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New Age of Psychiatry

  • Authors: Sanjay Gupta, MD; Howard Liu, MD, MBA; Kevin M. Simon, MD; Sidney Zisook, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 7/30/2021
  • Valid for credit through: 7/30/2022, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for psychiatrists, primary care physicians (PCPs), pediatricians, nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs) involved in the care of patients with psychiatric disorders.

The goal of this activity is to increase clinicians' awareness of telemedicine, burnout, and branding strategies.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Factors to consider when deciding between a telemedicine visit  vs an in-person office visit for patients with psychiatric illnesses
    • Strategies for reducing stress and burnout among psychiatry professionals as a result of patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Strategies for branding yourself in psychiatry


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  • Sanjay Gupta, MD

    Consulting Psychiatrist
    Dent Neurological Institute
    Buffalo/Niagara, New York


    Disclosure: Sanjay Gupta, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Advisor or consultant for: Neurocrine Intracellular Therapies; Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc.
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Alkermes, Inc; Acadia Pharmaceuticals; Neurocrine Intracellular Therapies; Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd; Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.  

  • Howard Liu, MD, MBA

    Chair and Professor, Department of Psychiatry
    University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Omaha, Nebraska


    Disclosure: Howard Liu, MD, MBA, has the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Advisor or consultant for: Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry; Nebraska Youth Justice Initiative; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • Kevin M. Simon, MD

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist 
    Addiction Medicine Fellow
    Boston Children's Hospital
    Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts


    Disclosure: Kevin M. Simon, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Sidney Zisook, MD

    Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry
    Director, Healer Education, Assessment and Referral (HEAR) Program
    University of California San Diego
    San Diego, California


    Disclosure: Sidney Zisook, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Grants for clinical research from: COMPASS Pathways


  • Clinton W. Wright, PharmD, BCPP

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Clinton W. Wright, PharmD, BCPP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


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New Age of Psychiatry

Authors: Sanjay Gupta, MD; Howard Liu, MD, MBA; Kevin M. Simon, MD; Sidney Zisook, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 7/30/2021

Valid for credit through: 7/30/2022, 11:59 PM EST


Contents of This CME Activity

All sections of this activity are required for credit.

Role of Telehealth and Digital Innovations During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr Gupta provides expert insight into key challenges and opportunities for delivering telehealth in psychiatry.
Sanjay Gupta, MD

Doctor’s Dilemma: Battling Clinician Burnout During COVID

Dr Zisook provides a thoughtful discussion on healthcare professional burnout exacerbated by COVID-19.
Sidney Zisook, MD

Strategies for Branding Yourself in Psychiatry

Drs Liu and Simon cover branding strategies as a wellness tool to reduce stress and burnout.
Howard Liu, MD, MBA; Kevin M. Simon, MD

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