MGHPGR: Lecture in Schizophrenia: Risk Factors, Biomarkers and Novel Treatment Approaches in Early Psychosis
The 10th Donald C. Goff, M.D., Lecture in Schizophrenia: Risk Factors, Biomarkers and Novel Treatment Approaches in Early Psychosis
The lecture will focus on the prodromal and first episode of psychosis by discussing 1) important insights into risk factors for conversion to full psychotic illness, 2) the development of “Psychosis Risk Calculators”, 3) biomarkers linked to psychosis risk and 4) evidence of dynamic brain changes that are likely present before the onset of illness and continue to evolve into first episode psychosis. The use of biomarkers in the study of early psychosis can contribute to: 1) a greater understanding of the mechanism by which psychosis evolves, 2) the development of diagnostic markers to more accurately identify those at highest risk, 3) individualized treatment, 4) translational research and 5) mechanistic surrogate endpoints in treatment studies.
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:
- List risk factors for psychosis
- Identify biomarkers for psychosis linked to neuropathological mechanisms
- Discuss interventions linked to risk factors and mechanism of illness
- 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.