Measurement-based Care for Major Depressive Disorder 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.
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.
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to integrate measurement-based tools into the individualized treatment of MDD to better detect and manage inadequate treatment response, side effects, and residual symptoms.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.