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Creighton Sponsors Psychiatry Review

Creighton University will sponsor a psychiatry conference for primary care providers on Friday, Feb. 8, at the Omaha Marriott Regency, 10220 Regency Circle. "Psychiatry in Primary Care: An Essential Update" will provide attendees with practical information about common psychiatric illnesses so they can recognize early symptoms and provide a higher quality of care.

"Psychiatric illnesses are common health problems seen in primary care practices, but they are often forgotten, undiagnosed, and untreated," said Sanjeev Sharma, M.B.B.S., course director and associate professor of family medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine. "Health consequences of undiagnosed psychiatric illnesses are serious and affect patients'day-to-day lives."

Session topics include: depression, cross cultural issues, psychiatric emergencies, dementia, and child adolescent psychiatry including ADHD and eating disorders. Daniel Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., vice president for Health Affairs, dean of the College of Medicine and professor of psychiatry, neurology and anthropology at The University of Florida, will provide a keynote presentation on post-traumatic stress disorder.

The cost of the conference is:

  • $145 for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists;
  • $85 for nurses, mental health counselors, social workers, and public health professionals; and
  • $40 for fellows, residents, and students.

Continuing education credits are available.