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MIRECC Presents Schedule and Topics | VA free online Continuing Education

NW MIRECC Presents - Continuing Education-accredited education series on mental health topics

MIRECC Presents Schedule and Topics

The Northwest Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center provides continuing education through MIRECC Presents. MIRECC Presents translates current scientific and clinical research into information that can be used by clinicians to enhance the care of Veterans. By integrating cutting-edge treatments and timely research into their daily clinical practices, mental health providers are empowered to provide the highest quality of care for Veterans experiencing mental health challenges.

Joining MIRECC Presents:

The webinar web address is http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/mireccfy20/
For Audio, call VANTS: 1-800-767-1750, access code: 58887#

Continuing Education units:

VA Employees: Veterans Affairs employees who wish to receive Continuing Education units must register through TMS (please download instructions specific to the course).

Community Providers: Community Providers who are not employed by the VA are welcome and encouraged to attend MIRECC Presents. At this time, Continuing Education Units are not offered to non-VA employees. However, efforts to provide CEU for community providers is currently in progress. Community providers can go directly to http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/mireccfy20/ to join the webinar. No pre-registration required.

2019-2020 MIRECC Presents schedule (12-1pm PST / 3-4pm EST):

December 18, 2019: Focal Brain Stimulation for PTSD
January 15, 2020: Unconventional Interventions for PTSD: State of the Evidence
February 5, 2020: PTSD Standardized Data Repository: Relevance for Clinicians

DECEMBER 18, 2019: Focal Brain Stimulation for PTSD

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Currently, several nonpharmacologic biological treatments are being investigated for the treatment of PTSD. This presentation will focus on the current evidence base for a particularly promising clinical treatment, focal brain stimulation, including potential benefits and risks.

Paul Holtzheimer, MDPresenter: Paul Holtzheimer, MD, MSCR
Dr. Paul Holtzheimer is Deputy Director for Research at the VA’s National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD), Executive Division. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Holtzheimer’s research program focuses on the neurobiology and treatment of mood disorders, primarily using functional and structural neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalography) as well as focal neuromodulation (e.g., transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, and deep brain stimulation).

Target Audience:  The target audience includes but is not limited to Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Healthcare Teams and other professionals supporting Veteran care.

Outcome/Objectives:  At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:
1. describe the neural circuit paradigm that supports the use of focal brain stimulation for PTSD;
2. summarize the rationale for using focal brain stimulation to treat PTSD; and
3. identify the safety and efficay data for focal brain stimulation in PTSD treatment.

Joining MIRECC Presents:
The webinar web address is http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/mireccfy20/
For Audio, call VANTS: 1-800-767-1750, access code: 58887#

Instructions for Completing Registration in TMS

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JANUARY 15, 2020: Unconventional interventions for PTSD: State of the evidence

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Currently, several nonpharmacologic biological treatments are being investigated for the treatment of trauma. This presentation will explore the current evidence base for the use of these treatments, such as stellate ganglion block and hyperbaric oxygen, in PTSD treatment.

Paul Holtzheimer, MDPresenter: Paul Holtzheimer, MD, MSCR
Dr. Paul Holtzheimer is Deputy Director for Research at the VA’s National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD), Executive Division. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Holtzheimer’s research program focuses on the neurobiology and treatment of mood disorders, primarily using functional and structural neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalography) as well as focal neuromodulation (e.g., transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, and deep brain stimulation).

Target Audience: The target audience includes but is not limited to Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Healthcare Teams and other professionals supporting Veteran care.

Outcome/Objectives:  At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:
1. describe various proposed non-pharmacologic biological treatements for PTSD
2. discuss the regulatory processes that provide safety oversight for these interventions; and
3. identify the safety and efficay data for focal brain stimulation in PTSD treatment.

Joining MIRECC Presents:
The webinar web address is http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/mireccfy20/
For Audio, call VANTS: 1-800-767-1750, access code: 58887#

Instructions for Completing Registration in TMS

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FEBRUARY 5, 2020: PTSD Standardized Data Repository: Relevance for Clinicians

Presenters:

  • Juliette Harik, PhD: Education Specialist for the Veterans Affairs' National Center for PTSD and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
  • Tamara Cheney, MD
  • Jessica Hamblen, PhD:  Dr. Jessica L. Hamblen is the Deputy Director for Education at the National Center for PTSD. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where she obtained her Ph.D in clinical psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Dartmouth and the National Center for PTSD.
  • Maya O’Neil, PhD: Oregon Health & Science University, Associate Professor, Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology.


Also see: Past MIRECC Presents

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