More Than 1200 Clinicians Attend First-Ever Live Online Psychiatry Congress
Video Programming on Bipolar Disease, Dementia, Depression, the DSM-5, Genetics, Neurobiology, Psychopharmacology and Schizophrenia Now Available On-Demand at www.PsychiatryCareLive.com
Baltimore, MD. Psychiatry Care Live , the virtual congress presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and produced by PlatformQ Health, today announced that its March 28 & 29 2012 inaugural online educational meeting “ Key Issues in Psychiatry: What's New, Important, and Changing ” attracted more than 1,200 attendees to the live program, 66% of who were prescribing mental health professionals and 53% of who were psychiatrists. 83% of program attendees were from the United States. Sessions are now available on demand.
The virtual congress, chaired by Glenn J. Treisman, MD, PhD and Michael R. Clark, MD, MPH, MBA, both of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, featured more than a dozen respected psychiatrists from a range of teaching hospitals such as Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, the National Institute of Mental Health and Tufts University Medical Center presenting via video and answering questions from virtual attendees. The ten video sessions, each offering 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™, are now available on demand for one year in enduring format at Psychiatry Care Live . There is no cost to register and login.
“ Psychiatry Care Live is one of the most efficient and effective ways to share new scientific research and clinical updates with medical professionals in psychiatry and colleagues in the broader mental health community,” said Dr. Glenn J. Treisman, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a co-course director of the virtual congress. “Our objective is to promote transfer of knowledge and ultimately improve patient outcomes in a meaningful way.”
The March virtual congress at Psychiatry Care Live included presentations on such topics as Bipolar Disease, Dementia, Depression, the DSM-5, the implications of genetics in psychiatry, Neurobiology, Psychopharmacology and Schizophrenia and was supported by an educational grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical. Doctors Treisman and Clark will next chair a new two-day live virtual medical education program this Summer at www.PainCareLive.com focused on chronic pain management topics.
Psychiatry Care Live and Pain Care Live are just two examples of online medical conferences offered via collaboration between the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and PlatformQ. Other disease areas where continuing medical education is offered include cardiology, infectious disease, and oncology. These live virtual congresses enable physicians and other healthcare professionals to stay current with the latest diagnostic tools and treatments from the convenience of any computer. 90% of attendees surveyed at similar past events cite the ability to attend a conference without travel time or cost as a feature they find beneficial.
ABOUT PSYCHIATRY CARE LIVE
Psychiatry Care Live is a virtual medical congress produced by PlatformQ and presented by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that takes place entirely online. Psychiatry Care Live enables healthcare practitioners and others interested in understanding and managing patients with cardiovascular disease to learn, connect and interact in real time. Psychiatry Care Live offers Continuing Medical Education at no cost and delivers all the benefits of a physical conference, with live keynote and industry presentations, panel discussions, and an exhibit floor, from the convenience of a computer.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENTS
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 10 hours of Category 1 credit for completing these programs.
DATE OF RELEASE/EXPIRATION
Enduring materials will be available from March 28, 2012 to March 29, 2013.
After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
- Describe significant changes to practice based on an understanding of the DSM-5.
- Better identify a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
- Explain the role of genetics in mental health.
- Discuss the implications of mental health conditions on an understanding of genetics.
- Evaluate the impact of personality disorder in medical management.
- Implement a coherent approach to psychiatric diagnosis.
- Recognize the neurobiology of schizophrenia in patient evaluation.
- Incorporate the complex set of conditions involved in autism in practice.
- Better manage chronic pain.
- Discuss linkages between pain and depression.
- Discuss how depression can exist as a neuro-inflammatory condition.
- Recognize the role of neuro-imaging in dementia.
- Choose among appropriate new psychopharmacologic therapies.
The summit is planned to meet the continuing medical education needs of psychiatrists, psycho-pharmacologists, genetic counselors, psychiatric social workers, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in caring for mental health patients.
FULL DISCLOSURE POLICY AFFECTING CME ACTIVITIES
It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.
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