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The goal of Department of Psychiatry Continuing Education programming is to provide quality Continuing Medical Education (CME) on a diverse array of topics for faculty, trainees, and other mental health professionals.

Kenneth Altshuler Grand Rounds in Psychiatry

Grand Rounds are held on select Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm Central via Zoom.

October 21, 2020 Kathlene Trello-Rishel, M.D., Aleskandra Foxwell, Ph.D., Lindsey Pershern, M.D.: "Faculty Development – Using Feedback Effectively"
October 28, 2020 William Dauer, M.D.: "From Molecule to Movement: Dissecting the Path from Dystonia Mutation to Motor Circuit Dysfunction"
November 11, 2020 Sherwood Brown, M.D., Ph.D.: "Developing Research Based on Clinical Observation: The Effects of Corticosteroids on the Brain"
November 18, 2020 Tamar Makin, Ph.D.

Target Audience

Practicing physicians, faculty, residents, students, psychology trainees, nurses, mental health professionals; Methods: Lecture, demonstration, and question-and-answer period; Concept: Scholarly presentation in psychiatry or disciplines related to psychiatry; Goals: Inform audience of new research and clinical work relevant to psychiatry in order to enhance clinical work, research and education; Educational objectives: At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to: 1) Discuss recent clinical and research advances in various areas of psychiatry; 2) Describe and apply current treatment approaches to their clinical practices.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.  The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Off-Label Uses: Because this course is meant to educate physicians with what is currently in use and what may be available in the future, there may be “off-label” use discussed in the presentations. Speakers have been requested to inform the audience when off-label use is discussed. Disclosure: It is UT Southwestern’s policy that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentation(s). Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. The faculty members’ relationships will be disclosed in the handout.

Course Directors

Adam M. Brenner, M.D., and Lindsey Pershern, M.D.