Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds


Series Overview

The series is designed to connect emerging science with psychiatric practice. Lectures allow for presentation by experts; Q&A allows for extensive involvement of audience and lends itself to large group of learners/participants.

Series Objectives

  1. Summarize updates in diagnosis, treatment and research for various medical conditions.
  2. Compare diagnostic and treatment options with team members.
  3. Discuss appropriate strategies to address patient or team-based issues.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
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Credit Designation Statements 

American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

How to claim credit for attendance

Effective July 1, 2021, your attendance at Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) such as Grand Rounds, M & M, Journal Club, etc. that offer accreditation through the University of Minnesota Office of Continuing Professional Development will be recorded in the CE Portal. This is a convenient way to document your participation and maintain your continuing education and attendance records. You can learn more here.

You must record your attendance and claim credit from each session within 24 hours of it ending. You can do so by:

1. Sending a text message 
2. Claiming your credit online

To claim by text message:

Step 1: You must have a CE Portal Account. Sign In at the top left of the CE Portal at or create an account. NOTE: The CE Portal is NOT connected to other University of Minnesota or M Health Fairview systems. Be sure to include your cell phone number when you create your CE Portal Account. 

Step 2 (one-time only): Pair your mobile number to your CE Portal account: Text your email address with which you created your CE Portal account to (833) 616-1157. You will receive a text notification indicating your phone number has now been updated - this means that your CE Portal account is now paired to your mobile number.

Step 3: Text the Activity ID # provided in the yellow box to (833) 616-1157. NOTE: This code will be displayed at the live event.

To claim credit online:

  1. Visit to access the CE Portal.
  2. Login into your existing account or create one if you do not have one
  3. Once logged in, click on “My CE” in the top menu bar
  4. Select Claim Credit option
  5. Enter the Activity ID below, attest that you attended, and click the Submit Activity ID button

Upcoming Speakers (AY22)

May 4, 2022 | 11 am - 12:30 pm |

Boris Birmaher

Boris Birmaher, MD

Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry
Endowed Chair in Early Onset Bipolar Disease
University of Pittsburgh
Talk Title: Risk of Developing and Having Recurrent Manic and Depressive Episodes
Following the talk, learners will be better able to:
  1. Identify factors associated with increased risk to develop bipolar disorder 
  2. Identify factors associated with increased risk to have mood recurrences in youth who already were diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  3. Describe the use of tools to predict the individual risk to develop bipolar disorder and mood recurrences 
  4. Describe the genetic transmission of bipolar disorder from parents to their offspring.