Annual Laybourne Symposium on Child Psychiatry set for May 1
The symposium is designed for professionals in who provide mental healthcare for children and adolescents.
Professionals interested in current trends and topics in mental health for children and adolescents should mark their calendars for the 2020 Paul Laybourne Symposium on Child Psychiatry presented by the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 1, the event will be presented online via Zoom.
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 registration deadline is April 29. Registrants will be provided with details on how to access the webinar.
Featured experts will include:
• Tim Wilens, M.D., FAACAP, Massachusetts General Hospital, who will discuss the latest medication treatments for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
• Cheryl King, Ph.D., ABPP, University of Michigan, will explore adolescent suicide, including both screening and risk assessment and evidence-based interventions.
• Shayla Sullivant, M.D., Children's Mercy Hospital, who will talk about her research findings on suicide screening.
• Tony Rianprakaisang, M.D., University of Kansas Medical Center, will discuss illicit drugs commonly abused by teens, the signs and symptoms associated with their use and ways to recognize the acute dangers of these substances.
"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 and interaction among participants. There's really no other event like this in the area."