Chair Summit Meeting Highlights – available now in HORM

Article series from the 3rd Annual Chair Summit, The Master Class for Neuroscience Professional Development (Chair Summit) available now in Health Outcomes Research in Medicine journal (HORM)

The continuing professional development of clinicians protects one of our nation’s most precious human resources—a well-trained force of health care workers. Making decisions to manage illness and handle varied clinical situations defines a continual part of medical practice. Therefore, to facilitate translating the latest research into improvements in caring for patients with mental or neurological illness, CME Outfitters has partnered with Elsevier’s Health Outcomes Research in Medicine journal (HORM) to present an article series from the 3rd Annual Chair Summit, The Master Class for Neuroscience Professional Development (Chair Summit) held in Chicago, Illinois. This collection of articles summarizes the latest evidence on the epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment for patients with mental or neurological illnesses.

The Chair Summit’s educational goals were to collaboratively evaluate evidence and share ideas and clinical practice challenges with Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology and with peers, to develop individualized clinical strategies that will result in improved patient outcomes. These leaders in the fields of psychiatry and neurology served as expert peer teachers for a learner audience of frontline clinician participants. Specifically, the Chair Summit learning objectives were to:

•Analyze the latest research and clinical data regarding various psychiatric and neurological disorders.
•Evaluate the application of evidence-based data guidelines in your clinical practice.
•Translate evidence into improved clinical performance to improve outcomes of patients.

The 3rd Annual Chair Summit meeting highlights are documented in 5 articles, published in Volume 2, Issue 3 of Health Outcomes Research in Medicine:

•Continuing Professional Development, regarding the role of the 3rd Annual Chair Summit: Master Class for Neuroscience Professional Development.

•Mood Disorders, reviewing plenary and small-group educational sessions that considered mood disorders, including bipolar spectrum disorder.

•Psychosis and Schizophrenia, analyzing plenary and breakout educational sessions, as well as one clinical case challenge, on psychosis and schizophrenia genetic research, clinical research, and patient care.

•Psychiatric Clinical Challenges and Advancing the Science of Treatment, examining multifaceted case challenges, diagnosis and management of various psychiatric disorders, and technologies that assist in treating or evaluating treatment response in anxiety and depression. Specific topics were obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, borderline personality disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, suicidality, and physician addiction.

•Psychiatric Treatment Perspectives in Neurology, summarizing psychiatric perspectives on neurological illnesses and injuries: multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, sleep-wake disorders including obstructive sleep apnea, Alzheimer’s disease management, and psychiatric care of older persons, including one case-based chart review session.

These articles document the best practices and clinical challenges of modern care in psychiatry and neurology, expert faculty advice on diagnosis and treatment options, and discussion of related health-system issues.

Access To Health Outcomes Research In Medicine Articles

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CME Outfitters has collaborated with Health Outcomes Research in Medicine to distribute the Meeting Highlights series from the 3rd Annual Chair Summit. The collaboration provides registered readers from neuroscienceCME access to all articles in the journal for a period of six months.  Registered neuroscienceCME readers can access these articles and other HORM content, by CLICKING HERE.