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WPA conference on depression
March 3-5

Depression: The State of the Art is the focus of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association’s (WPA) 2016 Annual Conference, being held March 3-5 at The Edgewater in Madison.

Approximately 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression, according to the World Health Organization. Depression of moderate or severe intensity, especially long-term, may become a serious health condition. Although there are known, effective treatments for depression, fewer than half of those affected in the world receive such treatments.

Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, this conference will feature topic experts from Wisconsin and across the country discussing their areas of specialty knowledge and providing updates on state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of depression. Sessions will explore possible explanations for depression, as well as alternative treatment modalities.

Speakers include Wisconsin Medical Society member Ned Kalin, MD, chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Darin Dougherty, MD, and Marlene Freeman, MD, both from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston; and Mark A. Frye, MD, from Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

The event starts Thursday evening, March 3, with a reception, dinner and presentation on “Exploring the Frontiers of Depression,” and will conclude midday on Saturday, March 5. In addition, Rep. John Nygren will be presented with the 2016 Friend of WPA Award at the opening dinner March 3. For more information about the award, click here. Details and registration information can be found online at www.TheWPA.org.

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