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Activity Dates: 06/13/2016 - 04/20/2019

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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

While many children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder will ‘grow out’ of the disorder, many do not and the full syndrome persists into adulthood in around 20-40%. We do not understand why childhood ADHD has such a variable outcome, partly as childhood clinical, demographic and neuropsychological characteristics are very weak predictors of outcome. This talk thus considers how neuroimaging and genomics can inform our understanding of the neurobiology of this highly variable lifetime course of this highly prevalent disorder. It will also consider whether psychostimulants, which are commonly prescribed for the disorder, impact the long-term course of the disorder.

Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date. (login first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (login first)
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date. (login first)
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (login first)

This course is provided online at cpnp.org and consists of the speaker audio and slides. A PDF file of the slides is also provided and access is available to participants indefinitely although ACPE credit is available only through the course expiration date.

Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 70% or greater. Successful completion of the course also requires the completion of a course evaluation. ACPE statements of credit can be retrieved by participants online at cpnp.org immediately upon successful completion of the course.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe how childhood ADHD runs a highly variable clinical course into adulthood.
  2. Review recent advances in defining the neural processes that are linked to this variable clinical course.
  3. Identify the role that genetic variation might play in determining the variable outcome of ADHD.
  4. Review the pharmacological treatment of ADHD throughout the lifespan.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 06/13/2016 - 04/20/2019
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-16-006-H01-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 0284-0000-16-006-H01-P (1.0 contact hours).