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Activity Dates: 06/13/2016 - 04/18/2019

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

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

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. 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 Dates: 06/13/2016 - 04/18/2019
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-16-005-H04-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-H04-P (1.0 contact hours).