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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

Faculty Information:
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

Invited Faculty:
Anthony Traboulsee, MD
Director, MS & NMO Programs
Associate Professor, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
MS Society of Canada Research Chair
Vancouver, Canada

Needs Statement
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.

Learning Objectives
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

Target Audience
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.

Support Acknowledgment
This series is supported by educational grants from Sanofi Genzyme, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, and Medtronic.

Instructions for Participation and Credit
There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. During the period that the activity is available for credit, participants must 1) read the CME/CNE information; 2) complete the pre-test; 3) view the entire video; and 4) complete both the post-test and the evaluation form.

A score of at least 3 out of 4 questions correct must be achieved on the post-test to successfully complete the activity. If you do not receive a passing score, you will receive a message notifying you that you did not pass the post-test. You may retake the post-test until successful. Following the post-test, click on “Submit” and once you have passed, you may click on “Claim CME/CNE Credit”. The evaluation form will appear and upon completing this step, click on “Submit” and your certificate will be emailed to you immediately.

Technical Requirements
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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.

Faculty Disclosures
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.

It is the policy of CMSC, NPA, and Catamount Medical Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities. All faculty, activity planners, content reviewers, and staff participating in this activity have disclosed to the participants any significant financial interest or other relationship with manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s)/device(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services included in this educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a person with a relevant financial or other relationship from participating in the activity, but rather to provide participants with information on which they can base their own judgments. CMSC, NPA, and Catamount Medical Education have identified and resolved any and all conflicts of interest prior to the release of this activity.

Disclosure of Unapproved Uses
CMSC, NPA, 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.

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CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have questions about this CME/CNE activity, please contact Catamount Medical Education, LLC, at info@catmeded.com or at 860-661-4159.

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