2022 Symposium: Complex Cases in Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry


Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss strategies for identifying children and adolescents who may be suffering from complex psychiatric conditions
  • Describe the clinical signs that should prompt investigation of common diagnoses beyond their “top symptoms”
  • Identify clinical pearls for proactive management and appropriate referral of pediatric and adolescent patients with complex symptomatology
  • Organize a network of local experts to support a community of collaboration to drive forward the practices of proactive management of these cases

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of social workers, guidance counselors, pediatricians, therapists, and any other professionals involved in the care of children.

Continuing Education – up to 8 credits being offered

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and xMedica. MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Credit
Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification Board recognizes and accepts continuing education (CE) 8.0 contact hours from activities approved by AMA, ACCME, ANCC, AANP, AAFP and AACN.

Nursing Credit
Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses will be awarded contact hours upon successful completion of the activity.

Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 8.0 contact hours.

Physician Assistant Credit
Medical Education Resources has been authorized by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 8.0 AAPA Category 1 CME Credits. Physician Assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Social Work
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Medical Education Resources is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Medical Education Resources maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 8.0 continuing education credits.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

There is a fee for this educational activity.

Frequently Asked Questions​

Can I share this opportunity with others?
Yes! This program is open to Atlanta area professionals who care for children (social workers, guidance counselors, pediatricians, therapists, etc.) and all are welcome to register.

What is the Covid-19 vaccination status requirements?
Attendees must be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19 with an FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine to attend or willing to participate in onsite rapid testing to prove negative status.

What are the COVID-19 protocols?
At this time, masks are mandatory to wear. We will be monitoring the COVID-19 status and suggestions from the Center for Disease and will share further updates or make different decisions as we approach the meeting date.