Premiere Date: May 20, 2019
Expiration Date: November 20, 2020
This activity offers CE credits for:
1. Physicians (CME)
All other clinicians either will receive a CME Attendance Certificate or may choose any of the types of CE credit being offered.
The goal of this activity is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the etiology, hypotheses, and treatment implications of negative symptoms in schizophrenia.
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
• Explain the historical bases for the understanding of negative symptoms
• Distinguish primary negative symptoms from secondary negative symptoms
• Identify the central feature of negative symptoms
• Understand the multi-faceted constructs of motivation deficits
• Discuss the current treatments for negative symptoms
This continuing medical education activity is intended for psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals who seek to improve their care for patients with mental health disorders.
CME Credit (Physicians): This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC, and Psychiatric Times. CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Outfitters designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Note to Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: AANPCP and AAPA accept certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CME/CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CME/CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer-review process.
The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.
Susana Da Silva, MSc, has no disclosures to report.
Sarah Saperia, has no disclosures to report.
Gary Remington, MD, PhD, reports that he has received research support from HLS Therapeutics Inc, the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHT); the Research Hospital Fund—Canada Foundation for Innovation.
George Foussias, MD, PhD, has no disclosures to report.
William P. Horan, PhD (peer/content reviewer), has no disclosures to report.
Applicable Psychiatric Times staff and CME Outfitters staff have no disclosures to report.
UNLABELED USE DISCLOSURE
Faculty of this CME/CE activity may include discussion of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices. CME Outfitters, LLC, and the faculty do not endorse the use of any product outside of the FDA-labeled indications. Medical professionals should not utilize the procedures, products, or diagnosis techniques discussed during this activity without evaluation of their patient for contraindications or dangers of use.
For content-related questionsemail us at [email protected]; for questions concerning CME credit call us at 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767)
Ms Da Silva, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Ms Saperia, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Canada; Dr Remington, and Dr Foussias, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.
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