An Educational Opportunity for Clinicians Specializing in the Treatment of



Release Date: December 20, 2013
Expiration Date: December 20, 2014
CME credit can be awarded upon completion of all four modules of the Schizophrenia Formative Assessment. It has been determined that this online activity can be completed in 60 minutes.

Statement of Need

The online formative assessment aims to provide clinicians with current treatment guidelines and clinical data of available therapies to facilitate patient adherence to pharmacotherapy and help clinicians manage medication side effects in order to implement individualized and comprehensive treatment strategies for patients with schizophrenia.

Accreditation and Credit Designation

Indiana University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Indiana UniversityIndiana University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AAMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


While it offers CME/CE credits, this activity is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed for physicians involved in the care of patients with schizophrenia.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • Utilize evidence-based tools and practices to improve early recognition of schizophrenia
  • Identify patient- and treatment-related factors that may negatively influence adherence to therapy
  • Compare and contrast the risks and benefits of antipsychotic formulations
  • Utilize existing treatment algorithms and guidelines as a framework to guide medication therapy
  • Develop discharge plans that will improve adherence and treatment outcomes for patients with schizophrenia


This activity is funded by educational grants from Lilly USA, LLC and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

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Sponsor Statement

Cosponsored by Indiana University School of Medicine and The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning

Method of Participation

This online activity will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. To receive credit, participants are required to complete the pre-assessment and post-assessment, and achieve a score of 70% or greater (satisfactory).


The content for this activity was developed independently of the commercial supporters. All materials are included with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of the publishers or grantors.

This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essential Areas and Elements, Updated Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a continuing medical education (CME/CE) activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in CME/CE in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

System Requirements

To participate in this activity, you must have an active internet connection, 256 MB of RAM or higher, and Adobe Flash Player 8.0 (or higher). This activity is best viewed on Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher, Safari 4.0 or higher or Firefox 3.0 or higher. Adobe Reader is required to print certificates.