Keystone Symposium Spring 2017: Behavioral Health Integration

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Date(s) - 08 April
8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Medical Sciences Building


Keystone Symposium
Spring 2017

Behavioral Health Integration

April 8, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Behavioral health conditions are a major public-health threat locally and nationally. They are a leading driver in healthcare costs, affecting nearly one in five Americans. These conditions can be very disruptive and impact people throughout their lifespans. Yet in spite of this, behavioral health care is mostly separated from the primary care system. This symposium will offer strategies on the logistics and business case for integrating behavioral health and physical healthcare. It will also address mental health and substance abuse conditions, health behaviors and their contribution to chronic mental illnesses, life stressors and crises, stress-related physical symptoms, and ineffective patterns of healthcare utilization.


7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Keynote Session:
How to Succeed Financially with Integration of Care
Kathleen Reynolds LMSW, ACSW
Reynolds Associates

9:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Integration 101
Parinda Khatri, PhD
Chief Clinical Officer, Cherokee Health Systems, Tennessee

11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Integrated Care Initiatives
David Kelley, MD
Chief Medical Officer, PA Department of Welfare, Office of Medical Assistance Programs

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Announcing the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Integration of Care Certificate Program
Jeffrey Sternleib, PhD
Faculty Advisor, Certificate Program

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
525 Pine Street
Scranton, PA 18509

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Questions? Call 570-504-9074 or email

Registration Fee:

  • Free to Geisinger Commonwealth staff, faculty & students
  • Free to Resident Physicians
  • $10.00 for all University/College Students with I.D.
  • $40.00 for all other participants

 Registration policies:

  • Registrations will be confirmed by email upon receipt of payment.
  • Geisinger Commonwealth reserves the right to cancel any activity due to unforeseen circumstances and will refund registration fees.
  • If you need to cancel your registration, your fee will be refunded when written notifi cation is received by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Office of CME before April 1, 2017.
  • No refunds will be made on or after April 1, 2017.
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.