CME/CE Information

The International Conference on Bipolar Disorder will convene clinicians, researchers, patients, family members and mental health advocates from around the world to share their clinical expertise, research findings and personal experiences with the goal of improving the quality of life for those living with bipolar disorder. 

Faculty Disclosure
Faculty for this activity are required to disclose all relationships with any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of non-profit or government organizations and non-health care related companies.

OVERALL CONFERENCE CREDITS

Physicians
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 the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.5  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  This program is being offered for 19.0 continuing education credits.

Counselors
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.  This program is being offered for 19.0 continuing education credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded 1.9 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).  One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours.  Nurses:  For attending this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming 19.0 hours of continuing education.  These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania.  Peer Specialists:  This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.

By day, this would break down as follows:
Thursday:                      1.5
Friday:                          6.0
Saturday:                      7.0
Sunday:                        4.5
Total:                            19.0

PRE-MEETING WORKSHOPS:  Thursday, June 13, 2013
“A Double Challenge:  Pregnancy and Post-Partum in Bipolar Disorder”

Physicians
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  This program is being offered for 5.5 continuing education credits.

Counselors
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.  This program is being offered for 5.5 continuing education credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded 0.55 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).  One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours.  Nurses:  For attending this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming 5.5 hours of continuing education.  These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania.  Peer Specialists:  This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.

“State of the Art in Diagnosing, Assessing, and Treating Bipolar Disorder:  A Training Course to Become a Bipolar Expert”

Physicians
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  This program is being offered for 5.5 continuing education credits.

Counselors
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.  This program is being offered for 5.5 continuing education credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded 0.55 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).  One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours.  Nurses:  For attending this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming 5.5 hours of continuing education.  These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania.  Peer Specialists:  This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.

“Using Chronobiology to Understand and Enhance the Treatment of Bipolar Disorders”

Physicians
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  This program is being offered for 3.5 continuing education credits.

Counselors
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.  This program is being offered for 3.5 continuing education credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded 0.35 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).  One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours.  Nurses:  For attending this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming 3.5 hours of continuing education.  These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania.  Peer Specialists:  This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.

“Latin America Satellite Session”

Physicians
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  This program is being offered for 3.5 continuing education credits.

Counselors
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.  This program is being offered for 3.5 continuing education credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded 0.35 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).  One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours.  Nurses:  For attending this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming 3.5 hours of continuing education.  These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania.  Peer Specialists:  This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.

BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS

EACH program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits

  • Friday, June 14, 2013
    • Mixed Features in Bipolar Disorder:  What is an Episode, and How Are Episode and Illness-Course Characteristics Related
    • Social Rhythm Training Feasible for Everyone in Every Day Clinical Practice
  • Saturday, June 15, 2013
    • Can New Evidence on Staging and Neuroprogression Be Applied in Clinical Practice?
    • Research Diagnostic Criteria for Bipolar Disorder
  • Sunday, June 16, 2013
    • Affective Technologies to Support the Management and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
    • What Is the Proper Role of Antidepressants in the Longer Term Management of Bipolar Disorder?  A Debate and Discussion.

EACH program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits.

Physicians
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.

Counselors
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.  This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded 0.15 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).  One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours.  Nurses:  For attending this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming 1.5 hours of continuing education.  These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania.  Peer Specialists:  This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.

Americans with Disabilities Act
It is the policy of ICBD not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities.  If you feel you need services or auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing education activity, please call the Parthenon Management Group at   1-615-324-2365 or send an email to ICBD@10thBipolar.org.

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