Short Courses Podcast: Management Considerations for Older People Living with Multiple Sclerosis
PODCAST 1: Treatment Considerations for Older Patients Living with MS
March 30, 2022
March 30, 2023
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This activity is jointly provided by The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and Catamount Medical Education.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- Physicians — maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- Nurses — 0.25 contact hours of nursing continuing professional development credit (NCPD) (0.25 in the area of pharmacology)
- Pharmacists — 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of neurologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, pharmacists, mental health professionals, rehabilitation specialists, and other members of the healthcare team caring for patients with MS.
This podcast provides a general overview of considerations relevant to the care of older people living with multiple sclerosis.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Identify common challenges and health concerns of older patients living with MS
Jennifer Graves, MD, PhD, MAS
Associate Professor of Neurosciences
Director of the UCSD Neuroimmunology Research Program
Director Rady Children's Pediatric MS Center
Le Hua, MD
Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
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.
The CMSC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The CMSC designates this activity for a maximum of 0.25 NCPD credit (0.25 in the area of pharmacology).
This knowledge-based activity, UAN JA4008165-9999-22-016-H01-P, qualifies for 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit.
Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Continuing Education, CMSC requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. CMSC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all their educational programs. Furthermore, CMSC seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. CMSC is committed to providing learners with high-quality CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.
The program faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:
- Jennifer Graves, MD, PhD, MAS
- Consulting Fees: Genentech
- Speakers Bureau: Alexion, Bristol Myers Squibb
- Contracted Research: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
- Le Hua, MD
- Consulting Fees: Alexion, EMD Serono, Genentech, Greenwich Biosciences, Horizon Therapeutics, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Sanofi Genzyme, TG Therapeutics
- Speakers Bureau: Bristol Myers Squibb, Sanofi Genzyme
- Contracted Research: AbbVie, Adamas, Biogen, Bristol Myers Squibb, EMD Serono, Genentech, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Sanofi Genzyme, TG Therapeutics
Activity Staff Disclosures
June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN, and Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP, served as planners and reviewers and have declared that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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 CE information, completing the pre-test, listening to the podcast, and completing the post-test and 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.
The estimated time to complete the activity is 15 minutes.
This activity was originally released on March, 30, 2022, and is eligible for credit through March, 30, 2023.
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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.
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.
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