Event Registration - Indiana Psychological Association
Homestudy Program: The Interrelationship between Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Delirium, Depression, and Dementia: The Potential Long-Term Consequences of COVID-19 Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) (Wang, orig. 11.20.2020)
7/14/2022 - 12/31/2050

Location: Virtual Event

Event Description

We are pleased that you are interested in IPA's (new for 2021) Homestudy Continuing Education Programs!

This process is straightforward:  Watch the recording. Complete the evaluation and pass the short test. Receive CE certificate via email.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email, including a critical link and confirmation code. At the very bottom of the email message, you will find an Attendee Confirmation Code for (name) and a link to Log in to event portal at (link). Once logged in, you will see instructions and links to the recording as well as the evaluation and test.


Originally offered as:
IPA 2020 Virtual Fall Conference
1.5 Hour of Category I CE credit

Friday, November 20th, 2020, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET

The Interrelationship between Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Delirium, Depression, and Dementia: The Potential Long-Term Consequences of COVID-19 Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) 
About 6% of people diagnosed with coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) require intensive care unit (ICU) hospitalization for symptoms such as acute respiratory distress, hypoxia, shock, and multiorgan failure. Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) describes the long-term cognitive, psychological and physical impairments following critical illness. About 50-70% of all ICU survivors experience at least one PICS-related impairment, and effects can persist for as long as 5-15 years after discharge. These symptoms can have a substantial impact on patient quality of life and caregiver burden. It has become an increasingly important phenomenon in older adults as survival rates from intensive care unit (ICU) hospitalizations have increased. In this talk, we will provide an overview of PICS, with an emphasis on symptoms of long-term cognitive impairment and psychiatric complications in older adults. Cognitive impairments after critical illness is observed across a range of cognitive domains including memory, attention and executive function, and can persist for years following critical illness. Depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder are prevalent in the ICU survivor population, and 4-6 times more common compared to the general population. We will review the risk factors for ICU-acquired cognitive impairment and mental health impairments associated with PICS. We will then discuss the importance of preventing, diagnosing and managing these symptoms, and the role of mental health professionals, including psychologists, in managing PICS. Finally, the presentation will conclude by discussing the potential implications for our society with the recent COVID-19 pandemic, and reviewing available interventions and future directions for improved comprehensive treatment of PICS.

Learning Objectives
By completing this program, participants will able to:

1.  describe the long-term cognitive and mental health effects from critical illness
2.  describe the potential future directions and promising interventions for post-intensive care syndrome
3.  describe the implications of COVID-19 pandemic in terms of critical illness survivorship
4.  describe recent research findings about underrepresented groups in COVID-19 and PICS

Presenter:  Sophia Wang, M.D.
Dr. Sophia Wang is a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist who serves as the Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement Core Leader for the NIA designated Indiana Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (IADRC). She received her MD at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine at New York City, and also did her psychiatry residency and VA Neurosciences fellowship there. She then went on to University of California San Francisco to complete her clinical geriatric  psychiatry fellowship. She is currently funded by a career development award from the NIA, which focuses on the relationship between delirium and dementia in critically ill survivors. Her work with the IADRC focuses on raising public awareness about the prevention and management of Alzheimer’s disease and the importance of participation in Alzheimer’s disease research for underrepresented minorities who are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Sophia Wang

Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice. 

Please note that APA rules require that credit be given only to those who attend the entire workshop.  Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving early will not receive CE credits.  Partial credit cannot be given. We ask that all participants complete the post-program evaluation form and homestudy test at the conclusion of the program. Dr. Wang and IPA have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any commercial support prior to or during this program.
CE certificates will be distributed via email within two weeks after a passing test (75+%) is submitted. 
Registration Fees
IPA New, Premier, Platinum, & Emeritus-Practicing - $10
IPA Basic, Academic, Emeritus-Retired, & Affiliate Members - $15
Non-Members - Psychologists & Other Professionals $30