CME Outfitters Announces neuroscienceCME Journal Club Update

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This informational service helps busy clinicians stay up-to-date with recently published literature via an interview format during which guest authors present their work and answer audience questions via webcast and audioconferences.

CME Outfitters, LLC, an independent accredited provider of multidisciplinary medical education programming and related healthcare communications services, launched neuroscienceCME Journal Club in January to strong response from the clinical community. This informational service helps busy clinicians stay up-to-date with recently published literature via an interview format during which guest authors present their work and answer audience questions via webcast and audioconferences.

neuroscienceCME Journal Club live presentations and Q&A are held on the second Monday of each month, with online archives available immediately after each session.

Guest authors continue to address questions submitted via email for two weeks after each live event. This provides expanded access opportunities for those who may have missed the live presentation or attendees who wish to pose follow-up questions.

Premiering in January 2008, neuroscienceCME Journal Club began with a special series on Sleep-Wake Medicine. International sleep specialist Thomas Roth, PhD, is the host of four interview segments on this topic. Guest authors in the Sleep-Wake Medicine series include:

January 14 (archive available): Najib Ayas, MD, MPH, University of British Columbia
Featured article: Mulgrew AT, Ryan CF, Fleetham JA, Cheema R, Fox N, Koehoorn M, Fitzgerald JM, Marra C, Ayas NT. The impact of obstructive sleep apnea and daytime sleepiness on work limitation. Sleep Med 2008;9:42-53.

February 11 (archive available): Andrew D. Krystal, MD, Duke University Medical Center
Featured article: Brummett BH, Krystal AD, et al. Sleep quality varies as a function of 5-HTTLPR genotype and stress. Psychosom Med 2007;69(7):621-624.

March 10 (live): Hans P. A. Van Dongen, PhD, Washington State University
Featured article: Van Dongen HP. Shift work and inter-individual differences in sleep and sleepiness. Chronobiol Int 2006;23(6):1139-1147.

April 14 (live): David F. Dinges, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Featured article: Basner M, Fomberstein KM, Razavi FM, Banks S, William JH, Rosa RR, Dinges DF. American time use survey: sleep time and its relationship to waking activities. Sleep 2007 Sep 1;30(9):1085-1095.

And in May, neuroscienceCME Journal Club tackles the area of alcohol use disorders in a presentation hosted by Kyle M. Kampman, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania:

May 12 (live): Dennis Donovan, PhD, University of Washington
Featured article: Donovan DM, Anton RF, Miller WR, Longabaugh R, Hosking JD, Youngblood M; COMBINE Study Research Group. Combined pharmacotherapies and behavioral interventions for alcohol dependence (The COMBINE Study): examination of posttreatment drinking outcomes. J Stud Alcohol Drugs 2008;69:5-13.
(Note: This activity is certified for continuing education credit; see link for details)

Please visit the links above or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767) for topics, dates, times, and registration information for this free resource.

CME Outfitters, LLC, gratefully acknowledges an independent educational grant from Cephalon, Inc., in support of these complimentary 30-minute activities.

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.

To view all recent neuroscienceCME press releases, visit and click on "News Room" or visit and search for "neuroscienceCME."

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 "Subscribe to Clinical Compass."

Christopher Perez
CME Outfitters, LLC
240.243.1303 direct
240.243.1033 fax


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