CME Outfitters Announces neuroscienceCME Webcast: “Addressing Barriers to Optimal Care of Patients with MDD and GAD in the Long-Term Care Setting"

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CPE webcast discusses the implementation of strategies to address patient, provider, and system barriers to optimal care, reduce possibility of drug-drug interactions, and evaluate the total costs of treatment for elderly patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in the long-term care setting.

CME Outfitters, LLC, (CMEO) an award-winning accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing education (CE), in co-sponsorship with The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, is pleased to announce a new neuroscienceCME Webcast titled “Addressing Barriers to Optimal Care of Patients with MDD and GAD in the Long-Term Care Setting: The Pharmacy Perspective.”

Available now at neuroscienceCME.com, this educational activity discusses the implementation of strategies to address patient, provider, and system barriers to optimal care, reduce possibility of drug-drug interactions, and evaluate the total costs of treatment for elderly patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in the long-term care setting.

Note: This is a pre-recorded activity--no live CPE credit will be offered. Clinicians can participate online anytime.

There is no fee to participate or receive CPE credit for this activity; however, registration is required. Three forms of registration are accepted:
1. Online: Visit the activity details page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR443 and click the Participate in On Demand Activity icon.
2. Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
3. Fax: Visit the activity details page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR443, print and complete the activity details form, and fax to 240.243.1033.

Statement of Need:
This case-based activity will focus on addressing barriers from a pharmacist perspective to the optimal care of patients with MDD and GAD in the long-term care setting. The presentations will discuss patient, provider, system, and medication barriers in addition to pharmacoeconomic data with a goal of strengthening the role of the pharmacist on the treatment team and providing practical tools for use in the management of older patients with MDD and GAD in the long-term care setting.

Faculty:
Manju T. Beier, PharmD, FASCP
Senior Partner
Geriatric Consultant Resources LLC
Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

J. Craig Nelson, MD
Leon J. Epstein Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry
Director of Geriatric Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this no-fee, knowledge-based CPE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize barriers to the optimal care of the older patient with depression and anxiety and develop one strategy to address these barriers in your practice.
  • Critically analyze current treatments for MDD and GAD in the older patient and assess both their risk and benefit.
  • Initiate dialogue that analyzes the benefits of treatment and total costs in your review of treatment costs for depression and anxiety in the older patients.

Target Audience:
Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals interested in MDD and GAD.

Commercial Support:
Supported by an educational grant from Forest Laboratories, Inc.

Credit Information:
This activity offers CE credit for:
Pharmacists (ACPE)
Credit Expiration Date: Monday, January 28, 2013

To request credit, complete evaluations, and print your statement of continuing pharmacy education after participating in the activity in its entirety, please go to http://www.scoup.net, ASCP’s Online CE Center, and click the title link under Featured Continuing Education Courses menu.

About CME Outfitters:
CME Outfitters, LLC, 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. 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
614.328.4508 direct
240.243.1033 fax

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