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J. Sloan Manning, MD
J. Sloan Manning, MD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Moses Cone Family Medicine Residency
Greensboro, North Carolina

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:0.5 Credits
Release Date:2017-Apr-27
Expiration Date:2018-Apr-26
Estimated Time for Completion:30 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, Dr. J. Sloan Manning utilizes a novel storytelling approach to examine the optimal management of major depressive disorder (MDD) within the context of current evidence. Established criteria and validated symptom severity scales to accurately identify and diagnose patients with MDD, efficacy and safety findings for approved antidepressant therapies, and advice for personalizing management approaches for individual patients with MDD are discussed.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Apply established criteria and validated symptom severity scales in order to more readily identify and accurately diagnose patients with major depressive disorder
  • Employ key efficacy, safety, and tolerability on approved antidepressant therapies when managing current guidelines and evidence-based approaches for the treatment of patients with major depressive disorder
  • Develop strategies to personalize treatment approaches designed to achieve remission in patients with major depressive disorder

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of family practitioners, general practitioners, and psychiatrists, and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with MDD.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. A score of 70% or higher is needed to obtain CME credit. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: April 27, 2017 - April 26, 2018
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Faculty & Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

Before the activity, all faculty and anyone who is in a position to have control over the content of this activity and their spouse/life partner will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or relationship(s) they might have with any commercial interest producing healthcare goods/services to be discussed during their presentation(s): honoraria, expenses, grants, consulting roles, speakers bureau membership, stock ownership, or other special relationships. Presenters will inform participants of any off-label discussions. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The associates of Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider for this activity, and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this CME activity during the past 12 months.

Course Director
J. Sloan Manning, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Co-Director, Mood Disorders Clinic
Moses Cone Family Medicine Residency
Greensboro, North Carolina

J. Sloan Manning, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.; Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.; and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc./Lundbeck.
Speakers Bureau participant with Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.; Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.; and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc./Lundbeck.

J. Sloan Manning, MD, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: various therapeutic approaches for the treatment of major depressive disorder.

CME Reviewer
Thomas W. Heinrich, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Thomas W. Heinrich, MD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Medical Director
Kirk A. Tacka, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Kirk A. Tacka, PhD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. Recommendations for the use of particular therapeutic agents are based on the best available scientific evidence and current clinical guidelines. No bias towards or promotion for any agent discussed in this program should be inferred.

Providership, Credit & Support

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Providership

This CME activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our reports. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in reports.

Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings.

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