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7th Annual National Update on Behavioral Emergencies

Chicago Medical School Cordially Invites You to Attend

7th Annual National Update on Behavioral Emergencies Conference (NUBE)

Hotel: Treasure Island 

Conference Dates: December 7-9 2016

Target Audience

Emergency medicine physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, mental health workers, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, physician assistants 

Practice Gap/Needs Assessment

Many patients present to the emergency department (ED) with various complaints and concerns. Some patients present with obvious mental illness and some present with obvious physical illness. Other patients present with physical complaints that are due to psychiatric illness that may cause or affect their physical illness. Some patients have undiagnosed psychiatric illnesses that present to the ED with a physical problem but could benefit by identification of the psychiatric illness. 

Early identification and referral of patients with psychiatric illness could, like many other illnesses, reduce the incidence of progression, rate of complications, and improve long term outcomes. It is valuable for the ED physician to identify psychiatric illness in patients presenting to the ED. This is especially true in that some mental illness may either cause or exacerbate the patient's clinical presentation.

This conference deals with the dilemma of the psychiatric patient in the ED setting on such topics as psychiatric boarders, who can be discharged, and treatment in the ED. This conference is designed for all providers, including ED physicians, psychiatrists, mid-levels, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers. 

Conference objective

The purpose for this conference is to increase the knowledge and collaboration among care givers in the emergency, PES, and acute care settings for patients who present with psychiatric symptoms. 

Accreditation Statement

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science designates this educational activity for a maximum of _AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Planner and speaker Disclosures

Planner and speaker disclosure information will be made available during the conference. 


For hotel booking, please use this link to for the discounted group rate:

All questions regarding the conference, registration, speaker or abstract proposals, can be made to:

Jamie Doucet, MPH

Research and Education Coordinator

Rosalind Franklin University


Phone: 773.257.6130

Call for Abstracts- CLICK HERE

Pre-Conference Seminar on Improving ED Flow for People with Behavioral Problems- Using Systems Improvement Methods

December 7, 2016 from 8:30AM to 4:30PM

CME available for most disciplines

Please join us Wednesday, December 7th for a one day pre-conference seminar (registration available at conference registration link above). Learn to:

•identify specific aspects of Emergency Department operation which exacerbate symptoms for behavioral health patients.

•identify aspects of their hospital which meets, or do not meet  the expectations of the Joint Commission  

•develop a plan for reducing the time  people with behavioral health problems spend in the ED. 

•identify ways to expedite placement of those requiring residential care. 

•identify specific issues which lead to court cases. 

•identify methods for avoiding those issues.

•identify specific methods for reducing the incidence of injuries to consumer and staff in the ED.

Faculty includes:

•           Stuart Buttlaire Ph. D. Regional Director of Inpatient Psychiatry and Continuing   Care for Northern California Kaiser Permanente

•           Darcy Jaffe, Chief Nurse Officer and Senior Associate Administrator at     Harborview Medical Center

•           Larry Phillips Larry Phillips D.C.S.W. Program Manager,  St Anthony Hospital,     Oklahoma City

•           Peter Brown MA Exec. Dir. IBHI


•           Other faculty

Exhibitors Welcome

The 7th Annual National Update on Behavioral Emergencies conference welcomes exhibitors at this year's event. Exhibitors receive the following:

  • One table (6 or 8 feet)
  • One chair
  • One waste basket 

Please see the registration page to register as an exhibitor. 

Name of person attending from your organization will be due to Jamie Doucet no later than two weeks before the conference. 

Non-profit organizations are welcome to exhibit for no charge*. For those interested, please contact Jamie Doucet at

*Non-profit organizations will not be charged a registration fee, however, if charges are incurred by the hotel, the organization will be responsible for those charges*