Live webinar - Finding a good fit: A patient-centred approach to antidepressant treatment - 10 February 2021

This case-based webinar will explore a more patient-centric management of depression, giving you an opportunity to update your skills in tailoring depression treatment to patient symptoms. In the context of overall management, a focus will be enhancing efficacy of antidepressant treatment while minimising side effects, and initiatives to improve adherence, in order to increase the likelihood of treatment success.

Date and time: Wednesday 10 February 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm AEDT
6:00pm - 7:30pm AEST
6:30pm - 8:00pm ACDT
5:30pm - 7:00pm ACST
4:00pm - 5:30pm AWST

Duraton: 1.5 hours

Professional development: 3 RACGP CPD points/2 ACRRM PDP hours

Learning outcomes:

By completing this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Develop an individualised approach to management of depression including tailored selection of treatment.
  • Engage in effective patient education and follow-up to optimise adherence to pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy.
  • Assess and manage side effects of antidepressant treatment to maintain patient quality of life.
  • Implement strategies to appropriately switch or stop antidepressant treatment to ensure optimal outcomes.

Presented by:

Prof Philip Boyce

Philip Boyce is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney and Head of the Perinatal Psychiatry Clinical Research Unit at Westmead Hospital. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and is coauthor of two books, one on depression and one on postnatal mood disorders and was the senior editor of the Sydney Handbook of Anxiety Disorders.

Prof Boyce was President of the RANZCP 2003-2005 and was President of the International Marce society (a society focused on perinatal mental health) from 2000-2002. He is an associate editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.

This activity is sponsored by Servier Australia.