About the Meeting

Early Psychosis Pre-Conference

The Second National Conference on Advancing Early Psychosis Care

Wednesday, Oct. 2  |  Sheraton New York Times Square

A one-day, clinically focused pre-conference on innovative early psychosis care

APA, NIMH, SAMHSA, and SMI Adviser are partnering with PEPPNET (Psychosis-Risk and Early Psychosis Program Network) to bring the second National Conference on Advancing Early Psychosis Care in the United States to IPS with the theme, "The Complexities of Real-World Care."

This event will pull together a diverse group of speakers, including national experts in coordinated specialty care implementation comprised of:

  • clinical experts,
  • mental health policy leaders, and
  • people who themselves have experienced psychosis and recovery.

Keynote speakers, workshops and panel presentations will cover a wide range of topics and provide clinicians with quality tools that can be implemented in the care of individuals with clinical high risk (CHR) or early psychosis.


Conference participants will:

  • Identify models for bringing the latest research in CHR and early psychosis to community-based clinical care;
  • Learn how to apply person- and family-centered principles to CHR and early psychosis care;
  • Identify effective strategies for addressing substance use issues in CHR and early psychosis intervention;
  • Gain expert perspectives on clinical challenges commonly encountered in affective psychosis care.


Wednesday, October 2, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Welcome
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Moving Early Psychosis Intervention from Research to On-the-Ground Community Practice with Keynote Speaker Lisa B. Dixon, M.D.
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
10:50 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Transitions
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch (not provided)
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. First Episode Affective Psychosis with Keynote Speaker Dost Öngür, M.D., Ph.D.
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Cannabis and Psychosis
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

Who It's For

Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, supported employment specialists, and peer support specialists will each find the pre-conference valuable.

Continuing Education Credit


The American Psychiatric Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. To earn credit and receive a CME certificate, complete the online evaluation by January 6, 2020.


Psychologist Course Level: Intermediate

Psychologists may earnup to 7 CE credits. Credit is provided per session. Psychologists may claim credit only for the pre-conference sessions attended in full.

The American Psychiatric Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Psychiatric Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

To earn credit and receive a CE certificate: 1) Complete and submit the Psychologist Attendance Credit Log Form to the American Psychiatric Association session monitor at the end of the pre-conference. 2) Complete the online evaluation for psychologists by January 6, 2020.

Certificate of Participation (other disciplines):

Participants of other disciplines will have the opportunity to receive a certificate of attendance. To earn a certificate of participation, complete the online evaluation by January 6, 2020.

For assistance with obtaining a CME, CE, or attendance certificate, please contact SMIadviserhelp@psych.org

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