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2020 Child Psychiatry in Primary Care Conference

All content on this page is from the previous conference. You can expect the content for the 2020 conference to be of similar quality and breadth. Please plan to join us!


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Course Description

This is the 13th meeting of this highly acclaimed conference which previous attendees have praised for its quality and usefulness. This year's conference will feature lectures on a broad variety of topics from a clinical and public health perspective. 

Topics Include:

  • The Cannabidiol Frenzy: Separating Hype from Science
  • Beyond Symptom Improvement: Practicing Happiness
  • Vaping: What you need to know
  • and more!


Pediatricians, Family Medicine Physicians, Nurses and Other Primary Care Providers, Mental Health Professionals, Educators, and Social Workers. 


The objective of this conference is to equip primary care clinicians and other professionals with updated knowledge on issues related to child mental health and to provide practical and updated strategies for the assessment and treatment of many of the most common childhood psychiatric conditions and problems. Specific topics to be addressed at this year's conference include bright futures, cannabidiol, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and what you need to know about vaping. Emphasis will focus on incorporating strategies within the practical confines of a busy outpatient setting. Treatment options, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological, will be presented. At the end of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Guide patients about what is currently known about the potential benefits and risks of cannabidiol use in youth.
  • Manage adolescents who express suicidal thoughts according to best practice principles.
  • Offer evidence-based guidance to parents about how to help children who have very limited food repertoires.


Jointly Accredited Provider TMIn support of improving patient care, the Robert Larner MD College of Medicine at the University of Vermont is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.  

The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This live activity, 13th Annual Child Psychiatry in Primary Care Conference, with a beginning date of 05/03/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for  up to 6.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6 Nursing Contact Hours.

The Vermont Office of Professional Regulation has approved this course for 6.0 hours of continuing education for Allied Mental Health Practitioners.

The Vermont Board of Psychological Examiners has approved this course for 6.0 hours of continuing education for Psychologists.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 6.00 general continuing education credits for conference use.


The conference syllabus will be available as an electronic download with presentations as PDF files (included with your registration fee).  Please plan to bring your laptop or electronic device with you to the conference to view both the conference materials as well as to complete the online conference evaluations via the UVM CMIE credit system. You will receive an email notification (via the email you used to register for this conference) about a week prior to the conference start date that presentations will be available for downloading. Please note: printed syllabus, paper copies of evaluations and paper CMIE certificates will no longer be provided.

Registration Fee Summary

  • $275 Physicians
  • $220 PA, Nurse, etc.

Enrollment is limited; please register by April 3, 2019. An additional $75 will be added after that date.

Refunds, less a $75 administrative fee, are available if cancellation is made prior to April 3, 2019. No refunds are possible after that date. 


A limited number of rooms with reduced rates have been reserved for conference registrants on Thursday, May 2nd at the Hampton Inn. Please make your hotel reservations directly with the hotel (802-655-6177) prior to April 2, 2019 and indicate your participation in this conference to receive special rates ($119 single-quad occupancy per room, per night). Room rates cannot be guaranteed after April 2, 2019.

The conference will be held at the Hampton Inn in Colchester. Take Exit 16 from I89 and turn north on Route 7. Turn right onto Lower Mountain View Drive.

Continental breakfast is provided, lunch is on your own.