CME Outfitters Announces New ADHD NeuroscienceCME Snack Series

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Seven-part series titled "ADHD Case Challenges" features short-form webcasts designed to emphasize one key learning point for clinicians to apply to practice that day

CME Outfitters, LLC, an award-winning accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing education, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new CME Snack series at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com. The seven-part series of neuroscienceCME Snacks, titled "ADHD Case Challenges", was launched on April 28, 2010.

neuroscienceCME Snacks are short webcasts designed to emphasize one key learning point for the clinician to apply to practice that day. This instructional format allows physicians to take advantage of educational information with a minimum time requirement.

This series of neuroscienceCME Snacks is on the topic of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Each of the seven available CME Snacks is a standalone CME activity offering 0.5 credit hours.

There is no fee to participate or receive CME credit for this series; however, registration is required. For more information, or to participate in this series, please visit http://www.neurosciencecme.com/PR469

Moderator:
(All parts)
Robert L. Findling, MD
Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics
Case Western Reserve University
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

Faculty:
(Part 2 and Part 6)
L. Eugene Arnold, MD, MEd
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
OSU Nisonger Center
Department of Psychiatry
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

(Part 1, Part 3, and Part 4)
Scott H. Kollins, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, Duke ADHD Program
Department of Psychiatry
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

(Part 2, Part 5, and Part 7)
Frank A. Lopez, MD
Neuro-developmental Pediatrician
Director, Children’s Developmental Center
Winter Park, FL

(Part 1, Part 5, and Part 7)
Alice R. Mao, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
Associate Medical Director
Director of Psychopharmacology Research and Education
Depelchin Children’s Center
Houston, TX

(Part 3, Part 4, and Part 6)
James McCracken, MD
Joseph Campbell Professor of Child Psychiatry
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
UCLA Semel Institute and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Statement of Need:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. While ADHD is the most commonly studied and diagnosed psychiatric disorder in children, as many as 50% of individuals diagnosed in childhood continuing to have symptoms into adulthood. No matter the age, patients with ADHD have higher rates of academic or work difficulties, social issues, and comorbid psychiatric conditions compared to people without ADHD. These factors, and others, contribute to diminished quality of life. Applying the diagnostic criteria and unraveling the complexities of real-world patients can present a serious challenge to clinicians. Moreover, many clinicians need to improve clinical competence and performance with regard to use of multimodal treatment approaches and consistent practice of routine monitoring using structured measurement tools. In this series of seven evidence-based neuroscienceCME Snacks, expert faculty will explore the complex presentations of ADHD in patients of several age groups and provide strategies for the evidence-based assessment and management of ADHD.

Series Goal:
To improve clinical knowledge, competence, and performance through use of evidence-based strategies for the diagnosis and management of children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD.

Learning Objectives:
Part 1 (19-Year-Old College Sophomore): Document a longitudinal course of impairment in adults with suspected ADHD.
Part 2 (11-Year-Old Twin Boys): Implement strategies to treat ADHD in children with disruptive behavior.
Part 3 (46-Year-Old Business Owner): Develop a treatment plan for the adult patient with ADHD that is multimodal and in concordance with patient goals.
Part 4 (20-Year-Old College Sophomore): Assess for adult ADHD in the context of a comorbid mood disorder.
Part 5 (6-Year-Old Boy): Counsel parents of children with ADHD on the benefits and risks of ADHD pharmacotherapy.
Part 6 (13-Year-Old Treated for 5 Years): Identify management strategies for adolescent ADHD.
Part 7 (14-Year-Old Asian-American Teen): Implement strategies to deliver more culturally-competent care to children and adolescents with ADHD.

Target Audience:
Physicians, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals who manage patients with ADHD.

Financial Support:
This educational series is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Shire.

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

Post-tests and activity evaluations can be completed online at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com (click on the Testing/Certification link under the Activities tab - requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate immediately.

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 the Subscribe to Clinical Compass™ link under the About tab.

Contact:
Jessica Primanzon
CME Outfitters, LLC
614.328.4508 direct
240.243.1033 fax

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