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Emerging Topics in Psychiatry

APA presents the Emerging Topics Webinar Series—learning opportunities analyzing the critical challenges faced in the profession and offering practical solutions from subject matter experts.

New APA learning opportunities dedicated to keeping members up-to-date on important topics and the latest trends and information impacting the profession. Interact with your peers and subject matter experts. Topics are diverse, covering clinical practice updates, emerging psychedelic use, burnout and physician well-being, new legislation impacting your practice and patients, innovative technology and more.

Upcoming Webinar

Medical Cannabis for Psychiatric Indications: What Physicians Need to Know

  •  Tuesday, July 16
  •  3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET
  •  1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ **
  •  Rajiv Radhakrishnan, MBBS, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

The webinar will provide an overview of the neurobiological effects of cannabis and cannabinoids, and interaction with the endocannabinoid system. An update on the evidence for the use of medical cannabis for psychiatric indications (including anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression and psychosis) will be provided. The risks and potential therapeutic role of cannabinoids will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the specific effects of cannabinoids and endocannabinoids
  • Appraise the strength of the evidence for the use of medical cannabis for psychiatric indications
  • Enumerate the risks associated with use of cannabinoids

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Previous Webinars

Watch the following webinars on demand in the APA Learning Center:

For past emerging topics webinars and other educational content, visit the APA Learning Center at

Other past topics include:

  • What Happens When the Public Health Emergency Ends? Telepsychiatry and Hybrid Practice Post-PHE
  • Evaluation, Management, Coding, and Documentation – What All Psychiatrists in Clinical Practice Need to Know
  • Facing the Hard Truths About Our Climate Disaster– Psychiatry's Role in Preparing society to accept a necessary shift in the Cultural Paradigm
  • The Covid-19 Pandemic and the Child Mental Health Crisis: What We Can Do Now
  • Heat Waves and Wildfires for the Practicing Psychiatrist: What you need to know to protect your patients and community
  • Denial: Nuclear Trauma and the Cold War Psychiatry in Hiroshima
  • Psychedelics as Therapeutics for Substance Use Disorders


**The American Psychiatric Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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