Program Description

Schizophrenia Education Day 2017

Now in its 15th year, this exciting event will offer an update on new research findings and important clinical topics for patients with schizophrenia and their families.

In the morning, participants will learn about risk and resilience pertaining to vulnerable youth, as well as early intervention for first episode psychosis. The afternoon will feature a talk on autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia, we will also feature a panel of families who will share their experience with, helping loved ones recovering from psychosis.

Our last talk will focus on transcranial magnetic stimulation, which is a new treatment approach for psychiatric disorders.

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Agenda

TimePresentation
9:15-10:00 am Check In
10:00-10:15 am 

Welcome and Introduction
Daphne J. Holt, MD, PhD
Oliver Freudenreich, MD

10:15-10:45 am Risk and Resilience: Tipping the Balance in Vulnerable Youth
Daphne J. Holt, MD, PhD
10:45-11:00 am Q&A

11:00-11:30 am

Intervening Early and Well in First Episode Psychosis
Yoshio A. Kaneko, MD
11:30-11:45 am Q&A
11:45-12:45 am Lunch

12:45-1:15 pm

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Schizophrenia: Shared Traits and Treatment
Drew C. Coman, PhD

 1:15-1:30 pm Q&A
1:30-2:00 pm Family Panel: Family Members Speak Out – Helping a Loved One Recover from Psychosis
Moderated by Corinne Cather, PhD
2:00-2:15 pm

Q&A

2:15-2:45 pm

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A New Treatment Approach for Psychiatric Disorders
Tracy Barbour, MD

2:45-3:00 pm

Q&A

3:00 pm

Program Adjourns

 

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Faculty

  • Barbour, Tracy A., MD

    617-724-5600

    Accepting New Patients

    Board Certifications
    • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Acute Psychiatry Service
  • Cather, Corinne, PhD

    617-724-5600

    Accepting New Patients

    Locations
    • Boston: Psychiatry-Outpatient Services
  • Coman, Drew C., PhD

    617-643-6029

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Autism spectrum disorders
    • Psychiatric co-morbidities
    • Learning Disorders and ADHD
    • Anxiety and depression
    Locations
    • Boston: Learning & Emotional Assessment Center
  • Freudenreich, Oliver, MD

    617-912-7800

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • First episode psychosis
    • Psychosomatic Aspects of Infectious Diseases
    • Schizophrenia
    Board Certifications
    • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Psychosomatic Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Freedom Trail Clinic
    • Boston: Infectious Disease Associates
    • Boston: Psychiatry Associates-Inpatient Consult
  • Holt, Daphne J., MD, PhD

    617-726-7618

    Accepting New Patients

    Board Certifications
    • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Psychiatry-Outpatient Services
    • Boston: Psychiatry
  • Kaneko, Yoshio A., MD

    617-726-2725

    Accepting New Patients

    Board Certifications
    • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Child Outpatient Psychiatry Dept.

About the Program

Mass General Department of Psychiatry

US News 2017, #2 in psychiatric care

The Department of Psychiatry was established in 1934. In the course of eight decades, its scientists and clinicians have made significant contributions to the understanding and treatment of mental health disorders. Today, the department includes more than 600 affiliated psychiatrists and psychologists and has the largest clinical research program in the hospital, which includes research in neuroscience, genetics, and the assessment of new and established treatments for mental health disorders.

The Mass General Department of Psychiatry has been named the #1 psychiatry department in the country by U.S. News and World Report 18 times.

Freedom Trail Clinic

For more than 30 years, the Freedom Trail Clinic, located in the Eric Lindemann Mental Health Center, has provided clinical services to chronically mentally ill individuals, the majority of whom have schizophrenia as a part of Mass General's Schizophrenia Program.

At the Freedom Trail Clinic, we strive to improve long-term health and quality of life for patients with schizophrenia and severe mental illness through a multidisciplinary approach that stresses collaboration with community agencies. Patients receive care provided by Mass General clinicians in collaboration with the North Suffolk Mental Health Association. This partnership has served as a laboratory for bringing cutting-edge, research-based specialized treatment to this patient population and as a training center for psychiatrists, psychologists and nurses to become experts in the treatment of schizophrenia.

Many patients have received treatment at the Freedom Trail Clinic for most of their adult lives, so it is not unusual to encounter a patient who has been coming to the Freedom Trail Clinic for 20 years or more. In the past year, clinical care has been provided to approximately 600 patients in addition to roughly 60 other patients and families who come annually from across the United States and abroad for consultations.

Psychiatry Academy

The Mass General Psychiatry Academy was launched in 2005 to bring high quality continuing medical education to psychiatrists, primary care doctors, psychologists, social workers, and other health professionals around the world through live programming and online. The Psychiatry Academy also now provides education for individuals, families, non-professional caregivers, and the community about mental health, translating the latest research advances into practical information to help people work with their doctors toward the most accurate diagnosis and the best possible treatment results. 

Learn more about our patient and family programs.

Program Organizers

Lynda Reid, PMP, Program Coordinator, Psychiatry Academy, Massachusetts General Hospital

Grace Shanks, Administrative Coordinator, Psychiatry Academy, Massachusetts General Hospital

Rose Desilets, Business Manager & Registrar, Psychiatry Academy, Massachusetts General Hospital

Jane Pimental, MPH, Managing Director, Psychiatry Academy, Massachusetts General Hospital

Parking & Directions

Address

The Starr Center Auditorium
Massachusetts General Hospital
185 Cambridge Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114

Parking

Due to the increasing demands of patient and patient visitor parking, Mass General is no longer able to support event parking in the Fruit Street, Parkman Street, Yawkey or Charles River Plaza garages. Because of the hospital’s close proximity to the Charles/Mass General Red Line Station, the use of public transportation whenever possible for all events is highly recommended.

Note: Parking will no longer be discounted or validated free of charge.

Public Transportation

Take the MBTA Red Line to Charles/MGH or the Green Line or Orange line to North Station.

 

Support our work

How You Can Help

Charitable contributions are an increasingly important source of support for research, professional and public education and clinical care. Our community education programs are made possible by the generosity of individual and foundation donors. We welcome and appreciate contributions of any size and maintain donor confidentiality at all times.

To make a gift to support the public education programs of the Department of Psychiatry, please contact the Mass General Development Office by phone at 617-726-2200 or visit us online.

For information on specific needs and giving opportunities, please call the Director of Development for Psychiatry at 617-724-8799.

Contact

Mass General Psychiatry Academy

Email: mghcme@mgh.harvard.edu
Phone: 866-644-7792

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