ECT Fellowship in Electroconvulsive Theory May 8-12, 2023
Upon completion of the fellowship program, the participants should be able to identify the following:
. Clinical indications, relative contraindications, side effects, and adverse risks of ECT.
. Clinical evaluation and management of ECT patients. . Clinical and technical aspects of ECT administration.
. Techniques in lead placement, stimulus dosing, and seizure monitoring.
. ECT anesthesia procedures. . Informed consent and legal aspects of ECT.
. Clinical implications for special populations.
. ECT acute maintenance treatment.
. Recent developments in ECT devices.
The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
Tejal Bhojak, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Medical Director, ECT Services Center for Interventional Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Hospital
Carmen Andreescu, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Western Psychiatric Hospital
Sarah Bryant, RN, BSN, Unit Director for the Center for Interventional Psychiatry
Meryl Butters, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Intervention Research Center for Late-Life Mood Disorders
Marie Ann Gebara, MD, Western Psychiatric Hospital
Lauren Greer, CRNP, Center for Interventional Psychiatry Western Psychiatric Hospital
Audrey Humes, BSN, Nurse Clinical Manager Electroconvulsive Therapy Service, Western Psychiatric Hospital
Danforth Lincoln, MD, Faculty Clinician, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Caitlin Loudon, D.O., Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Daniel Varon, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Mark Z. Zacharia, Esq., Assistant Counsel, UPMC Corporate Legal Department
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
Accreditation and credit designation
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 38.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 38.50 contact hours.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 38.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 38.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 38.50 Attendance