Understanding the Management of Depression

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Understanding the Management of Depression. We now have more and better medications to treat depression than the anti-tuberculosis drug created in the 1950’s. We also have much better ways to screen and identify patients with depression. We’re pleased to welcome our guests today to tell us about depression in primary care. Dr. Nazhat Taj-Schaal is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Kelli Barnes is a pharmacist and Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW recent updated clinical guidelines that address screening for depression, monitoring treatment effects, and integration of behavioral health into primary care; and REVIEW medication treatment options, their unique characteristics and how to choose between different therapies.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Epidemiology of depression
  • Different antidepressants have different properties
  • Managing depressed patients in a busy primary care practice
  • Identifying the suicidal patient
  • Practical approach to antidepressant selection
  • Setting realistic expectations for antidepressant effects

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Get an Understanding of Healthcare Disparities Viewing CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get an understanding of healthcare disparities viewing CME webcast. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a look at why disparities exist in healthcare in the United States and what we can do to ensure that all Americans, regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity, have an equal access to healthcare and an equal outcome from healthcare. Joining our moderator in the studio is gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University, Dr. Darrell Gray, II. Dr. Gray is also the Deputy Director for the Center for Cancer Health Equity at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DESCRIBE the historical context, landmark reports, and etiologies of healthcare disparities; and IDENTIFY practical strategies in reducing health disparities.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Healthcare disparities in America
  • Opportunities to improve for all physicians
  • Changes in physician and medical student racial demographics
  • How the Affordable Care Act impacts healthcare disparities
  • Personalized medicine and elimination of disparities
  • Disparities in clinical trials

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.