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CenterPointe Hospital
Spring Conference 2018 Presents


Friday, April 27 2018
8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Register 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.


Old Hickory Golf Club
#1 Dye Club Drive
St. Peters, Mo 63304

Joint-provided by: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

6 hours continuing education credit

Approximately 16.2 million adults aged 18 years or older in the U.S. experienced at least one major depressive episode in the last year, which represented 6.7 percent of all American adults, and depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States among people ages 15-44. In recent years, advances in the treatment of depression have brought new hope to individuals affected by depression.

This conference will discuss the neurobiology of depression including the shift in emphasis from monoamines such as serotonin and norepinephrine to glutamate NMDA receptors show emerging evidence for the rapid improvement of treatment-resistant depression.

Attendees will obtain a better understanding of two important treatments for treatment-resistant depression – Ketamine and TMS. Ketamine is one of the biggest developments for rapid improvement in treatment-resistant depression, stimulating a series of receptors in the brain and kick-starting synaptic plasticity – the ability of parts of the brain to grow and change. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is also proving to be an effective noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression.

Accurate and early diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder will be presented as well as the importance of a collaborative care model for management of depression in primary care.



Azfar Malik, MD, MBA, DFAPA

Azfar Malik, MD, MBA, DFAPA, is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology with secondary certification in both addictive and geriatric psychiatry. Dr Malik is President of CenterPointe CenterPointe Behavioral Health System and Chief Medical Officer of CenterPointe Hospital; board chairman of his private practice group, Psych Care Consultants; assistant clinical professor, department of psychiatry at Saint Louis University Health Science Center, and principal investigator and president of Psych Care Consultants Research. Dr. Malik earned his Doctor of Medicine in 1978 from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He is licensed by the state of Missouri and certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

Satish Kulkarni, MD

Satish Kulkarni, MD provides Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation at CenterPointe Hospital and he is also the Medical Director of the Progressive Partial Hospitalization Program at CenterPointe. Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as by the American Board of Acupuncture Medicine, Dr. Kulkarni earned his medical degree in 1972. Dr. Kulkarni has extensive experience in treating psychiatric disorders and has served as Medical Director for several leading medical hospitals in Missouri and Indiana. He served as the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles in the mid-90’s.


Henry Nasrallah, MD

Henry Nasrallah, MD is a widely recognized neuropsychiatrist, neuropharmacologist, educator and researcher. Following his psychiatric residency at the University of Rochester and neuroscience fellowship at the NIH, he served as chair of the Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry for 12 years. He then joined the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine as Associate Dean. In October 2013, he joined St. Louis University to chair the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience. Dr. Nasrallah’s research focuses on the neurobiology and psychopharmacology of schizophrenia and related psychoses. He has published 395 scientific articles, 450 abstracts, 137 editorials, and 12 books. He is Editor-In-Chief of two journals (SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH and CURRENT PSYCHIATRY) and is the co-founder of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS). He is currently the President of the Missouri Psychiatric Physicians Association (MPPA).

Anjan Bhattacharyya, MD

Anjan Bhattacharyya, MD is an Associate Professor (Clinical) in the Departments of Neurology & Psychiatry and Internal Medicine at St. Louis University as well as the Director of Consultation-Liaison and Emergency Psychiatry Services, Director, Division of Adult Psychiatry for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences and Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at St. Louis University. Dr. Bhattacharyya received his medical degree in 1997 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and he completed his Residency at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and by the American Board of Psychiatry of Neurology. Dr. Bhattacharyya has received numerous honorary awards for teaching, is well published in psychiatric journals and has presented at national psychiatric conferences.

Program Agenda

Learning Objectives

Learning objectives for the Innovative Approaches to Treating Depression conference include:

I. Advances in the Neurobiology and Treatment of Depression 

II. TMS: An Effective Treatment for Depression

III. Differentiating Bipolar Depression from Major Depression Disorder

IV. Collaborative Care for Depression in Primary Care

Continuing Education

Innovative Approaches to Treating Depression has been approved for continuing education credit for physicians, psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, nursing home administrators, employee assistance professionals, addiction counselors, activity/recreation therapists and other learners. Other disciplines will receive participation certificates to submit for continuing education credit in their respective disciplines.

ACCREDITATION: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Saint Louis University School of Medicine and CenterPointe Hospital. Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:


Saint Louis University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine will provide Other Learner certificates (for NPs and other types of learners).  The certificate will state that the activity was designated for 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Follow your board’s requirements for reciprocal CE credits.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine has reviewed this activities’ disclosures and resolved all identified conflicts of interest, if applicable.


Saint Louis University School of Medicine is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Saint Louis University School of Medicine maintains the responsibility for this program and its content. This program is approved for 6 APA credits.


Saint Louis University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Midwest MSD Provider CenterPointe CE Approval #18023 6.0 Nursing contact hours.


The course titled, CenterPointe Hospital Spring 2018 Conference, Sponsored by Saint Louis University School of Medicine, To be held on 04/27/2018 in St. Peters, MO For 6 PC hours,Has been reviewed by the board and approved for 6 PC hours for administrator continuing education hours in Missouri. Missouri Approval Number: TA-103-419


Saint Louis University School of Social Work is an approved provider of continuing social work education. Social Workers will receive 6 contact hours


This seminar has been approved for professional development hours through the Employee Assistance Certification Commission. CEAP participants may earn 6 PDHs for attendance.


This seminar has been approved for continuing education credit by ATRA and NCTRC for Category B reference #180427MO. Activity/recreation therapists may earn .6 CEs for attendance.


This activity has been approved by the Missouri Substance Abuse Professionals Credentialing Board (MSAPCB) to award continuing education credits for substance abuse professionals. Participants may earn 6 CEs for attendance.

Licensed counselors, Missouri and Illinois educators, and licensed professionals in other disciplines will receive participation certificates at the seminar to submit for continuing education credit in their respective disciplines.

Register Online

Registration is required, as seating is limited. The seminar registration fee is payable online or by check (see fees for each discipline). To register online, scroll to the bottom of this page to “REGISTER NOW”, select your category or professional discipline, then click “Buy Now”

Register by Mail

To register by mail complete the registration form HERE with payment and mail to:

CenterPointe Hospital – Spring 2018 Conference
4801 Weldon Spring Parkway, St. Charles, Mo 63304

For groups of 6 participants or more, a 20% discount will be available for a group registering together (group must register at one time). You will need to register by mail for the group rate (see Register By Mail registration form above). For more information, call 636-345-6150 or email

Participants will receive registration confirmation by email, so please provide an email address when registering. Attendees applying for continuing education credit must indicate the type of continuing education credit desired on the registration form.

Refund Policy: Refund requests must be made by April 20, 2018. Refunds for registrations paid by check will be returned in full. Refunds for online registration payment are made in full, less a $5 processing fee.



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