BALTIMORE, MD—Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Med-IQ, an award-winning, ACCME-accredited provider of continuing medical education (CME), are pleased to announce the availability of the CME-certified online activity, Myths and Realities Regarding the Use of Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics in Schizophrenia: Insights From the Frontline.

Preventing relapses in patients with schizophrenia is essential to improving their long-term outcomes. When used appropriately, long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotics can help minimize periods of treatment discontinuation. However, confusion regarding this therapeutic option sometimes exists among patients and healthcare professionals. This educational activity addresses this confusion and provides state-of-the-art evidence along with expert insight on the appropriate use of LAI antipsychotic agents in patients with schizophrenia.

This online publication presents key findings and practice pearls from a series of 30-minute individualized teleconferences for psychiatrists,”

said John Lauriello, MD, professor and chairman of the University of Missouri Department of Psychiatry in Columbia, MO.

“It also discusses myths and realities regarding the use of LAIs in the treatment of patients with schizophrenia.”pid biosynthetic and degradative pathways for the management of Gaucher’s disease,” said Pramod K. Mistry, MD, Yale University School of Medicine. “In addition, Dr. Burrow and I will present contemporary evidence that supports emerging therapeutic agents, including alternatives to ERT, for treating patients with Gaucher’s disease.

The CME symposium will be held in San Diego during the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG 2014) on Monday, October 20, 2014, at 6:30 AM in Room 25ABC, Upper Level of the San Diego Convention Center. Interested participants can pre-register by completing this brief online form, calling (toll-free) 866 858 7434, or e-mailing


John Lauriello, MD
Professor and Chairman
Chancellor’s Chair of Excellence in Psychiatry
University of Missouri Department of Psychiatry
Columbia, MO

Mark Olfson, MD, MPH
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University
Research Psychiatrist
New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York, NY

Clinicians are invited to visit for complimentary access to this educational opportunity. For more information, please call (toll-free) 866 858 7434 or e-mail

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this enduring material for 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.


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