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CME Outfitters Announces New Activity on Implementing Informed Treatment Options in Antipsychotic Therapy

Launches on April 4 with live broadcast, interactive Q&A session; includes experts from University of Miami, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, and Northwestern University

Rockville, MD, March 7, 2012:  CME Outfitters, LLC, an award-winning accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing education, today announces a new interactive CE activity entitled Implementing Informed Treatment Options in Antipsychotic Therapy. The activity launches with a live broadcast on April 4, 2012 at 12:00pm ET, and provides continuing education credit for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and case managers.

“Clinicians have to consider a variety of factors when developing treatment plans for patients with schizophrenia” says Shari Tordoff, managing partner of CME Outfitters, LLC. “Differences in pharmacologic mechanisms of various antipsychotic agents, monitoring for adverse events and metabolic side effects, and incorporating psychosocial education into treatment plans are just a few of the factors. This activity provides a thorough review of all those critical topics and more as part of developing individualized, multimodal treatment strategies.”

Tordoff adds that the activity reviews how the latest research translates into clinical practice, to assist practitioners in exploring treatment options while making informed choices for individuals with schizophrenia. This focus on translation of research into practice helps clinicians:

  • Evaluate currently approved antipsychotic agents by contrasting differences in their pharmacologic mechanisms and associated therapeutic and side effects.
  • Analyze the current evidence and approaches to antipsychotic switch strategies, evaluate patients who may be appropriate candidates for switching, and implement these strategies as part of an overall individualized treatment plan.
  • Integrate best practices that include family involvement and psychoeducation as part of an individualized, multimodal treatment strategy for patients with schizophrenia.

Faculty for the activity includes several renowned, award-winning clinician-researchers who have specific expertise in the research, treatment and management of psychosis.

John W. Newcomer, MD (Moderator)

Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research
Leonard M. Miller Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami
Miami, FL

John M. Kane, MD 

Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
The Zucker Hillside Hospital
Glen Oaks, NY
Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
Hempstead, NY

Herbert Y. Meltzer, MD 

Professor, Psychiatry and Physiology
Director, Translational Neuropharmacology Program
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
Director, Schizophrenia Research Program
Centerstone Mental Health System
Nashville, TN

Program Details:

Live Broadcast: Wednesday, April 4, 12:00–1:30 pm ET
Taped Re-Air: 4:00–5:30 pm ET
There is no fee to register for or participate in the program, however registration is required. There are two easy ways to register:

Online:
Visit www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR638 and click the Register for Live Webcast icon

Phone:
Call 877.CME-PROS (877.263.7767)

Target Audience:
Psychiatrists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers, certified case managers, and other health care professionals with an interest in schizophrenia.

Financial Support:

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sunovion.

CME Credit (Physicians): CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Category 1 Credits™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note to Physician Assistants:
AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA Category I CME credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.


CNE Credit (Nurses): Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for 1.5 contact hours.

CCMC Credit (Certified Case Managers):
This program has been approved for 1.5 hours by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC).

CPE Credit (Pharmacists): CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs)
Universal Activity Number: 0376-0000-12-006-L01-P (live presentation) 0376-0000-12-006-H01-P (recorded programs)
Activity type: knowledge-based
Credit Expiration Date: April 4, 2013

Post-test, credit request forms, and activity evaluations must be completed online at www.cmeoutfitters.com/test (requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (80% pass rate required). This website supports all browsers except Internet Explorer for Mac. For complete technical requirements and privacy policy, visit www.neurosciencecme.com/technical.asp.

Faculty Disclosure:
It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CME/CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CME/CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations. Detailed disclosure is presented to the learner prior to registration at www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR638.

About CME Outfitters, LLC:
CME Outfitters, LLC develops and distributes live, recorded, print, and web-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation services for non-accredited organizations. For a complete list of certified activities and more information, visit www.cmeoutfitters.com or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

About neuroscienceCME:
neuroscienceCME.com is an award-winning web portal serving clinicians, educators, and researchers in the neurosciences. Launched in October 2006, neuroscienceCME.com fills an identified gap in online resources for professionals around the world who practice in areas related to psychiatry, sleep disorders, addiction and substance abuse, ADHD, and other areas related to brain function. The site's primary mission is to be a central forum for accessing, debating, synthesizing, and implementing the latest findings and best practices in the neurosciences. Visit www.neuroscienceCME.com to learn more.

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