March 26 - 28, 2020
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Chicago, IL

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Provided by the University of Cincinnati and Global Academy for Medical Education.
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the Current Psychiatry/AACP 2019 Psychiatry Update Presentation and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive CME program, which is mandated by the ABPN as a necessary component of maintenance of certification (MOC). The activity awards 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (including pre-conference workshop) and 8 Self-Assessment Category 1 CME credits.

This activity is designed for general and geriatric psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals interested in treating patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, Women’s Mental Health, Depression, Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Suicide, Traumatic Brain Injury, Psychopharmacology, Gun Violence & Mass Shootings, Behavioral Addiction, Eating Disorders and Physician Burnout.


The University of Cincinnati designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for completing this program, 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for the general program and 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for completing the pre-conference workshop. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Cincinnati designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Global Academy for Medical Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 21 (18 for the general sessions and 3 for attending the pre-conference workshops) contact hours. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses to be determined and will be indicated on your certificate.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the neuroanatomic and neurochemical underpinnings of behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Discuss current and emerging data regarding pharmacologic treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms.
  • Recognize the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for “substance-related and addictive disorders.”
  • Develop a treatment strategy to address behavioral addictions.
  • Interpret emerging data regarding the etiology of depression.
  • Evaluate the benefits of the most common antidepressants for patients of all age groups and health status.
  • Identify risks associated with the use of, and withdrawal from, antidepressants.
  • Identify symptoms of clinical depression in perimenopausal women and design appropriate treatment strategies for this population.
  • Discuss similarities and differences in the diagnosis, management, and prognosis of depression in younger vs older patients.
  • Integrate current knowledge regarding screening for suicide into clinical practice.
  • Develop a strategy to treat depression and suicidality.
  • Integrate routine screening for eating disorders into care of adolescents and young adults.
  • Discuss the various strategies for the management of eating disorders in young adult populations.
  • Develop a multidisciplinary team approach to manage patients with eating disorders at all stages of the disease.
  • Design a strategy for assessing risk of violence using available tools.
  • Describe factors that have been linked with violence (suicide, homicide, mass shooting).
  • Identify factors that may predispose psychiatrists to burnout.
  • Integrate routine self-monitoring for burnout and implement strategies to manage burnout.
  • Identify serious medical side effects of antipsychotic agents.
  • Describe appropriate monitoring strategies for patients receiving antipsychotic medications.
  • Review how to optimally treat psychiatric illness in women currently pregnant or intending to become pregnant.
  • Identify how to integrate novel or unconventional treatments in the management of schizophrenia.
  • Discuss the relationship between site of neurotrauma and neuropsychiatric sequelae.
  • Identify tools for performing a comprehensive neuropsychiatric evaluation of patients with TBI.
  • Develop a long-term treatment strategy for patients with TBI.
  • Discuss the increased risk of psychiatric disorders associated with a history of TBI.

European physicians can earn their ECMEC®s by attending live events worldwide that have been granted ECMEC®s through the UESMS-EACCME procedure, and worldwide, except in Europe, that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. European physicians can also earn their ECMEC®s by completing e-learning programs from providers from all over the world except in the United States, that have been granted ECMEC®s through the UEMS-EACCME procedure and from accredited providers from the United States, that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Additionally, the following Countries and Regions have reciprocity with the ACCME:
•    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Canada)
•    Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK)
•    Bulgarian Union of Scientific Medical Societies (Bulgaria)
•    French National Medical Council (France)
•    Italian Federation of Scientific Medical Societies (Italy)
•    National CME Commission of the Italian Ministry of Health (Italy)
•    Spanish Accreditation Council for CME (Spain)
•    Bavarian Chamber of Physicians (Germany)


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