January 24 - Dr. Jessica Broadway & Dr. Amy Hebbard

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences   |  Grand Rounds Series

"Psychopharmacology: Fact or Fiction"

Friday, Jan 24, 2020 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location Institute of Psychiatry-1st Floor Auditorium, 67 President Street Charleston, SC 29425

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences hosts bimonthly Grand Rounds that span the academic year.


Join us as we host Dr. Jessica Broadway, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at MUSC and Dr. Amy Hebbard, Psychiatric Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Pharmacy Coordinator, MUSC Health. This session will focus on the evidence regarding a number of commonly used off-label treatments and other potential psychopharmacology "myths" in an interactive presentation.


The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1.0 Credit(s)™. At the completion of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

1. Evaluate the evidence for various medications used off-label in treating agitation related to dementia 2. Evaluate the evidence for the use of bright light therapy for treating non-seasonal depression 3. Evaluate the evidence for the off-label use of gabapentin for the treatment of anxiety and pain

Unable to attend in person? Register for our live stream. Go to: https://musc.webex.com    

Session Number: 640 989 946

Session Number: TrcadpS7


Amy Hebbard, PharmD, BCPP received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia in 2009 and completed residency training at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC. She has been with MUSC Health since 2010 and currently serves as the coordinator for psychiatric pharmacy services. She also holds an appointment as an Adjunct Affiliate Professor within the College of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her primary practice interest is geriatric psychiatry.

Dr. Jessica Broadway graduated from the University of Michigan before attending medical school at the Medical College of Ohio, which is now the University of Toledo’s College of Medicine.  After too many years battling snowdrifts and sub-zero temperatures, she ventured to South Carolina to complete her residency training in general psychiatry, as well as her fellowship training in geriatric psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.  After graduation, she was pleased to call Charleston home and accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry in 2006.  She spent several years at MUSC focusing on expanding clinical care services available through the geriatric outpatient clinic, nursing home consultation services, and more recently helping to expand inpatient services at the IOP for seniors with mental illness and behavioral issues.  Additionally, she became increasingly involved in the general and geriatric psychiatry training programs, and she became the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program Director in 2013.  In 2019, she began working at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC as a staff psychiatrist in the division of Geriatrics and Extended Care.  Her primary area of clinical and research interest is in treating the behavioral disturbances of demented patients.