Melbourne Alumni PD Session - Difficult to Treat Depression

Posted by the Alumni team on 28 April 2015

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The ACAP Alumni Team is pleased to have Dr David Mitchell from Black Dog Institute present our next professional development workshop in Melbourne on;

Difficult to Treat Depression

As a member of the ACAP Alumni Community this is your invitation to register for this seminar.

Date:                Tuesday 19th May
Times:              5.30pm to 6.00pm Registration, Refreshments & Networking
                          6.00pm to 8.30pm Presentation
                          (7.15pm to 7.30pm Short Break)
Cost:                 Covered by ACAP
Location:          Level 9 Lecture Theatre, 123 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Registrations:  Please see below

Dr David Mitchell completed his medical degree at Monash University before embarking on a diverse medical career. This has included working as a medical officer in the Royal Australian Air Force, the Royal Flying Doctors Service, Indigenous health, as well as time as a rural general practitioner. 

Dr Mitchell has a fellowship with the RACGP and a Master of Public Health from the University of Queensland. In addition to clinical practice he has worked as research fellow at the Baker IDI Human Neurotransmitter Laboratory where he studied the physiological functions of the human brain. Dr Mitchell has had a special interest in mental health throughout his medical career and this led him to complete further specialist training in psychiatry.

He is currently an advanced psychiatric registrar at The Austin, Melbourne but continues to work part-time as a general practitioner. He is passionate about enhancing mental health delivery at a primary care level and the clinical liaison between psychiatrists and general practitioners. He also has an interest in mood disorders, psychological trauma and veteran’s mental health.

In this session Dr Mitchell will cover the following topics:

  • Define the term ‘difficult to treat’ depression
  • List the common factors that underpin difficult to treat depressions
  • Identify common conditions and co-morbidities that may present as difficult to treat depression
  • Use a systemic based approach to work through treatment options for the patient with difficult to treat depression

By attending this event you will receive a certificate crediting you with 2.5 PD hours.

Registrations are crucial as places are limited. Please register via the online form by Tuesday 12th May. Your registration will be confirmed via email.

We look forward to receiving your registration and seeing you at the session.