Special Topics in Management of Major Depressive Disorder and Related Mood Disorders (STMMDD09)

Venue: The Hyatt Regency Bonaventure

Location: Weston, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 04, 2009 End Date/Time: Apr 04, 2009
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This program also provides a highly-interactive format that allows optimal learning about the comprehensive care of patients with affective illness. It includes core lectures from expert clinical faculty and interactive case conferences that discuss real-world treatment challenges. This program is informative, engaging and highly practical, and focuses on what you need to know to provide the best possible care for your patients.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Recognize the advances in the etiology and treatment of mood disorders including: genomics, diagnostic sub-typing, neuroimaging and neurotherapeutics
Review the pharmacotherapy of unipolar and bipolar depression
Examine the treatment of affective disorders as applies to special populations (e.g., pregnancy and geriatrics)
Recognize the importance of detecting dually diagnosed patients (substance use disorders) and how it alters treatment approaches and responses
Describe varying approaches to residual symptoms, patient adherence issues and symptom recurrence
Analyze combining and prioritizing somatic treatments with psychotherapy
Identify special considerations regarding presentation in the primary care setting and treating affective illness when there is co-morbid medical disease
AgendaSaturday, March 14, 2009

8:00AM – 8:30AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30AM – 8:45AM Welcome and Pre-Activity Questions

8:45AM – 9:35AM Novel Discoveries: Neurobiology, Genetics, and Phenomenology of Mood Disorders

9:35AM – 10:25AM Pharmacotherapy and Psychosocial Approaches to Unipolar Depression

10:25AM – 10:40AM Break

10:40AM – 11:30AM The Course and Treatment of Depression during Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

11:30AM – 12:15PM Panel Discussion and Post-Activity Questions

12:15PM – 1:15PM Lunch

1:15PM – 1:20PM Pre-Activity Questions

1:20PM – 2:10PM Case Conference: The Differential Diagnosis of the Patient who Presents with Irritability

2:10PM – 3:00PM Pharmacotherapy and Psychosocial Approaches to Bipolar Depression

3:00PM – 3:15PM Break

3:15PM – 4:05PM Managing Mood Disturbances in an Aging Population

4:05PM – 4:50PM Panel Discussion and Post-Activity Questions

FacultyA complete faculty list will be posted soon

Facility InformationThe Adolphus Hotel
1321 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 651-3632

AccreditationTarget Audience
The target audience for this event is psychiatrists, psychologists, general practitioners, social workers, and nurses.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education (EOCME) and Reed Medical Education. The EOCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

The EOCME designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For Psychologists: Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credit for psychologists. Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, maintains responsibility for this program. This offering meets the criteria for 7.25 Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists.

For Nurses: An application has been submitted to the Vermont State Nurses' Association, Inc. Please call Erin Halsey at (866) 644-7792 or e-mail mghsupport@reedmeded.com for more information about credit hours.

For Social Workers: Social Workers who would like to know if the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers has issued this course an authorization number for CE credits may call (866) 644-7792 or e-mail mghsupport@reedmeded.com for more information.

Faculty Disclosure
As a sponsor accredited by the ACCME, it is the policy of the EOCME to require the disclosure of anyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity. All relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests and/or manufacturers must be disclosed to participants at the beginning of each activity. Full faculty disclosures will be made available on the date of this activity.


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Additional Information

Cost: $40.00 Please use registration code: AC409 Psychologists can earn up to 7.25 CE credits. Physicians can earn up to 7.25 Category 1 AMA credits.