1,800 Seconds™ in Vaccines and MS Treatment

Released On
October 7, 2021

Expires On
October 7, 2022

Media Type
Internet

Completion Time
30 minutes

Specialty
Neurology, Pharmacy, Primary Care

Topic(s)
Multiple Sclerosis

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This activity is jointly provided by The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and Catamount Medical Education.

 

Supported by an independent educational grant from Biogen.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Nurses — maximum of 0.5 contact hours of nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) (0.5 in the area of pharmacology)
  • Pharmacists — maximum of 0.5 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit

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

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of neurology physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients living with MS.

Program Overview

This 30-minute (1,800 seconds) activity will provide an overview of evidence related to vaccinations in people with MS on disease-modifying therapy, including some of the latest data and guidance related to COVID-19 vaccines.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Analyze mechanisms of immune response to vaccinations in relation to MS disease-modifying therapies
  • Review recommendations for vaccination, including the use of COVID-19 vaccines, for people living with MS

Faculty

Anne H. Cross, MD, FAAN

Professor of Neurology
Manny and Rosalyn Rosenthal and Dr. John L. Trotter MS Center Chair in Neuroimmunology
Section Head of the Neuroimmunology/MS Section
Washington University School of Medicine

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and Catamount Medical Education. 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 Credit Designation

The CMSC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses Credit Designation

The CMSC designates this activity for a maximum of 0.5 contact hours of nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) (0.5 in the area of pharmacology).

Pharmacists Credit Designation

This knowledge-based activity, JA4008165-9999-21-019-H01-P, qualifies for 0.5 contact hours (.05 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. All faculty, planning committee members, content reviewers, and staff participating in this activity have disclosed any relevant financial relationships they or their significant other have had within the previous 12 months with manufacturers of any commercial products/devices and/or providers of commercial services included in this educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a person with a relevant financial relationship from participating in the activity, but rather to provide participants with information on which they can base their own judgments. All presentations were reviewed by an independent clinician with no relevant financial relationships for the purpose of resolution of any identified conflict of interest and a determination of evidence-base and fair balance.

Anne H. Cross, MD, FAAN

  • Consulting Fees: Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, EMD Serono, Genentech, Greenwich Biosciences, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Novartis, Roche, Viela
  • Contracted Research: EMD Serono, Genentech, Roche

Activity Staff Disclosures

June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN, and Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP, served as planners and reviewers and have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

All other planners, reviewers, staff, or other members of the Continuing Professional Education Committee at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers who control content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at Catamount Medical Education who control content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is an online enduring material. There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. Successful completion is achieved by reviewing the CME information, completing the pre-test, viewing the video, studying the educational activity and completing the post-test and the evaluation form. Upon completion of the evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately. Click on "View Certificate" and print the certificate for your records.

Course Viewing Requirements

Supported Browsers:
Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and above
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above

Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

CMSC and Catamount Medical Education require CE faculty (speakers) 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 medical 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.

Our Policy on Privacy

The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and Catamount Medical Education, LLC, respect your privacy. All personal information that is provided to Catamount Medical Education, LLC, is protected and will not be sold to a third party for commercial purposes. All personally identifiable information contained in the Catamount Medical Education, LLC, registration databases is treated as confidential and will be used only for the purposes stated in this policy, except where required by law. Catamount Medical Education, LLC, maintains user databases that contain mailing and user profile information as well as a record of the CME activities viewed and the post-test and evaluation results for CE credit. This information is provided to activity collaborators for the purposes of CE recordkeeping. By participating in this activity, you agree that Catamount Medical Education, LLC, has full permission to provide this information.

Catamount Medical Education, LLC, safeguards against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected in this activity.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Contact Information

For questions about this activity, please contact Catamount Medical Education at info@catmeded.com