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CMEtoGO Topic List


Volume 2, Module 1

Use of Psychiatric Medications during Pregnancy
Victoria Hendrick, MD
Update on the treatment of acute agitation in psychosis
Leslie Citrome, MD
Suicide Assessment and Management Part 1
Jack Krasuski, MD
Suicide Assessment and Management Part 2
Jack Krasuski, MD
Physical Exercise for Psychiatric Disorders
Douglas Noordsy, MD
Update on Psychological and Biological Theories of Addiction
Wolfgang Vogel, PhD
Part I: Interview with Jack Krasuski, MD and Robert Doyle, MD
Jack Krasuski, MD
Robert Doyle, MD
Part II: Interview with Jack Krasuski, MD and Timothy Wilens, MD
Jack Krasuski, MD
Timothy Wilens, MD
The Almost Effect: Treating the Tip of the Iceberg
Robert Doyle, MD

Volume 2, Module 2

Agitation in Patients with Dementia
Marc Agronin, MD
Alcohol and Substance Use in Adolescents
Damion Grasso, PhD
Part I: Interview with Roger Weiss, MD and Jack Krasuski, MD
Roger Weiss, MD
Jack Krasuski, MD
Part II: Interview with Douglas Ziedonis, MD and Jack Krasuski, MD
Douglas Ziedonis, MD
Jack Krasuski, MD
Review and Comparison of the New Somatic Therapies - TMS, VNS, and DBS
Cristina Cusin, MD
Darin Dougherty, MD
Clinical Treatment of Insomnia in Depressed Adolescents
Deirdre Conroy, PhD
Ethics and Consultation Issues in Practice
Niranjan Karnik, MD
Update on Delirium
Lucas Restrepo, MD, PhD
Gender Differences in the Clinical Manifestations and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
Victoria Hendrick, MD

Volume 2, Module 3

Update on Alzheimer's Disease
Lucas Restrepo, MD
Promoting Treatment Adherence among Individuals with Mood Disorders:
What Clinicians, Patients and Families Can Do
Martha Sajatovic, MD
Dependent Personality Disorder: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment
Robert Bornstein, PhD
Update on the Effects of Cannabis
Wolfgang Vogel, PhD
The Prediction of Pediatric Aggression/Violence and Forensic Implications
Drew Barzman, MD
QTc Intervals and Psychopharmacology
Jeffrey Huffman, MD
Part I: Interview with Joseph Goldberg, MD and Jack Krasuski, MD
Jack Krasuski, MD
Part II: Interview with Marc Agronin, MD and Jack Krasuski, MD
Jack Krasuski, MD
A Brief Intervention Model for Substance Use Disorders Across the Lifespan
Niranjan Karnik, MD

Volume 2, Module 4

Diagnosis and Treatment of Substance-Induced Psychotic Disorders
Robert Cotes MD and
Dr. Yilang Tang, MD, PhD
Antipsychotic Polypharmacy: Review and Guidelines for Clinicians
Ananda Pandurangi, MBBS, MD
The Prediction of Pediatric Aggression/Violence and Forensic Implications
Drew Barzman, MD
Depression in Cardiac Patients
Jeffrey Huffman, MD
Pharmacogenomics in Psychiatry
Wolfgang Vogel, PhD
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and its Application in Psychiatry
Wolfgang Vogel, PhD
Suicide Assessment and Management
Jack Krasuski, MD
Part I: Brief Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Use During Medication Appointments
Jack Krasuski, MD
Part II: ABPN MOC Requirements
Jack Krasuski, MD

Volume 3, Module 1

Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Benedetto Vitiello, MD
Update: Ethics in Psychiatry
Matthew Rudorfer, MD
Placebo Effects in Psychiatry
Wolfgang Vogel, PhD
The Effects of ADHD on Morality Development
Cory Groman, MA &
Drew Barzman, MD
Cross-Cultural Considerations for the Management of Psychiatric Disorders
Victoria Hendrick, MD
Deep Brain Stimulation
Wolfgang Vogel, PhD
Interview with Michael First, MD and Jack Krasuski, MD
Jack Krasuski, MD
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Thomas Owley, MD

Volume 3, Module 2

Gender and Psychiatry
Wolfgang Vogel, PhD
Clozapine for Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia: Does it Work, How Does it Work, and How to Work with It
Robert Cotes, MD
and Yilang Tang, MD, PhD
Understanding Drug-Drug Interactions and Minimizing Untoward Outcomes
Jack Krasuski, MD
Child and Adolescent Depression
Wolfgang Vogel, PhD
It’s Not Always Alzheimer’s Disease, Part I: Vascular Dementia, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, and Frontotemporal Dementia
Marc Agronin, MD
It’s Not Always Alzheimer’s Disease, Part II: Dementia Associated with Medical Conditions
Marc Agronin, MD
Part I: Interview with Stephen Levine, MD and Jack Krasuski, MD
Jack Krasuski, MD
Part II: Interview with Jennifer Kurth, DO and Jack Krasuski, MD
Jack Krasuski, MD
Sex as a Positive Experience
Stephen Levine, MD

CMEtoGO FACULTY


Marc Agronin, MD

Marc Agronin, MD


  • Affiliate Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
  • Medical Director for Mental Health and Clinical Research, Miami Jewish Health Systems, Miami, FL

Dr. Agronin is an expert in adult and geriatric psychiatry, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementia types. His research includes Alzheimer's disease, and agitation and psychosis associated with dementia. Dr. Agronin has given more than 100 lectures nationally on topics in geriatric psychiatry, which include several presentations to the U.S. Psychiatric Congress. He has also been named Clinician of the Year by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.

Dr. Agronin has authored articles for the New York Times and Scientific American Mind, nearly 100 scholarly journal articles, and several books including Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias: A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition and Therapy with Older Clients: Key Strategies for Success. He has also written chapters in most major psychiatry textbooks.

Drew Barzman, MD

Drew Barzman, MD


  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • Founding Director, Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry Service, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Barzman is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Psychiatry and Director of the Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry Service. He has been honored with both the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Foundation 2012 Research Award and the Exemplary Psychiatrist from the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hamilton County Award. Dr. Barzman has authored 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters.

Robert Bornstein, PhD

Robert Bornstein, PhD


  • Professor of Psychology, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
  • Executive Director for Research and Sponsored Programs Search Committee, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Dr. Bornstein has published numerous articles and book chapters on personality disorders, assessment, and treatment. He wrote The Dependent Personality and The Dependent Patient: A Practitioner’s Guide, co-authored When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home Care, Healthy Dependency, and Principles of Psychotherapy: Promoting Evidence Based Psychodynamic Practice, and co-edited seven volumes of the Empirical Studies of Psychoanalytic Theories series, as well as Scoring the Rorschach: Seven Validated Systems. He serves on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Psychology, Assessment, Journal of Personality Assessment, Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, and Journal of Personality Disorders.

Leslie Citrome, MD

Leslie Citrome, MD


  • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Dr. Citrome has published over 400 research reports, review, chapters, and abstracts in scientific literature. He is also on the editorial board of 6 different medical journals, reviews for over 50 other journals. Honored with such awards as Distinguished Fellow and Public Affair Network Award, by the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Citrome had also received the Newsletter of the Year Award for The Bulletin.

DEIRDRE CONROY, PhD

DEIRDRE CONROY, PhD


  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Clinical Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Conroy is a sleep disorder expert, currently a clinical professor at the University of Michigan. She has written several publications along with presenting at numerous seminars. Dr. Conroy sits on several editorial boards and professional societies. She has been honored with several awards, including the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s Young Investigator Award along with the Sleep Research Society’s Travel Award- Determinants of Vigilance.

Robert Cotes, MD

Robert Cotes, MD


  • Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • Associate Director, Psychiatry Residency Education, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Robert O. Cotes, MD is the Associate Director of Psychiatry Residency Education in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.. Dr. Cotes’s primary clinical role is to serve persons with severe and persistent mental illness. He is the Medical Director the Inpatient Unit at Grady Memorial Hospital, and the Clinical Director for Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia Clinic.

CRISTINA CUSIN, MD

CRISTINA CUSIN, MD


  • Instructor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA
  • Staff Psychiatrist, Depression Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Dr. Cusin is involved in research trials on pharmacologic treatment for TRD and is on the ECT team. She is part of the pivotal trial investigating Deep Brain Stimulation for MDD for patients affected by extremely treatment-refractory depression. At the Depression Clinical & Research Program, she is involved in numerous clinical trials investigating new pharmacologic treatments for Major Depression and TRD, including intravenous administration of medications.

Dr. Cusin is currently developing augmentation strategies and randomized controlled maintenance trials for patients undergoing ECT; one of those studies is sponsored by Harvard University through the Dupont-Warren Fellowship aims at using ketamine to accelerate response to ECT and decrease its cognitive side effects.

DARIN DOUGHERTY, MD

DARIN DOUGHERTY, MD


  • Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA
  • Director, Psychiatric Neurotherapeutics Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Associate Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Director, Vagus Nerve Stimulation Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Dr. Dougherty currently serves as the Director of the Vagus Nerve Simulation Service and Mood Disorder Section for the Psychiatric Neurotherapeutics Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He sits on several Editorial Boards and serves as a Peer Reviewer for numerous journals. Invited as a lecturer for over a 100 academic lectures, Dr. Doughty has also written over 65 articles published thought out Psychiatry Journals. He has received such honors Outstanding Psychiatry Presentation at the Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting, the Career Development Travel Award from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and the Young Investigator Award from NARSAD.

Leslie Doyle, PhD

Robert Doyle, MD, DDS


  • Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Staff Psychiatrist, Harvard University Health Services, Boston, MA
  • Staff Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Dr. Doyle is focusing his research career on the treatment of autism and pervasive developmental disorders. He is on the editorial board of The International Journal of Immunology and Pharmacology, which was recently cited as one of the top 10 scientific journals in Italy. In his first 2 years of practice at MGH and McLean Hospital, Dr. Doyle was honored with 3 Partners in Excellence Awards.

Michael First, MD

Michael First, MD


  • Professor, Department of Clinical Psychiatry Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Research Psychiatrist, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

Dr. First is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on psychiatric diagnosis and assessment issues and conducts expert forensic psychiatric evaluations in both criminal and civil matters. Dr. First is a reviewer consultant and editorial consultant to the DSM-5® Task Force, the chief technical and editorial consultant on the World Health Organization’s ICD-11 revision project, and is an external consultant to the NIHM Research Domain Criteria project. He was the Editor of the DSM-IV®-TR, the Editor of Text and Criteria for DSM-IV and the APA’s Handbook on Psychiatric Measures. He has co-authored and co-edited a number of books, including A Research Agenda for DSM-V, the DSM-IV®-TR Guidebook, and the forthcoming DSM-5® Handbook for Differential Diagnosis, and the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5® (SCID-5).

Joseph Goldberg, MD

Joseph Goldberg, MD


  • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Director, Affective Disorders Research Program, Silver Hill Hospital, New Canaan, CT

Dr. Goldberg has published more than 160 peer-reviewed research papers related to bipolar disorder and co-edited two textbooks ("Cognitive Dysfunction in Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Clinicians" and "Outcome in Bipolar Disorders") both published by American Psychiatric Publishing as well as the book "Managing the Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications" published by American Psychiatric Publishing in 2012.He serves on the board of directors for the American Society for Clinical Psychopharmacology and is a member of the Society of Biological Psychiatry. He is also on the editorial board for a number of psychiatric journals, including the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Bipolar Disorders, and is also the deputy editor of the journal Current Psychiatry.

DAMION GRASSO, PhD

DAMION GRASSO, PhD


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT
  • Clinical Therapist, National Crime Victims Center, Charleston , SC

Dr. Grasso is currently a postdoctoral fellow at The University of Connecticut Health Center, focusing on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He serves on two editorial boards as a reviewer along with publishing book chapters, journal publications and two books. Dr. Grasso has spoken at several workshops and conferences as he continues to publish his research.

Cory Groman, MA

Cory Groman, MA


  • School Based Therapist, Talbert House, Cincinnati, OH

Cory Groman is currently providing treatment for children with various emotional, behavioral, and social issues at Talbert House. He has been consulting school staff on mental health issues and classroom interventions to enhance classroom experience.

VICTORIA HENDRICK, MD

VICTORIA HENDRICK, MD


  • Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Director, Inpatient Psychiatric Services, Olive View Medical Center, Sylmar, CA
  • Associate Professor-in-Residence, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Hendrick currently serves as a Member-at-large for the Medical Executive Committee at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center along with serving as the site coordinator for UCLA medical Students’ Psychiatry rotations. With a strong research focus on women’s mental health, Dr. Hendrick has published 6 books, over 10 book chapters and several research papers on the topic. She has been invited for numerous lectures and presentations. Dr. Hendrick has won the Award for Outstanding Service from the Southern California Psychiatric Society along with the Distinguished Fellow from the American Psychiatric Association.

Jeffrey Huffman, MD

Jeffrey Huffman, MD


  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Director of Cardiac Psychiatry Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Dr. Huffman currently serves as the Medical Director of the Inpatient Psychiatry Service at MGH. This medical psychiatry unit specializes in the psychiatric care of patients with medical illness, those with treatment-resistant disorders, and those requiring high-risk ECT. Dr. Huffman has been awarded the MGH/McLean Plasky Teaching Award for outstanding teaching of junior residents and twice been nominated for the Harvard Kettyle Award for outstanding medical student teaching. He has authored numerous publications on his research interests.

NIRANJAN KARNIK, MD, PhD

NIRANJAN KARNIK, MD, PhD


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Director, Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine Program, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Pediatric Comfort Team, Comer Children’s Hospital, The University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Dr. Karnik has been listed in the Guide to America’s Top Psychiatrists from Consumers’ Research Council of America, Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine & Healthcare, and has received the Outstanding Mentor Award from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Karnik is the associate editor of Child Psychiatry and Human Development and has recently been certified in 2011 in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Jack Krasuski, MD

Jack Krasuski, MD


  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • Executive Director, American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, Oak Brook, IL

Dr. Krasuski spent three years as a Senior Staff Fellow at the National Institute on Aging, NIH, where he did research in the neuroimaging of dementing disorders. Currently, he spends most of his time lecturing to thousands of physicians yearly on psychiatric topics. He is known for his ability to clearly explain complex and little understood topics.

Jennifer Kurth, DO

Jennifer Kurth, DO


  • Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University
  • Attending Physician, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Children's Memorial Hospital

Dr. Kurth recently joined the faculty of Northwestern University. She has also served as the training director for the general psychiatry residency program at Loyola University and as the clinical instructor at the Warren Wright Adolescent Substance Use Disorders Program at Northwestern University.

Stephen Levine, MD

Stephen Levine, MD


  • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
  • Co-Director, Center for Marital and Sexual Health, Beachwood, OH

Dr. Levine has written on sex offenders, including professionals who offend. He has also written about adultery and infidelity and believes pejorative terms like "cheating" and "infidelity" prevent addressing the issue in realistic terms. He is noted for his work in clinical management of gender identity disorder. Levine was Chair of the fifth edition of the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association Standards of Care. Levine also served on the American Psychiatric Association DSM-IV Subcommittee on Gender Identity Disorders.

Douglas Noordsy, MD

Douglas Noordsy, MD


  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH
  • Consulting Staff, New Hampshire Hospital, Concord, NH
  • Director of Psychosis Services, Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH

Dr. Noordsy currently sits on several Schizophrenia Research Committees along with acting on 3 editorial boards. He has given over 100 presentations along with publishing numerous articles and chapters on his areas of interest. For his dedication to research, Dr. Noordsy has been awarded the American Psychiatric Association Research Award and Exemplary Psychiatrist Award by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

Thomas Owley, MD

Thomas Owley, MD


  • Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Medical Director of the Autism Assessment, Research and Treatment Services (AARTS) Program, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Dr. Owley along with serving as the Medical Director of the Autism Assessment, Research and Treatment Services (AARTS) Program also serves as the Director of the ADHD and Disruptive Behaviors medication clinic. Dr. Owley specializes in treatment of individuals with ASD of all ages and has conducted many clinical research projects for this population.

LUCAS RESTREPO, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

LUCAS RESTREPO, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.


  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neurology Faculty, Division of Neurology, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Restrepo had been honored with the “Golden Hammer Award” (Clinical Neurology Attending of the Year) Presented by Neurology Residents, University of California as well as the “Stroke in Emergency Medicine Award,” by the American Heart Association / International Stroke Conference. He is the author of numerous reviews, book chapters, and abstracts.

Matthew Rudorfer, MD

Matthew Rudorfer, MD


  • Program Chief, Somatic Treatments Program, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD

Dr. Rudorfer currently serves on several programs at the NIMH, including Adult Psychopharmacology Intervention Program, Adult Psychotherapy Intervention Program, Ethics of Mental Disorders Research Program and many others. He has authored several publications and is a frequent speaker and source for psychiatric topics.

Martha Sajatovic, MD

Martha Sajatovic, MD


  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
  • Director, Geropsychiatry Program, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
  • Attending in Geropsychiatry, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

Dr Sajatovic has published a number of original papers on treatment of serious mental illness and treatment outcomes including work with special populations such as the elderly, women with psychosis, and individuals with developmental disorder. She has been a guest lecturer at numerous academic and community settings including speaking to consumer and family advocacy groups for individuals with psychiatric illness. Dr Sajatovic received an Exemplary Psychiatric Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).

Yilang Tang, MD, PhD

Yilang Tang, MD, PhD


  • Instructor, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Dr. Tang’s research has been focused on the molecular genetics of psychiatric disorders and psychopharmacology. He has have been involved in several major projects, including the genetics of cocaine-induced psychosis and the biochemical genetics of dopamine beta-hydroxylase and Catechol-O-methyl-transferase. He has published several articles in his areas of interest.

Benedetto Vitiello, MD

Benedetto Vitiello, MD


  • Professor of Psychiatry (adjunct), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Chief, Child and Adolescent Treatment and Preventive Intervention Research Branch, Division of Services and Intervention Research, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD

Dr. Vitiello is chief of the Child and Ado¬les¬cent Treat¬ment and Pre¬ven¬tive Inter¬ven¬tion Research Branch of the National Insti¬tute of Men¬tal Health at the U.S. National Insti¬tutes of Health. He has built a research program in pediatric psychopharmacology and clinical trials at the National Institute of Mental Health, as government program official. Dr. Vitiello has authored over 170 articles and 18 book chapters.

Wolfgang Vogel, PhD

Wolfgang Vogel, PHD


  • Retired Professor Emeritus of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Retired Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Vogel - previously Professor Emeritus at Thomas Jefferson University -- is now retired. He continues to publish work on pharmacology, adding to his already extensive list of written work. During his time at Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Vogel has received the Best Teacher of the Year award several times.

ROGER WEISS, MD

ROGER WEISS, MD


  • Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Chief, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA

Dr. Weiss has received numerous awards in recognition of his work, including the 14th Annual H. David Archibald Award for Outstanding Research and/or Practice in the Addictions, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto and Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Weiss serves as the Vice President of Greater Boston Council of Alcoholism and has served as a member of the Treatment Research Committee on the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. Weiss serves on the editorial board of numerous journals including the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse and is a reviewer for more than 15 scholarly medical journals. He has published more than 300 journal articles and book chapters, as well as researching in the field of alcohol and drug abuse for more than 25 years.

Timothy Wilens, MD

Timothy Wilens, MD


  • Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Director of Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Director of Adolescent Substance Abuse Services, Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Dr. Wilens has published more than 300 original articles, reviews, chapters, and editorials to his credit. He is a regular presenter at national and international meetings, and is sought as a speaker outside his academic responsibilities. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals and is a reviewer for many other journals. He is a distinguished fellow in the American Psychiatric Association, a fellow in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, a member of the College of Problems on Drug Dependence and the World Psychiatric Association, and also serves on several committees within these organizations.

DOUGLAS M. ZIEDONIS, MD, MPH

DOUGLAS M. ZIEDONIS, MD, MPH


  • Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester, MA
  • Director of the UMass Center of Excellence in Addictions, Worcester, MA

Dr. Ziedonis is addiction psychiatrist who is internationally recognized for his research and leadership in addressing co-occurring mental illness and addiction, in particular tobacco dependence. He served as an advisor to President Bush’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, as a Senior Fellow for SAMHSA’s Co-Occurring Disorders Center for Excellence, and on the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Committee on Gulf War and Health: Smoking Cessation in Military and Veteran Populations. He is the recipient of numerous awards and research grants from the National Institute of Health, SAMHSA, and other agencies. He has written over 150 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and co-edited 3 books and 5 behavioral therapy manuals for co-occurring disorders. He has been an Addiction Psychiatry Residency Director and received numerous faculty mentoring awards.

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Jack Krasuski, MD

Jack Krasuski, MD

Position:

  • Executive Director, American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, Oak Brook, IL

Board Certifications:

  • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education:

  • MD, University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Residency, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Illinois Medical Center and Clinics at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship, Senior Staff Fellow at the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MA

Dr. Krasuski spent three years as a Senior Staff Fellow at the National Institute on Aging, NIH, where he did research in the neuroimaging of dementing disorders. Currently, he spends most of his time lecturing to thousands of physicians, annually, on psychiatric topics. He is known for his ability to clearly explain complex and little-understood topics.

Mark H. Pollack, MD

Mark H. Pollack, MD

Titles/Affiliations/Positions:


  • Grainger Professor, Department of Psychiatry Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Chairman, Department of Psychiatry Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications:

  • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education:

  • MD, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
  • Residency in Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Fellowship in Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Dr. Pollack is the chairman of the Department of Psychiatry Department for Rush University Medical Center where his team of psychiatrists and mental health professionals are known throughout Chicago and across the nation for their efforts to treat and study depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and many other forms of psychiatric illness. Dr. Pollack has authored more than 300 articles, reviews, and chapters. He is editor-in-chief of the journal CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics and is a co-editor of several books including Challenges in Clinical Practice: Pharmacologic and Psychosocial Strategies, Panic Disorder and Its Treatment, and Social Phobia: Research and Practice.

 
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CME Accreditation

Accreditation Statement:
simplePIP for Major Depressive Disorder has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC and American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. CMEtoGO has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute and The American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:
PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC designates the online course and enduring material formats of the simplePIP for Major Depressive Disorder educational activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ and 1 PIP Unit. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the simplePIP for Major Depressive Disorder and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive assessment of Performance-in-Practice program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of Maintenance of Certification.

PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates the CMEtoGO educational activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per Volume Year (with 8 of these credits designated as Self-Assessment). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials. The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the CMEtoGO program and has approved this program as a part of a comprehensive Self-Assessment Program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of Maintenance of Certification.

 
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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions About The 100% MOC Solution

+ What Do I Get When I Purchase The 100% MOC Solution?
The 100% MOC Solution includes everything you need to meet 3 years of ABPN MOC requirements:.
  • CME: The CMEtoGO Audio Lecture Series on CD or MP3 meets ALL your annual CME requirements for 3 years – that’s 120 CME
  • Self-Assessment: Plus, CMEtoGO is ABPN-approved to provide 3 years of Self-Assessment Credits – that’s 24 SA.
  • Performance In Practice: simplePIP offers a simple, step-by-step online activity that satisfies the 3-year requirement for 1 PIP Unit.

After you sign up for The 100% MOC Solution, we’ll send you an email within one day of registration with
a link to your password-restricted personalized online American Physician Institute (API) dashboard along
with instructions on how to access it.
  • Your CMEtoGO Online Dashboard: All your audio lectures, CME Surveys, Self-Assessment Quizzes, and CME credits are organized on your API dashboard. This centralized location of all course materials makes everything easy and stress-free.
  • Your simplePIP Online Dashboard: All your Patient and Peer Survey forms, Best Practice Tools, Lectures, and PIP CME credits are organized on your API dashboard. The entire activity is laid out step-by-step – it’s that simple!
+ Who Produces The 100% MOC Solution? Where Do You Get Your Faculty?
The 100% MOC Solution is produced by American Physician Institute. API conducts dozens of Courses
and trains thousands of physicians each year to pass their boards and stay up-to-date in their fields. Every single one of American Physician Institute’s educational courses has full editorial independence, is free of pharmaceutical and industry sponsorship and is backed by an unbeatable guarantee. Because of its reputation for excellence, American Physician Institute is able to enlist many of the top faculty from the best universities, teaching hospitals and research facilities in the country to provide you with Category 1 CME educational activities..
+ When Do I Receive Online Access To CMEtoGO And simplePIP?
You receive password-restricted access to your online API dashboards within one day of registration,
excluding federal holidays..
+ How Long Do I Have Access To My Online Materials? Does My Subscription Expire?
You will have access to your online materials as long as your subscription is active. Your 100% MOC Solution subscription must be renewed every 3 years. If you have previously opted for a 1- year subscription to CMEtoGO, you can renew your subscription by calling us at 877-225-8384 or by upgrading to The 100% MOC Solution online..
+ Where Can I Find Information About The ABPN® MOC Requirements?
For information about the ABPN® Psychiatry MOC Requirements, please visit http://www.abpn.com/moc_psych.asp.
+ Do You Offer A Psychiatry MOC Board Review?
Yes! In fact, the Beat The Boards! Psychiatry MOC Board Review teaches you exactly what you need to
know to pass your ABPN® MOC Board Exam – guaranteed! Check out http://www.beattheboards.com/ psychiatry-moc-exam-prep-course.html for complete information..
+ Do You Provide Board Reviews Or Other CME Educational Activities?
Yes! In fact, we provide preparation for dozens of specialty and subspecialty board exams along with a
variety of online courses for CME and Self-Assessment Credit. Check out www.AmericanPhysician.com
for the full list..
+ Is It Likely That My Employer Will Cover My Tuition?
You may be surprised at how many residency and fellowship training programs, group practices, and other employers pay for or reimburse you for Category 1 educational activities. It really pays to ask your training director, medical director or administrator if you are eligible because some training programs and employers do pay for CME activities. And, if you work for the Federal Government, American Physician Institute is a certified business in the CCR database and can accept government checks and credit cards..

General Questions About CMEtoGO

+ What is CMEtoGO?
CMEtoGO is a psychiatry audio lecture series specifically designed to help you keep pace with the
ABPN’s recent expansion of MOC requirements. Built for convenience, CMEtoGO meets all your annual
CME and Self-Assessment requirements without taking any extra time out of your life. Whether in your
car, at the gym or in the comfort of your home, you can meet your annual requirements at your own pace..
+ When Will I Receive My CMEtoGO Modules?
If you subscribed to the CD/MP3 version of The 100% MOC Solution, you will receive 4 CMEtoGO
modules each year, with 8 CDs each. These will be delivered quarterly, with the first Module arriving in
January and the last in October. You will receive online access to the updated MP3s, PDFs and CME and
SA quizzes at that same time..

If you subscribed to the MP3-only version of The 100% MOC Solution, you will receive your online access
via email upon registration. The updated MP3s, PDFs and CME and SA quizzes will be added to your
online dashboard on a quarterly basis each year, with the first Module arriving in January and the last in
October.
+ How Many CME Credits Will I Receive Per CMEtoGO Module?
Each CMEtoGO module includes 10 Category 1 CME Credits and 2 Self-Assessment Credits. Each
annual volume consists of 4 quarterly modules. So, each annual volume offers a total of 40 Category 1
CME Credits and 8 Self-Assessment Credits..
+ What Is Self-Assessment?
Self-Assessment (SA) activities are a special type of CME credit with additional obligations, including:
  • Pre-activity self-evaluation quiz
  • Follow-up performance feedback
  • Peer comparison

You must earn an average of 8 Self-Assessment (SA) Credits every year after initial certification. To qualify to take your MOC exam every 10 years, you’ll need to have acquired a total of 80 Self- Assessment (SA) Credits. Beginning in 2014, all Self-Assessment credits must be earned from an ABPNapproved source like CMEtoGO.
+ How Do I Get My CMEtoGO CME and SA Credits?
Each module consists of eight lectures. Lectures 1 and 2 of each module are for Self-Assessment credit. Therefore, you must complete the online pre-test before listening to these two lectures. After you listen to each lecture, you can claim your CME credit by completing the posttest CME Evaluation online. After you complete each evaluation, you can immediately generate a PDF of your CME certificate for download. You will receive your "Online Dashboard" access information via email. Please contact 877-225-8384 or Support@AmericanPhysician.com if you need this access information re-sent or you require other assistance..

General Questions About simplePIP

+ What Is Performance In Practice (PIP)?
Performance in Practice (PIP) involves surveying patients or peers, learning about best practices, creating a practice improvement plan, and resurveying to gauge improvement. You must earn an average of one PIP Unit every 3 years after initial certification. To qualify to take your MOC exam every 10 years, you’ll need to have acquired a total of 3 PIP Units. The first PIP unit must be met between years 1-3, the second between years 4-6, and the third between years 7-9.
+ What is simplePIP?
simplePIP is a complete ABPN-approved Performance in Practice (PIP) activity consisting of a Clinical Module and a Feedback Module. This easy-to-follow, step-by-step online activity is all-inclusive and contains Patient and Peer Survey Forms, Chart Review Forms, Best Practice Tools and Webinars. There’s nothing else to buy, nothing else to read. Everything you need is included in a single, online dashboard..
+ I’m a Child Psychiatrist. Can I Use simplePIP for Major Depressive Disorder?
Yes, you are free to use simplePIP as long as you see patients with Major Depressive Disorder in your practice. The PIP Unit you earn counts toward your MOC requirements regardless of your subspecialty.
+ Will This PIP Activity Take 24 Months to Complete?
How quickly you complete this Performance in Practice activity is up to you. However, the ABPN MOC
requirement states that you must complete both the Feedback Module and Clinical Module within a single
24-month period.
+ How Do I Get My simplePIP CME and PIP Credits?
After you have signified that you have successfully completed both modules, a message indicating that
you have successfully completed the activity will be added to your course home page. Also, a Certificate
of CME and PIP credit will automatically be added to your dashboard’s CME Vault.

General Questions About The Freedom Guarantee

+ This Guarantee Sounds Too Good To Be True—Is It For Real?
Yes, it’s completely real. Rest assured American Physician Institute has always honored its guarantees and always will. When you register, you will receive a registration packet with your subscription information that includes a copy of the Freedom Guarantee along with straightforward information on all of the Terms & Conditions that apply..

Why does American Physician Institute have such a guarantee when no other company does? The
Freedom Guarantee is API’s way of demonstrating that it values quality just as much as you do. After
all, if you’re not pleased with the product, API will pay a penalty. If you order The 100% MOC Solution
and find you are dissatisfied with the quality of the medical content or the audio quality of the recordings,
simply let us know and American Physician Institute will refund the remainder of your subscription. No
hard feelings. No questions asked.
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