CME Outfitters Announces New neuroscienceCME Live Broadcast: "Applying Performance Measures Through a Chronic Disease Model to Optimize Treatment of Bipolar Mania"

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Offered as a simultaneous satellite broadcast, webcast, and telephone audioconference premiering Wednesday, February 17, 2010, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the continuing education activity seeks to improve utilization of measurement tools within a chronic disease model in patients with bipolar mania.

CME Outfitters, LLC, (CMEO) an award-winning accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing education (CE), in co-sponsorship with Indiana University School of Medicine, is pleased to announce an upcoming interactive, evidence-based neuroscienceCME Live and On Demand continuing education activity titled "Applying Performance Measures Through a Chronic Disease Model to Optimize Treatment of Bipolar Mania."

Offered as a simultaneous satellite broadcast, webcast, and telephone audioconference premiering Wednesday, February 17, 2010, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the activity seeks to improve utilization of measurement tools within a chronic disease model in patients with bipolar mania. This activity also includes a special "After the Show" segment from 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. ET during which the faculty answers additional audience questions in an informal Q&A session. The recorded webcast will re-air from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. ET. This CE activity will also be available on demand as a webcast, podcast, and telephone audioconference shortly after the broadcast premiere.

There is no fee to participate or receive CE credit for this activity; however, registration is required. Three forms of registration are accepted:
Online: Visit the activity details page at and click the Register for Live Webcast icon.
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
Fax: Visit the activity details page at, print and complete the activity details form, and fax to 240.243.1033.

Statement of Need:
Bipolar disorder is a complicated and severe mental disorder associated with a recurrent or chronic course, insufficient clinical response, and psychosocial impairment in a substantial number of patients. Bipolar disorder presents with pleomorphic signs and symptoms varying from depression to hypomania, full-blown mania, mixed states, and psychosis. Due to the complexity of the disease, the assessment of patients with bipolar disorder poses a difficult challenge to clinicians. Upon diagnosis, it is paramount to understand the different classifications of medications available for treatment to ensure the patient is getting the best care possible based on evidence and treatment guidelines considering safety and long-term efficacy. In this neuroscienceCME Live and On Demand activity, the faculty will apply a chronic disease model to the diagnosis and management of bipolar mania focusing on achievement of performance measure-based benchmarks that can improve patient outcomes.

Roger S. McIntyre, MD, FRCPC
Head, Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit
University Health Network
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

Gary S. Sachs, MD
Co-Director, Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Founder, Concordant Rater Systems
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

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

  • Identify strategies for detecting mania or hypomania in patients presenting with depressive symptoms, in accordance with validated guidelines and performance measures.
  • Compare evidence-based treatment strategies that can be implemented early in the course of bipolar disorder to address mania symptoms.
  • Recognize the elements of a chronic care model that should be considered when developing a long-term management plan in patients with bipolar mania.

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

Financial Support:
Indiana University School of Medicine and CME Outfitters, LLC, gratefully acknowledge educational grants from Bristol- Myers Squibb Company and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., and from Pfizer Inc. in support of this CE activity.

Credit Information:
This activity offers CE credit for:

  • Physicians (ACCME/AMA PRA Category 1)
  • Nurses (CNE) - Pending
  • Pharmacists (ACPE)
  • Psychologists (APA)
  • Social Workers (NASW)
  • Certified Case Managers (CCMC)

All other clinicians will either receive a CME Attendance Certificate or may choose any of the types of CE credit being offered.
Credit Expiration Date: Thursday, February 17, 2011

Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations can be completed online at (click on the Testing/Certification link under the Activities tab--requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (70% pass rate required). Otherwise, participants should fully complete and return both the credit request form and activity evaluation located within the course guide for this activity. A certificate or statement of credit will be mailed within 4-6 weeks to all who successfully complete these requirements.

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. 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™."

About neuroscienceCME Live and On Demand:
neuroscienceCME Live and On Demand is a one-hour, live, interactive CE activity offering cutting-edge insights from national experts and clinicians to physicians and healthcare providers in their home, office, or healthcare setting. Utilizing multiple levels of technology (webcast, satellite, and telephone), the panel discussion encourages interaction, reviews real-world scenarios, and shares best practices to improve patient care. An extended 30-minute "After the Show" segment has the faculty remain on the set to answer additional participant questions, address challenging cases, and focus on providing tools for clinicians to improve their practice. Live web-based instant polling allows participants an additional opportunity to provide real-time feedback regarding issues clinicians face in practice. CE certificates are available to participants at upon completion of each activity. Special Archive Drive dates following the premiere date target registrants who were unable to attend. On demand webcasts and podcasts are available at for one year after the premiere date. Podcasts are also available in the Science & Medicine directory of iTunes.

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


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