Managing MS in the Era of COVID-19

Join expert faculty as they discuss strategies to keep their patient with MS safe from COVID

Released On
December 15, 2021

Expires On
December 15, 2022

Media Type
Internet

Completion Time
30 minutes

Specialty
Neurology, Primary Care

Topic(s)
Multiple Sclerosis

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This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and DKBmed, LLC.

 

Supported by medical education grants from Biogen and Sanofi Genzyme.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Nurses — 0.5 Contact Hours
  • Physician Assistants — 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credit

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

Target Audience

This initiative is designed to primarily reach neurologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, and other specialists who treat and manage patients with MS.

Program Overview

This activity will cover strategies to keep patients with MS safe from COVID-19.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Analyze how COVID-19 may affect MS care and long-term patient outcomes
  • Determine strategies to maintain safety for patients with MS during the COVID-19 pandemic

Faculty

FACULTY_NAME

Michael Kornberg, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

FACULTY_NAME

Elias Sotirchos, MD

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Neurology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and DKBmed, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Physician Continuing Medical Education Credit Designation

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material 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 enduring activity.

Continuing Nursing Education Credit Designation

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.5 contact hours.

Continuing Physician Assistant Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until December 15, 2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity:

Michael Kornberg, MD, PhD

  • Consulting Fees: Janssen, OptumRx, and Biogen, Inc.

Elias S. Sotirchos, MD

  • Consulting Fees: Alexion, Genentech, Viela Bio
  • Speaker Fees: Biogen, Inc., Viela Bio

The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The DKBmed planners and others have nothing to disclose.

If you have questions regarding the certification of this activity, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME credit participants must:

  1. Read the CME/CE information and faculty disclosures.
  2. Participate in the online activity.
  3. Submit the evaluation form.
Certificates will be emailed to the participant

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

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

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 CME questions please contact: frogers@dkbmed.com