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2024 Psychiatry Advocacy Collaborative Teams Summit (PACTS)


What:    2024 Psychiatry Advocacy Collaborative Teams Summit (PACTS)
Bridging the Gap and Overcoming Disparities Post COVID
Center for Youth Advocacy and Well-Being
Hosted by the Tennessee Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

When:   Friday, May 10 (poster session and reception)
                 Saturday, May 11, 2024

Time:    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM (poster session and reception)
                8:00 AM – 3:00 PM (summit)

Where: University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)
                 Student Alumni Center (SAC)
                 Schreier Auditorium and Lobby
                 800 Madison Avenue       
                 Memphis, TN  38163

Activity Overview: The 2024 Psychiatric-Advocacy Collaborative Teams Summit (PACTS): Bridging the Gap and Overcoming Disparities Post Covid aims to bring present and future mental health providers and professionals together in a collaborative effort to improve the care and support for youth impacted by adverse childhood experiences. On the first day, Friday, May 10, attendees will participate in a poster session, where they can showcase their research and advancements in the field of mental health. This will take place from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm to include a light reception. The second day, Saturday, May 11, will feature a keynote speaker who will further elucidate the conference’s mission and inspire providers to collectively address the gaps and disparities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. There will also be a panel discussion, offering instructional content, focusing on topics such as suicidality and enhancing systems of care.  Lunch will include a networking opportunity fostering effective collaboration, continuing the afternoon with more specialized discussions, centered around multiculturalism, with the shared goal of bridging existing gaps in mental health provision.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify social determinants impacting equity in mental health care for youth with a special emphasis on societal changes post COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Explain ways to utilize professional standing to advocate for legislative and procedural change to promote socio-emotional well-being of youth.
  • Describe factors that result in inequity in diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues in minority youth.
  • Formulate plans to establish collaborative teams to assist in management of mental health concerns in youth.
  • Define how implicit bias can impact patient care in mental health settings.
  • Increase communication with caregivers to improve care sustainability as part of the System of Care Approach.
  • Apply knowledge to decrease the risk for patient suicide.
  • Explain how a collaborative team approach could improve patient outcomes.

Target Audience: Physicians, Community Healthcare Providers, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Fellows, Residents, Medical Students, Social Workers, Child Psychiatrists / Psychologists, and anyone who works with children and their families.

A brochure is attached that includes the agenda.

Disclosure Statement:
The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is committed to providing CME that is balanced, objective, and evidence based. 

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Essentials and Standards, all parties involved in content development are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity.

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine has established mechanisms to resolve conflicts of interest should they arise. Any potential conflict of interest or off label use will be disclosed to the audience prior to the activity.

5.75 CME / CEU credits provided

AMA Credit Designation: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCOM) designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education for Non-Physicians: The UTCOM will issue Certificates of Participation to non-physicians for participating in this activity and designates it for CEUs using the national standard that 1 hour of educational instruction is awarded .1 CEU.

Accreditation: The UTCOM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Registration:There is no cost to attend this summit.  However, space is limited. 

Registration is available at: https://cenow.uthsc.edu/content/2024-psychiatric-advocacy-collaborative-teams-summit-pacts