Session 3: Emerging Strategies to Prevent and Treat Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a lifelong burden to patients, their families, and society. Despite the many medications and treatment options available, schizophrenia continues to be a difficult disorder to treat. The emphasis of this symposium is on new research as it applies to the current clinical assessment and treatment of the patient with schizophrenia and those who are at risk. Patients, their families, and their clinicians are constantly searching for better answers and new advances. Participants are encouraged to present clinical problems for discussion.
Monday New treatments for schizophrenia; Antipsychotic drugs and cognitive performance; Pathophysiology of fetal brain development; Decreasing the risk of future mental illness in expectant mothers
Tuesday Marijuana use and schizophrenia; Data and Effects; Genetic testing for schizophrenia: Verifying diagnosis and predicting future risk
This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.
(1) Discuss which new treatments, currently available or in final stages of development, may help patients who are ill now
(2) Identify prevention efforts for schizophrenia that are available to expectant mothers
(3) Explain the interactions of marijuana use and the risk for schizophrenia
(4) Describe the latest genetic findings and whether there will be a blood test for schizophrenia offered to patients
Robert Freedman, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He trained at Harvard Medical School, the University of Chicago, and the National Institute of Mental Health. He has practiced clinical psychiatry for 44 years and conducted research on the causes, treatment, and prevention of schizophrenia. He is the Editor Emeritus of the American Journal of Psychiatry and a former Editorial Board member of the New England Journal of Medicine. He has published over 350 scientific publications and received the Dean Award of the American College of Psychiatrists, the Middleton Award of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and the Merit Award of the NIMH.
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The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
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APA Credit for Psychologists:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MCW maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Attendance at all sessions is required, partial credit will not be awarded.
This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.
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Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
- 8.00 AAFPAAFP credit.
- 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 8.00 APAAPA credit.
- 8.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
Registration prior to May 17, 2019 = $305 after May 17, 2019 = $355.00
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Tuition includes course materials and continental breakfast.
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