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On-site registration starts 7:00 am, Friday.


Friday & Saturday
October 12-13, 2007

The Hilton Boston Back Bay
(Use the above link to book hotel reservations.)


Course Description

This is a tremendously exciting time in geriatric psychiatry, as new advances and increasing knowledge are leading to improved care and management of patients. Keeping up with all of this information, however, is a daunting challenge, especially for practicing clinicians.  McLean Hospital is pleased to offer Geriatric Psychiatry  in 2007. This intensive, two-day course is designed to update participants in numerous aspects of geriatric psychiatry, including recent advances in the understanding and treatment of dementia, late-life psychosis, mood disorders and personality disorders. The course will  cover a variety of treatment modalities, including psychopharmacology and psychotherapy as well as broader topics such as an overview of the importance of geriatric psychiatry, forensic issues, end-of-life issues, sexuality and exercise in the elderly.  Our widely acclaimed faculty features internationally renowned speakers as well as clinicians in specialized practices. They will decisively review and synthesize recent advances in geriatric psychiatry in an easy-to-understand manner.

Course Objectives

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

  • Better diagnose and manage mood disorders, dementia, psychosis and personality disorders in the geriatric population.
  • Better understand medical aspects of geriatric psychiatry.
  • Recommend exercise routines for patients.
  • More easily discuss sexuality and end-of-life issues with patients.


This conference is supported in part by unrestricted educational grants-in-aid from AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly and Company, Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc., GlaxoSmithKlineand Pfizer, Inc.


Gary L. Gottlieb, M.D., M.B.A.
President, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Kathleen A. Logan-Prince, M.S.W.
Consultant in Sexuality, Department of Obstetrics andGynecology, MetroWest Medical Center

Christopher M. Palmer, M.D.
Medical Director, Department of Postgraduate andContinuing Education, McLean HospitalInstructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Edward M. Phillips, M.D.
Consultant in Physiatry, Department of Internal Medicine,
McLean Hospital
Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
Harvard Medical School

Robert B. Portney, M.D.
Attending-Psychiatrist, Geriatric Psychiatry,
McLean HospitalClinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

David Rosmarin, M.D.
Associate Psychiatrist, Legal Services, McLean Hospital Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Carl Salzman, M.D.
Director, Clinical Psychopharmacology Program,
Massachusetts Mental Health Center Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Sumer D. Verma, M.D.
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship and EducationPrograms, McLean HospitalLecturer of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry,
Harvard Medical School