The Art of Multiple Sclerosis Therapies: Applying Immunologic Principles
February 20, 2020
February 19, 2021
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This activity is jointly provided by Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and Terranova Medica LLC.
Supported by an educational grant from EMD Serono.
- Physicians — maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- Nurses — 2 Nursing Contact Hours
- Pharmacists — 0.2 Contact hours (0.2 CEUs)
All other health care professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, pharmacists, nursing professionals, and other members of the healthcare team involved in the management of patients with MS.
The Art of Multiple Sclerosis Therapies: Applying Immunologic Principles will review the immunology of MS and its application in therapeutic selection. Using case examples, the faculty will address the disease, drug, and patient factors affecting the choice of initial and sequential therapies. Triple accredited for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, this activity will appeal to the entire range of clinicians who care for MS patients.
Upon completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe the current understanding of the immune-pathophysiology of MS
- Categorize disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) in terms of immune reconstitution therapies vs maintenance regimens, with an eye toward their immunosuppressive properties
- Analyze disease, therapeutic, and patient factors impacting the choice of initial and sequential therapy for relapsing/remitting MS
- Tailor DMT for patients with MS based on an informed risk-benefit analysis
- Educate patients to understand the principles of immune reconstitution therapy and adhere to the regimen
Bruce A. Cohen, MD
Director, Northwestern Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor, Davee Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurological Sciences
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Jacquelyn (Jacci) Bainbridge, BS Pharm, PharmD, FCCP, MSCS
Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Neurology
Amy Perrin Ross, RN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN
Neuroscience Program Coordinator
Loyola University Medical Center
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and Terranova Medica LLC. CMSC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physicians: The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.
Nurses: The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers designates this activity for 2.0 contact hours of continuing education (2.0 in the area of pharmacology) for nurses.
Pharmacists: The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education and will award 0.2 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) to pharmacists who (1) complete the activity, (2) submit a passing posttest, and (3) complete the evaluation form. The Universal Activity Number (UAN) for this activity is JA4008165-9999-20-003-H01-P. This is a knowledge-based activity.
Upon successful completion of the activity, your CE credits will be submitted electronically to the NABP CPE Monitor service. For information about CPE Monitor, visit https://nabp.pharmacy/cpe-monitor-service/
Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
Bruce A. Cohen, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
- Consulting fees: Biogen, EMD Serono, Genentech, Mylan
- Contracted Research Support: Genentech/Roche, MedDay
Jacquelyn Bainbridge, BS Pharm, PharmD, FCCP, MSCS, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
- Advisory Board: Genentech
Amy Perrin Ross, RN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
- Consulting fees: Biogen, EMD Serono, TEVA, Genzyme, Genentech, Alexion, Celgene, Novartis
- Speakers Bureau: Biogen, EMD Serono, TEVA, Genzyme, Genentech, Alexion, Novartis
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
CMSC and Terranova Medica LLC require faculty to disclose to the attendees when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved); and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.
Method of Participation/How to Receive Credit
- Register and complete all the sections
- Complete all the online Posttest sections with a score of 75% or better
- Once you complete the Posttest, a link to the evaluation will be unlocked
- Upon completion of the evaluation, you will receive an immediate CME/CE Certificate to download and/or print for your files
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