Session 13: Practical Neuropsychiatry for Clinicians Part 2 — The Neuropsychiatry of Memory, Molecular Mimicry and Memorable Maladies

Egg Harbor, WI US
August 8, 2024 to August 9, 2024

Neuropsychiatry is a potentially complex field of study encompassing the psychiatric and clinical neurosciences relevant to the evaluation of brain-behavior relationships. This week, however, we are going to keep it practical and clinically oriented. I hope you will feel free to ask questions, bring forward case material from your practice, try out new cognitive assessment techniques and immerse yourself for 2 to 4 days in the exciting world of neuropsychiatry. What could be more fun? *

*"There is probably no pleasure equal to the pleasure of climbing a dangerous Alp; but it is a pleasure which is confined strictly to people who can find pleasure in it” - Mark Twain

Target Audience

  • ​​​​​Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatry Residents
  • Medical Students
  • Allied Health Professionals

Learning Objectives

Participants who engage in this education intervention will be able to: 

  • Explain the neuroscientific basis of memory
  • Identify several amnesias and hypermnesias
  • Demonstrate ability to diagnose common dementias
  • Identify autoimmunity and molecular mimicry as a possible cause of psychiatric syndromes, including autoimmune limbic encephalitis
  • List modern lessons of at least 2 classic neuropsychiatry cases
    Additional information


    Caimen Masterson
    Phone Number: 
    +1 (414) 955-7250
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
      AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    • 8.00 APA
      APA credit.
    • 8.00 Hours of Participation
      Hours of Participation credit.
    • 8.00 NASW
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    08/08/2024 - 8:30am CDT
    Event ends: 
    08/09/2024 - 12:35pm CDT


    • Memory and Its Disorders
    • Forgetting to Remember, Remembering to Forget: A Neuropsychiatrist Thinks About Memory
    • A Practitioners Guide to Common Dementias


    • Molecular Mimicry and Memorable Maladies
    • Molecular Mimicry in Psychiatry (from Encephalitis Lethargica to Autoimmune Encephalitis)
    • The 6 Neuropsychiatry Cases All Mental Health Clinicians Should Know (Phineas Gage, Tan Tan, Frau D, S, JP, and HM)
    The Landmark Resort
    4929 Landmark Drive
    Egg Harbor, WI 54209
    United States
    +1 (800) 273-7877

    Lodging in July and August is in great demand; you must make reservations early. A block of suites has been set aside at the Landmark Resort. These suites will be held until June 7th, 2024, or until they are filled. After that, the rooms are on a space-available basis.

    From its site on the bluff, the Landmark offers outstanding views of the waters of Green Bay with 294 units comprised of 1, 2, and 3-bedroom suites. Facilities include the Carrington Pub and Grill, 10 meeting and function rooms, 1 indoor and 3 outdoor pools, 2 tennis courts, whirlpools and steam rooms, and a fitness center and game room. The Landmark Resort is Door County’s largest and best full-service facility. As of May 2017, all suites at the Landmark have been renovated! Visit their website for photos and details.

    The Landmark Resort
    4929 Landmark Drive
    Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 54209
    Reservations: (800) 273-7877

    To book through our discounted group rate, please call the Landmark reservation line at (800) 273-7877 and state that you are attending the Door County Summer Institute. No group code is required. Group rates cannot be booked online.

    Sheldon Benjamin, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Massachusetts T H Chan School of Medicine (UMass Chan), where he has served as Director of Neuropsychiatry since 1986. He served as Interim Chair of Psychiatry from 2017-2020, Director of the UMass Chan Neuropsychiatry Fellowship since 1989, founding director of the Combined Neurology/Psychiatry Residency Program from 1997-2020 (now associate director), and co-director of the UMass Chan Fellowship in Adult Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. In 2020 he stepped down after 25 years as Psychiatry Program Director and is now Vice Chair for Education and Associate Program Director. He had the pleasure of serving as Visiting Professor in Neuropsychiatry at Kings College Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience from March-August 2023.

    A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he completed psychiatry residency training at Tufts New England Medical Center, neurology residency training at Tufts and Boston University, and a fellowship in Behavioral Neurology at the Boston University/Boston Veterans Administration Hospital. He is board-certified in both Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry by the United Council on Neurological Subspecialties. Dr. Benjamin is currently one of the Psychiatry Directors of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has served as President of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT) and President of the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA). He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the APA, a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and a Fellow of ANPA.

    Dr. Benjamin has been selected as the recipient of the Outstanding Educator Award by the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, The UMass Chan Lamar Soutter Lifetime Achievement Award in Education, the UMass Chan Chancellors Medal for Distinguished Teaching, the American Neuropsychiatric Association’s Gary J Tucker, MD Lifetime Achievement Award in Neuropsychiatry, and the AADPRT Lifetime Service Award in Psychiatric Education.

    A specialist in the evaluation of behavioral problems at the interface of psychiatry and neurology, he teaches clinical neuroscience and neuropsychiatry; and has published and presented widely on neuropsychiatry, clinical neuroscience training of psychiatrists; neurocognitive and neuropsychiatric examination techniques; educational technology; residency training issues; and the history of neuropsychiatry. He is co-author of The Brain Card®, a guide to comprehensive bedside neuropsychiatric examination; a coauthor of the ACGME-ABPN Psychiatry Milestones; a coauthor of the APA Guidelines for the Treatment of Schizophrenia, and a co-author of the forthcoming revision to the APA Guidelines for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder.

    Activity Director:
    Carlyle H Chan, MD
    Professor of Psychiatry and 
    the Institute for Health and Equity-Bioethics and Humanities
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Planning Committee Members:
    Robert Huberty, MSW, LCSW
    Program Director
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Ellen Leitner, LCSW
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Kevin Bozymski, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
    Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Science
    Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy 
    Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Kylie Lenz, PA-C
    Physician Assistant 
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Heather M. Smith, PhD, ABPP
    Lead Psychologist
    Director of Psychology Training
    Milwaukee VA Medical Center
    Associate Professor
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Jessica Reyes-Roberson, APNP
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
    • Carlyle H Chan

    • Robert Huberty

    • Ellen Leitner

    • Kevin Bozymski

    • Kylie Lenz

    • Heather M. Smith

    • Jessica Reyes-Roberson

    The following persons in control of content disclosed the following financial relationships which were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest mitigation process and addressed:




    Sheldon Benjamin

    Brain Educators LLC

    Partner and Author

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    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals:
    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for up to 8.00 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

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    Available Credit

    • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
      AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    • 8.00 APA
      APA credit.
    • 8.00 Hours of Participation
      Hours of Participation credit.
    • 8.00 NASW


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