CME Outfitters Announces New NeuroscienceCME Clinical Navigator Monograph: '1st Annual Chairs in Psychiatry Summit: Meeting Highlights'

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New CME monograph provides a comprehensive update on the latest advances and evidence-based strategies, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological, in the diagnosis and treatment of various psychiatric disorders

CME Outfitters, LLC, an independent accredited provider of continuing medical education (CME) programming and related healthcare communications services, is pleased to announce the premiere of a neuroscienceCME Clinical Navigator™ monograph titled "1st Annual Chairs in Psychiatry Summit: Meeting Highlights."

Available now in PDF format, the new CME monograph provides a comprehensive update on the latest advances and evidence-based strategies, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological, in the diagnosis and treatment of various psychiatric disorders. There is no fee to participate or receive CE credit for this educational activity; however, registration is required. To participate, visit the activity details page at and click the Download Monograph icon.

Statement of Need:
The 1st Annual Chairs in Psychiatry Summit brought together the leaders in psychiatry and other practicing physicians to review and discuss the latest research and treatment strategies in psychiatry. This groundbreaking summit included a keynote address, scientific presentations, and clinically focused workshops targeting both basic and advanced issues. The workshops covered a wide range of clinically relevant topics, including brain imaging, sleep, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, comorbid substance abuse, anxiety disorders, suicide, brain stimulation, depression, the role of genes in mental disorders, autism, and others.

This Meeting Highlights Clinical Navigator™ is offered as a means of addressing a variety of psychiatric conditions for clinicians who were unable to attend the live conference on June 27-29, 2008, and as a summary and refresher to those who were able to attend. Each section provides references and evidence that are key to translating the presentation content into data that is helpful in the clinic and improves patient care. Fordis and colleagues found that carefully designed, evidence-based online CME can produce objectively measured changes in behavior as well as gains in knowledge that are comparable to those associated with effective live activities.

In this evidence-based Meeting Highlight from the 1st Annual Chairs in Psychiatry Summit, psychiatrists and physicians have access to cutting-edge research, the latest clinical trial data, and expert opinions that, together, can help advance the practice of participants and improve patient outcomes.

Editorial Faculty:
William E. Bunney, Jr., MD
Senior Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine
Distinguished Professor
Della Martin Chair, Psychiatry
University of California, Irvine

Mark S. Gold, MD
Donald R. Dizney Eminent Scholar and Distinguished Professor
Departments of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Anesthesiology, Community Health & Family Medicine
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
University of Florida College of Medicine & McKnight Brain Institute

K. Ranga Krishnan, MB, ChB
Professor and Chairman
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University Medical Center

Merry Miller, MD
Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
East Tennessee State University

James E. Mitchell, MD
Chair, Department of Clinical Neurosciences
University of North Dakota School of Medicine

Laura Roberts, MD
Chairman and Charles E. Kubly Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Medical College of Wisconsin

David R. Rubinow, MD
Assad Meymandi Professor and Chair of Psychiatry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Daniel R. Weinberger, MD
Director, Genes, Cognition and Psychosis Program
National Institute of Mental Health

Complete faculty bios and disclosure declarations are available at

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

  • Analyze the latest research and clinical data regarding various psychiatric disorders.
  • Incorporate the latest evidence into individualized treatment plans.
  • Translate knowledge improvement in to practice improvement with a goal of improving outcomes of patients with mental illness.

Target Audience:
Psychiatrists, other physicians, and healthcare professionals interested in mental health.

Commercial Support:
CME Outfitters, LLC, gratefully acknowledges educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; sanofi-aventis U.S. Inc.; Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.; and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in support of this CME activity. Full disclosure of commercial support is available at

Credit Information:
This activity offers CME credit for Physicians (ACCME/AMA PRA Category 1). All other clinicians will receive a CME Attendance Certificate.

Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations can be completed online at (click on the Testing/Certification link under the Activities tab - requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate immediately (70% pass rate required). CE credit for this activity expires on January 30, 2010.

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,, or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

About neuroscienceCME: is the award-winning web portal serving clinicians, educators, and researchers in the neurosciences. Launched in October 2006, 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.

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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 and click on the Subscribe to Clinical Compass™ link under the About tab.

Jessica Primanzon
CME Outfitters, LLC
240.243.1308 direct
240.243.1033 fax


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