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This symposium will address the challenges of treating bipolar depression across the lifecycle. The use of evidence based therapies including innovative treatments will be discussed.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Allergan.
This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses engaged in the care of patients with bipolar depression.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
• Discuss the prevalence of bipolar disorder in different psychiatric patients.
• Describe the different symptoms that occur in children, adolescents, and adults.
• Use the evidence base, including FDA approval for different treatments, to inform therapy for bipolar disorder.
• Provide details to ensure that physicians consider the potential metabolic profile of antipsychotics when choosing agents.
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 (required for live meetings only)
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]
There is no fee for this educational activity.
7:00 - 7:45 AM: Towards a Better Understanding of the Bipolar Depression Spectrum: Roger McIntyre MD (University of Toronto)
7:45 - 8:30 AM: Recent Advances in Managing Bipolar Depression: Lakshmi Yatham MD (University of British Columbia)
8:30 - 9:00 AM: Q&A