Psychopharmacology 2024

Boston, MA US
October 24, 2024 to October 27, 2024

Engage with Experts.
Elevate Results.
Enhance your Practice.

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 Early Bird Registration (on or before June 5, 2024): $750
Early Bird Registration (on or before August 30, 2024): $875
Regular Registration (after August 30, 2024): $999

Other Professionals or Trainees
Super Early Bird Registration (on or before June 5, 2024): $599
Early Bird Registration (on or before August 30, 2024): $675
Regular Registration (after August 30, 2024): $775


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:  Please note, you can only attend one of the evening sessions

- The Role of Cannabis in Medicine

- Psychosomatic Medicine/ Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry 

- The Neuroscience Revolution: How will it Affect Patient Care? 

- Obesity and Eating Disorders  

Virtual Registration

We are also offering a full virtual option to accommodate those who can not attend in person.

For more information and to register, please click the link below.

Virtual Psychopharmacology

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.


Printed Syllabus

Price: $65.00  (Please note, all syllabus purchases are non-refundable and non-shippable and must be picked up onsite at the conference)

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

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, 2024.  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.

Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Update & Board Preparation, 4th Edition

Board certification and recertification exams are critical career moments. That is why you should rely on the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Update & Board Preparation, Fourth Edition. It puts our 80+ years of clinical experience at your fingertips to help you prepare for your exam.

Purchase a print copy of our Board Preparation book here!


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.

Register here!

Target Audience

This program is intended for psychiatrists, psychologists, general and family practice physicians, psychiatric nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and social workers. Participants can receive up to 30.75 CE.

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: 
10/24/2024 - 4:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
10/27/2024 - 5:30pm EDT


48th Annual Psychopharmacology

OCTOBER 24-27, 2024
Westin copley place



1:00 – 3:00PM            Clozapine Workshop        


4:00 – 8:00PM            The Role of Cannabis in Medicine

                                    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            Obesity and Eating Disorders        

                                          THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2024  

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 & Insomnia       

Amit Chopra, MBBS, DFAPA

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

                                          Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD

1:50 – 2:30PM            Panel Discussion                

Moderator: Lee Cohen, MD

Panelists: Amit Chopra, MBBS, DFAPA, Jonah Cohen, 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 Winkelman, MD, PhD

The Neurobiology of Mood and Psychotic Disorders  

Daphne Holt, MD, PhD

Mental Health and the Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle

Maren Nyer, 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            Neuromodulation and Interventional Psychiatry

Joan Camprodon, MD, MPH

2:45-3:30 PM             Amplifying and Extending the Effects of Addiction Treatment

John F. Kelly, PhD   

3:30 – 4:20 PM           Panel Discussion                                     

Moderator: Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FACLP

Panelists: Franklin King, MD, Joan Camprodon, MD, MPH, John F. Kelly, PhD   

4:20 – 4:30PM            Break 

4:30 – 5:30PM            Saturday Evening Seminars:

Seminars begin at 4:30 PM and do not repeat.

4:30 – 5:30PM            Saturday Evening Seminars:

Seminars begin at 4:30 PM and do not repeat.   

Violence Risk Assessment in Clinical Practice**    

James Barrett, PhD; Deputy Superintendent Frederick Cabral

Geriatrics Psychopharmacology           

Jennifer R. Gatchel, MD, PhD

Illuminating the Black Box: Antidepressants, Youth and Suicide

Khadijah Watkins, MD, MPH

                                   Traumatic Brain Injury: A Neuropsychiatric Perspective  

Kaloyan S. Tanev, MD   

                                        The Neurobiology of Addiction     

Jodi Gilman, PhD  

Adult Autism

Gagan Joshi, MD

5:30 PM                      Adjourn




7:55- 8:00 AM            Welcoming Remarks & Introduction   

David Rubin, MD


8:00 – 8:40AM           Alcohol and Opioids       

Vinod Rao, MD, PhD

8:40 – 9:20AM           Treatment of Tobacco Use Disorders  

Anne Eden Evins, MD 

9:20 – 9:50AM           Panel Discussion               

Moderator:  David Rubin, MD

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

9:50 – 10:05AM         Break



10:05 – 10:50AM       Psychopharmacology of OCD     

Lisa M. Zakhary, MD, PhD

10:50 – 11:35 AM      Psychopharmacology for Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders  

Erica Greenberg, MD

11:35 – 12:20PM        Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Digital Interventions for OCD and Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders      

Sabine Wilhelm, PhD

12:20 – 12:50PM        Panel Discussion                            

Moderator: Sabine Wilhelm, PhD

Panelists: Lisa M. Zakhary, MD, PhD, Erica Greenberg, MD


12:50 – 1:50PM          Lunch Break  



1:50 – 2:35PM            Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Mood Disorders

Janet Wozniak, MD                         

2:35 – 3:20PM            ADHD                                             

Timothy Wilens, MD

3:20 – 4:05PM            Drug Interactions                             

Jonathan E. Alpert, MD, PhD

4:05 – 4:45PM            Panel Discussion

Moderator: Timothy Wilens, MD               

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

4:45 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 2024

We have arranged a special discounted rate for our valued Psychopharmacology 2023 attendees.
Please book by October 2, 2024 to enjoy this group rate.

Reserve your room now!


Course Directors:

Maurizio Fava, MD

Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD


Jonathan E. Alpert, MD, PhD

James Barrett, PhD

Superintendent Frederick Cabral

Amit Chopra, MBBS, DFAPA

Jonah Cohen, PhD

Lee Cohen, MD

Joan Camprodon, MD, MPH

Cristina Cusin, MD

Darin Dougherty, MD

Abigail Donovan, MD

Anne Eden Evins, MD

Marlene Freeman, MD

Oliver Freudenreich, MD

Jennifer Gatchel, MD, PhD

Jodi Gilman, PhD

Erica Greenberg, MD

Daphne Holt, MD, PhD 

John Kelly, PhD, ABPP

Franklin King, MD

David Mischoulon, MD, PhD

Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD

Maren Nyer, PhD

Roy Perlis, MD

Theodore A. Stern, MD

Kalo Tanev, MD, MPH

Khadijah B. Watkins, MD, MPH

Timothy Wilens, MD

Sabine Wilhelm, PhD

John Winkelman, MD, PhD

Janet Wozniak, MD

Lisa Zachary, MD, PhD

Participants are eligible to receive up to 30.75 CE for attending this conference.


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