Rockville, MD (PRWEB) November 23, 2009
CME Outfitters, LLC, (CMEO) an award-winning accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing education (CE), in co-sponsorship with Indiana University School of Medicine and CME LLC, is pleased to announce an upcoming interactive, evidence-based neuroscienceCME Live and On Demand continuing education activity titled “Addressing Barriers to Care: Strategies for the Management of Patients with Schizophrenia.”
Offered as a simultaneous satellite broadcast, webcast, and telephone audioconference premiering Wednesday, December 16, 2009, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the activity will offer clinicians optimal strategies to more effectively manage individuals with schizophrenia across the continuum of care. 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 3:00 p.m.-4:00 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 http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR400 and click the Register for Live Webcast icon.
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
Fax: Visit the activity details page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR400, print and complete the activity details form, and fax to 240.243.1033.
Statement of Need:
Until the past decade, there was generally a pessimistic attitude about the treatment of patients with schizophrenia and their outcomes. One key concept that has been identified as critical in optimizing the care and outcomes of patients is continuity of care by a team of healthcare providers. Continuity of care is widely viewed as a key quality indicator for outpatient mental health care and is essential to prevention of relapse and re-hospitalization.
Yet, progress has lagged in the implementation and measurement of continuity of care in clinical practice. In a recent educational activity by CME Outfitters, over 220 psychiatrists responded that their main reason for not changing practice immediately regarding continuity of care was they did not know where to start, demonstrating a gap in knowledge and performance regarding the implementation of this process in clinical practice. A first step to improving care is identifying the barriers that exist. Patient barriers, physician barriers and system barriers can be significant obstacles requiring education of the entire mental healthcare team in order to begin to break down the walls and allow clinicians to provide the best care for each patient.
The identification of the barriers can be the first step in empowering both the provider and the patient. This can highlight to psychiatrists, other healthcare providers, payors, and healthcare systems what barriers may exist and how they are impacting the outcomes and lives of patients.
In this neuroscienceCME Live and On Demand activity, faculty will highlight barriers to optimal care and their impact on the outcomes and lives of patients with schizophrenia and propose practical strategies and tools that can be utilized to improve the care of patients with schizophrenia.
John W. Newcomer, MD
Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Medicine
Director, Clinical Trials Unit, Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS)
Director, Regulatory Support Center, ICTS
Medical Director, Center for Clinical Studies
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Henry A. Nasrallah, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Dawn I. Velligan, PhD
Professor and Co-Director
Division of Schizophrenia and Related Disorders
Department of Psychiatry
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
Assess key barriers in practice that impact continuity of care in the management of patients with schizophrenia.
Implement treatment plans in concordance with patients that focus on improving continuity of care.
Incorporate tools and measures in practice to improve discharge transitions of patients with schizophrenia.
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, certified case managers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals interested in the management of patients with schizophrenia.
This CME/CE-certified activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., administered by Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.
This activity offers CE credit for:
Physicians (ACCME/AMA PRA Category 1)
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, December 16, 2010
Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations can be completed online at neuroscienceCME.com (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 http://www.cmeoutfitters.com, http://www.neuroscienceCME.com, or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
neuroscienceCME.com is the award-winning web portal serving clinicians, educators, and researchers in the neurosciences. Launched in October 2006, neuroscienceCME.com 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 http://www.neuroscienceCME.com 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 neuroscienceCME.com 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 neuroscienceCME.com for one year after the premiere date. Podcasts are also available in the Science & Medicine directory of iTunes.
Contact: Jessica Primanzon
CME Outfitters, LLC