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2019 Mental Health Symposium


Date: February 05-06, 2019

Location: Holiday Inn, Athens, Georgia

The registration deadline (March 27, 2019) for this event has passed.

Mental and substance use disorders affect people from all walks of life and all age groups. These illnesses are common, recurrent, and often serious, but they are treatable and many people do recover. This symposium will provide cutting edge research and treatment models together pharmacists, physicians, psychologists, and licensed clinical social workers.

According to SAMHSA’s 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) (PDF | 3.4 MB) an estimated 43.6 million (18.1%) Americans ages 18 and up experienced some form of mental illness. In the past year, 20.2 million adults (8.4%) had a substance use disorder. Of these, 7.9 million people had both a mental disorder and substance use disorder, also known as co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.


This interprofessional education symposium will explore current concepts in in the treatment of mental health disorders as well as advances in pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of mental health and other associated chronic diseases. Sessions will include presentations on effective pain management, medication assisted treatment (MAT), cannabidiol (CBD), mental health in the correctional facilities, PTSD, and drug use in pregnancy and lactation plus other topics!

Target Audience

This program is intended for physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, and licensed clinical social workers wishing to improve their knowledge in the prevalence, diagnosis, and current treatment of mental health disorders.


Tuesday, February 5, 2019
8:30 am to 9:00 am - Registration
9:00 am to 1:00 am - Session I
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm - Networking Lunch
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm - Session II

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
7:30 am to 8:00 am - Registration
8:00 am to 11:10 am - Session III
11:00 am to 11:30 pm - Networking Lunch
11:30 pm to 3:30 pm - Session IV


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Piedmont Healthcare and University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Piedmont Healthcare is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Piedmont Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Lodging and Transportation

A block of rooms reserved at the Holiday Inn. The cost is $104.00/night for 1 King or 2 Doubles. Parking is free! Call 706-549-4433 and request the Mental Health Group Rate (code: PMH) before January 15th to receive the special group rate.

Courses Offered

Course Early Bird Regular Contact Hours/CEUs
2019 Mental Health Symposium - Session I


$50.00 $60.00 4.0/0.4
2019 Mental Health Symposium - Session II


$50.00 $60.00 0.4/0.4
2019 Mental Health Symposium - Session III


$50.00 $60.00 3.0/0.3
2019 Mental Health Symposium - Session IV


$50.00 $60.00 4.0/0.4

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