Continuing Medical Education

The weekly Grand Rounds series features presentations on the latest breakthroughs in mental health research and treatment innovations. The online listing of the schedule is available at and also featured on iTunesU. Joint Seminars in Neuroscience - the weekly Joint Seminars series is presented in collaboration by the Brain Research Institute and the Semel Institute, as well as the Interdepartmental Programs for Neuroscience, the Mental Retardation Research Center, and the Departments of Anesthesiology, Neurobiology, Neurology, Opthamology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Physiological Science, Physiology, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Psychology, and Surgery/Neurosurgery. Cutting-edge developments in the neurosciences are presented weekly.


The Annual Review of Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology Update is a two-day intensive conference that provides comprehensive presentations and small-group discussions on the state-of-the-art in mental health. Future dates for Annual Review and previous course outlines are available online at

Online Programs

Since 2000, the OPCE began developing online courses for those not able to attend live events. These have grown into several different areas including psychosis and bipolar disorder, as well as individual case conferences. Listed below are links to our different sites, although future material will also be available via the iTunesU service.

  • - a series of podcasts streamed weekly from September-June.
  • Western Regional Training Center on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - provides educational materials, training, and technical assistance to medical and allied health professionals, educators, and students. The Center seeks to reduce the incidence of alcohol-exposed pregnancies and to increase the availability and quality of services for individuals affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and their families through improved education and training of medical and other health students and professionals.