CONTACT: BECKY SOGLIN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-6660; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: April 11, 2001
Conference to explore psychiatric-medical problems
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The complexities of managing medical
and psychiatric problems that occur simultaneously in patients will be the
focus of a University of Iowa College of Medicine conference that will be
from 8 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21 in the Medical
Alumni Auditorium at the UI Hospitals and Clinics.
The Third Annual Regional Medical Psychiatric Symposium
is intended for family medicine physicians, general internists, psychiatrists,
social workers, nurses, and psychiatry and internal medicine residents and
fellows. The fee of $110 for physicians and $75 for allied health care professionals
and nurses includes instruction, course materials, continental breakfast,
buffet lunch and a refreshment break. Pre-registration is encouraged; however,
participants may enroll at the door.
Conference presentations will include a discussion
of the psychiatric and medical aspects of treating people with hepatitis C;
an update on medical and psychiatric evaluations and treatments of eating
disorders; and a lecture on post-stroke syndromes.
In addition, a panel will debate ethical issues concerning
the commitment of people with combined psychiatric and medical disorders.
Last, a clinical vignette competition will allow medical residents from participating
programs to present brief cases, such as diagnostic challenges or surprising
diagnoses, about patients with combined medical/psychiatric problems.
The conference is organized by Caroline Carney Doebbeling,
M.D., UI assistant professor of psychiatry and internal medicine and program
director of the Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Combined Residency Training
"The symposium provides an educational program that
offers a unique perspective on illnesses at the interface of medicine and
psychiatry," Carney Doebbeling said.
William Yates, M.D., chair of psychiatry at the University
of Oklahoma at Tulsa, and Ati Yates, M.D., a private practice internist/psychiatrist
from rural Montana, will be the guest faculty presenters.
In addition, to Carney Doebbeling, UI faculty involved in the symposium include:
Arthur Andersen, M.D., professor of psychiatry; Lauris Kaldjian, M.D., assistant
professor of internal medicine and biomedical ethics; Robert Olick, Ph.D.,
J.D., assistant professor of family medicine and biomedical ethics; Robert
G. Robinson, M.D., head and professor of psychiatry; and Warren Schmidt, M.D.,
assistant professor of internal medicine.
For more information or to register, call the Continuing
Medical Education Division of the UI College of Medicine at (319) 335-8599
or e-mail: email@example.com.
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between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the
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