Register for February 7, 2018 Webinar


Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST 

Program Description 

Utilizing Patient Reported Outcomes to Impact Major Depressive Disorder Management  

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is estimated to affect more than 16 million adults in the United States, impacting 6.7% of the population. The impact on quality of life is immense; MDD can severely affect many activities of daily living, such as sleeping, eating, and working, and accounts for 8.3% of all years lived with disability in the U.S. In addition, patients with depression have shown an increased risk of morbidity and mortality as a result of psychosocial distress, comorbid diseases, decreased productivity, loss of income, and suicidality.

Pharmacotherapy is often a crucial component of treatment of MDD. However, health care professionals face challenges assessing patient response to treatment. Patient reported outcomes (PROs) are emerging as a tool to provide more structured data directly reported by patients that reflect symptoms, functions, feelings, and perceptions. PROs can be used to both enhance communication between patients and health care professionals and to guide clinical decision making. During this webinar, presenters will explore emerging strategies to utilize PROs in treatment decisions for patients with MDD.

Learning Objectives 

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the use of patient reported outcomes (PROs) to assess the impact of medication therapy in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD).
  2. Discuss how PROs can assist in making better-informed clinical decisions, including drug therapy selection.
  3. Discuss the efficacy and challenges of at least two different PRO instruments used for MDD.
  4. Describe how managed care organizations can help engage patients in documenting PROs and utilize resulting information to optimize therapy.

Target Audience 

This knowledge-based activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists in managed care settings.

Faculty Presenters  

Jessica Ho, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Psychiatry
Clinical Pharmacy Services
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States
Washington, District of Columbia

Emil Chiauzzi, PhD
Principal Scientist
Cambridge, Massachusetts


Puneet Singh, PharmD
Senior Manager of Education
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
Alexandria, Virginia

2:00 pm to 2:05 pm        Welcome and Introductions
Puneet Singh, PharmD 
2:05 pm to 2:30 pm   The Role and Use of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Managing Patients with Major Depressive Disorder
Emil Chiauzzi, PhD 
2:30 pm to 2:50 pm   Leveraging Patient Reported Outcomes to Improve Patient Experiences
Jessica Ho, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP 
2:50 pm to 3:00 pm   Audience Q&A
Puneet Singh, PharmD

ACPE UAN #: 0233-0000-18-002-L04-P

Credit: 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEU)

Activity Type: Knowledge-based

Activity Fee: There is no fee to participate in this activity.

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Earning CPE Credit 

To earn CPE, you must attend the entire session and participation in the pre- and post-test questions is required. Once completed, go to to claim continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this program. In the enrollment code redemption area, enter the enrollment code provided during the session. Complete the program evaluation and enter your NABP ID, birth month and birth day. All CPE credit for this webinar activity must be completed no later than 5:00 PM EDT on March 12, 2018. No exceptions can be made after this date.

Statement of Commercial Support 

This program is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Lundbeck.


This continuing education activity is provided at no cost to participants, but space is limited to the first 500 participants that join the webinar.

System Technical Requirements/Viewing Requirements  

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The live webinar is delivered through GoToWebinar. To view minimum technical and system requirements for the webinar, please use your web browser to check your system requirements by clicking here. Space is limited to the first 500 participants that join the webinar.

The handout will be delivered via Acrobat PDF.

CPE credit will be claimed through AMCP Learn. View the minimum technical and system requirements for continuing education online learning activities by clicking here.