CME Outfitters Announces New NeuroscienceCME Live and On Demand Broadcast: "ADHD Across the Ages: Focus on the Child"
Offered as a simultaneous satellite broadcast, webcast, and telephone audioconference premiering Wednesday, November 11, 2009, from 12:00 p. m.-1:00 p. m. ET, the continuing education activity will enable participants to improve knowledge and performance through utilization of evidence-based guidelines and current research on the diagnosis and long-term management of children and adolescents with ADHD.
Rockville, MD (PRWEB) November 5, 2009
CME Outfitters, LLC, an award-winning independent accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing medical education and related healthcare communications services, is pleased to announce an upcoming interactive, evidence-based neuroscienceCME Live and On Demand continuing education activity titled "ADHD Across the Ages: Focus on the Child."
Offered as a simultaneous satellite broadcast, webcast, and telephone audioconference premiering Wednesday, November 11, 2009, from 12:00 p. m.-1:00 p. m. ET, the activity will enable participants to improve knowledge and performance through utilization of evidence-based guidelines and current research on the diagnosis and long-term management of children and adolescents with ADHD. This activity also includes a special "After the Show" segment from 1:00 p. m.-1:30 p. m. ET during which the faculty answers additional audience questions in an informal Q&A session. The recorded webcast will re-air from 3:00 p. m.-4:00 p. m. ET. This CE activity will also be available on demand as a webcast, podcast, and telephone audioconference shortly after the broadcast premiere.
There is no fee to participate or receive CE credit for this activity; however, registration is required. Three forms of registration are accepted:
Online: Visit the activity details page at http://www. neuroscienceCME. com/PR402 (http://www. neuroscienceCME. com/PR402) and click the Register for Live Webcast icon.
Phone: Call 877.CME. PROS (877.263.7767).
Fax: Visit the activity details page at http://www. neuroscienceCME. com/PR402 (http://www. neuroscienceCME. com/PR402), print and complete the activity details form, and fax to 240.243.1033.
Statement of Need:
Studies have shown that children with ADHD have higher rates of academic difficulties, social issues, and a number of comorbid psychiatric conditions compared to children without ADHD. These factors, and others, contribute to the high cost of care as well as diminished quality of life for children with ADHD. Applying the diagnostic criteria and unraveling the complexities of real-world patients can present a serious challenge to all clinicians. The symptom domains of ADHD--hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention--must often be diagnosed in the context of psychiatric comorbidities. The Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (MTA) found that in a sample of 579 children, 31% had ADHD alone, 21% had oppositional symptoms, 12% had oppositional symptoms plus anxiety, 10% had anxiety symptoms, and 7% had comorbid conduct disorders. Careful clinical assessment of the child focusing on family history and longitudinal course of the disease is pivotal in order to develop appropriate treatment planning. A multimodal treatment approach that includes both pharmacologic and behavioral interventions is prudent. Ongoing monitoring at regular intervals, utilizing structured data tools should be implemented to evaluate efficacy, tolerability and compliance. In this evidence-based neuroscienceCME Live and On Demand activity, the expert faculty will explore the complex presentations of ADHD and provide strategies for the assessment, diagnosis, and individualized, multimodal management of children and adolescents with ADHD.
Richard E. D'Alli, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Duke University Medical Center
Scott H. Kollins, PhD
Director, Duke ADHD Program
Department of Psychiatry
Duke University Medical Center
Alice R. Mao, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
Associate Medical Director
Director of Psychopharmacology Research and Education
Depelchin Children's Center
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
Integrate established practice parameters, screening tools, and clinical observation in the diagnosis of ADHD and the differentiation of ADHD with and without comorbid psychiatric symptoms and/or behavioral disorders. Establish ongoing monitoring of symptoms and improvement utilizing structure data tools. Develop a comprehensive, individualized, and evidence-based treatment plan that combines pharmacological and behavioral strategies to improve outcomes for children and adolescents with ADHD.
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, certified case managers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals interested in mental health.
This educational activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Shire.
This activity offers CE credit for:
Physicians (ACCME/AMA PRA Category 1) Nurses (CNE) Pharmacists (ACPE) Psychologists (APA) Social Workers (NASW) Certified Case Managers (CCMC) All other clinicians will either receive a CME Attendance Certificate or may choose any of the types of CE credit being offered.
Credit Expiration Date: Thursday, November 11, 2010
Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations can be completed online at neuroscienceCME. com (click on the Testing/Certification link under the Activities tab--requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (70% pass rate required). Otherwise, participants should fully complete and return both the credit request form and activity evaluation located within the course guide for this activity. A certificate or statement of credit will be mailed within 4-6 weeks to all who successfully complete these requirements.
About CME Outfitters:
CME Outfitters develops and distributes live, recorded, print, and web-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation services for non-accredited organizations. For a complete catalog of certified activities, please visit http://www. cmeoutfitters. com (http://www. cmeoutfitters. com), http://www. neuroscienceCME. com (http://www. neuroscienceCME. com), or call 877.CME. PROS (877.263.7767).
NeuroscienceCME. com is the award-winning web portal serving clinicians, educators, and researchers in the neurosciences. Launched in October 2006, neuroscienceCME. com was custom designed to fill an identified gap in online resources for professionals around the world who are practicing in areas related to psychiatry, sleep disorders, addiction and substance abuse, ADHD, and other areas related to brain function. The site's primary mission is to be the professional's central forum for accessing, debating, synthesizing, and implementing the latest findings and best practices in the neurosciences. Clinical Compass™, a bi-weekly e-newsletter published by CME Outfitters, is a convenient way to stay informed of all neuroscienceCME news and information. To subscribe, visit http://www. neuroscienceCME. com (http://www. neuroscienceCME. com) and click on "Subscribe to Clinical Compass™."
About neuroscienceCME Live and On Demand:
NeuroscienceCME Live and On Demand is a one-hour, live, interactive CE activity offering cutting-edge insights from national experts and clinicians to physicians and healthcare providers in their home, office, or healthcare setting. Utilizing multiple levels of technology (webcast, satellite, and telephone), the panel discussion encourages interaction, reviews real-world scenarios, and shares best practices to improve patient care. An extended 30-minute "After the Show" segment has the faculty remain on the set to answer additional participant questions, address challenging cases, and focus on providing tools for clinicians to improve their practice. Live web-based instant polling allows participants an additional opportunity to provide real-time feedback regarding issues clinicians face in practice. CE certificates are available to participants at neuroscienceCME. com upon completion of each activity. Special Archive Drive dates following the premiere date target registrants who were unable to attend. On demand webcasts and podcasts are available at neuroscienceCME. com for one year after the premiere date. Podcasts are also available in the Science & Medicine directory of iTunes.