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2015 Electroconvulsive Therapy Course (February)

Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital # | Atlanta, USA
From 1450 to 1450 USD
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Title: 2015 Electroconvulsive Therapy Course (February)
Specialty: Psychiatry
Dates: From Feb, 4, 2015 to Feb, 6, 2015
Location: Atlanta, USA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 1450 to 1450 USD
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Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital #

Atlanta, USA
Emory Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital is a leading hospital for adult and geriatric psychiatric care in Atlanta and the Southeast. Our hospital has 40 inpatient beds, both inpatient and outpatient electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) services and a geriatric psychiatry partial hospitalization program. Our interdisciplinary care team consists of physicians, nurses, licensed social workers and licensed professional counselors who work together to provide a patient- and family-centered environment that is focused on our patients' unique needs. Our adult and geriatric psychiatric inpatient units utilize best practices for the treatment of psychiatric diagnoses, including mood and psychotic disorders. The goals of our inpatient care include: diagnostic assessment, initial treatment, and crisis stabilization allowing the patient to safely transition from inpatient care back to the community.
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The Emory University School of Medicine designates this continuing medical education activity for 18 credit hours for the three-day sessions. Credit hours are Category 1 of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. Each attendee should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
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The course is structured for psychiatrists interested in the therapeutic efficacy of ECT and the procedures for the administration of ECT.


  1. Understand the current literature of the theoretical basis for the therapeutic efficacy of ECT and the procedures for the safe and effective administration of ECT.
  2. Review the policies and procedures required by JCAH and APA 1999 guidelines including necessary forms, pre-ECT work-up and post-ECT evaluation and follow-up.
  3. Practical experience in pre-ECT evaluations, observing ECT treatments, recovery and follow-up. The student will receive one-on-one training with an instructor.

Course Director
JB Fuqua Chair for Late-Life Depression
Vice-Chair for Education Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Emory School of Medicine




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The following hotels and motels are approximately within six miles of Emory University Hospital. Many offer special rates for families of Emory patients. Please ask our hospital guest services representative for a letter to take with you to the hotel for a special rate. Guest services also will make reservations for you and can give you room rates and maps to hotels. The guest services desk is located in the main lobby of the hospital and can be reached by calling extension 2-5619. (If you are calling from outside the hospital, dial 404-712-5619.) Discounted rates are subject to availability.

Emory Conference Center Hotel *1615 Clifton Road, NE (0.6 mile)
Atlanta, GA 30322
404-712-6000 or 1-800-933-6679

Holiday Inn Express – Emory *2183 North Decatur Road (1 mile)
Decatur, GA 30033
404-320-0888 or 1-800-465-4329

Courtyard Atlanta Decatur
130 Clairemont Avenue (2.3 miles)
Decatur, GA 30030

Super 8 Motel917 Church Street (2.57 miles)
Decatur, GA 30030

Courtyard by Marriott – Executive Park1236 Executive Park Dr (2.91 miles)
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-728-0708 or 1-800-321-2211

Doubletree Hotel2061 North Druid Hills Rd (3.67 miles)
Atlanta, GA 30329

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Atlanta, Ga. 30322

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Atlanta, Ga. 30322

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