National Experts in the Neurosciences Headline Speaker Roster for CME Outfitters’ 4th Annual Chair Summit

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Conference dates set for June 23-26 in Annapolis, MD; speaker list includes psychiatry and neuroscience department chairs from 19 top academic institutions

CME Outfitters, LLC, an award-winning accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing education (CE), today announces an open invitation for healthcare media to register for its Fourth Annual Chair Summit, a multi-day conference that educates mental health and family practitioners on advances in evidence-based treatments for a variety of critical health conditions. The conference takes place at the Loews Annapolis Hotel on June 23-26, and offers continuing education credit for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and more.

“This conference focuses on the latest research and important standards of care across all practice settings, from community-based clinics up to large academic centers” says Jan Perez, managing partner of CME Outfitters, LLC. “Speakers include department chairs from renowned academic institutions such as the University of Florida, the University of Wisconsin, the University of North Carolina, Wake Forest University, Columbia University, Tufts University, and over a dozen more.”

The conference, in co-sponsorship with USF Health, includes sessions on topics of recent media notoriety and critical educational need among healthcare professionals in psychiatry, neurology, and primary care:

  • TBI and brain injuries
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep-wake disorders
  • Women’s health
  • Migraines
  • Alzheimer’s disease

Faculty for the conference includes clinician-researchers on the forefront of evidence-based treatment advances in the neurosciences and consists entirely of department chairs from academic institutions. Several prominent faculty include:

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

Ned H. Kalin, MD
Hedberg Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Director, HealthEmotions Research Institute
University of Wisconsin - Madison

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

Paul Summergrad, MD
Dr. Frances S. Arkin Professor and Chairman
Department of Psychiatry
Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Tufts Medical Center
Chairman, Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization

For the full faculty list, agenda, and other information, visit

There is no fee for media to register for or attend the program. To register, contact:
Rachel Ellis, 614.328.4506, rellis(at)cmeoutfitters(dot)com

For healthcare professionals, the fee is $399, although prior attendees can register for $349.
Online: Visit and click the Register for Symposium icon
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767)
Fax: Visit, print and complete the activity details form, and fax to 614.929.3600

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

Financial Support:
This continuing education activity is supported by educational grants from various organizations. Disclosures of financial supporters will be added to as they become available.

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

  • Integrate the latest research and clinical data in psychiatric and neurologic disorders and translate into daily clinical practice.
  • Engage in discussion with experts and colleagues about clinical challenges in your practice and apply new insights and data to improve measurement-based patient care.
  • Develop a personal action plan that integrates 3 new evidence-based concepts that will improve clinical performance and patient outcomes.

CME Credit (Physicians): USF Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USF Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the 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):
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for 23 contact hours.

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. (23 CE credits)

NASW Credit (Social Workers):
This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers (provider #886407722) for 23 continuing education contact hours.

CCMC Credit (Certified Case Managers):
This program has been approved for 23 hours 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. 23 contact hours (2.3 CEUs)
Universal Program Number: 0376-9999-11-004-L01-P
Activity Type: knowledge-based

Faculty Disclosure:
USF Health and CME Outfitters, LLC, adhere to the ACCME Standards, as well as those of the ACPE, APA, and ANCC, regarding commercial support of continuing medical education. It is the policy of USF Health and CME Outfitters, LLC, that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, that relevant conflict(s) of interest are resolved, and also that speakers will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drug(s) or device(s) during their presentation. Detailed disclosure is presented to the learner prior to registration at

About CME Outfitters, LLC:
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 list of certified activities and more information, visit or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

About neuroscienceCME: is an award-winning web portal serving clinicians, educators, and researchers in the neurosciences. Launched in October 2006, fills an identified gap in online resources for professionals around the world who practice 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 a central forum for accessing, debating, synthesizing, and implementing the latest findings and best practices in the neurosciences. Visit to learn more.

About USF Health (University of South Florida):
USF Health produces educational activities that are scientifically valid, free of commercial bias, and based on the principles of adult learning. These activities are developed around specific needs related to gaps in competence, performance, and/or patient outcomes, and, whenever possible, offer education delivered in settings best suited to the intended results.

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