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Subscribe to Clinical Compass™ VOLUME 2, ISSUE 24 - NOVEMBER 20, 2007
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Improving the Continuum of Care in Alcohol Dependence: Latest Evidence for Counselors and Clinicians

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Combating the Consequences of Excessive Sleepiness

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

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Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
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Exploring Atypical Antipsychotics as an Augmentation Option for Major Depressive Disorder

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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Ned H. Kalin, MD
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Evaluating and Managing Major Depression: Linking Assessment Measures and Outcomes in Light of the Black Box Warning

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

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Madhukar H. Trivedi, MD
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Thomas L. Campbell, MD
Thomas L. Campbell, MD
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From Paper to Patient: Applying Clinical Literature to Practice Improvements - Self-Study Practicum

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

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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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Richard N. Rosenthal, MD


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Excessive Sleepiness and Psychiatric Illness: Many Sides to the Story

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Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
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Translating the Role of Neurotransmitter Systems into Clinical Outcomes in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

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All of us at CME Outfitters and neuroscienceCME wish our readers and their families a safe, relaxing, and joyful Thanksgiving holiday!

A CORNUCOPIA OF CME OFFERINGS 

RESPONSES FROM OUR LAST COMPASS QUESTIONS™ 

EASY ACCESS TO THE NEUROSCIENCES FOR RESIDENTS 


A CORNUCOPIA OF CME OFFERINGS
Typically, each issue of neuroscienceCME Clinical Compass is built around a scientific article of interest to the professional community. In this issue, however, we offer a primer on the variety of delivery methods that we employ to get our educational content to our diverse learning community. Your individual preferences call for an array of delivery options, and we work hard to anticipate and meet your needs. It's our hope that you will find a delivery method from our portfolio that is a perfect fit for your personal learning style.

As always, please consult each issue of Clinical Compass to learn about new educational opportunities offered in the formats below:
  • neuroscienceCME TV: Live and interactive educational television at its best, delivered simultaneously via satellite, Internet, and telephone. Featuring the consensus gurus in the neurosciences, these award-winning broadcasts bring to life the clinical issues and challenges facing mental health professionals. neuroscienceCME TV activities are specifically tailored for the modern multidisciplinary treatment team and carry at least six types of educational credit. neuroscienceCME TV has also been the catalyst for these derivative offerings:
    • neuroscienceCME Webcasts: After the live broadcast is over, all neuroscienceCME TV activities are converted to multimedia webcasts, which are archived at neuroscienceCME.com. In addition, some neuroscienceCME live symposia are videotaped and archived in a similar format.
    • neuroscienceCME byPHONE: Enjoy the live audio feed of each live broadcast toll-free via your telephone. Same great content in an easy-to-use format that is routinely used by an average of 2000+ clinicians. neuroscienceCME byPHONE is also archived for on-demand access and makes a great alternative for large groups and for participants with limited broadband access.
    • neuroscienceCME After the Show: Most neuroscienceCME TV broadcasts generate far more audience questions and comments than can be addressed during the show. We created After the Show to provide an extended opportunity for our faculty experts to answer and comment on this audience input. In these informal shirtsleeve sessions, faculty answer these remaining questions and invite further interaction with the audience either by telephone, e-mail, or fax. After the Show sessions are then archived at neuroscienceCME.com for 24/7 access.
  • neuroscienceCME VOICE: This audioconference format represents the voice of research and academia, and the voice of clinical experience; in other words, today's leading experts, in their own voices. Appealing to learners who prefer the simplicity and ubiquity of the telephone, this format is also archived for on-demand dial-in use. For learners who desire a multimedia experience, online archives blend the audio recording of the experts' presentations with full-color autoadvancing slides that concisely illustrate each concept.
  • neuroscienceCME Clinical Navigator: These crisply edited print monographs focus on carefully chosen clinical topics and feature a who's who of expert faculty contributors. Meticulously referenced, fact-checked, and written for maximum clinical relevance, Clinical Navigator issues become a valuable part of many readers' personal reference libraries. These monographs are also offered in PDF format for viewing or download from neuroscienceCME.com.
  • neuroscienceCME Self Study: Specially designed hybrid CDs work in your personal or car CD player (audio only) or in your computer (PC or Mac) for a full multimedia experience. CDs contain fully certified educational content and link to the innovative online testing and certificate processing tool at neuroscienceCME.com. Selected activities are also available as VHS videotapes.
  • neuroscienceCME Podcasts: Take your CME with you as you jog, workout, or make your morning commute. Offered via the iTunes podcast directory and also at CMEpodcasting.com, podcasts are a great way to subscribe once and receive a steady stream of on-topic education.
  • neuroscienceCME Grand Rounds: neuroscienceCME puts a new twist on the venerable grand rounds educational format, by taking the experts on the road and providing new levels of access to the latest findings and clinical instruction. Developed around a variety of emerging clinical topics, neuroscienceCME Grand Rounds combine the power of live meetings with interactive audience response technology, top-tier faculty presenters, and choice venues around the U.S.
  • neuroscienceCME Symposia: National and international medical conferences are a perfect venue for satellite symposia as specialists gather to socialize, relax, network, and learn. neuroscienceCME symposia reach busy clinicians when they are at their most receptive to new information and education. CME Outfitters has developed and conducted exciting live presentations across the U.S. and in such far-flung locales as the Pacific Rim, Australia, and Central and South America.
  • neuroscienceCME Clinical Knowledge Centers: neuroscienceCME.com is anchored by in-depth Clinical Knowledge Centers--repositories of condition-specific information and resources for the professional neuroscience community. These Centers serve as gateways to hours of certified educational content at neuroscienceCME.com, and are updated frequently to keep pace with the rapidly expanding knowledge base in mental health. Look for even more new features in selected Clinical Knowledge Centers beginning in December.
  • neuroscienceCME Journal Club (Coming Soon): You've made the commitment to practice evidence-based medicine, now your challenge is to stay current with the latest clinical literature as it stacks up in your inbox and briefcase. Enter neuroscienceCME Journal Club, in which a respected neuroscience expert serves as host and interviews the author of a recently published article. This 30-minute format is accessed via toll-free telephone call and allows time for the author interview followed by an engaging Q&A opportunity.
  • neuroscienceCME Interactive Medical Simulations (Coming Soon): Adult learning principles favor the use of complex, problem-based educational formats, since they most closely mirror the real-world dilemmas faced by modern clinicians. Try your skill at neuroscienceCME Interactive Medical Simulations and compare your performance with that of your peers.
Interested in one or more of the formats above? Visit our online educational calendar for more information and to reserve your spot today for these free offerings. And as always, we welcome your feedback on our current offerings and your ideas for new offerings. CME Outfitters thanks you for being a part of the neuroscienceCME learning community!

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RESPONSES FROM OUR LAST COMPASS QUESTIONS™
In the 11.06.07 issue of Clinical Compass™, we asked two questions. Question #1 was "Which state has enacted a drowsy-driving law that makes it a crime to drive if a person has been awake for more than 24 consecutive hours?" and the neuroscienceCME learning community responded:
15% - Illinois
24% - Minnesota
58% - New Jersey (correct answer)
3% - Alabama

Question #2 was "Please rate your knowledge level of pharmacologic treatment options for the management of the symptom of excessive sleepiness," and the neuroscienceCME learning community responded:
14% - Excellent I can name at least 5 agents for the management of this symptom
19% - Good I can name at least 3 agents
45% - Fair I can name at least 1 agent
22% - Poor I was not aware that there are prescription medications for this symptom

Editors' Note: These polling data from our last issue of Clinical Compass™ suggest an unmet need for continuing education on sleep-wake medicine. During the past few months, CME Outfitters has begun to address this educational need through a series of educational activities. Please continue to visit neuroscienceCME.com into the new year as we will be posting podcasts from experts in sleep-wake medicine, adding interactive medical simulations, and initiating a monthly sleep journal club hosted by Tom Roth, PhD, of the Henry Ford Hospital Sleep Disorders and Research Center.

What do you think should be done to raise awareness of the public health risks and costs of excessive sleepiness? Please share your comments with the editors here.


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EASY ACCESS TO THE NEUROSCIENCES FOR RESIDENTS
The content and design teams at neuroscienceCME invite you to take a quick tour of our website, give it your professional evaluation, and provide input back to us on ways to enhance this web portal in order to make it an even more valued resource for medical residents and students searching for cutting-edge data in the neurosciences. The neuroscienceCME.com Clinical Knowledge Centers provide comprehensive information on alcohol use disorders, ADHD, depression, and sleep/wake medicine, as well as psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

This quick tour introduces you to this educational resource that is available to you free during your residency and afterwards, as you develop your clinical practice.

The entire tour will take 10 minutes or less.

Please join your colleagues from throughout the United States by visiting www.neuroscienceCME.com/webtour to begin the tour.

Thank you for your interest and input. We look forward to welcoming you to the neuroscienceCME.com learning community!

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