Regional meeting series will deliver enhanced mental health education in eight cities across the country

Malvern, PA (March 21, 2019)—As part of an ongoing and focused effort to improve the state of mental health care by equipping clinicians with practical education, HMP, a leader in healthcare events and education, today announced the 2019 locations and program highlights for its lineup of Psych Congress Regionals. The one-day meeting series, part of the Psychiatry & Behavioral Learning Network, will be held in eight cities across the United States, making it convenient for clinicians to take advantage of this powerful education:

Philadelphia, PA – Saturday, March 23

Atlanta, GA – Saturday, April 13

Seattle, WA – Saturday, May 4

Chicago, IL – Saturday, May 11

Denver, CO – Saturday, June 1

Tampa, FL – Saturday, June 15

Austin, TX – Saturday, September 21

St. Louis, MO – Saturday, November 16

 With an enhanced focus on delivering practical, real-world education aimed at meeting the critical challenges facing mental health clinicians, this year’s program will feature:

• Wellness Workshops exploring a range of non-pharmacological methods to complement other treatment approaches;

• In partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, several sessions will prepare clinicians to assess suicide risk, implement safety plans, and counsel at-risk patients and their families. 

• In collaboration with the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD), several sessions have been designed to cover evidence-based guidelines and best practices around Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).

“We have transformed the programming for 2019, adding even more content and interactivity, including “turn and talk” sessions and case-based discussions to provide the most impactful learning experience for attendees,” said Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, Psych Congress Faculty Leader and Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Texas Tech University School of Medicine. “Attendees will glean practical takeaways from sessions led by expert faculty and will leave each meeting equipped with new ideas and approaches that can be easily implemented when they return to the office.”

More than 5,500 psychiatry, mental health, addiction treatment, and primary care professionals from across the United States have participated in Psych Congress Regionals over the past seven years. Attendees regularly rate the Regionals as one of the best opportunities for gaining practical, evidence-based takeaways on new treatment strategies and approaches, and connecting with peers to share best practices.

Participants can earn up to 6.5 continuing education (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) credits.
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About HMP 

HMP is the force behind Healthcare Made Practical – and is a multichannel leader in health care events and education, with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global health care community across a range of therapeutic areas. Its brands include Consultant360, the year-round, award-winning platform relied upon by primary care providers and other specialists; Psych Congress, the largest independent mental health meeting in the U.S.; EMS World Expo, North America’s largest EMT and paramedic event; and the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), the largest wound care meeting in the world. For more information, visit