December 8, 2022: 11th Gary Jacobson, M.D., Susan B. Jacobson, Lecture on Promising Innovations in Psychiatry
The Emerging Role of Inflammation in Depression and Other Psychiatric Disorders
Increasing data indicate that inflammation leads to behavioral changes including anhedonia and anxiety that occur across diagnostic categories. This presentation will cover the mechanisms by which inflammation affects the brain, with special attention paid to the neurotransmitter systems involved, notably dopamine, as well as the neurocircuits engaged, especially reward circuitry in the brain. Translational implications will be discussed including the use of medications that enhance dopaminergic signaling and anti‐inflammatory treatments.”
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
Upon completion of the activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe 3 major scientific findings that support a link between inflammation and depression.
- Identify 2 neurocircuits that are affected by inflammation.
- Discuss at least 2 treatment strategies that may be relevant to depressed patients with increased inflammation.
Andrew H. Miller, M.D.
Andrew H. Miller, M.D.
Dr. Andrew H. Miller is William P. Timmie Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an internationally recognized expert in interactions between the brain and immune system as they relate to depression. His work has demonstrated that during immune activation, inflammatory cytokines can access the brain and interact with the metabolism of dopamine and glutamate, while altering neurocircuits relevant to motivation and reward as well as anxiety and alarm. Additionally, Dr. Miller and his group conducted the first clinical trial examining the efficacy of an immunotherapy (cytokine antagonist) for the treatment of depression. He has produced over 300 scholarly publications, won numerous research, teaching and mentoring awards including the Anna Monika Award for research in mood disorders. He is also an ISI highly cited researcher and is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist voted as a Top Doctor in Psychiatry.
- 1.00 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 Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 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 1.00 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.
- 1.00 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.
- 1.00 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 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.