Second Quarterly Primary Care Psychiatry Conference
November 10, 2012 7:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Indiana Wesleyan University
3777 Priority Way South Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Sponsored by the Primary Care Psychiatry Foundation (PCPF)
6:30 – 7:30 a.m. Display table setup
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Registration (breakfast provided)
8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks (Kim Gatzimos, MD)
8:15 – 9:10 a.m. Suicide and Violence (Joshua Lowinsky, MD)
9:10 – 10:05 a.m. Sleep Disorders and Mental Health (Ken Wiesert, MD)
10:05 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:25 a.m. Addictions (Tim Kelly, MD)
11:25 – 12:20 p.m. Preventing Psychiatric Disorders (Joshua Lowinsky, MD)
12:20 – 1:00 p.m. Evaluations, Q&A, and Wrap-up
About the PCPF
Today, primary care physicians prescribe the majority of psychotropic medications to children, adolescents, and adults with mental health issues. Despite this trend, primary care physicians receive very little training about psychiatric diagnosis and treatment during their residencies.
The PCPF is an organization created to close the gap between primary care physicians’ desired level of psychiatric knowledge and their current knowledge base. Its mission is to provide education and training to healthcare professionals in the early identification, accurate diagnosis, and effective treatment of psychiatric disorders. By supporting collaborative educational activities for primary care physicians and physician extenders, the PCPF’s goal is to improve the quality of mental health care provided statewide.
For more information about the PCPF and/or the upcoming conference, please contact Dr. Joshua Lowinsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 575-9111.