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SCPS Presents
Advances In Psychiatry IV

ONLINE: Saturday, January 28, 2023
9:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

3 Hours CME will be provided.

9:00am – 10:30am
Addiction in LGBTQ+ Communities and Crystal Methamphetamine Use Among Gay Men
Petros Levounis, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, and Associate Dean for Professional Development, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; Chief of Service, University Hospital, Newark, New Jersey; President-Elect, American Psychiatric Association

Reflecting sweeping changes in our understanding of gender and sexuality over the past decade, this presentation aims to provide an informative and affirming discussion of addiction treatment for clinicians working with patients of diverse gender and sexual identities. We will focus on the re-emergence of crystal methamphetamine among gay men and discuss culturally sensitive, safe, and effective treatments.

Learning Objectives:
o List the three dimensions of sexual orientation and the three dimensions of gender.
o Analyze the connection between crystal methamphetamine use among gay men and the risk of HIV transmission.
o Describe the Matrix Model of treatment for crystal methamphetamine use disorder.
(There is no conflict of interest)

10:45am – 12:15pm
Loneliness vs. Wisdom in the Era of Modern Pandemics
Dilip Jeste, MD
Director, Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, University of California San Diego;
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of California San Diego; Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care, University of California San Diego

The COVID-19 pandemic was preceded by a silent behavioral pandemic of loneliness and social isolation that has led to millions of deaths from physical illnesses as well as deaths of despair from suicides and opioid use. Fortunately, there is emerging evidence for a potential behavioral vaccine against loneliness in the form of wisdom. Wisdom is a complex personality trait with specific components including empathy/compassion, emotional regulation, and self-reflection. This presentation will address putative neurobiological underpinnings of wisdom. Components of wisdom are potentially modifiable and tend to increase with age and experience. There is a need for individual and community level changes in our education and healthcare systems to help transform today’s lonely, distressed, depressed, and polarized society into a wiser, happier, and healthier world.

Learning Objectives:
o Assess loneliness and other social determinants of mental health.
o Evaluate wisdom and its components, including compassion, emotional regulation, and self-reflection.
o Use strategies to reduce loneliness by increasing wisdom and resilience.
(There is no conflict of interest)

3 Hours Category 1 CME will be provided.

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 the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the Southern California Psychiatric Society. The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Advances in Psychiatry IV



SCPS Members $60.00 | Non-SCPS Members $85.00
SCPS Resident-Fellow Members $15.00 | Non-Member Residents $25.00

You may also pay with a check.  Please make checks payable to ‘Southern California Psychiatric Society’ and mail to:
SCPS
2999 Overland Ave., Suite 208
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to the meeting and will be assessed a $15 administrative processing fee.

Non-Member Residents must provide photocopy of ID verifying residency status.