Neurology Update: Current Strategies in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy

Module 5 - Diagnosis and Novel Therapies for Epilepsy

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

Specialty: Neurology

Topic: Multiple Sclerosis

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 1.25 hours (71 min)

Target Audience:

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.

Program Overview:

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.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Summarize the latest research developments in the diagnostic and physiologic barriers including seizure and epilepsy classification
  • Apply evidence-based research in clinical practice of utilizing novel agents in the treatment of epilepsy

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Faculty

Amit Verma, MD
Director, Division of Clinical Neurophysiology, Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, The Houston Methodist Neurological Institute, Houston, TX

Atul Maheshwari, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Accreditation Statement

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.

Credit Designation

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:

Amit Verma, MD
  • Speakers Bureau: UCB, Lundbeck, Glaxo, Cyberonics
Atul Maheshwari, MD
  • No relevant financial relationships

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:

George J. Hutton, MD
  • Consultant: Biogen/IDEC, Teva Neuroscince, Bayer, EMD-Serono, Pfizer, Novartis
  • Research Support: Biogen/IDEC, Genzyme, EMD-Serono, Novartis, Opexa, Hoffman-La Roche
Kamatham A. Naidu, PhD (MedNet)
  • No relevant financial relationships

All other individuals in a position to control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Media

Internet

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Instructions For Course Participation

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this webcast. During the period September 19, 2014 through September 19, 2015, participants must read all of the material and study the educational webcast.

This webcast includes text, graphics, and may include multimedia features.

Click on all of the "medical education webcast" links and review the content presented. You must view all of the content to proceed to the post-test.

Read, complete, and submit answers to the post-test questions and evaluation questions online. You must answer all missed questions until you get them correct.

Participants must receive a test score of 100% in order to proceed to the course evaluation, and they must respond to all evaluation questions to receive a letter of credit.

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Letter Of Credit & Transcripts

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