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IPS Annual Meeting and Collaborative Care Training

1/27/2018 6:00:00 PM

Please join us for an afternoon of learning and fun and good cheer, as we dine and toast the New Year.  Connect with friends and colleagues.  Dinner, beverages included. 

Awards Dinner and Collaborative Care CME Training

Saturday, February 2, 2019
Maggiano’s Little Italy
516 N. Clark Street |  Chicago, IL
$15 Valet available at Maggiano’s.
1-5 p.m.—Collaborative Care CME Training
6 p.m.—Awards Dinner with Guest Speaker


Note:  The CME course itself is free.  The registration fee covers room rental, AV and light refreshments.

Awards Dinner Special Guest Speaker: 

Altha Stewart, MD, President, American Psychiatric Association

Altha J. Stewart, M.D. is Associate Professor/Chief of Social and Community Psychiatry, and Director, Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. She is currently President of the American Psychiatric Association and has previously served as Secretary of the APA, as well as President of the APA Foundation, the Association of Women Psychiatrists and the Black Psychiatrists of America. 

Dr. Stewart worked for decades as CEO/Executive Director in large public mental health systems in Pennsylvania, New York, and Michigan overseeing the management and development of programs for persons with mental illness and substance use disorders.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Stewart received her medical degree from Temple University Medical School and completed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts in 2006.

Collaborative Care CME Training:


Psychiatrists are in a unique position to help shape mental health care delivery in the current rapidly evolving healthcare reform landscape using integrated care approaches, in which mental health is delivered in primary care settings. In this model of care, a team of providers, including the patient’s primary care provider, a care manager and a psychiatric consultant, work together to provide evidence-based mental health care. This course includes a combination of didactics and interactive exercises to provide a psychiatrist with the skills necessary to leverage their expertise in the Collaborative Care model, the integrated care approach with the strongest evidence base. The course describes the delivery of mental health care in primary care settings with a focus on the evidence–base, guiding principles and practical skills needed to function as a primary care consulting psychiatrist.  Topics include supporting accountable care, leadership essentials for the integrated care psychiatrist and an introduction to implementation strategies. 

As a Support and Alignment Network (SAN) in the CMS Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi), APA is partnering with the AIMS Center at the University of Washington to train 3,500 psychiatrists over 4 years in the clinical and leadership skills needed to support primary care practices that are implementing integrated behavioral health programs.  This training is supported as part of the TCPi.

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide CME for physicians.

Award Descriptions:

Member of the Year Award
This award recognizes a member of the IPS who has contributed to the practice of psychiatry through the highest standards of patient care, education, community action, and advocacy.
Nominee Criteria:
At least five years membership in the IPS
Patient and collegial recognition of highest practice standards
Recognized contribution to the field of psychiatry locally or statewide
Is not a member of the IPS Council
Resident/Fellow of the Year Award
This award recognizes a resident or fellowship member of the Illinois Psychiatric Society who best represents in the view of colleagues and teachers the ideals of being a dedicated psychiatric trainee.
Nominee Criteria:
Must be an IPS member.
Must be a resident or fellow trainee in a program within the state of Illinois
Must have a letter of endorsement from faculty or program director
Must be a resident or fellow in good standing within their program
Excellence in Patient Care Award
Nominees should have demonstrated excellence in innovation in regards to patient care in 2015. Must be an IPS member.
Community Service Award 
Nominees should have demonstrated excellence in some type of community service in 2018. (Does not have to be psychiatry related.) Must be an IPS member.
Educator of the Year
Nominees should have demonstrated excellence in their capacity as a psychiatry educator in 2018. Must be an IPS member.
Outstanding Achievement in Psychiatric Research
Nominees should have demonstrated excellence in psychiatric research in 2018. Must be an IPS member.
Outstanding Achievement in Illinois Advocacy
Nominees should have demonstrated excellence in Illinois Advocacy/Government Relations Work related to Mental Health in 2018. Must be an IPS member.
Innovation Award for Physician Wellness
Awarded to an Individual or Organization.
This award recognizes an innovative program in Illinois staffed or led by a IPS member who is working to reduce physician burnout and/or improve professional satisfaction for physicians.
Award for Innovative Care 
Awarded to an individual who has improved patient access to care by leading and developing, or otherwise creating transforamative mental health care delivery.  This can include being a leader in the use of collaborative care, telepsychiatry, or another novel and innovative care delivery process. Must be an IPS member.

Questions?  Contact Kristen Malloy at kmalloy@ilpsych.org or 312-224-2600.

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