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Improving Depression Care in Rural Primary Care: Barriers and Solutions is organized by Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education (BUSM CME) and will be held from Dec 20, 2017 - Dec 19, 2018.

The target audience for this medical event is designed specifically for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers in a rural health setting. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Course Objectives:
Primary care remains the main access point for major depressive disorder (MDD) treatment in the United States, yet major gaps are evident at each step along the management continuum, including delayed diagnosis, inadequate monitoring, and insufficient use of evidence-based treatment. The rural setting presents barriers to the management of MDD as patients have limited access to psychiatrists and other mental health providers. Thus, primary care practitioners in rural settings are likely the sole providers of MDD management, suggesting that education efforts are needed that specifically target the unique challenges these practitioners face when managing MDD.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Intended Audience

Psychiatry, Rural Medicine

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Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Nursing Education (BUSM CME/CNE)

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