CME Outfitters Announces neuroscienceCME Webcast: "Depression as a Mind-Body Disorder in Minority Populations: Special Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment"

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CME Outfitters announces an upcoming neuroscienceCME activity titled "Depression as a Mind-Body Disorder in Minority Populations: Special Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment." Offered as a webcast and podcast premiering Monday, September 22, 2008, the activity will enable healthcare providers to gain insight into the specific needs of minorities when they are treated for depression, including such items as diagnosis, screening, compliance, and stigma.

CME Outfitters, LLC, an independent accredited provider of multidisciplinary medical education programming and related healthcare communications services, is pleased to announce an upcoming neuroscienceCME Webcast titled "Depression as a Mind-Body Disorder in Minority Populations: Special Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment."

Offered as a webcast and podcast premiering Monday, September 22, 2008, the activity will enable healthcare providers to gain insight into the specific needs of minorities when they are treated for depression, including such items as diagnosis, screening, compliance, and stigma.

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/PR327 and click the Register for Webcast or Subscribe to Podcast icon.
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
Fax: Visit the activity details page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR327, print and complete the activity details form, and fax to 240.243.1033.

Statement of Need:
Despite the availability of clinical guidelines for the identification and treatment of patients with major depression, studies consistently report that patients with depression are not diagnosed or treated as often as necessary. This is especially true when it comes to patients of racial or ethnic minority. However, the effectiveness of treating depression in minority patients has been demonstrated. Therefore there is a critical need to educate clinicians to screen, diagnose, and treat minority patients with depression within the context of cultural sensitivity and to provide clinicians with the skills to overcome any cultural issues that may impede diagnosis and successful treatment of minority patients with depression. Healthcare providers caring for minority populations need to actively engage patients in their treatment and regularly follow-up with these patients to ensure compliance with therapy and the best outcome for the patients.

Moderator:
Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH
Director, Adult and Child Psychopharmacology Research
R/D Clinical Research Center
Lake Jackson, TX

Faculty:
Rahn Kennedy Bailey, MD, FAPA
Chairman of Psychiatry
Executive Director of Elam MHC
Meharry Medical School
Vice Speaker, House of Delegates
National Medical Association
Deputy Representative, Black Caucus
American Psychiatry Association
Nashville, TN

Vladimir Maletic, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, SC
Consulting Associate, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Duke University
Durham, NC

Madhukar H. Trivedi, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Betty Jo Hay Distinguished Chair in Mental Health
Lydia Bryant Test Professorship in Psychiatric Research
Chief, Division of Mood Disorders
NIMH Depression Trials Network Research Program
Co-Principal Investigator
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

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

  • Identify manifestations of depression in minorities.
  • Apply culturally sensitive approaches to involve minority patients in the diagnosis and treatment of depression.
  • Create goal-directed therapy plans to treat depression in minority patients.

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

Commercial Support:
This continuing education activity is jointly sponsored by Quadrant Medical Education and CME Outfitters, LLC. The joint sponsors gratefully acknowledge an educational grant from Eli Lilly and Company and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in support of this CE activity.

Credit Information:
This CE activity can be used toward mandatory Cultural Competence CE requirements in states where applicable.

CME Credit (Physicians):
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of CME Outfitters, LLC, and Quadrant Medical Education. CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the ACCME 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-0640. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded upon successful completion. This activity is co-provided with Quadrant Medical Education.
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: 376-999-08-017-H04-P

Credit request forms/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.

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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