iQ&A Interactive Medical Intelligence Zone for Sepsis Management
The Interactive Medical Intelligence Zone is a needs assessment-driven continuing medical education (CME) activity that utilizes national and international experts to provide evidence-based, guideline-consistent, and practice behavior-changing information focused on critical and challenging topics in clinical medicine.
To ensure that the educational content of iQ&A programs will address practice gaps in clinical medicine, improve patient outcomes, and positively guide clinical practice strategies, international experts, usually in a roundtable format, will respond to questions submitted and/or generated by practitioners at CME mega-symposia, national congress, association meetings, or as part of on-line, enduring CME programs.
Questions reflecting the clinical needs of practitioners are then answered, analyzed, and discussed by international experts, who provide evidence-based and clinically relevant guidance that is independently of commercial sources or the program sponsor.
The iQ&A platform stresses:
  • Needs assessment-driven CME content
  • Evidence-based analysis
  • Expert-based guidance and consultation
  • Compliance adherence
  • Independence of content generation
  • Landmark trials
  • Association-generated practice management guidelines
  • Quality of care improvement
  • Practice gap improvement
Program Medium

Internet-based program

Method of Physician Participation Utilized in Learning Process

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period July 15, 2009 through July 15, 2011 participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; 3) register and complete the evaluation form; and 4) print out CME certificate.

Estimated Time to Complete Educational Activity

3.0 hours

Course Overview

In this web-based program, physicians will learn how recent advances in basic and clinical research have helped to advance the understanding of treatment advances in the management of adolescent depression

Release Date

July 15, 2009

Expiration Date

July 15, 2011

Intended Audience

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Adolescent medicine specialists
  • Pediatricians
  • Primary care physicians
  • OB/GYNs and women's health specialists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician Assistants


Registration

Participation in this iQ&A interactive Medical Intelligence Zone for Adolescent Depression is complimentary, and clinicians are invited to view this CME-certified program and/or share this invitation with other colleagues, departmental staff members, and healthcare professionals.

Grantor Support

Supported by an independent educational grant from Forest Laboratories
Forest Laboratories, Inc.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The University of Massachusetts Medical School, Office of CME and CMEducation Resources, LLC. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Faculty & Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.

Program Faculty and Disclosure

David Grodberg, MD
Clinical Instructor
Department of Psychiatry
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Nothing to disclose


Judy Garber, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychology & Human Development
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN


Nothing to disclose


Rachel A. Zuckerbrot, MD
Department of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Division of Child Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York, New York

Nothing to disclose


Amy H. Cheung, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speaker's Bureau: Eli Lilly>


Susan Abbott, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Nothing to disclose



Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Improve their skills at diagnosing depression in the adolescent population.
  • Recognize atypical presentations of depression in the adolescent age group
  • Discuss strategies for preventing the under-diagnosis of depression in adolescents.
  • Screen for, diagnose, and manage adolescent depression in the primary care setting.
  • Detail pharmacologic management of adolescent depression, stressing safety, indications, and effectiveness of agents approved for this patient population.
  • Employ multimodal strategies as part of a comprehensive treatment plan—one that includes behavioral, cognitive, and pharmacologic approaches to patient management.

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