Rockville, MD (PRWEB) February 3, 2005
CME Outfitters, LLC, nationally accredited provider of multidisciplinary medical education programming and related healthcare communications services, is pleased to announce an encore presentation of an evidence-based CE activity titled "A Surgeon General's Perspective on the Impact of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture on Mental Illness." Offered as a satellite broadcast and telephone audioconference airing Wednesday, February 16, 2005, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. and 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET, the activity will focus on identifying and synthesizing the impact of race and ethnicity in the delivery of optimal mental health care. The archived webcast and telephone audioconference are currently available at http://www.psychCME.net/cmea.asp?ID=107.
Participation in this activity is free, as is obtaining a CE certificate; however, registration is required. Three forms of registration are accepted:
Fax: View the activity details page at http://www.psychCME.net/cmea.asp?ID=107, print and complete the activity details form, and fax to 240.243.1033
Online: Visit the psychCME TV page at http://www.psychCME.net
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767)
Statement of Need:
The benefits of ongoing medical advances are often denied to patient populations whose access to care is limited due to race, ethnicity, education, and other socioeconomic parameters. This is especially true with regard to mental health services, where suboptimal care may result from stigma and metabolically mediated differences in response to treatment, especially among underserved populations. Furthermore, a recent study identified "cumulative adversity" as a risk factor for developing a depressive or anxiety disorder, and looked at its prevalence among specific ethnic groups. How can clinicians address and surmount these and other challenges posed by race and ethnicity? In this evidence-based psychCME TV activity, the experts will frame the societal, metabolic, racial, and ethnic issues that affect the optimal treatment of mental illness.
David Satcher, MD, PhD
Director, National Center for Primary Care
Morehouse School of Medicine
Geetha Jayaram, MD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The Johns Hopkins University
psychCME Chair and Moderator
Prakash S. Masand, MD
Consulting Professor of Psychiatry
Duke University Medical Center
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
Â Identify cultural, racial, and ethnic differences in perception of mental illness, diagnosis, access to treatment, and drug metabolism.
Â Describe risk factors for mental illness associated with racial and ethnic characteristics.
Â Utilize a multidisciplinary treatment team interface to foster optimal treatment of mental illness in underserved populations.
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, certified case managers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in mental health.
CME Credit (Physicians):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent 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):
This Educational Activity is presented by CME Outfitters, LLC, which has been approved as a provider of continuing 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 5UYSJZ-PRV-0425. (1.2 contact hours)
CEP Credit (Psychologists):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. CME Outfitters, LLC, maintains responsibility for the program. 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. 1.2 contact hours (0.12 CEUs)
Universal Program Number: 376-999-04-024-H01
To receive credit, participants must review all activity materials in their entirety, score 70% or above on a post-test, and fully complete and return both the credit request form and activity evaluation. A certificate or statement of credit will be mailed within 4Â6 weeks to all who successfully complete these requirements.
CME Outfitters, LLC, gratefully acknowledges an educational grant from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in support of this CE activity.
About CME Outfitters:
CME Outfitters is a full service healthcare communications agency providing continuing education content development, production, marketing, accreditation, and project management services to the healthcare industry. Among its many collaborative ventures, CME Outfitters enjoys an exclusive role in producing, certifying, and supporting the popular psychCME series of educational activities originally developed at Duke University Medical Center. For more information on CME Outfitters, including a complete calendar of its free award-winning educational activities, please visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com, or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
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Contact: Christopher Perez
CME Outfitters, LLC
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