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Meeting Highlights on Mood Disorders: The 3rd Annual Chair Summit

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Premiere Date: Thursday, December 1, 2011

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date:
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Note: Credit Is No Longer Available


Monique Johnson, MD, CCMEPMonique Johnson, MD, CCMEP 
Medical Program Director
CME Outfitters, LLC
Bethesda, MD

Sandra Haas Binford, MAEdSandra Haas Binford, MAEd 
Medical Education Editor
CME Outfitters, LLC
Rockville, MD

Christina  J. Ansted, MPH, CCMEPChristina  J. Ansted, MPH, CCMEP 
Medical Program Director
CME Outfitters, LLC
Rockville, MD

Robert S. Kennedy, MARobert S. Kennedy, MA 
Medical Program Director
CME Outfitters, LLC
Bethesda, MD

Statement of Need

The 3rd Annual Chair Summit, The Master Class for Neuroscience Professional Development, in Chicago, Illinois (August 2010), brought together chairpersons in psychiatry and neurology to act as expert peer teachers for frontline clinician learners. Faculty and learners collaboratively evaluated evidence; shared ideas and clinical practice challenges; developed individualized clinical strategies; explored the role of the multidisciplinary team; discussed health-system issues; and translated neuroscience discoveries into patient-centered practice improvements.

This second of five articles in the companion series, Meeting Highlights of the 3rd Annual Chair Summit, The Master Class for Neuroscience Professional Development, 2010 presents meeting highlights on management of depression subtypes (psychotic and anxious), treatment of late-life depression, complementary and alternative medicine for depressive episodes, and the impact of depression treatment on cardiovascular disease. This article also discusses pediatric bipolar disorder; using systematic therapy trials in order to arrive at the optimal plan for individual patients with bipolar disorder, and forward-looking ideas about innovations on the horizon for improving care of bipolar disorder.

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. Psychiatry and Neurology Core Competencies Outline, Version 4.1. Published March 2, 2003. Revised February 22, 2009. Accessed May 20, 2011.
  • Ansted C, Lemon M, Tordoff S. Outcomes from the 2009 Chairs in Psychiatry Summit. Poster presented at 36th Annual Conference of the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education; 2011 Jan 27; San Francisco, CA. Poster P16. Accessed May 20, 2011.

Activity Goal

To review highlights of evidence, shared ideas, clinical practice challenges, individualized clinical strategies, and the role of the multidisciplinary team related to mood disorders that were presented at the 3rd Annual Chair Summit, The Master Class for Neuroscience Professional Development.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve detection and diagnosis of mood disorders in their youngest and oldest patients and in those with atypical presentations.
  • Apply evidence-based treatment recommendations to patients who experience depressive and/or manic mood episodes within the contexts of unipolar major depression or bipolar disorder.

Financial Support

Funding for this CME activity is provided by CME Outfitters, LLC.

Access To Health Outcomes Research In Medicine Articles

Committed to providing educational content that advances research and medicine by bridging patient reported outcomes with clinical practice decisions that are solidly evidence-based.

CME Outfitters has collaborated with Health Outcomes Research in Medicine to distribute the Meeting Highlights series from the 3rd Annual Chair Summit. The collaboration provides participants from neuroscienceCME access to all articles in the journal for a period of six months.

Instructions to claim your free online access:
Select the Begin Activity icon from the menu bar on the right. After signing in to the neuroscienceCME website, launch the viewer window, and then register with HORM. You will then have an opportunity to select Claim access now. Please select the option I received a special promotional offer. In the Account Number field enter EHRM2011. In the Last Name field, enter ONLINE and click Claim. At the Online Access Claimed page, choose Health Outcomes Research in Medicine.

Target Audience

Physicians and other nonphysician health care professionals with an interest in psychiatry and neurology.

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 designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Background Information: Please read the article, reflect upon the material contained in the article, and complete the post test and evaluation questions. You must receive a score of 80% to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Once you have successfully completed the exam, you can claim your credit. It is estimated that a learner should take approximately 1 hour to complete this activity.

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their 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 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.

Monique Johnson, MD, CCMEP has no disclosures to report.

Christina Ansted, MPH CCMEP has no disclosures to report.

Sandra Haas Binford, MAEd has no disclsoures to report.

Robert Kennedy has no disclosures to report.

Tony Graham, MD (peer/content reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Unlabeled Use Disclosure

Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.

CME Outfitters, LLC, and the faculty do not endorse the use of any product outside of the FDA labeled indications. Medical professionals should not utilize the procedures, products, or diagnosis techniques discussed during this activity without evaluation of their patient for contraindications or dangers of use.

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