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Department of Psychiatry

Physician Safety

Presenter Details
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Melissa Spanggaard, DO, FAPA
Assistant Professor

Born in Nebraska, Dr. Spanggaard completed her medical school training in Kansas City, residency in South Dakota, and forensic fellowship in New York. She returned to South Dakota and was on the faculty at the University of South Dakota psychiatry residency. She then came to Tucson to start and direct the forensic fellowship at the University of Arizona. She is currently the Western region tele psychiatrist for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. She is the chair of the Criminal Behavior committee for the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, the treasurer of the Midwestern chapter of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Guttmacher Award committee.

Additional Information

The educational objective for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence, and patient care. Psychiatry Grand Rounds are held on Wednesdays (September-May) from 12 to 1 p.m. Be sure to log into your CME account and complete the evaluation to receive credit.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn tips on how to arrange your office for safety
  • Learn tips for self defense
  • Learn tips for how to handle a threat
CME Credit/Disclaimer

All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 12:00pm




Jamie Manser
College of Medicine – Tucson
To request any disability-related accommodations for this event please contact the event coordinator at least three business days prior to the event.