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Virtual Laybourne Symposium coming up May 13

Annual event features local and national experts discussing current trends in child and adolescent psychiatry

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The symposium’s namesake, Paul Laybourne, M.D., founded the department’s Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and established its training program at KU Medical Center.

Professionals interested in current trends and topics in mental health for children and adolescents are invited to attend the 2022 Paul Laybourne Symposium on Child Psychiatry presented by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

The virtual event will be Friday, May 13, 7:55 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.   

The symposium is designed for psychiatrists, pediatricians, psychologists, advance practice nurses, nurses, social workers and other clinicians participating in mental healthcare for children and adolescents. Students and trainees in these fields also are welcome.

Participants may earn continuing education credit. To register, or for more information, visit the KU Medical Center Continuing Education and Professional Development website. The early bird registration rate expires May 6, and the registration closes May 12. After registering, participants will receive details on how to access the webinar.  

Featured local and national experts will include:

  • Robert Findling, M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, who will discuss diagnosis and medication treatment considerations of irritable youth as well as treating aggressive behavior in children and adolescents
  • Erin Hambrick, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, who will talk about treating the trauma-exposed child
  • Paula Riggs, M.D., University of Colorado-Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, who will discuss integrated treatment approaches to improve care for teens with substance use disorders
  • Spencer Evans, Ph.D., University of Miami, who will talk about assessing irritability, anger, and aggressive behavior in children and adolescents as well as psychosocial treatment of problems related to irritability

“The Laybourne Symposium is a unique opportunity to hear from prominent national and local experts in psychiatry and psychology,” said Sharon Cain, M.D., Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division chief in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at KU Medical Center. “It’s a full day of outstanding presentations and everyone benefits from the discussion initiated by questions from participants. There’s really no other event like this in the area.”



Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

University of Kansas Medical Center
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Phone: 913-588-6400
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