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Psychiatrists require basic skills in the evaluation and management of cardiometabolic risk in their patients. This six-week, highly interactive and expert-driven course provides an in-depth and clinically relevant overview of common cardiometabolic risk factors seen in patients with mental illness, including hypertension, obesity, diabetes and tobacco use. Working collaboratively with other classmates, participants in this course will obtain new knowledge for managing and diagnosing the common causes of morbidity in psychiatric patients.
The course was developed in collaboration with The Association for Medicine and Psychiatry. During the six-week course schedule participants will watch a pre-recorded lecture, complete an interactive vignette, engage with peers via discussion boards, call-in to virtual office hours with course faculty, and read sections from Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry - A Practical Guide for Clinicians. Participants will receive a free copy of the book by mail approximately 7 to 10 business days after registering for the course.
- General Member - $220.00
- Resident-Fellow Member - $110.00
- Medical Student Member - $220.00
- Non-Member - $440.00
This course is a scheduled six-week program that covers one topic per week.
The agenda includes:
- Pre-work: Introduction
- Module 1: Hypertension
- Module 2: Obesity
- Module 3: Cholesterol
- Module 4: Diabetes
- Module 5: Tobacco Use Disorder
- Module 6: Preventive Care
The scheduled program runs from June 7 to July 18.
This course is an APA OnDemand Plus format, which offers a deeper exploration of topics through rich content and enhanced features. OnDemand Plus courses are multi-modular and are typically completed over a longer time period.
- Identify the causes of excess mortality in the SMI population and discuss lifestyle modifications that are useful
- Describe the current state of the art in treating diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemias, smoking cessation and obesity
- Demonstrate skills in understanding the use of treatment algorithms for prevalent chronic illnesses in the SMI population
- Explore the use of a primary care consultant to assist in treatment of patients if prescribing desired
- Discuss the rationale and a proposed framework for psychiatrist management of chronic physical conditions with emphasis on liability and scope of practice concerns.
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 8 hours
Begin Date: May 19, 2017 (Registration/Pre-work) | June 7, 2017 (6-Week Program)
End Date: July 18, 2017 (6-Week Program) | September 18, 2017 (Credit Claim)
(Note: This is a six-week scheduled course that runs from June 7 through July 18. Credit must be claimed within 60 days post-event)
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Aniyizhai Annamalai, M.D., Yale University. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Lydia Chwastiak, M.D., University of Washington. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Jaesu Han, M.D., UC Davis. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Robert McCarron, D.O., UC Davis. Disclosure: Lippincott Primary Care Psychiatry: Editor, Royalties.
- Lori Raney, M.D., Health Management Associates. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Martha Ward, M.D., Emory University. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Jeffrey Rado, M.D., Northwestern University. Disclosure: Consultant: Clintara, Grant/Research Support: Otsuka, Neuronetics.
- Erik Vanderlip, M.D., University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director Division of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course, including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 70% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the date of completion and hours earned.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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