What is a Timely Topic?

Experts present sessions that provide clinicians with accessible evidence-based information on timely topics encountered in the practice setting. The takeaway for these sessions is that clinicians will learn the very latest in evidence-based practice for the medication management of late-life depression, CBT for insomnia, and special topics of interest in the areas of addiction and treatment-resistant depression (use of ketamine). These topics were selected because insomnia is one of the most common complaints for patients with depression and anxiety, and clinicians are increasingly tasked with the care of elderly patients with difficult to treat depression. There is also a dramatic increase in the off-label use of ketamine for a variety of psychiatric indications, but little information to guide clinicians. A presentation from an expert with vast clinical experience in the use of ketamine is timely.

Thursday, April 6, 1:00 – 5:30 pm

CBT for Insomnia and Its Application in Anxiety and Depression
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Rachel-Manber_0.jpgRachel Manber, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine



Substance Use Disorders
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Steve-Balt_0.jpgSteve Balt, MD
John Muir Behavioral Health



Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression: Clinical Perspectives
3:30 – 4:30 pm

L-Allison-McInnes_0.jpgL. Alison McInnes, MD
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center



Mason-Turner_0.jpgMason S. Turner, MD
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center 



Pharmacotherapy of Late-Life Depression and Anxiety
4:30 – 5:30 pm

Nelson-Craig.jpgJ. Craig Nelson, MD
University of California, San Francisco