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Treating Major Depression: Can We Do Better?


This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Global Medical Education.

Are you attending the APA this year?  If so, join fellow clinicians for this FREE CME dinner symposium, held during the week of the APA in San Francisco, CA.  

This event will cover the unmet needs that should be targeted in major depression, as well as innovative approaches to improve outcomes in MDD.  

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Allergan.


Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses engaged in the care of patients with Bipolar Depression.


Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

    • Treat major depression within 2 weeks.

    • Use evidence based treatments to achieve remission in major depression.

    • Discuss novel targets including glutamate for treating major depression.

    • Utilize treatments with innovative mechanisms to treat major depression.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Global Medical Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 2.0 contact hours. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses to be determined.


California Board of Registered Nursing

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13485, for 2.0 contact hours.


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.


Americans with Disabilities Act 

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please contact GME prior to the live event at [email protected]


Fee Information

There is no fee for this educational activity.


Program Agenda

6:00 - 7:00 PM - Registration
7:00 - 7:10 PM: Introductory remarks
7:10 - 7:55: Targeting the Many Unmet Needs in Treating Major Depression: Roger McIntyre, MD (Univ of Toronto)
7:55 - 8:40 PM: Innovative Strategies to Improve Outcomes in Major Depression: Michael Thase, MD (Univ of Penn)
8:40 - 9:00 PM: Shared Q&A

Faculty Members Scheduled to Attend

Roger S. McIntyre, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology
University of Toronto
Michael Thase, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Location and Date

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019
The City Club of San Francisco
11th Floor
155 Sansome St
San Francisco, CA

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