Walk the Walk: Case-Based Learnings of the Neurobiological Basis and Advanced Psychopharmacology and Wellness Practices

Wednesday, October 24
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Tangerine WF1

Panel Discussion
Put what you’ve learned to the test! Join the discussion with the faculty as you navigate your way through several patient case examples to practice applying the knowledge you gained attending earlier sessions to actual complex patient cases. Cases will incorporate and tie together the various session topics and themes covered throughout the day. Interactive audience polling will be incorporated so you can see how you and your peers would handle the complex cases the faculty will be navigating. Be prepared for some in-depth discussion and analysis which aim to help you reassess and treat your patients when you return to the office.

This session is part of the “New Perspectives in Advanced Psychopharmacology” preconference. Additional fees apply and pre-registration is required.

Rakesh Jain, MD

Clinical Professor
Texas Tech
Texas Tech University School of Medicine - Permian Bason
Austin, Texas

Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, attended medical school at the University of Calcutta in India. He then attended graduate school at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, where he was awarded a “National Institute/Center for Disease Control Competitive Traineeship”. His research thesis focused on impact of substance abuse. He graduated from the School of Public Health in 1987 with a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree.

Dr. Jain served a three-year residency in Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He followed that by obtaining further specialty training, by undergoing a two-year fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In addition, Dr. Jain completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Research Psychiatry at the University of Texas Mental Sciences Institute, in Houston. He was awarded the “National Research Service Award” for the support of this postdoctoral fellowship.


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Saundra Jain, MA, PSyD, LPC

Adjunct Clinical Affiliate
University of Texas School of Nursing
University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
Austin, Texas

Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC, is an Adjunct Clinical Affiliate for the School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin. She is focused on wellness and the impact of positive psychology on client outcomes. In 1992, she launched a private practice of psychotherapy where she currently provides services for a wide range of mental health issues.

Dr. Jain is a co-founder of the WILD 5 Wellness Program, which combines five elements of wellness (exercise, mindfulness, sleep, social connectedness, and nutrition) into a prescriptive, easy-to-follow wellness program. She is co-author of a well-received workbook written for those interested in improving their mental wellness titled, WILD 5 Wellness Ancient Practices for Modern Times: A Prescriptive & Proven 90-Day Mental Wellness Program. Dr. Jain is active in the area of peer-to-peer education especially in the disease states of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and ADHD. Another strong clinical and educational interest involves differential diagnosis of major psychiatric disorders. She serves as a member of the Psych Congress Steering Committee providing direction regarding educational gaps/needs for healthcare practitioners in the world of mental health.

Dr. Jain obtained her Masters degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and a Doctoral degree from Southern California University for Professional Studies; she is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She demonstrated professional versatility by obtaining an MBA from Texas Woman's University. She was selected for a Postgraduate Clinical Fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas where she trained in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


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Vladimir Maletic, MD, MS

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
USC School of Medicine
USC School of Medicine, Greenville, SC
Greer, SC

Vladimir Maletic, MD, MS, is a clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Greenville, and a consulting associate in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Maletic received his medical degree in 1981 and his master’s degree in neurobiology in 1985, both from the University of Belgrade in Yugoslavia. He went on to complete a residency in psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, followed by a residency in child and adolescent psychiatry at Duke University.

Dr. Maletic is a member of several professional organizations, including the Southern Psychiatric Association and The American College of Psychiatrists. In 2013-2014 he has served as a program chair for the US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress. In addition, he has published three books, including “The New Mind-Body Science of Depression”, numerous articles and several book chapters. Dr. Maletic has participated in various national and international meetings and congresses. His special areas of interest include the neurobiology of mood disorders, schizophrenia, pain, and the regulation of sleep and wakefulness. Dr. Maletic is board certified in psychiatry and neurology.


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Charles L. Raison, MD

University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Charles Raison, MD, is the Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families and Professor, School of Human Ecology, and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI. In addition to his academic positions, Dr. Raison serves as the founding Director of the Center for Compassion Studies in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona and is the Director for Clinical and Translational Research for the Usona Institute, as well as the mental health expert for CNN.com. Dr. Raison is internationally recognized for his studies examining novel mechanisms involved in the development and treatment of major depression and other stress-related emotional and physical conditions, as well as for his work examining the physical and behavioral effects of compassion training. With Vladimiar Maletic, he is author of "The New Mind-Body Science of Depression".


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Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, APRN-BC

Associate Clinical Professor
University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing
University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing
Redwood City, CA

Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, APRN-BC, was trained as an adult nurse practitioner and psychiatric clinical nurse specialist at the University of California, San Francisco. He is board certified as an adult nurse practitioner and psychiatric nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Currently, he serves as an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California-San Francisco School of Nursing where he teaches psychopharmacology. Mr. Penn is also a psychiatric nurse practitioner with Kaiser Permanente in Redwood City, California, where he provides medication and psychotherapeutic treatment for adult patients and specializes in the treatment of affective disorders and trauma. He is a former board member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, California Chapter, and has presented nationally on improving medication adherence, the science of cannabinoids in clinical practice, emerging psychedelic assisted psychotherapy modalities, treatment-resistant depression, diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder, and the art and science of psychopharmacologic practice.


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