Session 1: MS and the Use of MRI and Biomarkers (45 min)
Faculty & CME/CNE Information
Activity Release Date: November 22, 2016 Activity Expiration Date: November 22, 2017 Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 45 minutes Media: Internet
Program Chair:Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA
Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Director of the MS Comprehensive Care Center
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, New York
Anthony Traboulsee, MD
Director, MS & NMO Programs
Associate Professor, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
MS Society of Canada Research Chair
This activity has been developed with the need to provide clinicians who manage patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) with up-to-date information on clinical advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with the disease.
Upon completion of this series, participants should be able to:
Identify the latest research and clinical information available in the literature with regard to MS diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring
Review the latest information relevant to the accurate and timely diagnosis of MS
Identify the latest information available for the utilization of neuroimaging in MS patients for diagnosis and monitoring
The target audience for this activity is neurologists, nursing professionals, physician assistants, rehabilitation professionals, mental health specialists, case workers and other healthcare providers involved in the management of patients with MS.
Accreditation and Credit Statements
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA), and Catamount Medical Education. CMSC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CMSC designates this online activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurse Practitioner Alternatives is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. NPA designates this online activity for a maximum of 0.75 continuing nursing education credits. Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP has served as nurse planner for this activity. She has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
This series is supported by educational grants from Sanofi Genzyme, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, and Medtronic.
Instructions for Participation and Credit
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Activity Staff Disclosures
June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN, has 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 no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
The planners, reviewers, and staff at Nurse Practitioner Alternatives who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at Catamount Medical Education who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
The following faculty have indicated they have relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this CE activity:
Patricia K. Coyle, MD has served as a consultant for AbbVie, Accordant, Acorda, Bayer, Biogen, Genentech/Roche, Genzyme, Mallinckrodt, Novartis, Serono, and Teva and has received grants/research support from Actelion, Genentech/Roche, Novartis, and Opexa. Dr. Coyle has also conducted contracted research for Actelion, Novartis, and Opexa.
Anthony Traboulsee, MD, has served as a consultant for Roche, Genzyme, Novartis, and Teva. Dr. Traboulsee has also conducted contracted research for Roche, Genzyme, Biogen, and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd.
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