Consultant Launches Integrating Mental Health in Primary Care Regional Meeting Series

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HMP Communications Holdings’ primary care resource, Consultant, partners with Psych Congress Network to tackle mental health issues in the primary care setting

Consultant, the nation’s top resource for primary care, in association with Psych Congress Network, is proud to announce the launch of Integrating Mental Health in Primary Care, a regional meeting series that will take place in four major cities across the United States beginning in Chicago on Saturday, June 8, 2013.

Developed in response to the growing need for primary care providers (PCPs) to treat patients with mental health issues, Integrating Mental Health in Primary Care features a comprehensive mental health-focused agenda presented by top experts in both primary care and psychiatry. The conference marries the primary care knowledge of Consultant with the expertise of Psych Congress, the world’s largest independent educational conference for mental health professionals.

The Integrating Mental Health in Primary Care regional meeting series provides a full day of CME/CE-accredited education, with topics including:

  •     Major depressive disorder (MDD)
  •     Bipolar depression
  •     Use of scales and screeners for accurate diagnosis
  •     Non-pharmacologic strategies for treating patients with mental health disorders

In its inaugural year, the conference will visit the following cities:

  •     Hyatt Regency O’Hare (Chicago, Illinois) – June 8
  •     San Francisco Airport Marriot Waterfront (San Francisco, California) – October 12
  •     Hyatt Regency Jersey City (Jersey City, New Jersey) – October 19
  •     Renaissance Phoenix Downtown (Phoenix, Arizona) – November 16

“Mental health conditions have an important morbidity and mortality rate associated with them,” said Dr. W. Clay Jackson, faculty steering member, Integrating Mental Health in Primary Care and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, University of Tennessee College of Medicine. “There is a great deal of motivation for me in my daily practice to relieve the pain and suffering that comes with these mental health conditions. In addition, as a primary care physician, I’m aware of the comorbidities of mental illness and how it impacts very common biomedical illnesses that I encounter every day, such as coronary artery disease, diabetes and asthma.”

To combat the burden of untreated mental health conditions, Integrating Mental Health in Primary Care seeks to provide a live, educational platform that offers physicians and allied health professionals up-to-date scientific and clinical information on newer and emerging therapies and available tools to effectively diagnose, treat, and manage patients with mental disorders. Faculty will focus on practical and targeted strategies that can easily be applied to real world clinical scenarios in the primary care setting to improve outcomes in patients with mental disorders.

“If we invest the time and invest the energy in learning about our patients and getting them real evidence-based therapies,” Dr. Jackson continues, “then we can see tremendous results.”

Accredited by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME), Integrating Mental Health in Primary Care offers participants the opportunity to earn up to six CME/CE credits. Registration is now open for the Chicago session at

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About HMP Communications Holdings, LLC
HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, a collaborative formed by HMP Communications, LLC and North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME), is a leader and innovator in healthcare communications. The company produces some of the industry’s most well-respected brands of multimedia, live events and accredited continuing education (CE) programs. HMP distributes award-winning content across a wide spectrum of healthcare audiences who can access its brands anywhere, everywhere, at any time. Visit for more information.

North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC, an HMP Communications
Holdings, LLC company, provides the highest quality CME/CE across medical disciplines and
therapeutic areas. In conjunction with top medical faculty, NACCME develops evidence‐based
initiatives that target specific educational needs, assisting healthcare professionals in improving
patient outcomes by bridging the gap between current and best healthcare practices. Visit for more information.

About Consultant
Consultant pulls together practical clinical advice from top experts in many specialties in a convenient source for primary care practitioners.

The journal provides peer-reviewed articles on key topics encountered in clinical practice, as well as short, quick-reading features that emphasize diagnostic quizzes and color photography. By focusing on the “how-to” of diagnosing and treating common medical problems, Consultant has become the No. 1 independent clinical journal among office-based primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, according to syndicated research studies. The print edition’s circulation includes more than 250,000 primary care practitioners. Consultant marked its 50th year of service to primary care clinicians in 2010.

About Psych Congress Network
Psych Congress Network is the all-inclusive, year-round, multichannel resource for clinicians who want to know how the latest research in the ever-changing medical field will benefit their practice. The in-depth informational and continuing medical education resources provided by Psych Congress Network give psychiatric professionals more tools for understanding and treating the patients they see every day. Psych Congress Network encompasses Psych Congress—the largest independent educational conference for mental health professionals—providing the cutting-edge information, innovative thinking, and peer-to-peer community environment of Psych Congress year-round.


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