Minnesota Psychiatric Society Fall Scientific Meeting
Contemporary Issues in Forensic
Psychiatry in Minnesota
Saturday, November 11, 2017
8 am - 5 pm
Minnesota Humanities Center
987 Ivy Ave E, St Paul, MN

Jointly sponsored by the America Psychiatric Association and the Minnesota Psychiatric Society

Forensic issues are becoming central to psychiatric practice across systems. Psychiatrists need to be aware of, and prepared for, forensic issues in general psychiatric practice. Forensic issues in psychiatry are critical considerations in Minnesota's mental health system as funding is limited, resources are stretched, and the pressure to serve increasing numbers of individuals needing psychiatric care grows. Forensic issues connect health care, policy, and corrections, each potentially profoundly impacting the other both for the individual and the system. By attending this program, learners will explore these contemporary issues in forensic psychiatry, and acquire knowledge to apply in practice.

Program Agenda

8:00 -8:30 am              Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:00 am              Then, Now and Then: Forensic Psychiatry in Minnesota
                                        Chinmoy Gulrajani, MD, FAPA

9:00-10:00 am            Issues around Recreational Marijuana – Lessons Learned in Colorado
                                        Patrick Fox, MD

10:00-10:15 am          Break

10:15-11:15 am          Tragedy as Opportunity: Reforming Mental Health in the Wake of the Aurora Theater Shooting
                                         Patrick Fox, MD

11:15 am -12:15 pm   DCT – Providing Care in a Changing Landscape
                                         KyleeAnn Stevens, MD, FAPA

12:15-1:15 pm             Lunch

1:15-2:15 pm               Duty to warn vs. Privilege: Finding the right balance in high risk patients
                                         Lyuba Megits, MD; Rana Elmaghraby MD

2:15-3:15 pm               Staff Assaults: Legal, Ethical and Clinical Considerations
                                         Matthew Kruse, MD

3:15-3:30 pm                Break

3:30-4:30 pm                Telepsychiatry: Managing Potential Pitfalls to Minimize Practitioner Risk
                                          Michael Farnsworth, MD, DFAPA

4:30-5:00 pm                Planning Psychiatry’s Future in Minnesota
                                          Roger Meyer

Educational Objectives - At the end of the educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Review the history and evolution of forensic psychiatry in Minnesota
  • Understand the complexity of legalizing recreational marijuana, with particular focus on regulatory structure and how recreational marijuana legalization affects a state's existing medical marijuana policies and laws.
  • List ways to advocate for and implement a preventive rather than a reflexive approach to mental health policy change Learn about trends in forensic admissions across the country, and Minnesota's work to meet the need
  • Learn about trends in forensic admissions across the country, and Minnesota's work to meet the need.
  • Understand legal / ethical duties surrounding disclosure of patient information in high-risk cases.
  • Identify and mitigate legal risks around the practice of telepsychiatry.
  • Explore opportunities and pathways for strengthening Minnesota psychiatry

Who Should Attend
This educational activity is intended for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychologists, social workers, physician assistants, registered nurses, advance practice nurses, and clinic administrators, lawyers, and judges.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and Minnesota Psychiatric Society. The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Minnesota Psychiatric Society Fall Scientific Meeting
Contemporary Issues in Forensic Psychiatry in Minnesota
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Registration Rates
Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and breaks.
Materials will be provided digitally to all participants.
Paper copies are also available for $10.