Bringing Light to Winter Blues: A Discussion of Bright Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Bringing Light to Winter Blues: A Discussion of Bright Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder


29May

Event Info
Category Date and Time
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
  • 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic and Speaker
  • Bringing Light to Winter Blues:  A Discussion of Bright Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Jiaming (Kevin) Zhang MD
    • Psychiatry Resident - PGY4
    Jiaming (Kevin) Zhang

Location
  • In-person
  • School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
  • 1601 W. Taylor St.
  • Chicago IL 60612
  • Conference Room
    • Auditorium, Room 109
Event Coordinator
  • Department of Psychiatry Education Team
  • psych-education [at] uic.edu
Event Details

Kevin Zhang, a Philadelphia native and University of Pennsylvania graduate with a concentration in Ecology, is a fourth year UIC Psychiatry resident with background in neuroscience, with research spanning neurodegeneration in ALS and genome-wide association studies in schizophrenia. His interests include addiction and clinical psychiatry, and neuroscience.


Audience:

Psychiatrists, Neurologists, and other affiliated professionals interested in mental health

Purpose:

To provide current information on research, treatment, and policy issues relating to psychiatry and its adjunct fields

Instructional level:

Advanced

Objectives:

  1. Describe Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  2. Describe etiology of SAD 
  3. Analyze effectiveness of bright light therapy for SAD

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1credit AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units (1) will be available for Social Workers and affiliated reciprocal agencies. Illinois Board License number 159-000112.

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This event is 1 credit hour continuing education.

No member of the planning committee for this activity have reported a relevant relationship with a commercial interest.  There is no conflict of interest and nothing to disclose.

Kevin Zhang, MD has no relevant financial relationship with commercial interests related to this CME activity.

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