Program Description: 

This online educational activity will address the existing gap between the clinical need to remain up-to-date on current issues in Psychosomatic Medicine and available, accessible materials to meet this need. In the process, we will provide an opportunity for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit for Psychosomatic Medicine specialty certification through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. We will offer four ouItstanding presentations from the Annual Meeting on the following topics:

Updates in Psychosomatic Medicine Course:

  • Acute Brain Failure: Pathophysiology, Prevention and Treatment of Delirium
  • Update in Neuropsychiatry
  • Update on Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill
  • Update in Pain Management for the Consultation Psychiatrist
  • Transplant Psychiatry
  • Update in Cardiac Psychiatry with a Focus on Issues of QTc Prolongation
  • Clinical Pearls in Endocrinology
  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction in the General Hospital Setting; Clinical Competence for the Psychosomatic Medicine Specialist
  • Update in Women's Mental Health
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Update in Psycho-oncology
  • Legal Issues in Psychosomatic Medicine

The current system of graduate medical education is not prepared to meet this clinical, educational, and administrative need. There is limited continuing medical education in Psychosomatic Medicine and no other source for MOC training and credit in Psychosomatic Medicine. The members of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, and the presenters at the Academy’s Annual Meeting, are uniquely trained at the interface of psychiatry and medicine, qualified to practice in these clinical settings, and prepared to provide this training.


Accreditation Statement:
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 Medical College of Wisconsin and Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation of Credit Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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 activity for up to 7.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.  


Please note: The course fee is $7.50 in addition to a $2.50 processing fee which is assessed for all electronic registrations. 

Target audience: 
Nurse Practitioners
Practitioners in Patient Care Interested in C-L
Learning objectives: 
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • ​Describe the psychiatric manifestations of various medical disorders
  • Develop the psychiatric management of the medically ill patient
  • Identify the evidence base for the most common topics encountered by the PM psychiatrist
Faculty & credentials: 
Planning committee:
John Shuster, MD, FAPM
Robert Boland, MD, FAPM
J. Michael Bostwick, MD, FAPM
Catherine Crone, MD, FAPM
Jeff Huffman, MD, FAPM
Jose R. Maldonado, MD, FAPM
Jason Caplan, MD, FAPM
Stephen J. Ferrando, MD, FAPM
Shamim Nejad, MD
Andrea F. DiMartini, MD, FAPM
Scott Beach, MD
J. Carl Pallais, MD, MPH
Robert Weinrieb, MD, FAPM
Christina Wichman, DO, FAPM
Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FAPM
Theodore A. Stern, MD, FAPM
Donald L. Rosenstein, MD, FAPM
Rebecca Brendel, MD, JD, FAPM
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose except the following:
  • Jason Caplan, MD with Avanir Pharmaceuticals as a stockholder and speaker
  • Oliver Freudenreich, MD with Beacon Health Strategies as advisory board member, Psychogenics in research, Global Medical Education, Med-IQ, Oakstone Medical Education, Optimal Medicine as a speaker 
  • Theodore Stern, MD with Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine as editor and employment

In accordance with the ACCME®  Standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved



James Vrac, CAE
Phone number: 
+1 (301) 718-6523
  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 7.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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