University of Otago

02/15/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/13/2018 18:18

Continuing Education Workshop - Depression and Treatment Resistance (Invercargill)

Continuing education workshop on depression and treatment resistance presented by Professional Practice Fellow (Clinical), Emma Smith from the School of Pharmacy, University of Otago.

Emma Smith arrived in New Zealand in 2015 from the United Kingdom where she worked as an advanced clinical pharmacists, specialising in mental health for eight years.

'Based in a tertiary hospital working for Leeds and York Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust, she worked with a team of 14 pharmacists dedicated to looking after people with a wide variety of mental health conditions from eating disorders to schizophrenia, dementia to psychiatric intensive care.

Now, she is passing on her knowledge to the wider sector, initially in respect to treatment-resistant depression.' PharmacyToday, November 2017.

Learning objectives:

Describe the symptoms of depression and the main criteria for diagnosis
Identify key pharmacological aspects of treatment
Describe the long term prognosis and outcome of depression


Group 1: ONE point - for attending the workshop but not doing the assessment (allocate Group 1 points based on one point per hour), or
Group 2: THREE points - for completion and submission of assessment questions (80% pass mark required).

This learning activity has been accredited by PSNZ ENHANCE for 1.5 hours of group 2 learning and pharmacists may allocate 3 group 2 points on successful completion of this training, evidenced by receipt of the University of Otago, School of Pharmacy Certificate of Completion.

Registration for our Continuing Education Workshops are free of charge.

Please contact [email protected] to register.

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