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Subscribe to Clinical Compass™ VOLUME 2, ISSUE 21 - OCTOBER 9, 2007
LIVE CME/CE
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From Paper to Patient: Applying Clinical Literature to Practice Improvements, Part 1 - Evidence-Based Medicine: Rationale and Conceptual Framework

Satellite Television Broadcast, Webcast, Telephone Simulcast
Premiere Date:
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Live Broadcast:
12:00-1:00 p.m. ET
Taped Re-Air:
3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

MODERATOR
Stephen J. Bartels, MD


FACULTY
Sharon Mozian, MD


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Waking Up to the Problem of OSA: Consequences and Improved Recognition

Live Audioconference Series (12 sessions): October - November, 2007
Premiere Date:
Tuesday, October 16, 2007


FACULTY
Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD
Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH, FCCP


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Atypicals in Practice: Case Studies on Switching

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Premiere Date:
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
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FACULTY
John W. Newcomer, MD
Alexander Miller, MD


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From Paper to Patient: Applying Clinical Literature to Practice Improvements, Part 2 - Evidence-Based Medicine: Application of Principles to Practice

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Premiere Date:
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
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Stephen J. Bartels, MD


FACULTY
Sharon Mozian, MD


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Combating the Consequences of Excessive Sleepiness

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007
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MODERATOR
Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD


FACULTY
David F. Dinges, PhD
Thomas Roth, PhD


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Practical Management Options for Alcohol Dependence, Part 2 of 3 - Practical Applications: Adherence and Combination Therapy

Monograph
Released September 21, 2007

FACULTY
Raymond F. Anton, MD


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Practical Management Options for Alcohol Dependence, Part 1 of 3 - Co-Occurring Mental Disorders: Impact on Outcomes

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Released August 31, 2007

FACULTY
Richard N. Rosenthal, MD


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Excessive Sleepiness and Psychiatric Illness: Many Sides to the Story

Archived Videoconference
Released August 8, 2007

FACULTY
Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
Mary B. O'Malley, MD, PhD
Thomas Roth, PhD


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

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Released June 11, 2007

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


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FROM THE CLINICAL KNOWLEDGE CENTER:
Minding Your pís and Nís
 

THIS ISSUE'S COMPASS QUESTION™ 

RESPONSES FROM OUR LAST COMPASS QUESTIONS™ 

NEW neuroscienceCME TV PART 1 PREMIERES TOMORROW! 

neuroscienceCME VOICE SERIES PREMIERE! "Waking Up to the Problem of OSA: Consequences and Improved Recognition" Premieres October 16 

ATTENTION RESIDENTS AND RESIDENCY DIRECTORS 


FROM THE CLINICAL KNOWLEDGE CENTER
Minding Your pís and Nís
Integration of important evidence from research with individual clinical expertise to achieve the best care for an individual patient is the concept of evidence-based medicine as advanced by Dr. David Sackett. Fundamental to the practice of evidence-based medicine is an understanding of how to extrapolate results of statistical analyses from clinical research to patient care. This issue of the Clinical Compassô will focus on key concepts of statistical analysis and interpretation that should be considered during evaluation of clinical research…

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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 using evidence-based medicine in your practice?
Lack of access to the clinical literature
Do not have time to survey the literature
Do not know how to apply the concept of evidence-based medicine to practice
None, I already use EBM




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RESPONSES FROM OUR LAST COMPASS QUESTIONS™
In the 09.25.07 issue of Clinical Compass, we posed two questions. Question#1 we asked: "If you have patients who may be experiencing a sleep-wake disorder, such as restless legs syndrome or obstructive sleep apnea, how often do you refer them to a sleep center for further investigation?" and the neuroscienceCME learning community responded:
1% - Rarely or never (0%-25%)
33% - Occasionally (25%-50%)
33% - Most of the time (50%-75%)
33% - Routinely (75%-100%)

Question #2 we asked: "Which sleep-wake disorder is most prevalent in your medical setting?" and the neuroscienceCME learning community responded:
14% - Shift work disorder
71% - Obstructive sleep apnea
7% - Restless leg syndrome
1% - Narcolepsy
7% - Unsure, as I do not consistently screen for sleep-wake disorders

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NEW neuroscienceCME TV PART 1 PREMIERES TOMORROW!
From Paper to Patient: Applying Clinical Literature to Practice Improvements, Part 1 - Evidence-Based Medicine: Rationale and Conceptual Framework
Satellite Television Broadcast, Webcast, Telephone Simulcast
Premiere Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Live Broadcast: 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET
Taped Re-Air: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

MODERATOR
Stephen J. Bartels, MD, MS

FACULTY
Sharon Mozian, MD


At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
Discuss the importance of using evidence-based practices to improve patient outcomes.
Formulate a clinical question that can be answered using evidence-based principles.
Conduct a targeted and efficient search of the medical literature.

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.

There is no fee to participate or to receive CE credit for this certified one-hour educational activity (registration required).

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neuroscienceCME VOICE SERIES PREMIERE!
The VOICE of research and academia...
The VOICE of clinical experience...
Today's leading experts, in their own VOICE...
Make neuroscienceCME VOICE your choice for best-in-class CME, and lend your voice to the issues facing the modern neurosciences.

Waking Up to the Problem of OSA: Consequences and Improved Recognition

Live Audioconference Series
Premiere Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2007
12 sessions through Sunday, November 16, 2007

FACULTY
Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD
Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH, FCCP
Listen as Dr. Phillips invites you to this neuroscienceCME VOICE audioconference series.


At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
Describe risk factors and symptomatology associated with obstructive sleep apnea.
Identify consequences of untreated obstructive sleep apnea including increased risk of motor vehicle crashes and increased risk of medical comorbidities, particularly hypertension.
Utilize screening tools and strategies to improve recognition of obstructive sleep apnea, particularly in populations that do not present with classic symptoms.

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.

There is no fee to participate or to receive CE credit for this certified one-hour educational activity (registration required).

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Attention Residents and Residency Directors
neuroscienceCME.com is full of valuable resources for residency programs. In an effort to expose the up-and-coming residency community to these tools, we have created an interactive tour of neuroscienceCME.com. This tour highlights the core components of the site and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

Residents and residency directors are invited to take the tour and evaluate the offerings by visiting www.neuroscienceCME.com/webtour. Your input is valuable and will influence the future design and resource mix at neuroscienceCME.com. Thank you!

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