- John A. Fromson, MD
- Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Apply evidenced based criteria to accurately diagnose bipolar and unipolar depression.
- Describe effective somatic and behavioral treatments for bipolar depression.
Director of Professional Development, Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Director, Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, MGH
Associate Director, Depression Clinical and Research Program, MGH
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of McLean Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital Academy and Reed Medical Education. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this continuing medical educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure
It is the policy of McLean Hospital that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). McLean Hospital has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.
The following planners of this activity have indicated that neither they nor their families have a significant financial interest or affiliation with the manufacturer of any commercial products or provider of commercial services:
Robert J. Birnbaum, MD, PhD: Planner
John A. Fromson, MD: Planner, reviewer
Anan Nathif, EdM: Planner
Tristan Gorrindo, MD: Planner
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The following speakers and/or planners have reported receiving something of value from a company whose product may be germane to the content of their presentations:
John A. Fromson, MD
Neither Dr. Fromson nor any member of his family has relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD
Abbott Laboratories, AstraZeneca, Basilea, BrainCells Inc., Brandeis University, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cephalon, Corcept, Eli Lilly & Co., Forest, Genaissance, GlaxoSmithKline, Innapharma, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Lundbeck, Merck, Novartis, PamLabs, PGx Health, Pfizer, Ridge Diagnostics, Roche, Sepracor, Schering-Plough, Shire, Somerset, Sunovion, Takeda, Targacept, Teva
Applicant Computing, Inc. (MindSite), Brain Cells, Inc., InfoMed (potential share of income)
AHRQ, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cederroth, Cyberonics, Elan, Forest Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Lichtwer Pharma, Eli Lilly & Co., Mylin Foundation, Wyeth-Ayerst
MGH Psychiatry Academy in the past 3 years (Prior to 3 years ago, honoraria from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cyberonics, Forest Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly & Co., Shire, Wyeth-Ayers) No speaker bureaus since 2003
Legal case reviews for CRICO, MBL Publisher for past services as Editor-in-chief of CNS Spectrums, Slack Inc. for services as Associate Editor of Psychiatric Annals, Editorial Board, Mind Mood Memory, Belvior Publications
Patents and Copyrights:
Copyright joint ownership with MGH for Structured Clinical Interview for MADRS and Clinical Positive Affect Scale
ADURS, American Society for Clinical Psychopharmacology and Zucker Hillside Hospital and Forest and Janssen, Biomedical Development, Boston Center for the Arts, University of Pisa, University of Wisconsin at Madison, University Texas Southwest at Dallas, Health New England and Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation and Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca, Brandeis University, International Society for Bipolar Disorder, 2nd East Asian Bipolar Forum, Mid-Atlantic Permantente Research Institute, Up-to-Date
Last Updated: 10/26/12