MALVERN, Pa., Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Improving the care of patients with mental illness and treating addiction remain top priorities for psychiatric clinicians, psychologists, therapists, addiction professionals, law enforcement, public health officials, and many others involved in these ongoing health crises. In response to the need for increased education and information in these areas, HMP, a leading health care event and education company, today announced it has expanded its award-winning Psych Congress Network, broadening the breadth and depth of its content and education. The new site will be called the Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Learning Network and deliver important value for the global community of professionals treating mental illness and addiction.
The Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Learning Network serves as the go-to resource for clinicians and others seeking the highest quality of care for their patients. This comprehensive digital platform brings the most up-to-date information and education on psychiatry, mental health, and addiction together in one place. The network features breaking news, interviews with and insight from leading researchers and thought leaders from around the world, perspective on the latest clinical treatment approaches and therapies, and opportunities for networking and idea exchange with others in the fields. In addition, important content from other well-respected digital brands that are part of HMP's portfolio – Addiction Professional and Behavioral Healthcare Executive – can now easily be accessed via the platform.
"The Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Learning Network builds upon the success of Psych Congress Network to serve as an enhanced source for clinically relevant content in psychiatry, mental health, and addiction," said Randy Robbin, president, NACCME, the medical education subsidiary of HMP. "We are proud to expand this network beyond psychiatry professionals, providing a singular educational and information platform designed to ultimately improve the lives of so many struggling with mental illness and addiction."
"As a practicing psychiatrist, I know first-hand the value this network will deliver to other psychiatric clinicians as well as addiction treatment professionals and many others who are looking for a definitive source to assist in making informed decisions to improve patient care," said Rakesh Jain, MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Midland, Texas, and Psych Congress Steering Committee Member. "With the launch of the Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Learning Network, HMP is creating an important resource for connecting the multidisciplinary community, online and in person, that will truly make a difference."
The Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Learning Network also gives professionals the opportunity to discover information about HMP's full suite of market-leading in-person continuing education meetings, including Psych Congress, the largest independent mental health meeting in the US; the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, the leading national meeting focused on addressing the opioid epidemic; and the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, the largest meeting focused on treatment of alcohol and addiction disorders.
The launch further bolsters HMP's already strong presence in the psychiatry and behavioral health space. In 2018, the company acquired a portfolio of eleven meetings and two publications from the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare (IABHC) from Vendome Healthcare Media.
For more information about the Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Learning Network, visit psychbehavioral.com.
HMP is the force behind Healthcare Made Practical – and is a multichannel leader in health care events and education, with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global health care community across a range of therapeutic areas. Its brands include Consultant360, the year-round, award-winning platform relied upon by primary care providers and other specialists; Psych Congress, the largest independent mental health meeting in the U.S.; EMS World Expo, North America's largest EMT and paramedic event; and the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), the largest wound care meeting in the world. For more information, visit hmpglobal.com.