Antipsychotics Work Great – But What About the Side Effects?

All sessions will be held in Pacific Time (PT).

Saturday, September 23, 2023

7:00 am - 8:00 am

“Drug Handles”: Managing Metabolic Side Effects of Antipsychotics

Christoph U. Correll, MD

Atypical antipsychotics can be very efficacious in treating both psychosis and mood disorders. However, treatment with these medications is often associated with an increased risk for metabolic conditions. Join Dr. Christoph Correll as he discusses best practices for avoiding or ameliorating the metabolic issues that may arise with antipsychotic treatment.

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Industry Symposium†: Learn More About This Long-Acting Injectable Option for Schizophrenia Treatment in Adults

Presented by Jonathan Meyer, MD; Jeremy Schreiber, MSN, PMHNP-BC; and Stephen M. Stahl, MD, PhD, DSc (Hon.)

Sponsored by Alkermes

9:00 am – 9:05 am


9:05 am – 9:35 am

Poster Session†: The Trouble with Trazodone

Presented by Emerson Wickwire, PhD and Paul Saskin, PhD

Sponsored by Idorsia Pharmaceuticals

9:35 am - 10:35 am

Shake a Leg: What to Do When Antipsychotics Cause Dyskinesia

Rajnish Mago, MD

Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is unfortunately sometimes a consequence of antipsychotic treatment. In this presentation, Dr. Rajnish Mago will share with attendees how to identify TD, distinguish it from other movement disorders, and best practices for treating it.

10:35 am - 11:00 am

Live Panel Q&A

Christoph U. Correll, MD and Rajnish Mago, MD

†The content of all non-CME/CE events (Industry Symposia, Disease State Sessions, and Poster Sessions) and the views expressed therein are those of the presenting entity and not of NEI. These events are not part of the scientific program and do not provide CME/CE credit. By opening a non-CME/CE event, the attendee opts in to receive follow-up information from the commercial sponsor.

Program Faculty

Christoph U. Correll, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Molecular Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, New York City, NY

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Charité University Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Christoph U. Correll, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry at The Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, New York City, NY, USA, and also Professor and Chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Charité University Medicine, Berlin, Germany. He completed his medical studies at the Free University of Berlin in Germany, and Dundee University Medical School in Scotland. He is board certified in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry, having completed both residencies at The Zucker Hillside Hospital in New York City. Since 1997, he has been working and conducting research in New York, USA, and since 2017 he is also working in Germany.

Dr. Correll focuses on the identification and treatment of youth and adults with severe mental illness, clinical trials, epidemiology, psychopharmacology, meta-analyses, and the interface between physical health and mental health.

He has authored or co-authored over 800 journal articles that have been cited more than 60.000 times and received over 40 research awards for his work. In November 2022, his H-index was 128 in Google Scholar and 97 in Web of Science.

Since 2014, the beginning of this metric, he has been listed every year by Clarivate/Web of Science as one of the “most influential scientific minds” and “top 1% cited scientists in the area of psychiatry”

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Rajnish Mago, MD

Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Editor-in-Chief, Simple and Practical Medical Education

Rajnish Mago, MD, is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a website which provides clinical summaries and advanced tips to help mental health clinicians become expert psychopharmacologists. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, and a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, where he is the director of the psychopharmacology curriculum. Dr. Mago was previously a professor of psychiatry and director of the mood disorders program at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Mago is equally a clinician, researcher, and educator, with each of these areas informing the others.

As a clinician, he provides specialized consultation as well as ongoing care to patients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and ADHD.

As a researcher and academic, he has done studies on tools for identifying and assessing symptoms that may be adverse effects, on the treatment of side effects like antidepressant-induced excessive sweating, and on the use of genetic testing to predict who may be more likely to have adverse effects.

As an educator, his practical guides in psychopharmacology are helping thousands of mental health clinicians in over 70 countries. At the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, where he is a clinical assistant professor, he has designed a four-year psychopharmacology curriculum and personally teaches psychopharmacology to psychiatry residents. He is also actively involved in continuing medical education in his capacity as chair of the education committees for both the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society and the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society. Dr. Mago is also an associate editor of the periodical Current Psychiatry.

Dr. Mago has been widely recognized for being an exceptional teacher and has received many awards for his teaching. These include the APA's Nancy C.A. Roeske MD Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education (2010) and the Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents (2011); the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society's Daniel Blain Award (2011), the Robert Waelder Award for teaching from the graduating residents (Class of 2012) at Thomas Jefferson University; the Dean's Award for Excellence in Education at Jefferson Medical College (2013); and the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society's award for being the Psychiatric Educator of the Year (2014).

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