2018 Spring Meeting
2018 Spring Meeting
Hotel Information
2018 Spring Meeting
Meeting Agenda
2018 Spring Meeting
Welcome to the
Psychopharmacology Update: State-of-the-Art 2018 Spring Meeting
Regarded as one of the best clinical update meetings in the field, the ASCP Psychopharmacology: State-of-the-Art 2018 Meeting is a full two day program designed to provide state-of-the-art education on new developments in psychopharmacology for psychiatrists and other professionals already knowledgeable about the pharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disorders.

More Information
For additional information on the Psychopharmacology Upate: State-of-the-Art 2018 Meeting, please click here or visit the ASCP website,

WHEN:March 24 - 25, 2018
WHERE:UCLA Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Outstanding faculty will update psychiatrists and other professionals already knowledgeable about the pharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disorders on the very latest in clinical psychopharmacology.
WHAT:Attendees could earn up to 16 hours of education credit. Click here for more information.

Attendees of the Fall Psychopharmacology Update program stated:

"This is the best meeting I attend."

"Very useful and fruitful experience."

 "One of the best clinically I've been to!"

"I appreciate the consistent high quality of the presentations, the value given to audience interaction and the organization of the conference."

"As usual a wonderful and clinically applicable conference with dynamic speakers and optimal opportunities for audience participation."

CME Credit 
In 2018, the Society designates this live meeting for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that (s)he actually spent in the educational activity. Please click here for additional CME information.

The meeting will be held March 24 - 25, 2018 at 
UCLA Luskin Conference Center

2018 Spring Meeting Registration Rates
Registration FeesASCP Member*Non-MemberResidents/ Trainees**
Until January 15th$450$550$100
By March 1st$500$600$100
After March 1st$525$625$100
*If not currently an ASCP member, you may join during the registration process and pay the discounted rate.
**To get the Resident rate, you must join ASCP as a Resident Member. (Membership is complimentary.)
Meeting registration fees will be refunded (less $100 processing fee) if the Executive Office
receives written notice to
info@ascpp.org by February 23, 2018.

 UCLA Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

855-LCC-UCLA (855-522-8252)

  • You can reserve your room via the weblink below or calling directly.
  • Rooms are on a first come, first served basis. 
  • All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card and accompanied by a first night room deposit.
  • To receive ASCP's discounted room rate of $269/night, all reservations must be reserved by Tuesday, February 20th. 
  • ASCP is proud to offer travel discounts for meeting attendees.  For additional information on discounts on flights from Delta and United, as well as a discount on Lyft, click here


2018 Topics and Presenters
*The finalized schedule will be available in January 2018. 

Meeting Registration and Breakfast: Centennial Prefunction
Meeting Room: Centennial C & D

CLICK HERE for a facility map.  

Treatment Resistant DepressionMichael E. Thase, M.D.*
Psychotropic Drug AdherenceMartha Sajatovic, M.D.
Inflammation and DepressionMichael Irwin, M.D.
Menopausal DepressionVivien Burt, M.D., Ph.D.*
Metabolic Effects of PsychotropicsJohn W. Newcomer, M.D.
KetamineCristina Cusin, M.D.
Medical Malpractice and Clinical PharmacologySheldon Preskorn, M.D.
SchizophreniaDon Goff, M.D.
Sexual DysfunctionAnita Clayton, M.D.
Psychadelics in PsychiatryCharles Raison, M.D.
How to use Pharmacogenomic Tests to Predict the Risk of Side EffectsRajnish Mago, M.D.
Use of Atypicals in Nonpsychotic PopulationsJoseph Goldberg, M.D
*Ask the Expert with Michael E. Thase, M.D. will be on Saturday, March 24 at 7:45am.
*Ask the Expert with Vivien Burt, M.D. will be on Sunday, March 25 at 7:45am.
*Ackerman Union is the student union building right across from the UCLA Luskin Conference Center.  There are numerous options from fast food to salad bar to a Wolfgang Puck Express.  There are also several other eateries nearby on campus.  Additionally,  Westwood Village Restaurants is 2 blocks from the Conference Center.