3rd Annual Psychopharmacology Master Class to be Held in January 2012

11/30/2011: On Friday, January 13, 2012, the Yale Department of Psychiatry will host its 3rd Annual Psychopharmacology Master Class.

The latest advances in the treatment of psychosis, depression, impulse control disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and smoking cessation will be presented by clinicians and researchers who specialize in these medical challenges. Following the daylong class, attendees will be able to apply American Psychiatric Association rational prescribing guidelines, develop treatment strategies for challenging cases, and gain awareness of emerging therapies.

Last year, roughly 350 psychiatrists, primary care physicians, advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), neurologists, psychologists, and social workers attended.

Gerard Sanacora, MD, PhD , Course Director and Professor of Psychiatry at Yale's School of Medicine said, "Severe mental disorders have considerable effects on the functional abilities and quality of life of individuals who suffer from them. This master class is an important opportunity for medical professionals to familiarize themselves with some recent advances in the treatment of these disorders." Dr. Sanacora is also the Director of the Yale Depression Research Program at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC).

In addition to Dr. Sanacora, several Yale Psychiatry faculty members will participate including John Krystal, MD, Professor, Department Chair, and Chief of Psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Hospital; Stephanie O’Malley, PhD, Professor, Assistant Chair for Clinical Research, and Director of Substance Abuse Research; Deepak Cyril D’Souza, MD, Associate Professor, and Director of the VA CT Healthcare System Schizophrenia Research Program; and Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, Professor, and Director of the Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders.

Additional guest presenters include Lawrence Scahill, MSN, PhD, Professor in Yale's School of Nursing and Child Study Center; and Maurizio Fava, MD, Executive Vice Chair of Massachusetts General Hospital's Department of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

The course is offered through Yale University School of Medicine's Office of Continuing Medical Education. Registration is now open.


Date: Friday, January 13, 2012
Location: Omni New Haven Hotel, 155 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510

For more information and to register

3rd Annual Yale Psychopharmacology Master Class