Treatment of Depression with Concomitant Chronic Conditions: The Role of Multidisciplinary Primary Care Teams in Improving Outcomes
Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
San Diego, CA
|Title||Treatment of Depression with Concomitant Chronic Conditions: The Role of Multidisciplinary Primary Care Teams in Improving Outcomes|
|Date||Thursday, September 26, 2013|
|Time||6:30pm Registration & Buffet Dinner
7:00pm - 9:00pm Presentation
|Location||Marriott Halls 5&6|
This educational program is designed to inform family practitioners about depression as a concomitant condition with other chronic diseases and the value of screening and treating depression together with these other conditions. It is possible to significantly improve clinical outcomes as well as patient quality of life (QoL) and functionality by effectively treating the depression, and therefore, improving the patient’s concomitant conditions. The utilization of multidisciplinary primary care models will also be discussed. The program will also highlight medication adherence and suggest strategies to improve adherence. It will educate the family practitioner about the need to collaborate with other health care professionals (HCPs) in their practices to provide enhanced patient care and management.
Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Recognize depression as a frequent concomitant condition in patients with other chronic conditions
- Develop skills to screen for depression, including key validated instruments, and how to incorporate screening for depression into FP practices
- Apply basic differences between therapeutic classes of antidepressant drugs, their FDA indications, and the use of antidepressants with other agents for concomitant conditions
- Define strategies for patient education and communication, employing their practice’s full resources, including other HCPs who have other HCPs
This event is not a part of the official AAFP Scientific Assembly.
This activity is jointly sponsored by Medical Learning Institute Inc and America’s Health.
Commercial Support Acknowledgment
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Forest Labs.
This activity is directed toward family practitioners managing and treating depression associated with concomitant chronic conditions.
Physician Credit Designation
This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 2 prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Instructions for Credit
There is no fee for this activity. To receive credit for this CME activity, please take a few minutes to complete the pre-survey, evaluation form, and posttest then return it to the on-site coordinator. Your certificate of credit will be e-mailed to you within 2-4 weeks. If you choose to complete this evaluation form off- site, return it by mail or fax to: Medical Learning Institute Inc, 203 Main Street, Suite 249, Flemington, NJ 08822 / 609.333.1694 (fax) and your certificate of credit will be e-mailed to you within four weeks. For questions regarding the accreditation of this activity, please contact Medical Learning Institute Inc at (609) 333-1693 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|6:30-7:00pm||Registration and Buffet Dinner|
|7:00-7:05pm||Welcome and Introduction|
|7:05-7:15pm||Burden of depression in patients with chronic conditions|
|7:15-7:25pm||Evaluation of co-existing conditions in patients with chronic conditions|
|7:25-7:45pm||A collaborative care model for depression, diabetes, and CVD|
|7:45-8:05pm||Evidence-based treatment options (with case scenarios)|
|8:05-8:25pm||Panel Discussion: team-based care for depression - examples from different healthcare systems|
|8:25-8:55pm||Audience discussion and Q&A|