Interventional Psychiatry the Focus of Educational Symposium

The Psychiatric Research Institute will host an educational symposium designed to introduce Arkansas’ medical professionals to some of the latest innovations in interventional psychiatry. “Interventional Psychiatry – Innovative Treatment for Depression” will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Room 8240 of the UAMS College of Public Health.

Among the presenters at this event will be PRI interim director Jeff Clothier, M.D., Clint Kilts, Ph.D., and Andrew James, Ph.D., of PRI’s Brain Imaging Research Center, Erika Petersen, M.D., of the UAMS Department of Neurosurgery and Richard Owings, M.D., a Little Rock psychiatrist in private practice. Kilts, director of the Brain Imaging Research Center, will discuss “The Emerging Neuroscience of Depression: Predicting Outcomes.” James will speak on the brain mechanism of electroconvulsive therapy while Petersen will discuss the use of deep-brain stimulation for the treatment of psychiatric illnesses. Owings will talk about the beginnings of interventional psychiatry, with Clothier wrapping up the symposium with a discussion on the “Mechanism of Effect in Genomic Testing.”

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The event is free; for information or to register, call (501) 526-8100.