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Cultural Considerations In The Management Of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder

Webinar | October 25, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
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Virtual Forum: Cultural Considerations In The Management Of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder

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A patient’s cultural background can influence factors such as when, how, and if they seek treatment, as well as their expectations and perceptions of the treatment management journey. That makes cultural differences important considerations when assessing patients with depression. During this Virtual Forum, explore these considerations with two experts, Jianping Chen, MD, Medical Director, Mental Health Bridge Program at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center and Francisco Moreno, MD, Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, as they discuss the available literature, current research into influencing factors, and their experiences in the field.

Speakers are paid consultants for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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Event Speakers

Francisco A. Moreno, MD
Featured Speaker

Francisco A. Moreno, MD, serves as the Associate Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion at the Arizona Health Sciences Center. In this role he supports, and promotes efforts by the campus community to increase the breadth and depth of diversity in the health workforce; promotes a climate of inclusion; and supports curricular content to address the needs of increasingly diverse populations. He is also a Professor of Psychiatry at the Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

Dr. Moreno has conducted extensive research in the biology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. As an expert psychopharmacologist, he is involved in clinical, educational, and consultative activities in this area.

Previously Dr. Moreno served as Executive Vice Chair, Interim Department Head, and as Director for Inpatient, Outpatient, Residency, and Research Programs at the Department of Psychiatry, as well as Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion.

At the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, Dr. Moreno previously served in a variety of roles related to academic administration; undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education; faculty development; promotion; research compliance; resource utilization; and community advocacy. He is also a former Chairman of the Faculty Diversity Advisory Committee.

Dr. Moreno received his medical degree from the University of Baja California. He completed his residency and research fellowship training in neuropsychopharmacology at the University of Arizona.

Jianping Chen, MD
Featured Speaker

Jianping Chen, MD is the Medical Director of the Mental Health Bridge Program at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center in New York, NY.

Dr. Chen received his medical degree from Beijing Medical University. He completed  his residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and is board certified in psychiatry and neurology.

Stephen Murray, PharmD, MBA

Steve Murray, PharmD, MBA, serves as a Senior Medical Science Liaison for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. His clinical areas of expertise include neuroscience, men’s and women’s health care, allergies, and cardiovascular disease.

Steve attended University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA.


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