum disorders, possible causes and
- Describe speech and language characteristics of young
children and ASD, identifying intervention approaches
- List service available to families and children with ASD
- Summarize research findings regarding autism
- Describe the etiology, presenting symptoms, therapeutic task
- Using practice guidelines, develop a pharmacotherapy plan,
including dosing and duration of therapy and nonpharmacologic
treatments for a patient with anxiety disorders
Activity Director: Merry Miller, M.D., Professor
& Chair, ETSU Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral
Quillen College of Medicine,
East Tennessee State University, is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for
: Quillen College of Medicine, East
Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a
7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with
the extent of their participation in the activity.
7.0 Continuing Nursing Education
Contact Hours. 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.
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 (7.0) live contact hours credit (0.7 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. ACPE Program
This live activity, Psychiatry in the
Mountains: Autism & Anxiety Disorder Spectrums, with a
beginning date of October 21, 2011, has been reviewed and is
acceptable for up to 7.0 prescribed credit(s) by the American
Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the
credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the
Frontier Health is approved by the
American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education
for psychologists. Frontier Health maintains responsibility for
this program and its content. Frontier Health is also an approved
educational provider for NAADC #683. Seven hours of credit is
available. Full attendance is required to receive credit; variable
credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA
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