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Pharmacodynamics of Atypical Antipsychotics: Clinical Correlations and Practice Implications

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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12:00-1:00 p.m. ET
Taped Re-Air:
3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

MODERATOR
Peter Weiden, MD
Peter Weiden, MD

FACULTY
Christoph U. Correll, MD
Christoph U. Correll, MD
Sheldon H. Preskorn, MD
Sheldon H. Preskorn, MD

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Expert Discussions on Alcohol Dependence

Podcast
Released July 23, 2007

FACULTY
Robert R. Conley, MD
Richard N. Rosenthal, MD
Robert Swift, MD, PhD
Raymond F. Anton, MD
Michel Sucher, MD, FASAM


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Translating the Role of Neurotransmitter Systems into Clinical Outcomes in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Archived Audioconference
Released June 11, 2007

FACULTY
Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
Peter Buckley, MD


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Moving Addiction Therapy into the 21st Century: Practical Management Options

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Released June 20, 2007

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Robert R. Conley, MD
Raymond F. Anton, MD
Michel Sucher, MD, FASAM


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Integration of Medical Care in Psychiatry to Improve Patient Outcomes

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Released June 6, 2007

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John W. Newcomer, MD
Stephen J. Bartels, MD, MS
Joseph Parks, MD
Peter Weiden, MD


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FROM THE CLINICAL KNOWLEDGE CENTER:
Dozing at the Doctor's Office? Wake Up to the Problem
 

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FROM THE CLINICAL KNOWLEDGE CENTER
Dozing at the Doctor's Office? Wake Up to the Problem
Sleep-wake problems impact a large segment of the American populationócurrent estimates suggest that 50 to 70 million Americans of all ages are affected by sleep-wake disturbances. These problems have far-reaching societal consequences, as they are associated with increased risk of traffic accidents, decrements in work performance, impaired interpersonal relationships, and increased health care utilization. Medical comorbidities are common in patients with primary sleep-wake disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Epidemiologic research indicates that untreated OSA is associated with increased risk for hypertension, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. In addition, laboratory studies suggest that sleep deprivation is associated with enhanced pain sensitivity, and alterations in glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity that are consistent with an increased risk for diabetes. Despite the major impact of sleep-wake problems at the societal and individual level, little is known about the scope of these problems at the primary care level, the front-line of the health-care system…

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THIS ISSUE'S COMPASS QUESTION™
Your responses to this issue's Compass Question™ will be added to an ongoing needs assessment for educational programming in this important area. Responses to this issue's question will be reported in an upcoming issue.

What barriers do you face in asking patients about sleep-wake problems?
Lack of time
Do not have standardized questions to guide this conversation
Patients do not perceive sleep to be an important health issue
Lack of physician education on sleep-wake medicine



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NEW neuroscienceCME TV PREMIERES NEXT WEEK!
Pharmacodynamics of Atypical Antipsychotics: Clinical Correlations and Practice Implications

Satellite Television Broadcast, Webcast, Telephone Simulcast
Premiere Date:
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Live Broadcast: 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET
Taped Re-Air: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

MODERATOR
Peter Weiden, MD

FACULTY
Christoph U. Correll, MD
Sheldon H. Preskorn, MD


At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
Review the basic concepts of pharmacology and pharmacodynamics and their application in clinical practice.
Recognize the clinical correlation between pharmacodynamic principles and adverse events, withdrawal effects, and drug-drug interactions of atypical antipsychotics.
Apply principles of pharmacology to individualized treatment deciisions to help patients achieve better mental and physical health outcomes.

This activity offers CE credit for:
• Physicians (ACCME/AMA PRA Category 1)
• Nurses (CNE)
• Pharmacists (ACPE)
• Psychologists (APA)
• Social Workers (NASW)
• 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.

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