Third Annual Symposium on Pediatric Behavioral and Mental Health: Collaborations to Build Resilience and Strengthen Relationships - September 19, 2014

Third Annual Symposium on Pediatric Behavioral and Mental Health: Collaborations to Build Resilience and Strengthen Relationships - September 19, 2014

When Sep 19, 2014
from 08:15 AM to 04:30 PM
Where Home of the Innocents, 1100 E. Market Street, Louisville, KY, 40206
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Course Description and Target Audience
Pediatricians throughout Kentucky view mental health as an area of critical concern in their practices and report that up to 30 percent of their office time is devoted to meeting the mental and behavioral health care needs of patients and families. According to the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Mental Health, 21 percent of children and adolescents in the United States meet diagnostic criteria for a mental health disorder and another 16 percent have impaired mental health functioning but no specific diagnosis. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called integrating mental health services into primary care the most viable way to close the treatment gap for mental illness and an investment that can yield affordable and effective results. The Pediatric Alliance for Behavioral and Mental Health was formed in 2010 in response to pediatrician concerns and community needs. The Alliance includes pediatricians, psychologists, child psychiatrists, educators, social workers, nurse practitioners, and representatives from mental health organizations and mental health providers. The Alliance, in its effort to advocate for pediatric mental health services and training, began the annual Pediatric Mental and Behavioral Health Symposium in 2012.

This course focuses on topics relevant to pediatric behavioral and mental health in Kentucky.  Our keynote address will target promotion of healthy early child relationships and will be presented by a nationally recognized child psychiatrist, Dr. Mary Margaret Gleason.  Other morning topics will include pediatric depression, psychosocial assessments in the health care professional’s office, substance abuse, and opportunities for advocacy in pediatric mental health in the state. The afternoon venue will consist of breakout sessions which will use case presentations as the basis for in depth discussions on the following topics:  Diagnosis of ADHD vs bipolar disorder in children; mental health concerns in foster care children; and role of social media in behavioral health. The course will then conclude with a brief summary and call to action.

Target Audience
This activity is targeted toward pediatricians, child psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, social workers, educators, and all those working with pediatric mental health.

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Friday, September 19, 2014
8:15  - 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks

Morning Presentations
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. 
Keynote Address:
Promoting Healthy Early Child Relationships
Dr. Mary Margaret Gleason
Child Psychiatrist, Tulane University

10:15 - 11:00 a.m.  
Pediatric Mental Health in KY; Opportunities for Advocacy

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Dr. Sheila Schuster
Dr. Terry Brooks

11:00 - 11:40 a.m.  
Pediatric Depression
Dr. John Gallehr

11:40 - 12:15 p.m.   
Substance Abuse
Dr. Martin Hall, Tina Willauer

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Provided

Afternoon Sessions
Breakout Sessions with Case Presentations: Participants Pick Two of Three Topics Listed Below
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Breakout Session 1

2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Breakout Session 2

Breakout Sessions Topics
Topic 1: ADHD vs Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents
Dr. Rif El-Mallakh, Dr. David Lohr, Dr. Allen Josephson

Topic 2: Mental Health in Foster Care
Dr. Elaine Martin, Dr. Allen Brenzel

Topic 3: Role of Social Media in Mental Health
Dr. Joe Bargione, Dr. Chris Peters

4:15 - 4:30p.m.  
Closing Remarks and Call to Action

Course Director
P. Gail Williams, M.D.

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center
Professor of Pediatrics
University of LouisvilleSchool of Medicine
Louisville, KY

Planning Committee
Joe Bargione, Ph.D.
Certified School Psychologist
Lead Psychologist, Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, KY

Michael Gray, J.D.
Executive Director
NAMI Louisville

V. Faye Jones, M.D., Ph.D., MSPH
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Louisville

W. David Lohr, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Child
and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology
University of Louisville

Amber Pendleton, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Louisville

Guest Faculty
Mary Margaret Gleason, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Tulane Infant Mental Health Services
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

Local Faculty
Joe Bargione, Ph.D.
Certified Clinical Psychologist
Lead Psychologist
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, KY

Allen Brenzel, M.D.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Medical Director
KY Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
Frankfort, KY

Terry Brooks, Ed.D.
Executive Director
Kentucky Youth Advocates
Louisville, KY

Rif El-Mallakh, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Mood Disorders Clinical and Research Program
University of Louisville

John Gallehr, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology
Bingham Clinic
University of Louisville

Martin Hall, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Kent School of Social Work
University of Louisville

Allan Josephson, M.D.
Professor and Division Chief
Department of Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology
Bingham Clinic
University of Louisville

W. David Lohr, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology
Co-Clinical Director, UL Autism Center
Bingham Clinic
University of Louisville

Elaine Martin M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics, Home of the Innocents
University of Louisville

Chris Peters, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Director
Bingham Clinic
University of Louisville

Sheila Schuster, Ph.D.
Clinical Child Psychologist
Executive Director
KY Coalition for Mental Health Psychiatry
University of Louisville

Tina Willauer, MPA
Director, Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START)
Department for Community Based Services
Cabinet for Health & Family Services
Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Identify the challenges and possible benefits of social media use in mental health treatment.
2. Identify symptoms of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents.
3. Identify medications and therapeutic interventions for treatment of child and adolescent depression.
4. Present families with resources that promote the development of positive early child relationships.

Continuing Education Credit
Physician Credit
- The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses - This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 7.5 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-7-16-825. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content.

Social Workers
Social Work Credit has been applied for with the Kentucky Board of Social Work.

Psychology Credit has been applied for with the Kentucky Psychological Association.

The University of Louisville School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Special Services
All individuals are encouraged to participate. To request disability arrangements, please contact the Third Annual Symposium on Pediatric Behavioral and Mental Health Coordinator, Dr. Williams, at (502) 852-7558 at least 14 days prior to the date of this program. Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof.


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Registration Fees:

Physicians                                               $ 75.00
All Other Healthcare Professionals       $ 50.00
UofL Students & Residents                        Free

Please register in advance by CLICKING HERE

Refund Policy
Requests for cancellation must be submitted to on or before Friday, September 10, 2014. Requests received on or before Friday, September 10, 2014 will receive a full refund less a $20 processing fee.

Location and Parking
Home of the Innocents is located at 1100 E. Market St., east of downtown Louisville in the Butchertown neighborhood. Free uncovered parking is available on the Home of the Innocents campus.

Hotel Information
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Special thanks to our major supporters:
Kosair Charities
John F. Ice Lectureship Fund – The Bingham Clinic
University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

Other sponsors:
Passport Health Care
Wellcare of Kentucky
The Brook Hospitals
Millennial Labs
Our Lady of Peace