CME Outfitters Announces Live neuroscienceCME TV Broadcast: "Pharmacology of Atypical Antipsychotics: Clinical Impact on Efficacy and Safety" Premieres Wednesday, May 28, 2008

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CME Outfitters announces an upcoming live and interactive neuroscienceCME TV activity titled "Pharmacology of Atypical Antipsychotics: Clinical Impact on Efficacy and Safety." Offered as a simultaneous satellite broadcast, webcast, and telephone audioconference premiering Wednesday, May 28, 2008, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the activity will assess the clinical impact of pharmacology of the current FDA-approved atypical antipsychotics on safety and efficacy in the treatment of mental disorders.

Pharmacology of Atypical Antipsychotics: Clinical Impact on Efficacy and Safety.

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 "Pharmacology of Atypical Antipsychotics: Clinical Impact on Efficacy and Safety."

Premiering Wednesday, May 28, 2008, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the activity will assess the clinical impact of pharmacology of the current FDA-approved atypical antipsychotics on safety and efficacy in the treatment of mental disorders. The recorded satellite broadcast will re-air from 3:00 p.m.-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.

CME Outfitters, LLC, gratefully acknowledges the contributions of CME LLC as its co-sponsor for this continuing education activity.

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:
Atypical antipsychotics are widely used for the treatment of mental disorders. These medications are pharmacologically very similar in many respects, but have important pharmacological differences that contribute to differences in their efficacy and safety. Understanding the receptor binding profiles of these medications can give insight into possible side effects as well as improved knowledge of how atypical antipsychotics can impact clinical outcomes. Patients taking atypical antipsychotics have a very high rate of discontinuation of these medications due to lack of efficacy or intolerable side effects, therefore a greater knowledge of the pharmacology of these medications can help to improve patient adherence and/or help in switching patients to a different atypical antipsychotic. In this evidence-based neuroscienceCME TV activity, the experts will review the pharmacology of antipsychotics and the clinical impact of the pharmacology on the efficacy and safety of these medications in the treatment of mental disorders.

Moderator:
Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
Reunette W. Harris Professor and Chairman
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Faculty:
David L. Dunner, MD, FACPsych
Director, Center for Anxiety and Depression
Mercer Island, WA
Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Dan Haupt, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

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

  • Describe the mechanism of action of atypical antipsychotics, including how receptor binding profiles affect safety profiles.
  • Analyze the need to balance efficacy and safety in light of increased morbidity and mortality in this patient population.
  • Evaluate medication adherence in patients with mental health disorders and how and when to consider switching antipsychotics in these patients.

Target Audience:
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, certified case managers, pharmacists, and other clinicians interested in mental health.

Commercial Support:
CME Outfitters, LLC, and CME LLC gratefully acknowledge an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, 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-0635. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded upon successful completion. This activity is co-provided with CME LLC.
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: 376-999-08-011-L01-P (live presentation) 376-999-08-011-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).

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.

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.

To view all recent neuroscienceCME press releases, visit http://www.neuroscienceCME.com and click on "News Room" or visit http://www.prweb.com and search for "neuroscienceCME."

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: Jessica Primanzon
CME Outfitters, LLC
240.243.1308 direct
240.243.1033 fax

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