Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Best Practices in Diagnosis and Management

Released On
December 12, 2019

Expires On
December 12, 2020

Media Type

Completion Time
60 minutes

Neurology, Primary Care,


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This activity is provided by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center Center in Joint Providership with PlatformQ Health Education, LLC.


Supported by an educational grant from Biogen.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

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

Target Audience

This activity is intended for pediatric neurologists, neurologists, pediatricians, primary care physicians, internal medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other health care professionals interested and/or involved with the management of patients with SMA.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Summarize clinical practice/consensus guidelines for the comprehensive management of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
  • Determine strategies to incorporate new disease-modifying therapies for SMA into daily clinical practice


Basil T. Darras, MD

Vanessa Battista, MS, RN, CPNP

Danyelle Sun, MSW

Rachael Brown

Patrick Brown

Physician Accreditation Statement

The 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 Albert Einstein College of Medicine and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Enduring Material
Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credits

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Faculty Disclosure

The "Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy" of Albert Einstein College of Medicine requires that faculty participating in any CME activity and anyone in a position to influence content disclose to the audience any relationship(s) with a pharmaceutical or equipment company. Any presenter whose disclosed relationships prove to create a conflict of interest, with regard to their contribution to the activity, will not be permitted to present.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine also requires that faculty participating in any CME activity and anyone in a position to influence content disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product, or device, not yet approved for use in the United States.

Basil T. Darras, MD

  • Consulting Fee: Biogen, Roche, Cytokinetics, Sarepta, Avexis
  • Contracted Research: grants from, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Biogen during ENDEAR, CHERISH, CS2, CS12, CS11 studies, AveXis Biotechnology, Cytokinetics, Fibrogen, PTC Therapeutics, Roche, Santhera Therapeutics, Sarepta Therapeutics, and Summit Therapeutics; Dr. Darras reports no personal financial interests in these companies.

Vanessa Battista, MS, RN, CPNP

  • Consulting Fee: AveXis Biotechnology Advisory Board
  • Speakers Bureau: AveXis Biotechnology

Danyelle Sun, MSW

  • Consulting Fee: Genentech

Rachael Brown, has nothing to disclose relevant to this activity.

Patrick Brown, has nothing to disclose relevant to this activity.

Peer Reviewer

David M. Kaufman, MD, has nothing to disclose relevant to this activity.

Joint Provider

PlatformQ Health Education, LLC

Anne Roc, Medical Director, has nothing to disclose relevant to this activity.

Elizabeth del Nido, Program Manager, has nothing to disclose relevant to this activity.

Method of Participation

There are no fees to participate in this activity. To receive credit, participants must (1) read the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure statements, (2) complete the educational activity online, and (3) complete the posttest and activity evaluation. It is estimated that this module will take approximately 1 hour to complete. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ participants must receive a minimum score of 70% on the posttest.

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