American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

has partnered with U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress
and secured a special discount for all AAETS and NCCM members



As a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, you can save $50 off your registration rate to the 2013 Psych Congress in Las Vegas, NV, September 29–October 3, 2013.
Use your association’s exclusive special discount code USPC04 to take $50 off your registration fees and attend the 26th annual conference for as low as $599!
Unprecedented opportunities at this year’s U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress include:

* Seating is limited and filling fast!
Why register early?
Because the Early Bird Registration Rates include 4 days of learning, networking, and fun starting on September 29. Save up to $500 off regular registration rates, but only when you register before August 23. After that, the prices increase—no exceptions—so don’t wait to register! 
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Vladimir Maletic, MD, MS
Program Chair
Clinical Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC; Consulting Associate, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Intended Learners
This activity is intended for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychologists, physician assistants, psychiatric nurses, and other health care professionals who seek to improve the care of patients with mental health disorders.
Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the etiology, pathophysiology, and neural pathways of various psychiatric disorders and their effects on patients
  • Implement evidence-based models on the use of psychotherapeutic and pharmacotherapeutic interventions to develop treatment plans, predict treatment response, optimize remission, and prevent relapse
  • Employ strategies to identify and remove barriers to treatment to improve patient outcomes in the acute and long-term management of psychiatric disorders
  • Increase ability to assess psychiatric disorders as well as patient's overall health, including comorbidities, with the goal of improving diagnosis and treatment
Accreditation Information
In support of improving patient care, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME), is 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 health care team.
NACCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This continuing nursing education activity awards 30.0 contact hours.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 30.0 contact hours.
North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NACCME maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Instructional Level: Advanced
Certified Addiction Specialists
Approved for Continuing Education by the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders.
Requirements for Credit
To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must attend the educational activity and complete the evaluation form. After successful completion of the evaluation form online, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.
Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses may participate in this educational activity and earn a certificate of completion as AAPA, AANP, and ANCC accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through their reciprocity agreements.
Other health care professionals treating patients with mental health disorders should check with their state licensing and certification boards to determine if Psych Congress meets their continuing education requirements.
Contact Information
For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-630-6252.
Copyright © 2013 by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this accredited continuing education activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from North American Center for Continuing Medical Education.

ADA statement: North American Center for Continuing Medical Education complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please call 609-371-1137.
Supported in part by independent educational grants from Lilly USA, LLC, Pamlab, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and Lundbeck.