Regional Conference

Save the Date: 2015 Regional Integrated Mental Health Conference
April 17-19, 2015
West Baden Springs Hotel
French Lick, IN

Registration scheduled to open November 11, 2014.  
Contact Sara with questions. 



The delivery of mental health care is rapidly changing. Evidence suggests the integration of psychiatric care into the physical care setting is imperative in the treatment of those with mental illness. However, many psychiatrists, primary care physicians and other professionals are unsure how best to make this happen.

Join us as we examine cutting-edge research, evidence-based practices, and models on integrated care. Explore the relationship between the mind and body, furthering your knowledge on the significant interplay between physical and psychiatric illness. Learn about the business of integrated care from national experts including: Dr. R. Andrew Chambers (Indiana University School of Medicine), Dr. Joanna Chambers (Indiana University School of Medicine) Dr. Catherine Chiles (Yale University School of Medicine), Dr. Thomas McAllister (Indiana University School of Medicine), Dr. Barry Sarvet (Tufts University), Dr. Erik Vanderlip (University of Oklahoma School of Medicine), and Dr. Pieter Joost van Wattum (Yale University School of Medicine), among others.

Changes for 2015 include: Friday morning accredited skills session, Saturday networking lunch, and resident/early career programming track Saturday afternoon. To view the schedule, click here (please note this is a draft, changes are forthcoming).

Speakers will present a balanced program of lectures and case scenarios to improve your understanding of these issues. Join us!

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION - Scheduled to open November 11, 2014.

CONFERENCE HOTEL - Discount guest room information forthcoming.

French Lick, the Midwest’s premier resort and casino destination, offers two luxury hotels, a 24 hour casino, three golf courses, 15 dining venues, and multiple recreation options on 3,000 acres of history and natural beauty.  

The West Baden Springs Hotel

West Baden Springs Hotel is an extraordinary experience. You will be captivated once you step foot inside this National Historic Landmark built in 1902. With its unique domed atrium spanning 200 feet, it has been called the "8th Wonder of the World." Rooms rise around the dome and balconies provide a panoramic view of the atrium. The West Baden Springs Hotel features:

  • 243 luxury guest rooms and suites
  • Natatorium housing indoor lap pool, spa, salon, and complimentary fitness center 
  • Championship-level golf courses
  • Casual and fine dining options 
  • Exquisite retail shops
  • Complimentary parking and valet service (fee) 
  • Complimentary high-speed wired and wireless internet
  • Complimentary shuttle service to French Lick Springs Hotel & Casino, The Riding Stables, and golf courses



Current situation: The delivery of mental health care is a rapidly changing landscape with the integration of psychiatric care into the physical care setting.  Many psychiatrists and primary care physicians are unsure how to integrate their practices in an effort to provide quality, efficient service to their patients.  Physicians need to explore existing models and gather tools for successful integration.

Proposed changes:  It is hoped that as a result of participating in this program, physicians will have an improved understanding of the importance of coordinated care, they will understand proper coding for services, and they will have improved collaboration with medical peers thereby improving patient care and quality of life.