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New Bipolar Depression Online CME Activity Launches March 2013

  (February 14, 2013)

Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) February 14, 2013

CME Outfitters (CMEO), a leading accredited provider in continuing medical education, recently opened registration for its upcoming neuroscienceCME Live and On Demand and enduring online activity, Bipolar Disorder A Focus on Depression. This live activity will kick off March 20, 2013 at 12pm ET, with an After the Show live Q&A webcast immediately following. CMEOs live broadcast features an interactive panel discussion between renowned psychiatrists Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD, Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD, and Michael E. Thase, MD. The educational content will focus on bipolar depression, specifically focusing on the following learning objectives:

  • Apply general, evidence-based heuristics that can aid in differentiating patients with bipolar depression from those with unipolar depression.
  • Interpret efficacy and safety data for current and emerging therapies for bipolar depression.
  • Initiate therapy in patients with bipolar depression using an evaluation of evidence-based data, considering the impact of side effects on treatment outcomes and medication adherence.
The following health care professionals are encouraged to register: physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers, certified case managers, and other health care professionals with an interest in bipolar disorder.


Faculty list and affiliations:

Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD (Moderator)
Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman
Director, Center on Aging
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami
Miami, FL

Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Director of the Bipolar Research Program
Associate Director, Depression Clinical and Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Michael E. Thase, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

There is no fee to register for or participate in the program, however registration is required. There are two easy ways to register:
Online: Visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com/cmea.asp?ID=750 and click Register for Activity
Phone: Call 877.CME-PROS (877.263.7767)

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Credit Expiration Date: March 20, 2014

Credit Information
CME Credit (Physicians):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by ACCME.

CNE Credit (Nurses):
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for 1.5 contact hours.

NASW Credit (Social Workers):
This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers (provider #886407722-1592) for 1.5 continuing education contact hours.

CCMC Credit (Certified Case Managers):
This program has been approved for 1.5 hours by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC).

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) Universal Activity Number: 0376-0000-13-001-L01-P (live programs) 0376-0000-13-001-H01-P (recorded programs)
Activity Type: knowledge-based

Faculty Disclosure:
It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CME/CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CME/CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations. Detailed disclosure is presented to the learner prior to registration at http://www.cmeoutfitters.com/cmea.asp?ID=750.

About CME Outfitters, LLC
CME Outfitters develops and distributes live, recorded and web-based, outcomes- and evidence-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation and outcome services for non-accredited organizations. CME Outfitters focuses on delivering education to specialty audiences, with strong expertise in neuroscience, inflammatory, infectious, and autoimmune diseases, and cardiovascular disease. For a complete list of certified activities and more information, visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

About neuroscienceCME
neuroscienceCME.com is an award-winning web portal serving clinicians, educators, and researchers in the neurosciences. Launched in October 2006, neuroscienceCME.com fills an identified gap in online resources for professionals around the world who practice in areas related to psychiatry, sleep disorders, pain, and neurology. The site's primary mission is to be a central forum for accessing, debating, synthesizing, and implementing the latest findings and best practices in the neurosciences. Visit http://www.neuroscienceCME.com to learn more.

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