Assessing and Treating ADHD in Adult and Adolescent Patients: Clinical Pearls and Practical Strategies

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Release Date: June 04, 2012
Expiration Date: June 04, 2013

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 60 minutes
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online activity.

Program Overview

The agenda of the Assessing and Treating ADHD in Adult and Adolescent Patients: Clinical Pearls and Practical Strategieshas been planned to create a curriculum that provides clinicians with knowledge on the assessment and treatment of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) which they can integrate into clinical practice. In this video-based activity, information presentation will occur in two modules; both modules must be viewed to earn credit. In the first module, Dr. Lenard Adler will discuss the diagnosis and management of ADHD from adolescence into adulthood with a brief Q&A session with the moderator, Dr. Anthony Rostain. 

In the second module, Dr. Rostain will discuss treatment modalities and again further illustrate key points for the audience through two brief case studies followed by a discussion with Dr. Adler.  The second module will also discuss and direct the learner to the related practice support and assessment tools. 

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses, and other health care professionals who provide care to adult and adolescent patients with ADHD. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Apply criteria to definitely diagnose ADHD in adult and adolescent patients
  • Practice methods of individualized treatment plans incorporating pharmacotherapy and psychotherapeutic modalities
  • Develop a strategy for a comprehensive treatment plan that includes monitoring for medication adherence for effective management of ADHD in adult and adolescent patients

Agenda

Diagnosis and Management of ADHD from Adolescence into Adulthood  Lenard A. Adler, MD
Case Studies in Adolescent and Adult ADHD − Anthony L. Rostain, MD

Instructions for Participation and Credit
This activity is eligible for credit through June 4, 2013. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

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  3. Complete the educational content as designed.
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  6. Certificates may be printed immediately after successfully completing the post-test and activity evaluation.

Faculty Biographies

Lenard A. Adler, MD
Director, Adult ADHD Program
Professor of Psychiatry and
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York

Dr. Lenard Adler received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. He continued his postdoctoral training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine with an internship in psychiatry/medicine, and a residency/chief residency in psychiatry. He is currently director of the adult ADHD program and a professor of psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine.

Dr. Adler has American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certification, and is a member of several professional societies including the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the Society for Biological Psychiatry, and the National Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disorders. He is an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, Archives of General Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, among others. Dr. Adler’s major research interests are designed to establish improved methods of assessment (via clinical rating scales) and novel pharmacotherapies and include adult ADHD – diagnosis, assessment and treatment, and movement disorders – tardive dyskinesia and neuroleptic-induced akathisia.

Anthony L. Rostain, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director, Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program
Penn Behavioral Health, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Director, Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program
Behavioral Health Center, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dr. Anthony Rostain received his medical degree from the New York School of Medicine, then earned his master’s degree in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a residency in adult psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. Dr. Rostain is a professor of both psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he is director of education for the Department of Psychiatry and where he directs the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program. Dr. Rostain also directs the Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program at the Behavioral Health Center of CHOP.

Dr. Rostain is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (psychiatry), and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (child and adolescent psychiatry). He is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also a member of the executive council of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT) in charge of the Model Curriculum Committee. Dr. Rostain is on the editorial board of Academic Psychiatry and the Journal of Attention Disorders, and is an editorial board member of the American College of Psychiatry PRITE (Psychiatry Residency Inservice Training Examination). He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, books, chapters and abstracts on ADHD in adults, adolescents, and children.

Accreditation

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MediCom Worldwide, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is acceptable for 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Education Credit. Universal Activity Number: 827-0000-12-313-H01-P. Knowledge-based CPE activity.

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Accreditation Statement: MediCom Worldwide, Inc., 101 Washington Street, Morrisville, PA 19067 is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP11380. MediCom designates this CNE activity for 1.0 contact hour.  Program Number: 12-313-282

Disclosure

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Faculty Disclosures

Dr. Lenard Adler has received consultant fees and formal advisory activities from Alcobra Ltd.; Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; and Shire; as well as consultant fees from Major League Baseball. In addition, he has received grant support related to research activities from Bristol-Myers Squibb; Chelsea Therapeutics; Shire; and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Dr. Adler has also received royalties and licensing fees from NYU School of Medicine and owns significant holdings in Alcobra.

Dr. Anthony Rostain has received consultant fees from Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC and Shire.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The individuals listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, executive director, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer Disclosure

In accordance with MediCom Worldwide, Inc. policy, all content is reviewed by external independent peer reviewers for balance, objectivity and commercial bias. The peer reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Off-Label Disclosures/Investigational Disclosures

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.

Dr. Adler has indicated that he does intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics or diagnostics approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the US.

Dr. Rostain has indicated that he does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics or diagnostics approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the US.

Dr. Adler and Dr. Rostain have indicated that they do not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the US.

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