The OPPA offers educational opportunities specifically designed to meet the needs of Ohio's psychiatrists.  We also welcome the opportunity to collaborate with others - more information can be found in our Co-Marketed/Joint-Sponsored Educational Events policy.

Live Webinars

A series of webinars originally planned as live presentations at OPPA's 2020 Annual Psychiatric Update

Although the March event had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the OPPA brings you nine excellent educational opportunities as live webinars and/or
on-demand modules.

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A series of webinars originally planned as live presentations at the OPPA's 2020 Annual Psychiatric Update

Although the March event had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the OPPA is to bring you nine excellent presentations as
live webinars and/or on-demand modules.

The field of psychiatry has seen tremendous advances in treatments and understanding of mental disorders, in the milieu of increasing physician burnout, administrative responsibilities and tumultuous political issues. Because of this intersection, psychiatrists must be at the forefront of continued education in the practical aspects of our profession to thrive. The OPPA brings together thought leaders from across the nation to address various aspects of practice that psychiatrists routinely encounter which spans pharmaceutical, therapeutic, regulatory, media and administrative issues. Practical psychiatry increases knowledge, builds confidence, expands connectedness, decreases helplessness and supports resilience.

July 16, 2020

Physician Implicit Bias in Health Care: An Invisible Risk Factor for Poor Patient Outcomes

Quinn Capers, MD, FACC

Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular), The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus


July 23, 2020

The Magic Pill for Insomnia Disorder: An Introduction to CBT-I

Michelle Drerup, PsyD, DBSM

Director of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Cleveland Clinic and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland


July 30, 2020

Practical Tips and Update on ABPN/MOC

Larry Faulkner, MD, DFAPA

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


August 6, 2020

Adult ADHD: What Are We All Missing?

David Goodman, MD, FAPA

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Maryland


August 13, 2020

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! The Explosive Use of Pets & Animals for Mental Health

Victoria Kelly, MD, FAPA

Assistant Professor and Residency Training Director, University of Toledo


August 20, 2020

Getting Into the Weeds on "Medical" Marijuana: An Addictionologist's Perspective

Christina Delos Reyes, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland


August 27, 2020

Pharmacogenetics and Precision Antidepressant Dosing

Jeffrey Strawn, MD, FAPA

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Associate Vice-Chair of Research, Director Anxiety Disorders Research Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati


September 3, 2020

Media Training: Developing Your Message and Then Delivering It to the Public

Glenn O'Neal

American Psychiatric Association


September 10, 2020

Iatrogenesis Prescription Drugs in Psychiatric Disorders

Henry Nasrallah, MD, DFAPA

Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Neuroscience, Director, Neuropsychiatry and Schizophrenia Programs, University of Cincinnati



Covid Telepsychiatry Webina

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Designed to provide timely information about what psychiatrists need to know when it comes to coding, documentation and informed consent when providing services via telehealth.

OPPA Members: FREE; All Others: $19

This webinar took place on March 25, 2020 and was updated on April 1, 2020.

Presenter: Diane Zucker, M.Ed., CCS-P

Annual Meeting

Annual Psychiatric Update

Each Spring, the OPPA holds its Annual Psychiatric Update. The 2020 program is in the planning stages. It will be held on March 14-15 at the Marriott University in Columbus. Keep checking back as program details develop.

Other Events

Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Update
Addressing Issues of Critical Importance

Periodically, the OPPA holds an annual update to share the latest information specifically targeted to meet the needs of Ohio's child and adolescent psychiatrists, as well as other physicians, including pediatricians and family physicians, and other mental health clinicians, who treat children and adolescents.

Other Workshops

Periodically, the OPPA provides CPT Coding and/or DSM-5 workshops based on the needs of its members. These information-packed classes designed for new or experienced billing and coding staff, managers and physicians who provide psychiatry and mental health services.