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 CPI News Brief     Volume 6 Issue 18 * December 2017

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New Course: FIT Archived Webinar: Pharmacology for Treating Tobacco: Advanced Topics and Updates
is now available in the CPI Learning Management System (LMS)

Why are Medications to Treat Tobacco Important?
Research shows that higher rates of smoking among people with serious behavioral health conditions have led to higher mortality and morbidity; they are dying 25 years younger, many from tobacco-related illnesses.
 
Further, research shows that medications to treat tobacco dependence are critical to helping people with serious behavioral health conditions quit. 
 
What does the course offer?
This course offers research updates and an advanced understanding of medications to treat tobacco dependence. It is presented by Jill Williams, M.D., a prescribing clinician with a wealth of research and practical experience in working with smokers who have been diagnosed with serious mental health conditions.
People who complete the course are eligible to receive 1.5AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
 
 
To take the course:
  1. Click HERE
  2. Enter the username and password
  3. You will then see a page with the course description.
  4. Scroll down and click "launch" next to the video "FIT Archived Webinar: Pharmacology for Treating Tobacco: Advanced Topics and Updates" 
  5. Once you have viewed the video, click "mark complete" next to the video. 
  6. Next, click "Launch Test" next to the post-test below the video.
  7. To print the certificate, click on the "Learning" tab and choose "View Your Transcript".
  8. On your transcript, choose the "completed" tab and "View Certificate" next to the "FIT Archived Webinar: Pharmacology for Treating Tobacco:Advanced Topics and Updates" curriculum.
For questions regarding your LMS account, please contact the CPI Help Desk at cpihelp@nyspi.columbia.edu

The New York State Office of Mental Health's Bureau of Psychiatric Services & Research Institute Support (BPSRIS) is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The New York State Office of Mental Health's BPSRIS designates this internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 1.5AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
The Bureau of Psychiatric Services & Research Institute Support relies upon planners and faculty to provide educational information that is objective and free of bias. In this spirit and in accordance with the Bureau and MSSNY guidelines, all speakers and planners must disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products, devices, or services may be discussed in the CME content or may be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled use of a product with be identified.
 
Dr. Jill Williams served on an advisory board for Pfizer (Chantix) in December 2016 and October 2015.
 
All of the other faculty and planners associated with this CME activity have indicated they have no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research, or services may be discussed in these materials.