CME Outfitters Announces Live neuroscienceCME Webcast: "Creating the Multidisciplinary Integrated Treatment Team: A CEO's Perspective" Premieres Thursday, April 17

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CME Outfitters announces an upcoming live and interactive CME/CE activity titled "Creating the Multidisciplinary Integrated Treatment Team: A CEO's Perspective." Offered as a simultaneous webcast and telephone audioconference premiering Thursday, April 17, 2008, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET, the activity will evaluate the benefits of a multidisciplinary treatment team to help patients with alcohol dependence and their families heal the physical, emotional, and spiritual damage resulting from the disease of addiction.

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 neuroscienceCME webcast titled "Creating the Multidisciplinary Integrated Treatment Team: A CEO's Perspective."

neuroscienceCME webcasts are offered as one-hour, live and interactive presentations, enhanced by a live Q&A segment during which the faculty presenters can respond to audience comments and questions posed by text via the webcast interface, fax, or phone. Online CME/CE credit is offered to participants upon completion of the activity, at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/test.

Premiering Thursday, April 17, 2008, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET, "Creating the Multidisciplinary Integrated Treatment Team: A CEO's Perspective" will evaluate the benefits of a multidisciplinary treatment team to help patients with alcohol dependence and their families heal the physical, emotional, and spiritual damage resulting from the disease of addiction. This CME/CE activity will also be available as an on-demand archived webcast and telephone audioconference shortly after the live webcast.

To participate, visit http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR297 15 minutes prior to the live date and time, and click on either the "View Live Webcast" or "Participate in Live Dial-In" icons.

There is no fee to participate or receive CE credit for this activity; however, registration is required. Three forms of registration are accepted:

Statement of Need:
Today's patients and their families are struggling with serious addictions, co-occurring psychiatric disorders, and significant medical comorbidities. They need help to heal the physical, emotional, and spiritual damage resulting from the disease of addiction. Studies have shown that patients with alcohol dependence and comorbid psychiatric problems benefit from professionally delivered psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and greater intensity of structure.

To accomplish these goals, treatment centers need to focus on individualized, assessment-driven strategies that take place within a multidisciplinary treatment team. Each team needs to establish a common language and adhere to a common, evidence-based treatment modality that allows peer supervision and individual planning for each patient's needs over the continuum of care.

Cohesive leadership is necessary to introduce and carry through major change such as the integration of pharmacotherapy into an abstinence-based program for alcohol dependence. Recommendation by a Professional Advisory Board and acceptance from the Board of Directors can begin the process. Multiple training opportunities then follow to educate staff on the efficacy and clinical usefulness of pharmacotherapy.

This interactive webcast with Q&A focuses on effectively managing change in a large treatment center to promote improved outcomes for patients with alcohol dependence.

Faculty:
Susan K. Blank, MD
VP of Clinical Services
Caron Treatment Centers
Wernersville, PA

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate the need for and benefits of a multidisciplinary treatment team for patients with alcohol dependence.
  • Integrate 12-steps and treatment of co-occurring disorders.
  • Integrate the use of medications into a traditional abstinence-based treatment program.

Target Audience:
Physicians, physician assistants, healthcare executives, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, addiction professionals, certified case managers, healthcare quality professionals (CPHQs), pharmacists, and other clinicians interested in alcohol dependence.

Commercial Support:
CME Outfitters, LLC, gratefully acknowledges an independent educational grant from Cephalon, Inc., and Alkermes, Inc., in support of this CE activity.

Credit Information:
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-0634. 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).

NAADAC Credit (Addiction Professionals):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is an approved education provider by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. Provider Number 636. This activity is designated for 1.0 contact hour.

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: 376-000-08-010-L04-P (live presentation) 376-000-08-010-H04-P (recorded programs)

Note to Healthcare Executives: ACHE-certified and other Healthcare Executives will be issued a CME Attendance Certificate to be used as documentation toward CE requirements. This CE program has not been approved by the ACHE.

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).

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.neurosciencecme.com, http://www.cmeoutfitters.com, or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

About neuroscienceCME:
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.

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
240.243.1303 direct
240.243.1033 fax

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