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ECT Certificate Course

Traditionally an in-person conference, this year’s event will be held virtually for the second time. It is set to include plenary presentations by leading experts in the fields of ECT, TMS, and other novel brain stimulation therapies, as well as a poster session for abstract submissions.

A virtual course on electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), this event will consist of two half days of didactic and practicum experiences. Topics covered include patient selection and preparation, ECT and anesthesia technique, management of complications, post-ECT management, and medicolegal issues. It will conclude with an exam (optional) testing participants’ theoretical and practical knowledge learned in the course.

Intended Audience

Since its development in 1938, electroconvulsive therapy has remained a crucial part of the psychiatrist’s armamentarium in the treatment of major mental illness. Continued research has resulted in numerous refinements in treatment technique. Recommendations in the last decade regarding optimal practice have included important new ideas regarding patient selection, stimulus dose titration, and outpatient maintenance strategies. The International Society for ECT and Neurostimulation (ISEN), in accordance with its mission to promote the safe and effective use of ECT, commissioned a task force in 1997 to study the training and credentialing of clinicians in this treatment modality. As a result of this task force, this full-day course on ECT, with exam, was developed. This course has been developed for psychiatrists, other physicians, and nurses involved in the administration of ECT.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to:
  • identify the indications for electroconvulsive therapy and appropriateness of patients.
  • evaluate patients to determine appropriateness for unilateral or bilateral treatment.
  • understand stimulus settings for present ECT devices.
  • identify and manage common ECT complications.
  • develop effective continuation and maintenance treatment strategies for patients with recurrent illness.

Continuing Education Information

This activity provides continuing education credit for physicians and psychologists. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the collaboration of AffinityCE and ISEN. AffinityCE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AffinityCE designates this live CME activity for a maximum of 6.75 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AffinityCE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AffinityCE maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The instructional level of this activity is intermediate. The cost to participate in this CE activity is included in the activity registration fee.

Nurses and other health professionals can receive a participation certificate that states that this activity provides AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. This may be used for continuing education credit. Please consult your accrediting organization or licensing board for their acceptance of this CE activity.

Practicum sessions will give attendees sufficient time to complete the course objectives. However, ISEN does not certify the competency of any individual.

Registration for the ECT Course does not establish an account in the CE Center or automatically provide continuing education credit. You must sign into the CE Center site and evaluate the content of the activity to earn CE credit. Participants are able to print and/or save a CE certificate or obtain a statement of participation.

The deadline to complete the evaluation is May 29, 2022.

Step by step instructions, should you need them, are available on page 3 of the Presenter Disclosures and CME Info. document. For questions related to the CE Center, please reach out to AffinityCE directly, cds_support+isen@affinityced.com

Agenda

Saturday, May 14, 2022

9:45a ET
10:00a ET
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Richard Jaffe, MD
10:00a ET
10:45a ET
Patient Selection, Preparation, and Management in ECT
Richard Jaffe, MD
10:45a ET
11:30a ET
Decisions in the Course of ECT
Robert M. Greenberg, MD
11:30a ET
12:00p ET
Morning Q&A
Richard Jaffe, MD and Robert M. Greenberg, MD
12:00p ET
12:30p ET
Break
12:30p ET
1:15p ET
ECT Adverse Effects and Their Management
Richard D. Weiner, MD, PhD
1:15p ET
2:00p ET
The Use of Anesthesia in ECT
Georgios Petrides, MD
2:00p ET
2:30p ET
Afternoon Q&A
Richard D. Weiner, MD, PhD and Georgios Petrides, MD
 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

10:00a ET
10:45a ET
Practicum Session | EEG
W. Vaughn McCall, MD, MS
10:45a ET
11:30a ET
Practicum Session | ECT Devices
C. Edward Coffey, MD and Joan Prudic, MD
11:30a ET
12:00p ET
Break
12:00p ET
12:45p ET
Practicum Session | Patient Preparation
Charles H. Kellner, MD and Amy S. Aloysi, MD, MPH
12:45p ET
1:15p ET
Sunday Q&A
W. Vaughn McCall, MD, MS, C. Edward Coffey, MD, Joan Prudic, MD, Charles H. Kellner, MD and Amy S. Aloysi, MD, MPH
1:15p ET
1:45p ET
Break
1:45p ET
2:45p ET
Online Certificate Exam

Important Event Notes

Refund Policy

A refund of the registration fee, less an $85 processing fee, will be made when an email-written request followed by an email-written confirmation is received one week prior to the event start date. After this time, refunds cannot be made. Fees will not be refunded for failure to participate. The sponsors of the course reserve the right to cancel or postpone any conference because of unforeseen circumstances or insufficient enrollment. In the event of such cancellations, full tuition will be refunded. ISEN reserves the right to refuse registration, or refund registration fees, to any person whose presence has the potential to be disruptive and/or not consistent with the mission and goals of the organization.

Virtual Events and Digital Materials

These live virtual events will be hosted via Zoom Video Webinar. Registrants will have access to program information, including slide sets received from speakers in advance of the meeting, via a password-protected page on the ISEN website.

Disclosure of Commercial Relationships

In compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, all individuals in a position to control/influence the content of this activity are required to disclose relevant financial interests with any commercial interests and/or non-FDA approved use of a drug or a device that is included in the presentation.

Enhancing Communication

If you require assistance with hearing or vision to make this conference accessible to you, please email meetings@isen-ect.org at least three weeks prior to the event date.

Questions? Please email: meetings@isen-ect.org