Event Date: 10th September 24

Welcome to the webinar ‘New thoughts on Lithium’ with Dr Jonathan Meyer.

This webinar will take place on September 10th 2024, at 10 AM (AEST). The Webinar is recorded and will be available for on-demand viewing. 

The Webinar is exclusive to Academy Members Only. [The Academy Membership gives you access to a range of online interactive courses and webinars throughout the year, with on-demand viewing available for all webinars].

Join us for an insightful webinar featuring Dr. Jonathan Meyer, a leading international expert in psychopharmacology. This session will delve into Dr. Meyer’s expert perspective on lithium’s role in managing mood disorders, providing practical strategies to optimise its use and achieve positive patient outcomes. Dr. Meyer will explore the latest advancements and insights, offering mental health professionals essential guidance in lithium use for mood disorders.

Dr. Meyer will provide an overview of the latest research and clinical guidelines, discussing lithium’s unique benefits, renal implications, and safe monitoring practices.

The event will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing for members. 

The presentation will provide an update on:

  • The limitations of antipsychotics for bipolar I maintenance, and how to use lithium during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

  • The evidence supporting the unique benefits of lithium on risk for completed suicide, and its neuroprotective effects.

  • Renal journey of lithium, its ENaC affinity, polyuria pathophysiology, and how to monitor for and manage polyuria.

  • How to safely monitor lithium treatment and manage drug-drug interactions impacting lithium clearance.

While our Academy members enjoy exclusive access to a range of courses and webinars (including this event) with their annual membership, we’re pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase this webinar event individually – New thoughts on Lithium with Dr Jonathan Meyer

Speaker profile – Dr Jonathan Meyer

Dr. Jonathan Meyer is a Voluntary Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of California, San Diego, and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Meyer is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Medical School, finished his adult psychiatry residency at LA County-USC Medical Center and completed fellowships there in Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology Research. Dr. Meyer has teaching duties at UC San Diego and the Balboa Naval Medical Center, and is a psychopharmacology consultant to the first episode psychosis program at Balboa NMC, and to the 7000 bed state hospital system in California.

Dr. Meyer has lectured and published extensively on psychopharmacology, and is the sole author of the chapter on the Pharmacotherapy of Psychosis and Mania for the last 3 editions of Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. Along with Dr. Stephen Stahl he is co-author of the Clozapine Handbook published in 2019,  The Clinical Use of Antipsychotic Plasma Levels released in 2021, and The Lithium Handbook published in 2023, all three by Cambridge University Press.

Dr Sanil Rege is a consultant psychiatrist and academic, with dual qualifications from the UK and Australia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK).

This webinar is complimentary for Academy members. However, we’re pleased to offer non-members the opportunity to purchase this webinar individually. Click the below link to purchase this event individually.

New thoughts on Lithium with Dr Jonathan Meyer

Take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and clinical skills in lithium use in mood disorders. Register now to secure your spot and stay at the forefront of psychopharmacology.

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