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2014 Electroconvulsive Therapy Course

A Three Day Mini-Fellowship sponsored by the Emory University School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry

Conducted at:
Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital, Emory University Atlanta, GA

PROGRAM - THREE DAY COURSE SCHEDULE

DAY 1-WEDNESDAY

7:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
ECT Treatment/Observations held in the ECT suite at Wesley Woods Hospital

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch with faculty and discussion of cases

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Overview of ECT including indications for ECT, contra-indications, appropriate work up, response rates, relapse rates and maintenance strategies including maintenance ECT. This session will also cover the requirement and strategies for developing an effective ECT service

3:00 - 4:30 pm
Focal neuromodulation in treatment-resistant depression (TRD)

DAY 2-THURSDAY

7:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
ECT Treatment/Observations - held in the ECT suite at Wesley Woods Hospital

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and case discussions

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
ECT Complications and Review

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Anesthesiology and ECT

DAY 3-FRIDAY

7:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm
ECT Treatments/Observations - Attendees will observe ECT administration

12:30 - 1:30 pm
Course evaluation and CME post-test

GENERAL INFORMATION

The course is structured for psychiatrists interested in the therapeutic efficacy of ECT and the procedures for the administration of ECT.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. Understand the current literature of the theoretical basis for the therapeutic efficacy of ECT and the procedures for the safe and effective administration of ECT.
  2. Review the policies and procedures required by JCAH and APA 1999 guidelines including necessary forms, pre-ECT work-up and post-ECT evaluation and follow-up.
  3. Practical experience in pre-ECT evaluations, observing ECT treatments, recovery and follow-up. The student will receive one-on-one training with an instructor.

SPONSORSHIP

This program is sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry, Emory University School of Medicine.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Each fellowship is limited to 3 psychiatrists in order to personalize the individual's experience. Dates are scheduled year round per student request and faculty availability.

TUITION:   $1,450

All fees must accompany the registration form. The tuition includes lunch, one-on-one training with an instructor and other amenities which make this a rewarding learning experience. Enrollment will be limited to four registrants. Cancellation 14 days prior to the program will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee.

CREDITS

The Emory University School of Medicine designates this continuing medical education activity for 18 credit hours for the three-day sessions. Credit hours are Category 1 of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. Each attendee should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

CONFERENCE LOCATION

The sessions will be held at Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital, 1821 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30329. The Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital is located near the Emory University campus.

LODGING

The Emory Conference Center Hotel is most convenient. The Emory area offers visitors a wide range of accommodations. A number of hotels offer special rates to university and alumni community members; please inquire when making reservations. For hotels near Emory, click here.


FACULTY

WILLIAM M. McDONALD, M.D.
Course Director
JB Fuqua Chair for Late-Life Depression
Vice-Chair for Education Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Emory School of Medicine

ADRIANA HERMIDA, MD

SUSAN HENDERSON, FNP

PATRICIO RIVA POSSE, MD