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MPS CME: Psychiatry and Legal Interventions

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Maryland Psychiatric Society presents:
Psychiatry and Legal Interventions A virtual CME meeting


7:00-7:30 Arka Deb, MD

Utilizing EPs, ERPO and MCT during a mental health crisis

7:30-8:00 Cynthia Lewis, MD

Legal issues in the care of psychiatric patients in the emergency department

8:00-8:30 Ronald Means, MD

Behavioral Health Crises on College and University Settings: Factors to consider

8:30-9:00 Panel Discussion With Drs. Deb, Lewis and Means


Speaker Information:

Ronald Means, MD: Dr. Ronald Means is a board-certified psychiatrist in the fields of General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. He completed training at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins hospitals and holds faculty appointments at both institutions. In addition, he maintains a private practice focusing upon forensic psychiatric evaluations of both children and adults.  Dr. Means is the Chief Medical Officer for Catholic Charities of Baltimore. There, he is responsible for both treating and monitoring the treatment of children and adults with mental health and substance use disorders.  He supervises a staff psychiatrists and nurse practitioners while developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure effective clinical care, including crisis services for the youth of Baltimore City.  Dr. Ronald Means recently assisted in the creation of the Johns Hopkins University Behavioral Health Support Team – a mobile co-responder program that pairs behavioral health clinicians with specially-trained security personnel to serve the students, faculty and staff of the university.

Cynthia Lewis, MD: Dr. Major is an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include adult psychiatry, affective disorders, community psychiatry, eating disorders and emergency psychiatry. Dr. Major also serves as the Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Major earned her M.D. from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine. She completed her residency in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2000.

Arkaprava ‘Arka’ Deb, MD, MPH, MPA: Arkaprava “Arka” Deb is a psychiatrist and preventive medicine physician.  His psychiatric clinical work focuses on adolescent and young adult psychiatry through his position as Director of Psychiatric Services with the Door Adolescent Health Center (New York, NY).   His teaching and mentorship responsibilities include public psychiatry curriculum development and professional development for psychiatry residents through his position as Director of Public Psychiatry Education for SUNY Downstate College of Medicine (Brooklyn, NY).   He also works on healthcare payment policy for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US Department of Health and Human Services (Woodlawn, MD).   He has completed his psychiatry and preventive medicine residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Baltimore, MD).  He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center (Washington, DC).   He has worked on Health Policy evaluations and projects at the Local, State, National, and International level.



Learning Objectives:

At the end of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

• Recognize and describe the unique aspects to the provision of crisis care on campus settings

• List resources Maryland psychiatrists can utilize during a mental health crisis (EPs, ERPO, MCT, etc.)

• Discuss legal options/interventions frequently used within the emergency department when treating psychiatric patients


Accreditation Information:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of American Psychiatric Association (APA) and Maryland Psychiatric Society (MPS). The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


November 10
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Maryland Psychiatric Society


Remote Participation Only

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