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2014 Psychiatry Board Review Course

For Certification & Recertification

Wednesday, January 8 – Sunday, January 12, 2014
Atlanta Marriott Century Center

“A hidden gem. So much more than a board review course.”
Be Prepared for Certification or Recertification Examinations
  • Pre and post course exams to gauge learning progression
  • Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Self Assessment workshops
    which include exam question review and clinical round-table discussions
  • Expert faculty in psychiatry from a variety of medical schools present the content

Seating is limited!

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the 2014 Psychiatry Board Review Course and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive Continuing Medical Education (CME) program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of maintenance of certification.
CREDITS Earn 41 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
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Course Overview

What previous attendees had to say...

“A great, more intimate, program and setting. You really get to meet practicing colleagues, study, and learn together.”
“The Breakout Sessions make it interesting and interactive with colleagues from all over.”
“Much of the specific question material on the MOC (Recertification) Examination was covered in this course”
“Gets better [with updates] every year”
Course Director

John Koutras, MD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics
University of Vermont Medical School
Burlington, VT


John Koutras, MD, continues to practice inpatient and outpatient adult psychiatry. He is noted for helping residents prepare for both the General Adult Psychiatry Part I and Part II exams, with pass rates that easily exceed the average reported by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Among Dr. Koutras’ other distinguished accomplishments:

  • Harvard-educated, and Board Certified in General Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Director of the Young Adult Clinic at the University of Vermont
  • Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Course for the General Adult Psychiatry Residency, University of Vermont
  • Two-time recipient of the University of Vermont Adult Psychiatry Residents’ Clinical Teaching Award
Featuring Expert Faculty from: University of Vermont, Harvard Medical School, Vanderbilt University, Duke University, Medical College of Georgia, University of North Carolina, Emory University, Yale School of Medicine, University of Arkansas, and University of Wisconsin.

Course Description

Course Director, Dr. John Koutras, worked with the Oakstone Institute to create an in-depth review which is designed to provide psychiatrists and psychiatrists-intraining with current, relevant, and condensed information needed to pass certification, and maintenance of certification (recertification) exams. This course is also valuable if you are simply looking for a great way to keep up with key developments in psychiatry. A concise format means it will focus only on what is necessary to pass the exam and stay current. Faculty selected for their outstanding teaching methods and expertise in target ‘must-know’ areas will deliver more than 35 leading edge presentations.

As a full-time academic psychiatrist, Dr. Koutras has played a significant role in helping residents pass the board exam, with pass rates that easily exceed the average reported by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. As the course director, he will pass his expertise in this critical area to you, the attendee. Dr. Koutras and the faculty will offer useful exam-taking techniques, as well as emphasize what to study (and what not to study), how to study, how to maximize time, and how to gain confidence. You will also receive an intense review of the requisite neurology topics, an area in which many psychiatrists are less current. Unlike other courses, Dr. Koutras and his team will use a digital audience response system that enables the participants to respond to questions most likely to appear on an actual exam, receive immediate feedback, and gauge their level of knowledge against others.


Tuition is payable in advance and includes a digital syllabus (on flash drive available at the course and a downloadable version available two weeks prior to conference), continental breakfasts, buffet lunches, and two refreshment breaks per day.

Multi-attendee Discount

10% discount for two to four attendees from the same institution; 15% discount for five or more attendees from the same institution. Discount is applicable only on tuition fees.

Course Location and Accommodations

Hurry and reserve your room at the conference discount of $131! To make reservations by phone, call 800-228-9290.

Under Special Rates and Awards click Group Code, select dates and enter oakoaka as the code.
Special Rate available through December 17, 2013.

Attendees are responsible for making their own lodging and transportation arrangements. Registration includes a digital syllabus (on-line and flash drive), continental breakfasts, lunches, and two refreshment breaks each day, as well as, FREE wireless high speed internet and power drops for laptops in meeting room, unlimited local and long distance phone calls within the United States in each guest room, and free parking.


Attendees flying to Atlanta to attend this conference should fly into the Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport if possible. The hotel is located approximately 30 miles from the airport. Estimated travel expense: Taxi $55, Airport Shuttle $40, Marta $4. Hotel pickup from Marta station is complimentary.

Also Available for Additional Purchase
  • DVDs of Conference Lectures $300: Discounted price for registered attendees only. Expires January 12, 2014. Regular price $1,195: DVDs & MP4
  • Black/White Print Syllabus $125: Must pre-order your copy by December 17, 2013 with your paid registration. Available for pickup at conference only.
Cancellation Policy

Registration may be cancelled up to 14 business days before the first day of the conference. An administrative fee of $100 will be charged for all cancellations. No refunds will be made for cancellations after December 17, 2013.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If you fail the written portion of the psychiatry exam within one year of attending the course, we will waive your fee to repeat the conference or offer you a suitable replacement.


Intended Audience

Psychiatrists or psychiatrists-in-training

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be better able to:
  • Discuss relevant scientific and clinical informationstressing the main areas of psychiatry and neurology: basic science, diagnosis and phenomenology, and evidence-based treatments
  • Apply strategies for studying for the ABPN examinations and frequently encountered questions



Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this live activity for 41 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.