Neurology Update: Current Strategies in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy
Module 2 - Diagnosis and Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis
This webcast is jointly sponsored by A. Webb Roberts Center for CME of Baylor Health Care System and MedNet.
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This activity is supported in part by an independent education grants from Genzyme, a Sanofi Company and Eisai, Inc.
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Release date: September 19, 2014
Valid through: September 19, 2015
Topic: Multiple Sclerosis
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 1.25 hours (74 min)
This webcast is directed primarily to neurologists, radiologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, registered nurses, and clinicians involved in the management of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and epilepsy. No specific skill or knowledge other than a basic training in neurology is required for successful participation in this activity.
This webcast is intended to provide paradigm shift in the treatment options for MS and epilepsy. The format will include didactic lectures from known thought leaders, question and answer sessions, case report presentation and ample opportunity for participant interaction with faculty. This enduring online activity is designed to provide clinical decision-making strategies for integration of novel therapeutic options.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Explain the role of high-field MRI in monitoring disease activity in patients with MS with an emphasis on use and misuse
- Provide updated strategies for accurate diagnosis which will enable appropriate treatment of patients with MS
- Physicians — maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
Darin T. Okuda, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Houston, TX
John A. Lincoln, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of A. Webb Roberts Center for CME of Baylor Health Care System and MedNet. The A. Webb Roberts Center for CME of Baylor Health Care System is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the webcast.
Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME webcast:
- Consultant: Acorda Therapeutics, Teva Neuroscience, Genzyme, Biogen/IDEC
- Consultant: Genzyme, Accorda, Teva, Novartis, Biogen/IDEC
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME webcast:
- Consultant: Biogen/IDEC, Teva Neuroscince, Bayer, EMD-Serono, Pfizer, Novartis
- Research Support: Biogen/IDEC, Genzyme, EMD-Serono, Novartis, Opexa, Hoffman-La Roche
- No relevant financial relationships
All other individuals in a position to control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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