Treatment Resistant Depression: Advances in Evaluation and Management (September 2024)

September 3, 2024 to November 18, 2024

Registration Deadline: September 3, 2024

There Is a significant unmet need for optimal assessment and management of treatment-resistant depression (TRD), which is a common and challenging clinical condition in terms of management

This course outlines the advances in the assessment and clinical management of treatment-resistant depression (TRD). This course intends to provide the learners with an array of effective treatment strategies for TRD including psychopharmacological approaches, psychotherapeutic interventions, ketamine, neuromodulation treatments including electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), and emerging treatments such as deep brain stimulation (DBS), psychedelics, and photobiomodulation treatments.   

Course materials are available beginning September 3, 2024 and all course work must be completed by November 11, 2024.

Pricing

Registration Deadline: September 17, 2024

Physicians and Doctoral-level Professionals: $445.00
Other Professionals: $345.00

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued for cancellation requests made during the first week of the course, but an administrative fee of $25.00 will be deducted from your refund.  Cancellation requests made during the second week will receive a credit toward a future offering of the same course.  No refunds or credits will be granted after September 17, 2024.

Q&A Schedule

Week Start Date

Date of Q&A

Time of Q&A

      Faculty Name

Week 1: 9/2/2024

TBD Dr. Amit Chopra

Week 2: 9/9/2024 

TBD Dr. David Mischoulon  

Week 3: 9/16/2024

TBD Dr. Lauren Fischer

Week 4: 9/23/2024

TBD Dr. Cristina Cusin

Week 5: 9/30/2024

TBD Dr. Joan Camprodon 

Week 6: 10/7/2024

TBD Dr. Ananda Pandurangi

Week 7: 10/14/2024

TBD Dr. Michael Kritzer-Cheren 

Week 8: 10/21/2024

TBD Dr. Franklin King 

Target Audience

This program is intended for:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Primary care physicians
  • Family practice physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Nursing professionals
  • Residents & fellows
  • Social workers

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe advances in the assessment and neurobiology of Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)
  2. Analyze the evidence-based advanced medication strategies in the management of TRD
  3. Assess the role of evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatments in management of TRD
  4. Assess the efficacy and safety of Ketamine and glutamatergic agents in TRD
  5. Assess the efficacy, safety, and advancements in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for the management of TRD
  6. Analyze the efficacy and safety of Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in TRD
  7. Describe the evidence supporting the role of emerging treatments (Psychedelics and Photobiomodulation) in TRD
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    McLean Hospital designates this Live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 11.25 Nursing Contact Hours

    Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

    This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 11.25 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

  • 11.25 Social Workers

    The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 11.25 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number

  • 11.25 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 11.25 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 11.25 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

Registration opens: 
03/01/2024
Course closes: 
11/18/2024
Event starts: 
09/03/2024 - 12:00am EDT
Event ends: 
11/18/2024 - 12:00am EST
Cost:
$445.00
Rating: 
0

Program Agenda


Participants must complete each week sequentially and while completing all components of each week to receive credit, including:

  • Activity Overview
  • Video Lecture
  • Reading and Resources
  • Q&A with Faculty

Treatment-Resistant Depression: Advances in Evaluation and Management 

  1. Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)—Definition, Epidemiology, Neurobiology, Assessment, Staging — Dr. Chopra (40 minutes)
  2. Advanced Combination and Augmentation Strategies for TRD—Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Lithium, T3, Dopamine Agonists, Nutraceuticals—Dr. Mischoulon (40 minutes)
  3. Psychotherapies for TRD: CBT, DBT, ACT—Dr. Fisher (40 minutes)
  4. Ketamine and glutamatergic agents for TRD: Dr. Cusin (40 minutes)
  5. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)- Dr. Comprodon (40 minutes)
  6. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)- Dr. Pandurangi (40 minutes)
  7. Invasive Neuromodulation Treatments:  (Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) - Drs. Kritzer-Cheren/Chopra  (40 minutes)
  8. Emerging Treatments for TRD- Drs. King/Cassano (40 minutes)

 


 

Course Directors
Amit Chopra, MBBS, DFAPA

David Mischoulon, MD, PhD

Speakers

Franklin King, MD

Lauren B. Fisher, PhD

Michael Dean Kritzer-Cheren, MD

Lauren B. Fisher, PhD

Cristina Cusin, MD

Joan Camprodon, MD, MPH, PhD

Pablo Cassano, MD, PhD

Planners/Reviewers
Susan Kim, MD
Jane Pimental, MPH
Susan Sprich, PhD

Sharon Fawcett, LICSW

Elizabeth Cox, RN

 

Available Credit

  • 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    McLean Hospital designates this Live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 11.25 Nursing Contact Hours

    Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

    This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 11.25 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

  • 11.25 Social Workers

    The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 11.25 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number

  • 11.25 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 11.25 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 11.25 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

 
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Jointly Accredited Provider, Interprofessional Continuing Education

Accreditation
In support of improving patient care, MGH Institute of Health Professions is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.  

 


11.25  Psychologists

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs. MGH Institute of Health Professions designates this activity for 9.25 CE credit.

9.25 Physicians

MGH Institute of Health Professions designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.


11.25 Nursing Contact Hours

MGH Institute of Health Professions designates this activity for 8.75 contact hours for nurses.


11.25 Social Workers

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, MGH Institute of Health Professions is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. MGH Institute of Health Professions maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 11.25 clock hours for continuing education credits.


11.25 IPCE Credit

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, MGH Institute of Health Professions is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. MGH Institute of Health Professions maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 8.75 clock hours for continuing education credits.