From Bench to Bedside: Applying Clinical Updates to Schizophrenia Management

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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

Per APA Guidelines, treatment goals for schizophrenia include avoiding relapses and exacerbations that can cause immense negative impact on quality of life (QoL). Long-acting injectables (LAIs) are an effective tool for achieving these goals in both acute and chronic phases of illness; however, there is often reluctance to implement their use. A better understanding of the safety and efficacy of LAIs, particularly in comparison to their oral counterparts, can improve treatment decisions for individual patients.

This CME Outfitters BriefCase guides clinicians through effective strategies to develop and implement a treatment plan based on patient preferences, phase of illness, and the latest evidence on safety and efficacy of LAIs.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to formulate a treatment plan for individuals with schizophrenia that considers patient preferences, acute versus chronic phase of illness, and the latest evidence on long-term safety and efficacy.

The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit: Identify a treatment plan for individuals with schizophrenia that considers patient preferences, acute versus chronic phase of illness, and the latest evidence on long-term safety and efficacy.

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) 1.0

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacists/Pharmacy Tech (ACPE) 1.0

This application-based activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy credit.
Activity UAN: 0376-0000-20-118-H01-P


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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: 0376-0000-20-118-H01-P.

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From Bench to Bedside: Applying Clinical Updates to Schizophrenia Management
Event Date: 12/29/2020