Rockville, MD (PRWEB) February 7, 2008
CME Outfitters, LLC, an independent accredited provider of multidisciplinary medical education programming and related healthcare communications services, is pleased to announce an upcoming live and interactive evidence-based neuroscienceCME TV activity titled "Atypicals in Practice: Case Studies on Dosing."
Premiering Wednesday, March 5, 2008, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET, the activity will present and apply concepts related to the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of atypical antipsychotics to patient cases and will review current evidence on dosing strategies. As an added bonus, this broadcast will be followed by a special "After the Show" live segment during which the faculty will continue to take audience questions. This segment will then be offered as a standalone web archive exclusively at neuroscienceCME.com.
The recorded satellite broadcast will re-air from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET. This CE activity will also be available as an archived webcast, podcast, and telephone audioconference shortly after the broadcast premiere, and as a videotape and multimedia CD-ROM in April 2008.
There is no fee to participate or receive CE credit for this activity; however, registration is required. Three forms of registration are accepted:
Online: Visit the activity details page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR250 and click the Register icon.
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
Fax: Visit the activity details page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR250, print and complete the activity details form, and fax to 240.243.1033.
Statement of Need:
The selection of an appropriate antipsychotic drug and dosing regimen is critical to maximizing clinical benefit and improving functional outcome in patients with schizophrenia. The selection of a medication regimen requires consideration of the comparative pharmacodynamic profiles of available agents in terms of efficacy and tolerability. Treatment optimization also requires careful evaluation of pharmacokinetic factors that may impact the specific dosing regimen. By remaining up-to-date on the evidence base regarding the psychopharmacology of atypical antipsychotics, clinicians can make rational treatment decisions that will improve the outcome of their patients. In this interactive, case-based neuroscienceCME TV activity, faculty will review the pharmacologic profiles of atypical antipsychotic drugs, and through patient case examples, will discuss evidence-based strategies for optimizing dosing and maximizing symptom remission and functional outcome in patients with schizophrenia.
Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
Reunette W. Harris Professor and Chairman
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine
Stephen R. Marder, MD
Professor and Director, Section on Psychosis
Semel Institute of Neuroscience
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Director, VA Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center
VA Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Sheldon H. Preskorn, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Clinical Research Institute
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
- Compare and contrast atypical antipsychotics with respect to receptor binding and clinical pharmacology.
- Evaluate atypical antipsychotics in terms of pharmacokinetic considerations related to dosing.
- Apply techniques from patient case vignettes to optimize outcomes with appropriate dose selection regimen.
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, case managers, pharmacists, and other clinicians interested in learning state-of-the-art strategies for dosing atypical antipsychotics.
CME Outfitters, LLC, gratefully acknowledges an independent educational grant from Pfizer Inc. in support of this CE activity.
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, LLC, designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim 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):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
It has been assigned code 6WASUP-PRV-0628. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded upon successful completion.
Note to Nurse Practitioners: The content of this CNE activity pertains to Pharmacology.
CEP Credit (Psychologists):
CME Outfitters is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CME Outfitters maintains responsibility for this program and its content. (1.0 CE credits)
NASW Credit (Social Workers):
This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers (provider #886407722) for 1 continuing education contact hour.
CCMC Credit (Certified Case Managers):
This program has been approved for 1 hour 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. 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs)
Universal Program Number: 376-000-08-004-L01-P (live presentation) 376-000-08-004-H01-P (recorded programs)
Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations can be completed online at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com (click on the Testing/Certification link under the Resources tab - requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (70% pass rate required). Otherwise, participants should fully complete and return both the credit request form and activity evaluation located within the course guide for this activity. A certificate or statement of credit will be mailed within 4-6 weeks to all who successfully complete these requirements.
About CME Outfitters:
CME Outfitters 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 catalog of certified activities, please visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com, http://www.neuroscienceCME.com, or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
neuroscienceCME.com is the award-winning web portal serving clinicians, educators, and researchers in the neurosciences. Launched in October 2006, neuroscienceCME.com was custom designed to fill an identified gap in online resources for professionals around the world who are practicing 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 the professional's central forum for accessing, debating, synthesizing, and implementing the latest findings and best practices in the neurosciences.
About neuroscienceCME TV:
Offered as a simultaneous satellite broadcast, webcast, and telephone audioconference, neuroscienceCME TV is a one-hour, live and interactive continuing education (CE) activity where leading experts discuss clinically relevant, evidence-based issues facing mental health practitioners. Each broadcast's interactivity is enhanced by offering a Q&A segment during which the faculty presenters can respond to audience comments and questions posed via e-mail, fax, or phone. CME Outfitters has also developed a web-based instant polling feature that allows live webcast participants a chance to provide real-time input. Online CE credit is offered to participants upon completion of each activity, at neuroscienceCME.com.
Clinical Compass, a bi-weekly e-newsletter published by CME Outfitters, is a convenient way to stay informed of all neuroscienceCME news and information. To subscribe, visit http://www.neuroscienceCME.com and click on "Subscribe to Clinical Compass."
Contact: Christopher Perez
CME Outfitters, LLC