Psychopharmacology 2023

Boston, MA US
October 26, 2023 to October 29, 2023

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We invite you to join us at the Westin Copley Place in Boston for our annual Psychopharmacology conference. This psychiatry conference examines the latest research and treatment advances across dozens of mental health conditions. It offers in-depth information that is important for all mental health and primary care settings. Topics include ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, OCD, psychosis, PTSD, substance use disorders, and much more.

In every session, our faculty share data from new clinical trials. They match it up against prior data and discuss what the changes mean. They also examine standards of care and share innovative ways to make care better. The agenda touches on many complex topics in mental health. Managing side effects, drug interactions, natural medications, combining pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments, and much more.

Most important of all, our faculty focus on how to translate all these insights into your daily practice. This empowers you to optimize your care for patients with psychiatric conditions. That makes our event ideal for professionals in psychiatry, primary care, psychology, and nursing.



MDs/Doctoral-Level Professionals
Super Bird Registration (on or before June 16, 2023): $750.00
Early Bird Registration (June 17, 2023 to August 31, 2023): $875.00
Regular Registration (after August 31, 2023): $999.00

Other Professionals or Trainees
Super Bird Registration (on or before June 16, 2023): $599.00
Early Bird Registration (June 17, 2023 to August 31, 2023): $675.00
Regular Registration (after August 31, 2023): $775.00


Clozapine Workshop: $175
1:00-3:00 PM

Thursday Evening Sessions: $200
4:00-8:00 PM
Dinner is included with the evening sessions.

Choose between the following topics:

  • Law and Psychiatry*
  • Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • The Neuroscience Revolution: How will it Affect Patient Care?
  • Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

*Session eligible for Risk Management Credit.

*New* Virtual Registration

We are now adding a full virtual option to accommodate those who can not attend in person. Full more information and to register, please click the link below. 

Psychopharmacology 2023: Virtual Registration - Click Here

NOTE: Thursday ticketed events, and Friday and Saturday evening seminars are NOT included in the virtual registration option. These sessions will NOT be live-streamed.


The conference syllabus is a printed book with all slide presentations and space to take notes adjacent to each slide.

Syllabus Book: $65

Electronic Syllabus

We provide all attendees  with completely free access to all slide presentations in digital PDF format prior to the conference. This is an environmentally friendly alternative and helps keep costs lower for all attendees. The e-syllabus will be available for 30 days after the conference. 

Cancellation Policy

A refund minus a $100.00 administrative fee will be issued for refund requests received by October 1, 2023.  No refunds will be issued for refund requests made after October 1, 2023. Payments made may not be applied to future conferences or other educational activities. There are no exceptions to these policies.

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MOC Self-Assessment Module: Psychopharmacology

As part of recertification requirements, physicians must participate in Maintenance of Certification Program (MOC) activities like this one to cultivate a focus on lifelong learning and competency throughout one’s profession. This module helps you hone in on clinical and practice management skills that are central to quality patient care and improved outcomes for patients.

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Target Audience

This program is intended for psychiatrists, psychologists, general and family practice physicians, psychiatric nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and social workers

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify rational, evidence-based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for patients with unipolar, bipolar, treatment-resistant, and post-partum depression
  • Compare the neurobiology and evidence-based treatment approaches to addiction, anxiety, schizophrenia, and mood disorders
  • Review the course and treatment of psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and menopause
  • Analyze drug interactions and the pharmacotherapy of adult ADHD and geriatric disorders
  • Apply newer strategies in treatment of chemical abuse/dependence
  • Analyze evidence-based treatment for psychiatric illness
  • Assess the most recent state of the art treatment alternatives
  • Assess new therapies and what is on the horizon
  • Analyze the use of CBT based techniques
Course summary
Registration opens: 
Course closes: 
Event starts: 
10/26/2023 - 4:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
10/29/2023 - 5:30pm EDT


47th Annual Psychopharmacology

OCTOBER 26-29, 2023 (EDT) 


1:00 – 3:00PM            Clozapine Workshop      


4:00 – 8:00PM            Law and Psychiatry**   

                                    THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT

4:00 – 8:00PM            Psychosomatic Medicine/ Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry 


4:00 – 8:00PM            The Neuroscience Revolution: How will it Affect Patient Care?            

                                            THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT

4:00 – 8:00PM            Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy 

Franklin King, MD, Sharmin Ghaznavi, MD, PhD, Stephen Haggarty, PhD, Jerrold Rosenbaum, MD, Roxanne Sholevar, MD, Yvan Beaussant, MD, Fernando Espi Forcen, MD, PhD     

                                            THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2023  

8:00 – 8:10AM           Welcoming Remarks & Introduction 

Maurizio Fava, MD & Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD



8:10 – 8:55AM           Bipolar Depression         

Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD

8:55 – 9:40AM           Bipolar Long-Term Management     

Roy H. Perlis, MD, MSc

9:40 – 9:55AM           Break

9:55 – 10:40AM         Treatment Resistant Depression

Maurizio Fava, MD

10:40 – 11:20 AM      Panel Discussion                                        

Moderator: Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD

Panelists: Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD, Roy H. Perlis, MD, MSc, Maurizio    Fava, MD

11:20 – 12:20PM        Lunch Break



12:20 – 1:05PM          PTSD        

Eric Bui, MD, PhD

1:05 – 1:50PM            Anxiety Disorders and Treatments  

                                            Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD

1:50 – 2:30PM            Panel Discussion                

Moderator: Lee Cohen, MD

Panelists: Eric Bui, MD, PhD, Amanda Baker, PhD, Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD

2:30 – 2:45PM            Break



2:45 – 3:30PM            Course and Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy                                                   

Lee S. Cohen, MD

3:30 – 4:15PM            Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders                 

Marlene P. Freeman, MD

4:15 – 4:55PM            Panel Discussion                                       

Moderator: Lee S. Cohen, MD

Panelist:  Marlene P. Freeman, MD, Laura Fagioli Petrillo, EdM, MD

4:55 – 5:15PM            Break 

5:15 – 7:15PM            Friday Evening Seminars: Seminars begin at 5:15 PM and repeat at 6:15 PM.             

Natural Medications for Psychiatric Disorders     

David Mischoulon, MD, PhD

Psychopharmacology of Sleep Disorders       

John W. Winkelman, MD, PhD

The Neurobiology of Mood and Psychotic Disorders   

Daphne Holt, MD, PhD

Exercise Interventions to Augment Psychopharmacology

Michael W. Otto, PhD

Stimulation and/or Surgical Approaches to Psychiatric Illness

Darin Dougherty, MD

PMDD and Depression During the Menopausal Transition: New Insights   

Laura Fagioli Petrillo, EdM, MD

Psychopharmacology of Autism

Chris McDougle, MD


Theodore A. Stern, MD  


7:15 PM                      Adjourn



8:00 – 8:05 AM          Welcoming Remarks & Introduction  

Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FACLP



8:05 – 8:50AM           First-Episode Psychosis and Schizophrenia  

Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FACLP

8:50 – 9:35AM           Management of Side-Effects of Antipsychotics   

Abigail Donovan, MD

9:35 – 9:50AM            Break



9:50 – 10:35AM         Ketamine and Esketamine: From Research to Clinical Practice

Cristina Cusin, MD

10:35 – 11:15AM       Panel Discussion                                  

Moderator: David Mischoulon, MD

Panelists: Cristina Cusin, MD, Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FACLP, Abigail Donovan, MD

11:15 – 12:15PM        Lunch Break



12:15 – 1:00PM          Psychedelics                                        

Franklin King, MD

1:00 – 1:45PM            New Treatments for Schizophrenia     

Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FACLP

1:45 – 2:00PM            Break

2:00 – 2:45PM            New Treatments for Mood Disorders     

Michael E. Henry, MD & Joan Camprodon, MD, MPH, PhD

2:45 – 3:30PM            What is New in Addiction? (pre-recorded)                     

John F. Kelly, PhD

3:30 – 4:10PM            Panel Discussion                                      

Moderator: Michael E. Henry, MD

Panelists: Joan Camprodon, MD, MPH, PhD; Franklin King, MD, Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FACLP

4:10 – 4:30PM            Break 

4:30 – 6:30PM            Saturday Evening Seminars: Seminars begin at 4:30 PM and do not repeat.

Violence Risk Assessment in Clinical Practice**    

Ronald Schouten, MD, JD, Deputy Superintendent Frederick Cabral

Geriatrics Psychopharmacology             

Olivia Okereke, MD

Illuminating the Black Box: Antidepressants, Youth and Suicide

Khadijah B. Watkins, MD, MPH

Traumatic Brain Injury: A Neuropsychiatric Perspective  

Kaloyan S. Tanev, MD  

The Neurobiology of Addiction     

Jodi Gilman, MD


6:30 PM                      Adjourn



8:00- 8:05 AM            Welcoming Remarks & Introduction   

David Rubin, MD



8:05 – 8:50AM           Alcohol and Opioids          

Vinod Rao, MD, PhD

8:50 – 9:35AM           Tobacco, Cannabis & Cocaine        

Anne Eden Evins, MD 

9:35 – 10:15AM         Panel Discussion               

Moderator:  John Herman, MD

Panelists: Vinod Rao, MD, PhD, Anne Eden Evins, MD

10:15 – 10:30AM       Break



10:30 – 11:15AM       OCD      

Michael A. Jenike, MD

11:15 – 12:00PM        Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders

Lisa M. Zakhary, MD, PhD

12:00 – 12:45PM        Cognitive Behavioral Therapy        

Sabine Wilhelm, PhD

12:45 – 1:25PM          Panel Discussion                            

Moderator: Michael A. Jenike, MD

Panelists: Lisa M. Zakhary, MD, PhD, Sabine Wilhelm, PhD 

1:25 – 2:25PM            Lunch Break  



2:25 – 3:10PM            Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Mood Disorders

Janet Wozniak, MD                          

3:10 – 4:05PM            ADHD                                               

Timothy Wilens, MD

4:05 – 4:50PM            Drug Interactions                               

Jonathan E. Alpert, MD, PhD

4:50 – 5:30PM            Panel Discussion

Moderator: Timothy Wilens, MD               

Panelists: Jonathan E. Alpert, MD, Janet Wozniak, MD, Craig Surman, MD

5:30 PM                      Adjourn



The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
United States
+1 (617) 262-9600

Join us at the Westin Copley Place for Psychopharmacology 2023

We have arranged a special discounted rate for our valued Psychopharmacology 2023 attendees.
Please book by October 4, 2023 to enjoy this group rate.

Reserve your room now!

Maurizio Fava, MD (Course Director)
Jerrold Rosenbaum, MD (Course Director)
Ted Stern, MD
Jodi Gilman, PhD
David Mischoulon, MD, PhD
Eric Bui, MD, PhD
John Winkelman, MD, PhD
Kalo Tanev, MD, MPH
Sabine Wilhelm, PhD
Franklin King, MD
Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD
Timothy E. Wilens, MD
Laura Fagioli Petrillo, EdM, MD
Marlene Freeman, MD
Oliver Freudenreich, MD
Chrisopher McDougle, MD
Abigail Donovan, MD
Michael Otto
Amanda Baker, PhD
Cristina Cusin, MD
Darin Dougherty, MD
Joan Camprodon, MD, MPH, PhD
Lisa Zakhary, MD, PhD
Frederick Cabral
A. Eden Evins, MD, MPH
Jonathan E. Alpert, MD, PhD
Lee S. Cohen, MD
Olivia I. Okereke, MD, MS
John B. Herman, MD
Ronald Schouten, MD, JD
Craig Surman, MD
Khadijah B. Watkins, MD
Roy Perlis, MD
John Kelly, PhD, ABPP
Janet Wozniak, MD
Michael Henry, MD
Daphne Holt, MD, PhD
Vinod Rao, MD
Michael Jenike, MD

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