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Activity Date: 04/18/2016

Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other healthcare professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.

Session Summary

Monday, April 18, 2016, 8:15-9:15 a.m.
Claire Fraser, PhD

The human indigenous microbiota are an essential component of the modern concept of human health and emerging data suggest a role of the microbiome in human disease through physiologic, immunologic and metabolic pathways. This keynote will deliver an overview of the microbiota in human health in disease and an overview of how modulation through treatments could change the microbiome and possible course of disease with some focus on mental health. This is a cutting edge topic and many health care providers are not aware of the research and current explosion of work in this area.

Course Requirements

To receive ACPE credit for the live session at the Annual Meeting, you must:

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  • Attend and participate in the entire session and reflect upon its teachings.
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  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (sign in first)

This course will be provided at the CPNP 2016 Annual Meeting, April 17-20, 2016. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the key functions of the human microbial ecosystem and understand how the microbiome functions in relation to human health.
  2.  Describe recent initiatives worldwide to study the microbial community and the role of the microbiome in human disease.
  3. Explain connections of the gut to the central nervous system and CNS disorders.
  4. Understand the potential role and pitfalls to current therapies such as antibiotics, probiotics and fecal transplant and the future of therapeutic possibilities in modulating disease and CNS disorders.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Date: 04/18/2016
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-16-005-L04-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This self-study course provides 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-0000-16-005-L04-P (1.0 contact hours).