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Fifth Annual Mood Disorders Summit

This event has SOLD OUT and our wait list is closed!  Thank you to the hundreds who registered!  

Join fellow healthcare professionals and learn from the world’s leading experts at this FREE comprehensive two-day conference, which will explore state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic issues in patients with mood disorders. 

Discounted Room Block at Westin Las Vegas
GME is pleased to offer a discounted room rate for attendees at this meeting.  To make your reservations, please follow the link below or call the hotel directly and mention Global Medical Education.  We do expect rooms to sell out quickly, so please book your rooms early!   

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Call: 1-866-837-4215


This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Global Medical Education. 

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Allergan, Lundbeck, Sage Therapeutics, Saladax Biomedical, Sunovion, and Takeda. 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, registered nurses, and other healthcare professionals engaged in the care of patients with mood disorders.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  •  Identify reasons for the misdiagnosis of mood disorders.

  •  Describe role of epigenetics and stress in mood disorders.

  •  Utilize digital tools to diagnose and manage mood disorders.

  •  Employ evidence based treatments for major depression including treatment resistant patients.

  •  Describe pharmacotherapies for manic and mixed episodes of bipolar disorder.

  •  Describe pharmacotherapies for depressive episodes of bipolar disorder.

  •  Use strategies to improve adherence, including the role of long acting injectables.

  •  Utilize strategies to manage side effects of medications in patients.

  •  Encourage cardiometabolic screening of patients with mood disorders.

  •  Employ evidence based psychotherapies in patients with mood disorders.


Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Global Medical Education.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Continuing Pharmacy Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 14.0 contact hour(s) (1.30 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Universal Activity Number –JA4008162-9999-18-343-L01-P

Type of Activity: Application


Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 14.0 contact hours. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses to be determined.


California Board of Registered Nursing

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13485, for 14.0 contact hours.


Continuing Psychology Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  PIM maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


This program offers 14.0 continuing education credits for psychologists.


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.


Americans with Disabilities Act (required for live meetings only)

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please contact GME Customer Service prior to the live event at [email protected]


Fee Information

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Program Agenda

Day 1 - Friday, November 30

7:30 - 8:15 AM: Registration and Breakfast

8:15 - 8:30 AM: Opening Remarks by Chair

8:30 – 9:30 AM: “Recent Advances in Managing Bipolar Depression” Thomas Schwartz, MD (SUNY Upstate) 

9:30 – 10:30 AM: “Human Brain Capital: Convergence of Depression, ADHD and Diabetes” Roger McIntyre, MD (University of Toronto)

10:30 - 10:45: Break 

10:45 -11:45 PM: Hot Topics (Six clinically relevant and topical issues for 8 minutes each)

11:45 – 1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 PM: “New Staging Models for Mood Disorders” Michael Otto PhD (Boston University)

2:00 – 3:00 PM: “Treating Major Depression to Remission in Practice” Prakash Masand MD (Duke-NUS) 

3:00 - 4:00 PM: “Novel Therapies for Mood Disorders: From the Street to the Clinic?” Allan Young, MD (Institute of Psychiatry)

4:00 – 5:00 PM: “Early Intervention in Mood Disorders” - Michael Thase, MD (Univ of Penn)

5:00 - 6:30 PM: Poster Reception sponsored by Sunovion & Saladax


Day 2 - Saturday, December 1

7:30 - 8:15 AM: Registration and Breakfast

8:15 - 8:30 AM: Opening Remarks by Chair

8:30 – 9:30 AM: “Postpartum Depression: Are We Missing it?” - Camille Hoffman-Shuler, MD (Univ of Colorado)

9:30 – 10:30 AM: “Epigenetics, Early Life Stress, Resiliency and Mood Disorders” Greg Mattingly, MD (Washington University)

10:30 - 10:45: Break

10:45 -11:45 PM: Hot Topics (Six clinically relevant and topical issues for 8 minutes each)

11:45 – 1:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 PM: “NMDA Antagonists for Mood Disorders” - James Murrough, MD ( Mt Sinai)

2:00 – 3:00 PM: “Pediatric Mood Disorders: An Unmet Need in Psychiatry” Manpreet Singh, MD (Stanford)

3:00 – 4:00 PM: “Where Will the Interface of Mental Health and the Internet Lead Us?” John Torous, MD (Harvard)

4:00 - 5:00 PM: "Strategies to Improve Adherence in Psychiatric Patients" William Clarke, PhD (Johns Hopkins) 

*please note, schedule subject to change 

Faculty Members Scheduled to Attend

William Clarke, PhD, MBA, DABCC
Professor of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Camille Hoffman-Shuler, MD
Associate Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Greg Mattingly, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Washington University School of Medicine
James Murrough, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Michael Otto, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Director of the Translational Research Program, Boston University
Thomas L. Schwartz, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Adult Psychiatric Clinical Services, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Manpreet K. Singh, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University
Michael Thase, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
John Torous, MD
Co-director, Digital Psychiatry Program, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Allan H. Young, MB, ChB, MPhil
Professor of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London

Location and Date

Westin Las Vegas
Main Session: Acacia Ballrooms; Meals: Mesquite 1-5 / Cypress / Bristlecone
160 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas , NV

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