The Office of Educational Resources and Planning

The conferences coordinated by the Mental Health Conference Planning arm of the Office of Educational Resources and Planning (OERP) feature the top faculty and staff of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, as well as noted experts from throughout the world.  Our programs attract a regional, national and international audience. There is typically a registration fee charged to all participants, although there may be scholarships or discounts available.  See the individual program description for further details.  

Fall Conferences

"Integrative Approaches in Pain Management"  will be on Dec. 1, 2018 at the Herberman Conference Center.  Discounted parking is available. Registration is closed. Walk-ins are welcome. 
Final OERP conference before LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT license renewal in February. Breakfast, lunch and continuing education/medical credits included!   

Conference Materials from the "Integrative Approaches in Pain Management":

Part 1 - Intro-Keynote-Dr. Wasan

Part 2 - Glick-Teh
Part 3 - Jarquin-Peterson
Part 4 - DeGregorio
Part 5 - Wasan
Part 6 - Greco


Conference Materials from the "35th Annual Pittsburgh Schizophrenia Conference held on Nov. 16, 2018 - PowerPoint presentations; Speaker bios; Presentation abstract; References; Artwork. This is a large PDF so it's divided into presentations:

Part 1 (CME Handout/Dr. Chengappa's Introduction/Artwork)

Part 2 (Drs. Perkins and Chengappa presentation-1/Artwork)

Part 3 (Drs. Perkins and Chengappa presentation-2/Artwork)

Part 4 (Dr. Eack's presentation/Artwork)
Part 5
(Drs. Clinebell and Lupu/Artwork)
Part 6 (Steven Forrester, MSEd/Artwork)
Part 7 (Dr. Coffman's presentation-1)
Part 8 (Dr. Coffman's presentation-2)
Part 9 (Dr. Coffman's presentation-3/Artwork
Part 10 (Panel Information - Flavio Chamis and Donna McBride, LPC/Artwork)

And, our spring conference season is looking great. We'll keep you updated!

  • “3rd Annual Pittsburgh TiPS/SBIRT Conference” – March 22, 2019

  • "Essential Psychiatric Overview for Advanced Practice Providers" (great for nurse practitioners and physician assistants) – April 6, 2019

  • "The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD) Annual Conference" (need not be a member of the society to attend) – April 11-13, 2019

  • "UPMC Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Conference" - April 13, 2019

  • “STAR-Center Conference” – May 10, 2019

  • "Child and Adolescent Bipolar Conference - October 10, 2019



UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5059. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

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