403-23: Achieving Balance: Neurobiology, Genomics, and Precision Medicine for Bipolar Disorders

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403-23: Achieving Balance: Neurobiology, Genomics, and Precision Medicine for Bipolar Disorders

Review updated diagnostic criteria and models of the bipolar spectrum to improve case identification, diagnosis and treatment. Redefine bipolar affective disorder in the context of epigenetics and neurobiology, focusing in on pharmacogenomics, contemporary pharmacological approaches, and practical applications for nurses.

  Dr. Josh Hamilton, APRN-BC, CTMH, CNE, CLNC, FAANP

Disclosures:  The APNA planners and faculty, with the exception of those listed below, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. All relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated. Off-label uses will be discussed during this presentation.

Dr. Josh Hamilton, APRN-BC, CTMH, CNE, CLNC, FAANP, is on the speakers’ bureau for Myriad Neuroscience and the key opinion leader for Alkermes.

Session Length:
  1 hour 15 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Apply concepts of pharmacogenomics to the selection, prescription and management of drug therapy for bipolar spectrum disorders.

Keywords:   Bipolar Disorder, Pharmacogenomics, Epigenetics, Neurobiology, Bipolar Spectrum, Genetics, Genomics

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
1.25 pharmacology contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Access to this course will end: July 31, 2025

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