January 03, 2006

Minnesota Course: Schizophrenia Treatment: Bridging Science to Clinical Care

There will be an educational course related to schizophrenia for mental health professionals, in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 6 and 7th this year. Details Below:

2nd Bi-Annual Schizophrenia Treatment: Bridging Science to Clinical Care
Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, Minnesota
April 6-7, 2006

The overall goal of the 2nd Bi-Annual Schizophrenia Treatment: Bridging Science to Clinical Care Conference is to review and discuss psychopharmacology, the schizophrenia/bipolar continuum, and the prodrome and early stages of schizophrenia.

Audience: This conference is aimed at the active clinician - psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, nurse or case manager.

Educational Objectives: Following this conference, participants should be able to:
· Review and discuss the recent multicentered trials reporting comparisons of atypical antipsychotic medications in patients with schizophrenia who have had the illness for some time (CATIE) and those at the outset of the illness (CAFÉ).

· Describe the latest studies that have explored the relationship of schizophrenia to bipolar disorder – from a vantage point of the underlying biology to the new pharmacological options for treatment.

· Address the recent advances in the study of first episode schizophrenia and its prodrome. Attention will focus on assessment and intervention.

· Provide panel discussions between attendees and faculty in order to provide meaningful and real-world education.

Accreditation: We will be offering AMA Category 1 credits for this activity. Check back in early 2006 for the full brochure or for more information.

For more information, please contact:
Office of Continuing Medical Education
University of Minnesota
612-626-7600 or 800-776-8636
E-mail: cmereg@umn.edu

Register online!


If this course brings together so many people working in different backgrounds of Mental Health and being educated through various seminars then Mental Health and all allied workers are the winners and more groups like this should be conducted.

Posted by: Shannon Hawkins at January 5, 2006 02:48 AM

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