D. Cohen, Netherlands

Department of Severe Mental Illness, Mental Health Care North-Holland North, Heerhugowaard
Dan Cohen wrote his thesis on diabetes in schizophenia. Since 20 years he is an active member of the Dutch Clozapine Collaboration Group, that aims to increase evidence-based prescription of clozapine, among other things by providing - for free - a Dutch and English prescription guideline, lecturing at national and international congresses and initiating clozaaine related scientific studies. In addition to his work as practising psychiatrist and head of an outpatient facility for metabolic screening in patients with severe mental illness, Dan Cohen is member of the board of the Dutch CME-quarterly Psyfar, founder of the section Comorbidity of sdomatic and psychiatriuc illness of the World Psychiatric Asssociation (WPA) and member of the WPA-schizophrenia section.

Moderator Of 1 Session

EPA Course
Date
Sun, 11.04.2021
Session Time
15:00 - 17:00
Room
Courses Hall B
Session Description
Clozapine is a much underused drug, due to lack of promotion by pharmaceutical companies and patient and prescriber fears of clozapine-related risks. The course fills this lacuna and teaches indication of patients for clozapine treatment (treatment refractory schizophrenia and off-label use), motivating patients for clozapine, preparation of the treatment, titration of clozapine, monitoring of clozapine plasmalevel and granulocyte counts, assessment and treatment of frequent and rare side effects, and weighing arguments for and against compulsory treatment and stopping granulocyte controls. Brief powerpoint presentations and video's will be alternated with discussions. Course director Schulte proposes to include a third course director: Dr. J. Bogers, M.D., who is a board member of the Dutch Collaboration Group too, and has been involved in many educational and scientific activities of the collaboration group.
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Course 12: Clozapine: Chances and Pitfalls (ID 171) No Topic Needed

Clozapine: Chances and Pitfalls

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Date
Sun, 11.04.2021
Session Time
15:00 - 17:00
Room
Courses Hall B
Lecture Time
15:00 - 17:00