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Emerging Treatment Approaches for Schizophrenia: Making Patient Stability a Reality

Sponsored by The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and CME Incite.

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Genentech, Inc.

Specialty: Psychiatric Medicine

Release date: April 4, 2014

Valid through: April 4, 2015

Target Audience:

This activity has been developed for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and other health care professionals who treat patients with or at risk for developing schizophrenia.

Program Overview:

This activity consists of two educational modules:

Module 1 will focus on psychiatrist education and is titled Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia: Early Detection, Current Management, and Emerging Treatment Strategies.

The purpose of this module is to offer psychiatrists and other health care professionals who manage patients with schizophrenia the tools to better identify positive and negative symptoms of the disease and understand emerging therapies and the pathophysiology of schizophrenia such that they will be able to provide the best possible care to each patient.

Module 2 will focus on primary care education and is titled Reaching a Vulnerable Patient Population: Optimizing the Care of Schizophrenia in Primary Care.

The purpose of this module is to offer primary care physicians and other health care professionals who manage patients with schizophrenia the tools to diagnose the disease, understand current and emerging treatment options, and implement a multidisciplinary approach to improve care.

At the end of each module, there is a bonus section that includes:

  • Benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to care for patients with schizophrenia
  • Patient follow-up
  • Ways to improve adherence

This program consists of 2 continuing education activites.

Psychiatry Module — 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Hours

PCP Module — 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Hours