Released On
June 22, 2022

Expires On
June 22, 2023

Media Type
Internet

Completion Time
60 minutes

Specialty
Neurology

Topic(s)
Multiple Sclerosis

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This activity is provided by Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower.

Supported by educational grants from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and Novartis.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • Nurses — 1.0 Contact Hour

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

Target Audience

This activity is intended for neurologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and allied healthcare professionals who diagnose and manage patients with MS.

Program Overview

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, progressive, and disabling inflammatory neurologic condition that causes more disability than any other nontraumatic neurologic condition. Early diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of disease progression is fundamental to optimizing management of patients with MS. Join Edward Fox, MD, PhD, and Matthew Schindler, MD, PhD, in an interactive case-based roadmap for improved outcomes in patients with MS. In addition to addressing diagnostic challenges, Drs. Fox and Schindler share their insights into integrating advances in the pharmacologic treatment of patients with MS, focusing on the safety and efficacy of targeted therapies.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply the diagnostic criteria and diagnostic algorithms to diagnose a patient with MS.
  • Select a treatment plan for a patient with MS that is consistent with the state-of-the-art in MS care.
  • Recognize a patient with a highly active MS presentation or a poor prognosis.
  • Recognize adverse event prevention, monitoring, and/or mitigation strategies.

Faculty

FACULTY_NAME

Matthew K. Schindler, MD, PhD

Instructor of Neurology, MS Division
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

FACULTY_NAME

Edward J. Fox, MD PhD

Director, MS Clinic of Central Texas
Central Texas Neurology Consultants, PA
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Texas Dell Medical School
Round Rock, Texas


Physician Accreditation Statement

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower 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.

Nursing Continuing Education Accreditation Statement

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing Continuing Education Credit Designation

A maximum of 1.0 contact hour may be earned for successful completion of this activity.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all programming. All individuals with the potential to impact the content of an accredited education activity are expected to identify and reference off-label product use and disclose relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences assesses relevant relationships with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CE/CME activities. All relevant relationships that are identified are thoroughly vetted by the Annenberg Center for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. The Annenberg Center is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE/CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards, parallel documents from other accrediting bodies, and Annenberg Center for Health Sciences policy, the following disclosures have been made:

Edward J. Fox, MD, PhD
  • Advisory Board: Alexion, Biogen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, Horizon, Novartis
  • Consultant: Alexion, Biogen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, Horizon, Novartis
  • Speakers Bureau: Alexion, Biogen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, Horizon, Janssen, Sanofi Genzyme

Matthew K. Schindler, MD, PhD, has no significant relationship to disclose.

Additional content planners
The following have no significant relationship to disclose:
Sunali Wadehra, MD (Medical Writer)
Kam Newman, MD (Peer Reviewer)
Amber Lea Lambert, MSN, FNP-C, DNP (Nurse Reviewer)

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences
Staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

All of the financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is an online enduring material. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the materials, reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.

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

The faculty for this activity has disclosed that there will be no discussion about the use of products for non-FDA approved applications.

Disclaimer

The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgment in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient’s unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented.

Contact Information

For help or questions about this activity please contact Continuing Education:
ce@annenberg.net