The Delivery of Mental Health Services in Milwaukee County-Challenges and Future Direction March 18, 2014

Milwaukee, WI US
March 18, 2014 to March 19, 2014
 
Tony Thrasher, D.O.
Medical Director - Crisis Services
Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division
and
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Medicine
 

Dr. Thrasher will present an interactive discussion of the current state of mental health services in Milwaukee county and the future directions needed to improve said treatment.  Inpatient, outpatient, emergent, and partial services will all be examined as will the intersection between civil commitment and patient rights.  Outcome of the discussion will hopefully pertain to thoughts and feelings concerning deinstitutionalization, recidivism, quality of life, and community responsibility towards those suffering from mental illness.

Bio:

Dr. Thrasher is a board certified psychiatrist employed as the medical director for the Crisis Services branch of the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division.  Aside from working as a full time physician in the psychiatric emergency room (free standing Psychiatric Crisis Service), he also works with the Observation Unit, the Access Clinic, and assists in supervision for the mobile crisis team.  As the Crisis Service medical director, he also serves as chair of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Disaster Task Force and has been appointed to serve on the Emergency Medical Services council for both Milwaukee County and that of the Wisconsin Medical Society as well as serving as the WPA Disaster Liaison to the American Psychiatric Association.

 He also volunteers in the academic community by serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  His responsibilities in this position include teaching/assessing medical students as well as supervision and didactics for the psychiatric residents.  As of late, he has been awarded the Golden Apple Teaching Award (2011) by the department of psychiatry as well as being nominated for the Standing Ovation Teaching awards by the medical student classes of MCW (2011, 2012, 2013).  While employed by the Behavioral Health Division, he has received the Medical Staff President’s award for excellence in 2014.

Dr. Thrasher is proud to be associated with the National Health Service Corps and has great passion for underserved urban health care.  Additional professional interests include chronic psychotic illnesses, crisis management, de-escalation, personality disorders, developmental delays, peer review, evidence based medicine, and quality assessment/improvement.  Additional organizational involvement include the APA, AMA, WPA, AOA, Wisconsin Medical Society, American Association of Emergency Psychiatry, and the Milwaukee Academy of Medicine.

ACCME Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Academy of Medicine Series. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing education for physicians.
 
Designation of Credit Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience

Physicians of all medical specialties and mental health professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding of the current delivery system in MW county and how it is affected by the law and current plan for more community involvement
  • Understanding how issues surrounding Chapter 51 influence how the delivery system is maintained  
  • Understanding how the downsizing of the Behavioral Health Division will affect the community at large and the private health systems    
  • Understanding the current nationwide lack of parity in mental health provision and to what degree this affects the delivery system in MW county
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
Amy John, Executive Director
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 456-8249
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
02/17/2014
Course expires: 
04/01/2014
Event starts: 
03/18/2014 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
03/19/2014 - 9:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
University Club of Milwaukee
924 East Wells Street
6th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States
Activity Director
Jack Kleinman, MD
Professor
Department of Nephrology
Medical College of Wisconsin
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Program Committee Members:
Ellen Blank, M.D.
Arthur Derse, M.D., J.D.
Thomas Heinrich, M.D.
Matthew Lee, M.D.
Daryl Melzer, M.D.
Edwin Montgomery, M.D.
Nicholas Owen, M.D.
Carol Pohl, M.D.
Tod Poremski, M.D.
Kurt Pfeifer, M.D.
Alonzo Walker, M.D.

All people in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Speaker:
Tony Thrasher, D.O.
Medical Director - Crisis Services
Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Medicine
 
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 
 
 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/17/2014
Course expires: 
04/01/2014

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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