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neuroscienceCME Journal Club - Posttreatment Outcomes: Combined Pharmacotherapy and Psychosocial Intervention

Audioconference + Webcast
Live Webcast:
Monday, May 12, 2008

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Kyle M. Kampman, MD
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Dennis Donovan, PhD
Dennis Donovan, PhD

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1st Annual Chairs in Psychiatry Summit - The Master Class for Psychiatric Professional Development

Date: June 27 - 29, 2008

Location:
The Westin Hilton Head Island
2 Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.681.4000

CHAIRED BY:
Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD

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Addressing Clinical Challenges in the Long-Term Treatment of Schizophrenia

Podcast
Released: Friday, February 22, 2008

FACULTY
Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
Peter F. Buckley, MD
Stephen R. Marder, MD
John W. Newcomer, MD


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Combating the Consequences of Excessive Sleepiness

Archived Videoconference
Released December 5, 2007

FACULTY
Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
David F. Dinges, PhD
Thomas Roth, PhD


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

Archived Audioconference
Released October 16, 2007

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


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FROM THE CLINICAL KNOWLEDGE CENTER:
Depression, Psychological Distress, and Risk of Stroke
 

THIS ISSUE'S COMPASS QUESTIONS™ 

RESPONSES FROM OUR LAST COMPASS QUESTIONS™ 

NEW neuroscienceCME Medical Meeting COMING THIS JUNE! 

neuroscienceCME Journal Club A SUCCESS! 

PRIZE AWARDED TO CMEO SURVEY PARTICIPANT 


FROM THE CLINICAL KNOWLEDGE CENTER
Depression, Psychological Distress, and Risk of Stroke
May is National Stroke Awareness month. This issue of Clinical Compass will focus on a relatively underrecognized risk factor for stroke - pre-existing depression/psychological distress. Although awareness of traditional risk factors for stroke, including smoking, diet, exercise, hormonal, and cardiovascular factors is high, relatively less appears to be known about psychiatric factors that may place individuals at risk for stroke morbidity and mortality. The relationship between psychological/psychiatric symptoms and stroke is far from definitive, but data are accumulating that depressive symptoms in particular merit attention as independent risk factors. Since depression is a treatable condition, and prevention of other risk factors has been shown to reduce or prevent stroke it is important to understand the extent to which depression also plays a role...

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

Question #1: How would you rate your confidence in managing subsyndromal depressive symptoms/psychological distress?
Extremely confident
Very confident
Somewhat confident
I need education on how to manage subsyndromal depressive symptoms

Question #2: How often do you manage patients with post-stroke depression?
Very often
Often
Occasionally
Seldom
I need education on how to recognize and manage post-stroke depression

Question #3: Were you aware of the evidence suggesting that depressive symptoms may be an independent risk factor for stroke?
Yes
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RESPONSES FROM OUR LAST COMPASS QUESTIONS™
In the 04.08.08 issue of Clinical Compass™, we asked two questions. Question #1 was "Were you aware of National Alcohol Screening Day? And if so, do you participate?" and the neuroscienceCME learning community responded:
13% - Yes
87% - No

Question #2 was "How often do you look for educational activities on alcohol dependence to improve your core knowledge?" and the neuroscienceCME learning community responded:
33% - Very often
35% - Often
29% - Seldom
3% - Never

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NEW neuroscienceCME Medical Meeting
COMING THIS JUNE!
1st Annual Chairs in Psychiatry Summit - The Master Class for Psychiatric Professional Development

Chaired by:
Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD

Date: June 27-29, 2008

Location:
The Westin Hilton Head Island
2 Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.681.4000

Join the most respected names in psychiatry as they convene for a ground-breaking educational event!

The 1st Annual Chairs in Psychiatry Summit is an intensive 2-day master class in a variety of tracks related to the neurosciences. Each track features presentations delivered by psychiatry department chairs from the United States' most renowned academic institutions.

Take part in evidence-based education in a way that will allow you to immediately translate it into clinical practice. Absorb performance-enhancing knowledge as only the leading clinicians, academicians, and researchers from the field of psychiatry can deliver it.

Register today to reserve your spot and to obtain early bird savings. There are only 400 spots available for this first-ever event so don't delay.

View Activity Details    Register Now! 

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neuroscienceCME Journal Club
A SUCCESS!
neuroscienceCME Journal Club successfully launched in January with a 4-part series on Sleep and Wake Medicine, and was hosted by noted sleep expert Thomas Roth, PhD, of the University of Michigan.

Using a webcast+audioconference delivery format, participants have a front row seat for personal interviews with leading authors discussing their just-published articles from the literature. After each segment, audience members pose their questions directly to the host and guest via text or over the telephone.

The latest Journal Club installment in this series featured David F. Dinges, PhD, Professor and Chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, and Director, Unit for Experimental Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Dinges will be answering questions via email until April 28. Please submit your questions to him at questions@cmeoutfitters.com.

You are invited to experience the Sleep and Wake Medicine Journal Club series as a set of archived webcasts, featuring the following guest authors:

Najib Ayas, MD, MPH
University of British Columbia, Respiratory Division

Andrew D. Krystal, MD
Duke University Medical Center

Hans P. A. Van Dongen, PhD
Washington State University, Spokane

David F. Dinges, PhD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Please visit the archives for any installments you may have missed, and you are encouraged to forward this email to colleagues with an interest in this area of practice.

Visit neuroscienceCME.com/journalclub for information on this archived series and new live Journal Club installments. Rely on neuroscienceCME Journal Club to stay current and enhance your practice with the latest clinical information from the neurosciences!

Please call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767) for additional information.


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PRIZE AWARDED TO CMEO SURVEY PARTICIPANT
CMEO congratulates Richard Long, MD, from Warren, MI, winner of our 2008 Educational Needs Assessment Survey iPod drawing! This special iPod has been preloaded with several hours of certified educational neuroscienceCME podcast activities for Dr. Long's listening and learning pleasure.

CMEO set a new record in terms of participation in this survey. Dr. Long's entry was one of 409 detailed surveys submitted during the open period. Responses will be analyzed and applied to the development of upcoming educational activities. Thanks to all clinicians who participated and shared their valuable insights!

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