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Activity Chair

Henry A. Nasrallah, MD
Henry A. Nasrallah, MD
Sydney W. Souers Professor
Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
  • Consulting Fee: Acadia
  • Speakers Bureau: Acadia

Faculty

John Lauriello, MD
John Lauriello, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Robert J. Douglas, MD and Betty Douglas Distinguished
Faculty Scholar in Psychiatry
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO
  • Contracted Research (paid to institution): Otsuka
  • Event Monitoring Board (paid to institution): Alkermes


Diana O. Perkins, MD, MPH
Diana O. Perkins, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
  • Disclosures – No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Peer Reviewer

Rick Ricer, MD; UC CME
Physician Reviewer

  • Disclosures – No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Activity Details

Credit Type: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Credit Amount: 2.25
Release Date: December 22, 2016
Expiration Date: December 21, 2017
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 2.25 hours
Registration Required: No
Fee for Activity: There is no fee for participating in this activity.

Activity Description

Schizophrenia is a severe and frequently debilitating mental illness, designated by the World Health Organization as one of the top 10 leading causes of disability worldwide. Schizophrenia is characterized by a chronic and relapsing course, with generally incomplete remissions, substantial functional decline, frequent psychiatric and medical comorbidities as well as increased mortality. New medications with improved tolerability profiles have expanded the treatment armamentarium. Various measures can be taken by physicians to improve treatment and facilitate adherence, including using long-acting injectable formulations of antipsychotic medications in first-episode and multi-episode schizophrenia. In this activity, leading psychiatrists will discuss the available and emerging therapies for the management of schizophrenia, as well as assess individualized treatment strategies that reflect the individual patient’s symptomatic domains, improve adherence, and prevent relapse.

Agenda

Recurrent Psychotic Episodes and Their Neurotoxic Effects on the Brain Neurotoxicity, Henry A. Nasrallah, MD

Inevitability of Poor Adherence in Schizophrenia: #1 Cause of Psychotic Relapses, Diana O. Perkins, MD, MPH

Long-acting Injectable Atypical Antipsychotics: Are they the Optimal Therapeutic Strategy to Achieve Remission and Return to Baseline in Schizophrenia? John Lauriello, MD

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Evaluate the neurotoxic effects of recurrent psychotic episodes on the brain to better comprehend the need for early intervention in schizophrenia.
  • Assess the clinical evidence pertaining to the safety and effectiveness of long-acting injectable medications in patients with first-episode and subsequent episodes of schizophrenia.
  • Evaluate clinical data pertaining to the ability of long-acting injectable medications to deter deterioration, achieve remission and return schizophrenic patients to baseline.
  • Examine factors that are associated with poor medication adherence in patients with schizophrenia and how to effectively manage these issues to improve compliance.
  • Describe non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic strategies that improve medication adherence in patients with schizophrenia.

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activities is psychiatrists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with schizophrenia.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The University of Cincinnati designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, complete the CME posttest, and complete and return the registration form and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, University of Cincinnati will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alkermes, Inc.

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