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27th Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Update • October 22-23 • Austin

The University of Texas College of Pharmacy welcomes you to the 27th Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Update CE event, in Austin, Texas on October 22-23, 2015. The Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Update traditionally provides 15 hours of CEU's on current treads in mental illness treatment for pharmacists, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, advance practice nurses, counselors, and social workers.

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Texas Medicaid and
Chip Program

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Vicki Ellingrod, PharmD
University of Michigan

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Stephen R. Saklad, PharmD, BCPP
The University of Texas


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Martha Fankhauser, MS PharmD, BCPP, FASHP
University of Arizona 

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Graham Emslie, MD
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

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Collin Hovinga, PharmD, MS, FCCP
The University of Texas

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Alicia Kowalchuk, DO
Baylor College of Medicine

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Sanjay Mathew, MD
DeBakey VA Medical Ctr 

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David Morôn, MD
Rio Grande State Center

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Issac Pan, PharmD
The University of Texas

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Rajesh Tampi, MD, FAPA
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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Steven R. Pliszka, MD
University of Texas Health and Science Center
San Antonio

Addressing Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Topics Important for Today's Practice

This conference's goal is to improve the quality of care delivered to people with mental health problems by providing timely and clinically useful information for the practicing clinician. Conference speakers focus on the practical application of neuroscience principles and evidence-based approaches for the treatment of serious and persistent major psychiatric and neurologic disorders, including depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and dementias. Participants are provided with treatment advances in the psychiatric pharmacotherapy of children, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, and an update on new psychotherapeutic uses of existing agents and new psychotropic agents that will impact your practice in the next year.

Interprofessional CE Program

Pharmacists • Psychiatrists • Physicians • Physician Assistants
Nurses • Psychologists • Social Workers

The UT Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Update began over 25 years ago to address an unmet need for high quality continuing education for psychiatric pharmacy specialists.  Since this it has grown to a regional interprofessional educational meeting that addresses the psychiatric pharmacotherapy needs for a variety of mental health professionals in Texas as well as from other states.  We are proud that the UT College of Pharmacy has been able to provide leadership in providing high quality pharmacotherapy education for mental health professionals.

- M. Lynn Crismon, Pharm.D., Dean & James T. Doluisio Regents Chair and Behrens Centennial Professor, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

"I have attended the Conference each year for the past 15 years. This conference has consistently provided me with up to date information on research in the field of psychopharmacology and kept me current on topics relevant to my psychiatric pharmacy practice. Whether you are an experienced psychiatric pharmacist wanting to learn more about the latest clinical controversy or a practicing pharmacist who wants to expand your psychopharmacology knowledge, this conference can fulfill your educational needs."

- Tawny L. Smith, PharmD., BCPP, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern at Austin Seton Healthcare Family

"I have attended this conference for several years now, and each year I have been impressed with the thoroughness of the updates and the timeliness of the other topics. I frequently reference information from these presentations when I am making decisions with my patients or teaching medical students."

- Ramona Rogers, MD., Physician, Rio Grande State Center

"As a nurse in the field of Education, I rely on the information I obtain each year at the Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Update to assist me in preparing the nurses at my facility to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field and stay up to date on their knowledge of medications used in our psychiatric hospital."

- Fran Holland, RNBS, Nurse Educator, San Antonio State Hospital

"The annual psychopharmacology update has been a great resource providing me with the latest research and clinical practice guidelines that I have been able to incorporate into my work with patients and other providers as a prescriber and consultant."

- Laura Avila, Ph.D., Clinical Health Psychologist, Brook Army Medical Center

Who Should Attend

Pharmacists, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, psychologists and social workers who specialize in or have an interest in neuropsychiatric disorders and wish to enhance their awareness and knowledge of the most recent advances impacting contemporary practice. 


Contact Us: UT Austin Continuing Pharmacy Education Office
Phone: 512-471-6213 • Fax: 512-475-9739 • Email:

Last Reviewed: September 9, 2015

ACPE The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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