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Special Guest Lecture October 20, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm WPIC Auditorium

Special Guest Lecture

Online Treatments for Mood and Anxiety Disorders

 Bruce Rollman, MD, MPH
 Center for Behavioral Health & Smart Technology
 UPMC Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine
 Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, Biomedical
 Informatics, and Clinical and Translational Science
 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Bruce L. Rollman, MD, MPH is Director of the Center for Behavioral Health and Smart Technology and the UPMC Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine. A practicing primary care physician, Dr. Rollman’s research focuses on developing and testing new methods to treat depression and anxiety disorders in non-psychiatric settings.  He has been principal investigator on six NIH-funded R01 clinical trials. They include the NHLBI-funded Hopeful Heart Trial presently testing the impact of a “blended” telephone-delivered collaborative care model for treating both depression and heart failure simultaneously; and focus of his presentation: the NIMH-funded Online Treatment for Mood and Anxiety Disorders Trial that evaluated the effectiveness of providing care manager-guided online access to UPMC’s Beating the Blues computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) program and a password-protected Internet support group to 704 depressed and anxious primary care patients.   Dr. Rollman has published over 100 scientific papers, including first-authored papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Annals of Internal Medicine and has 4 U.S. patents for health-related inventions.  

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the “collaborative care” model for treating depression and anxiety in non-psychiatric settings.
  2. List the benefits and limitations of such potentially “disruptive” on-line technologies for psychiatry as computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) and Internet support groups for treating mood and anxiety disorders.
  3. Assess how these Internet-delivered interventions could be deployed into routine clinical care.

Continuing Education Credit:  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours.  In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference.  WPIC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  WPIC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits. 
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