Best Practices for Incorporating LAIs into Treatment Planning for Schizophrenia

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John M. Kane, MD
Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health Services, Northwell Health
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, NY
Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Hempstead, NY
John M. Kane, MD

John M. Kane, MD, is the Senior Vice President for Behavioral Health Services at Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System) in New Hyde Park, New York. He is Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at The Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, New York. Additionally, he is Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry at The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Dr. Kane earned his medical degree from New York University in New York, New York, and completed his internship and residency in Psychiatry at The Zucker Hillside Hospital. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Kane is the recipient of many awards, including the Lieber Prize, the American Psychiatric Association’s Kempf Award and Foundations Prize, the New York State Office of Mental Health Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Dean Award from the American College of Psychiatrists. He has served as President of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, the Psychiatry Research Society and the Schizophrenia International Research Society.

Dr. Kane has been the principal investigator for research projects focusing on schizophrenia, psychobiology and treatment, recovery, and improving the quality and cost of care. He is the author of over 600 peer-reviewed papers and serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals.

Statement of Need

Schizophrenia is an all-too-often chronic, debilitating disorder that impedes quality of life and psychosocial functioning. Implementation of effective therapy that promotes sustained recovery often poses a challenge for both clinicians and patients. Long-acting injectables (LAIs) can play a critical role in relapse prevention and rehospitalization, and subsequently, recovery and restoration of function.

This CME Outfitters BriefCase will guide clinicians through best practices to identify patients with schizophrenia who are ideal candidates for LAIs as well as effective communication strategies to facilitate the discussion of using LAIs in these patients.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to identify patients with schizophrenia who are ideal candidates for LAI therapies and strategies for transitioning from oral therapies.

The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit: Identify patients with schizophrenia who are ideal candidates for LAI therapies and strategies for transitioning from oral therapies.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., and Lundbeck.

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, primary care physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists.

Credit Information

Physicians (ACCME)

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Pharmacists (ACPE)

This application-based activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy credit. Jump to Activity UAN.
Activity UAN: 0376-0000-20-119-H01-P


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Note to PAs

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Dr. Kane reports that he receives grants from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Lundbeck; and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. He is a consultant for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Alkermes; Allergan; F. Hoffmann-La Roche; Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc.; Lundbeck; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Johnson & Johnson; LB Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Minerva Neurosciences; Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.; Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.; Reviva Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Saladax Biomedical, Inc.; Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.; Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.; and Teva. He is a stock shareholder of Vanguard Research Group; and LB Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: No disclosures to report.

  • Michael J. Franks, MSN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC (peer reviewer)
  • Mae Ochoa, RPh (peer reviewer)
  • Kashemi D. Rorie, PhD (planning committee)
  • Evan Luberger (planning committee)
  • Jan Perez (planning committee)
  • Sharon Tordoff (planning committee)

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NOTE: Pharmacist CE Universal Activity Number, Enduring: 0376-0000-20-119-H01-P.

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Best Practices for Incorporating LAIs into Treatment Planning for Schizophrenia
Event Date: 12/29/2020