Francine Cournos, MD, is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry (in Epidemiology) at Columbia University. She is the Principal Investigator of the Northeast Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Project. Dr. Cournos has worked in the area of HIV/AIDS and mental illness since 1983, and has participated in numerous research projects, training grants, practice guidelines, and policy development projects. She has written numerous articles and book chapters on the interface of HIV/AIDS and mental health issues. Internationally, she has worked on approaches to treating mental health disorders in the context of the antiretroviral rollout, and in primary care. Dr. Cournos also conducts a small private practice.
At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
- Appreciate the powerful impact medical providers have on the behavioral health of their patients.
- Understand what’s required and what’s optional when providing care at the interface of the brain and the body.
- Cite practical behavioral health strategies that can work in medical/HIV care settings.
- Better understand the use of psychotropic medications for depression, anxiety and stress disorders.
This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
on April 10, 2018 and will terminate April 9, 2021.
The target audience is all physicians, NPs and PAs involved or interested in HIV education.
This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length.
After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz.
You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate.
If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN). MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.
Policies and standards of MSSNY require that speakers and planners for CME activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity.
Dr. James Braun (Planner/Course Director) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Dr. Francine Cournos (Presenter) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Cournos submitted her slides in advance for adequate peer review and will support her presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature.
This PRN CME activity is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from:
Gilead Sciences; Janssen Therapeutics, a division of Janssen Products, LP; and Merck & Co.
To obtain CME credit for this PRN program, please visit the PRN Courses Page
at the Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) web site. PRN and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) jointly sponsor PRN enduring materials for CME, and provide them at no cost to the AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for broadcast through the CEI. We thank the NYSDOH for making our CME programs available to a wider audience, and hope you will also browse the many other educational opportunities offered by the CEI.