Live Meyerhoff Lecture: Interventional Neuropsychiatry

Baltimore, MD US
May 30, 2024

The Meyerhoff Lecture: A Special Complimentary Lecture Hosted By Sheppard Pratt & University Of Maryland

This presentation will be an IN PERSON and LIVE STREAMED on May 30, 2024, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET. While this activity is LIVE and can only be viewed during the time specified, the evaluation will be available online until June 27, 2024. Go to the Register tab above to learn how to participate for continuing education credit, watch the broadcast and download the slides.

The views and opinions expressed by this presenter in this lecture are their own, and do not represent the views of Sheppard Pratt.

Depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Although treatments are available, a large proportion of patients fail to respond to first line treatments, such as oral antidepressants and psychotherapy, even after multiple treatment attempts. They are then considered to have treatment resistant depression (TRD), a condition which puts them at heightened risk of suicide. Several neuromodulation approaches have been developed which may be effective for TRD. Neuromodulation approaches are those which involve directly affecting the brain through the introduction of electrical, magnetic, or sonic energy. These include electroconvulsive therapy, deep brain stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, vagal nerve stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and low intensity focused ultrasound, to name just a few. In this talk we will have a special focus on accelerated theta burst forms of TMS, which have recently demonstrated high rates of response and remission in TRD, following just a few days of treatment.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  1. Define the background for neuromodulation treatments for depression.
  2. Discuss recent findings specifically in theta burst TMS.
  3. Demonstrate new rapid-acting brain stimulation method.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.00 Category I credits for Social Workers
  • 1.00 Psychologists
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
04/26/2024
Course expires: 
06/27/2024
Event starts: 
05/30/2024 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/30/2024 - 1:00pm EDT

Sheppard Pratt’s Professional Education Program is pleased to provide Wednesdays at Sheppard Pratt free of charge as a public service to the mental health community.  Your tax-deductible donations will help maintain the outstanding quality of this service. 

Sheppard Pratt is dedicated to improving quality of life through mental health, special education, and addiction services for children, adolescents, adults and older adults.  Our patient-centered treatment approach, combined with our legacy of clinical excellence, sets us apart from other health systems on both a local and national level.  We have been ranked among the nation’s top psychiatric hospitals for 24 consecutive years by U. S. News & World Report.  Founded in 1853 by philanthropist Moses Sheppard, Sheppard Pratt Health System still abides by its Quaker traditions and values.

Sheppard Pratt regularly hosts renowned speakers from across the country at our headquarters in Towson. We provide educational opportunities on subjects including psychiatric disorders, issues of behavioral health, systems-based change, mental and somatic co-morbidities, psychiatric effects on health and health outcomes, advances in neurobiology, and clinical developments in concepts underlying drug treatment of psychiatric disorders. We are accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education, the Maryland Nurses’ Association, the Maryland Board of Psychology, the Maryland Board of Social Work, and the National Board of Certified Counselors.

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Travel

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There is no commercial support for this activity.

About the speaker

Nolan Williams, MD, is an Associate Professor within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Stanford Brain Stimulation Lab. He has a broad background in clinical neuroscience and is triple board-certified in general neurology, general psychiatry, and behavioral neurology & neuropsychiatry. Themes of his work include examining the use of spaced learning theory in the application of neurostimulation techniques, development and mechanistic understanding of rapid-acting antidepressants, and identifying objective biomarkers that predict neuromodulation responses in treatment-resistant neuropsychiatric conditions. His work resulted in an FDA clearance for the world's first non-invasive, rapid-acting neuromodulation approach for treatment-resistant depression. He has published papers in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, including Nature Medicine, Nature Mental Health, Brain, American Journal of Psychiatry, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Results from his studies have gained widespread attention in Science and NEJM Journal Watch and have been featured in multiple news outlets, including TIME, US News & World Report, Newsweek, Scientific American, ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, and more. Dr. Williams received two NARSAD Young Investigator Awards in 2016 and 2018, as well as the 2019 Gerald L. Klerman Award. He was honored with the Stanford University Chairman’s Award for Advancing Science in 2019. In 2020, he received the National Institute of Mental Health Biobehavioral Research Award for Innovative New Scientists as well as the One Mind Bipolar Research Award. In 2020, 2021 and 2022, he received the BBRF Leading Research Achievements Awards, and in 2024, he received the A.E. Bennett Award from the Society of Biological Psychiatry.

Disclosure Statements

Sheppard Pratt holds the standard that its continuing medical education programs should be free of commercial bias and conflict of interest. In accord with Sheppard Pratt's Disclosure Policy, as well as standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Medical Association (AMA), all planners, reviewers, speakers and persons in control of content have been asked to disclose any relationship he /she has with any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months. All planners, reviewers and speakers have also been asked to disclose any payments accepted for this lecture from any entity besides Sheppard Pratt, and if there will be discussion of any products, services, or off-label uses of product(s) during this presentation.

 

Event Planners/Reviewers Disclosures: The following event planners and/or reviewers are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months: Michael Young, MD, Todd Peters, MD, Elizabeth Ryznar, MD, MSc, Louis J. Marino, Jr., MD, Devi Bhuyan, PsyD, Faith Dickerson, PhD, Carrie Etheridge, LCSW-C, April Sobiech, LCSW-C, Latia Suite, LCSW-C, Rachel Smolowitz, PhD, Tom Flis, LCPC, Stacey Garnett, RN, MSN, Stephanie M. Robinson, MSN, RN, Heather Billings, RN, Lisa Illum, MLIS, MEd, and Jennifer Tornabene.

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity.  Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour in Category I  credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement:  Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.  This activity is available for 1.0 NBCC clock hour.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.00 Category I credits for Social Workers
  • 1.00 Psychologists
  • 1.00 Participation
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This presentation will be an IN PERSON and LIVE STREAMED on May 30, 2024, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET. While this activity is LIVE and can only be viewed during the time specified, the evaluation will be available online until June 27, 2024. Go to the Register tab above to learn how to participate for continuing education credit, watch the broadcast and download the slides.

 

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From the Baltimore beltway, take exit 25, Charles Street.  Proceed south on Charles Street for approximately 2.5 miles.  The entrance to Sheppard Pratt will be on your left, just past the stone gatehouse.  You will be on Gatehouse Drive.  Take the first left onto Conference Center Drive.  Turn left to the parking area directly in front of the Conference Center.

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Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
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