GME Meeting Planner
Jointly provided by Global Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Supported by independent educational grants from Jazz, Forest, Lundbeck, Merck, Sunovion, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
The GME Psychiatry Update series of 15 meetings will highlight the latest advances in diagnostic and therapeutic issues in patients with bipolar disorder, major depression, sleep disturbances, and schizophrenia. This meeting offers 6 hours of CME/CE/AANP credits.
Jointly provided by Global Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
The GME Psychiatry Update series of 15 meetings will highlight the latest advances in diagnostic and therapeutic issues in patients with bipolar disorder, major depression, sleep disturbances, and schizophrenia. This will include reasons for missed diagnosis, changes in DSM-5, and comorbidities. The latest advances in treating all phases of the illness including treatment resistant patients, non-pharmacological therapies, side effects of psychotropics and strategies to make patients active collaborators in their care will be discussed.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses who care for patients with psychiatric illnesses.
Upon completion of the activity, participants should be better able to:
-Identify the red flags for bipolar disorder including the mixed specifier and DSM-5 changes in diagnosis.Describe the evidence base for the treatment of patients with bipolar depression, mixed episodes and cognitive disturbances in major depression.
-Discuss the diagnosis and management of sleep disturbances in psychiatric patients
-Individualize treatment choices, giving consideration to efficacy, safety, long-term data, and unique patient characteristics
-Formulate appropriate treatment regimens considering the emergence of new investigative agents
-Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Global Medical Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Continuing Education
This educational activity for 6 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
California Board of Registered Nurses
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13485, for 6.0 contact hours.
This program is approved for 6.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 3.14 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 1501029. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.
A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and will be emailed to you within three weeks.
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. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e.: physical, dietary, etc.). Please contact Angela Masand prior to the live event at (212) 633-0003.
There is no fee associated with this symposium. Attendees will received complimentary breakfast and lunch.
7:30 – 8:15 AM: Breakfast and Registration
8:15 - 8:30 AM: Welcome Remarks
8:30 – 9:30 AM: Managing Depressive and Mixed Episodes of Bipolar Disorder in the Real World
9:30 – 10:30 AM: Managing Sleep Disturbances in Psychiatric Patients
10:30 - 11.30 AM: Recent Advances in the Treatment of Major Depression
11:30 – 1:00 PM: Professional Medical Educational Luncheon Symposium (Non-CME)
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Recent Advances in the Treatment of Schizophrenia
2:00 – 3:00 PM: Towards a Better Understanding of Cognitive Disturbances in Depressed Psychiatric Patients
3:00 – 4:00 PM: Practical Strategies for Managing Side Effects of Psychiatric Medications
*subject to change