1.25 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM 1.10 / CNE Contact Hours (0.50 pharmacotherapy credit) 1.25 / CE for Psychologists 1.00 / AAPA Category 1 CME Credit
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and Global Medical Education
This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Allergan.
This activity highlights the latest advances in diagnostic and therapeutic issues in patients with schizophrenia. This will include reasons for missed diagnosis, changes in DSM-5, and comorbidities. The latest advances in treating all phases of the illness including treatment resistant patients, non-pharmacological therapies, side effects of psychotropics and strategies to make patients active collaborators in their care will be discussed.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, registered nurses, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals who treat patients with psychiatric illnesses.
Upon completion of the activity, participants should be better able to:
Discuss the prevalence and prognostic implications of negative symptoms in schizophrenia
Individualize treatment choices, giving consideration to efficacy, safety, and long-term data
Describe evidence based treatments for negative symptoms of schizophrenia
Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
Dr. Freudenreich disclosed the following: Royalties: UpToDate Consultant: Janssen Speaker's Bureau: Neurocrine Research Support: Avanir
Accredited Provider Disclosure
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:
The following PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN, and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
Publishing Staff Disclosures
Prakash Masand, MD, of Global Medical Education, has the following disclosures: Consultant: Allergan, Lundbeck, Merck, Otsuka, Pfizer, Sunovion, and Takeda Research Support: Allergan, and Merck Speaker’s Bureau: Allergan, GlaxoSmithKline, Lundbeck, Merck, Otsuka, Pfizer, Sunovion, and Takeda
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Global Medical Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation 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.
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE Contact Hour(s)
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This educational activity for 1.10 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. Designated for 0.50 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses.
CE for Psychologists
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PIM maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This program offers 1.25 continuing education credits for psychologists.
AAPA Category I CME credit
The program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the AAPA Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of 02/15/2018. Participants may submit the post-test at any time during that period.
This program was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.