2024 National Network of Depression Centers Best Practices for Mood Disorders in Collaboration with Mayo Clinic

2024 National Network of Depression Centers Best Practices for Mood Disorders in Collaboration with Mayo Clinic

September 27 – 28, 2024 at the Swissotel in Chicago, Illinois

The NNDC Best Practices Conference is aimed at providing clinically relevant updates for the management of mood disorders & associated comorbidities across the lifespan. Topics include updates and clinical pearls on treatment resistant depression and bipolar disorder, new & novel treatments for depression, and when to refer for ketamine, TMS, ECT, psychedelic therapy.  The NNDC faculty are active clinicians [psychiatrists, child psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and advanced practice providers (APRN, CNP, DNP, PA-C)], informed by new research, and committed to meet the mission of NNDC –use the power of our network to advance scientific discovery, and to provide stigma free, evidence-based care to patients with depressive and bipolar illnesses.

Course format is a rich clinical educational environment of engaging lectures of science and stories – case based learning within the context of existing and emerging new research. Breakout seminars will be interactive and emphasize collaborative learning. Attendees will be able to engage with faculty and other learners as they share opportunities and challenges in their practices.

Target Audience

This course is designed for the many disciplines and providers including psychiatrists and primary care providers, psychologists, advanced practice providers, nursing, and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Analyze treatment strategies for major depression in children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.
  • Summarize treatment strategies for bipolar disorder in adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.
  • Apply best practices approaches for the treatment of depression and bipolar disorder.
  • Identify when to consider a diverse set of treatment options including conventional antidepressants, augmentation strategies, psychotherapy, rapid-acting antidepressants, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and electroconvulsive therapy.

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

See the full conference details and register on the Mayo Clinic website here.