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DSM-5: Changes/Implications for Clinical Practice October 15, 2013, 8:00 am - 4:15 pm Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA

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DSM-5:  Changes and Implications for Clinical Practice (MC71)

October 15, 2013
Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA 

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders or “DSM” is used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders.  It standardizes diagnoses by psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, and affects research, public health policy, education, reimbursement systems, and forensics.  In May 2013, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) published DSM-5, after a 14-year revision process.  The goal of the conference is to familiarize participants with the overall revisions to the diagnostic criteria and the structural changes found in DSM-5 and provide them with a framework for its use in clinical practice. 

The Chair of the DSM-5 Task Force, David J. Kupfer, MD will explain the impact of the new diagnostic guidelines on clinical practice and research, while other faculty, some of whom were members of the DSM-5 workgroups, will discuss the clinical implications of the diagnostic modification related to their areas of specialization.

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A Joint Effort Sponsored by
Community Care Behavioral Health Organization
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
UPMC Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic Mental Health Conference Planning
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for
  Continuing Education in the Health Sciences
Details can be found on the website,

Non-UPMC staff can register online at (Search on ADHD).

For additional information or to receive a brochure, please contact Nancy Mundy at or (412) 204-9090.

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