Description of the Course and Target Population:

• Psychiatrists
• Residents in psychiatry
• Allied mental health professionals interested in Psychopharmacology

The aim of the course is to teach and develop confidence in:

• How to use and prescribe psychotropic drugs safely
• How to use and prescribe psychotropic drugs effectively
• How to monitor psychotropic drug treatment safely and effectively
• The clinical indications for psychotropic drug treatments
• The limitations of pharmacotherapy in psychiatry
• The basic mechanisms of drug action relevant to prescribing to train, develop and obtain the self-confidence of psychiatrists.

Executive Summary:

• A meeting designed biennially to provide a state-of the-art understanding of therapeutic neuroscience and current treatments in psychopharmacology.
• The content of the course is designed for the clinicians and the mental health professionals who are interested in psychopharmacology, wishing to refresh, revise and refine their understanding and knowledge of the most current clinical practice in psychopharmacology.
• It is hoped that this will enhance confidence in psychopharmacological treatment in psychiatry and deliver best possible care to patients.

Congress Dates: Congress meetings will be held between March 11th - 14th, 2010. We recommend to reserve rooms between March 11th - March 14th for three nights due to starting time of the meetings on March 11th.

Congress Language: Official language of the congress will be Turkish and English. Simultaneous translations (English-Turkish and vice versa) will be provided in congress sessions.

Medical Education Credits: The program will be reviewed for accreditation by the Turkish Medical Association - CME Council in accordance with the UEMS standards.

Invitation Letter: A letter of invitation will be supplied to our registered participants if they request one. Please note that the invitation letter is for leave of absense purposes only and does not mean any financial assistance to receiver.

Registration and Information Desks: Registration and information desks will be functioning in Susesi Hotel congress center as of 12:00 o’clock on March 11th, 2009. These desks will be open between March 11th - March 14, 2010 07:00 – 24:00 hrs.

Name Badges: All participants and accompanying persons will receive individual name badges when registering at the Congress. Name badges must be worn at all times throughout the congress meetings and event.

Certificate of Attendance: Certificate of attendance will be given to all registered participants as of March 13th, 2010 19:30 hrs.

Transportation Services: Airport - Hotel - Airport transfer services will be provided to all participants who have given transfer details to Figur Tourism. Please contact Figur Tourism for your private transfer needs. Transfer changes will be taken into consideration only if flight changes are received in writing 48 hours before departure.

Cancellations: For cancellations made on or before December 14th, 2009, full amount of registration fee will be refunded. For cancellations made after December 14th, 2009 until February 08th, 2010 50% of registration fee will be refunded. For cancellations received after February 08th, 2010 no refund is applicable. In hotel accommodation for cancellations received on or before December 14th, 2009 50% of total due amount will be refunded. No refund is applicable for the cancellation received after December 14th, 2009. All refunds will be made after the congress.

Important Dates: Congress dates are March 11th - 14th, 2010

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