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Introducing RASP: Relapse Assessment In Schizophrenia Patients

Webinar | August 8, 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
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Virtual Forum: Introducing RASP: Relapse Assessment In Schizophrenia Patients

Location: Online Via

Nearly 3.4 million adults, or 1.1% of the U.S. population, have a diagnosis of schizophrenia.1,2 As a chronic, relapsing3 condition, those who have schizophrenia may experience worsening of symptoms, repeat hospital stays,4,5 and a decrease in medication efficacy6 – which may contribute to costly care. Additionally, past relapses may predict an increased risk of future relapses and higher annual mental health care costs.7,8

Join Heidi Waters, MBA, PhD, Director of Outcomes Management with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc., as she presents a new self-report screening tool to assess for relapse risk in patients with schizophrenia. The Virtual Forum will touch on what schizophrenia is, what the annual cost burden is in the U.S., and how relapse factors in. In addition, it will also discuss the new, validated, and reliable questionnaire, RASP.9

Speaker is a paid consultant for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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Event Speakers

Heidi Waters, MBA, PhD
Featured Speaker

Heidi Waters, MBA, PhD, serves as the Director of Outcomes Management for Otuska Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

Annie Medina, MBA, ACNP-BC

Annie Medina, MBA, ACNP-BC, is a Senior Associate with OPEN MINDS, and brings over ten years of experience in the health and human services industry to the team. Her expertise spans both clinical and operational functions and is focused on digital health and health technology, business operations, strategic planning, project management, training and curriculum development, and policy and procedure design. Prior to joining OPEN MINDS she served as the Chief Operating Officer of a psychiatric facility, and is still actively practicing as a nurse practitioner.

Ms. Medina received her MBA with a focus on Health Sector Management from College of William & Mary. She also earned a Master of Science in Nursing (Acute Care Advanced Practice) from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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