SPONSORSHIP & SUPPORT
This educational activity is jointly provided by the American Academy of CME and Spire Learning.
This activity is supported by educational grants from Biogen Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurodegenerative disease with a complex clinical course, and many health care professionals may miss opportunities to deliver evidence-based care. Join our expert faculty as they discuss patient scenarios to highlight methods to avoid missed opportunities for the care team to provide optimal care for patients with MS.
MS specialists, MS physician assistants, MS nurse practitioners and nurses, neurologists, neurology physician assistants, neurology nurse practitioners and nurses
Upon completion of this educational activity, learners should be better able to:
- APPLY the McDonald criteria to ensure an early and accurate diagnosis of MS
- SELECT patients who may derive benefit from early initiation of high-efficacy DMT to reduce disability in patients with MS
ACCREDITATION AND CREDIT DESIGNATION
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by American Academy of CME, Inc. and Spire Learning. American Academy of CME, Inc., 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.
Physicians: American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this enduring material 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.
NPs/Nurses: American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this educational activity for 0.25 ANCC contact hours (0.1 pharmacotherapeutic contact hours).
PAs: Per the AAPA, PAs attending an educational activity that has been designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may claim up to the maximum number of credits designated.
HOW TO RECEIVE CREDIT
To receive credit for your participation in this educational activity:
- Read the objectives and other introductory CME information
- Complete the preassessment prior to the start of the activity
- Participate in the MS case activity
- Complete the postassessment and evaluation at the conclusion of the activity
If you are seeking credit, you must complete the evaluation at the conclusion of the activity.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT
According to the disclosure policy of the Academy, all faculty, planning committee members, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant relationships with any commercial interests related to this activity. The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation. All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and levels of evidence.
PLANNING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS
Mariko Kita, MD
Chief of Medicine
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Director, Neurology Clinical Trials
Benaroya Research Institute
Advisory Board – for scientific information: Biogen Inc; EMD Serono
Promotional Speakers Bureau: Biogen Inc; EMD Serono
Denise Bruen, ANP-BC, MSCN
University of Virginia
James Q. Miller Consultative MS Center
Advisory Board – for marketing purposes: Biogen Inc; Genentech Inc; Life Sciences; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Sanofi Genzyme
Advisory Board – for scientific information: Genentech Inc; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Sanofi Genzyme
EDUCATIONAL PLANNING COMMITTEE
American Academy of CME, Inc.
John Juchniewicz, MCIS, CHCP, Natalie Kirkwood, RN, BSN, JD: No relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
Mairead Early has nothing to disclose.
Jeanne Prater discloses the following:
Employee (spouse): Novo Nordisk Inc; Shareholder (spouse): Johnson & Johnson
Christopher Washburn, PhD, discloses the following:
Employee (spouse): Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Kathleen Costello, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN, MSCS: No relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
The faculty does not discuss non–FDA-approved or investigational agents for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS).
The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not represent those of the Academy or Spire Learning. This activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information, and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically, consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this activity, and draw conclusions only after careful consideration of all available scientific information.
Spire Learning, LLC is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information from our participants and educational collaborators. Spire maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of personal information.
Collection and use of your personal information
The submission of certain personally identifiable information is necessary to award and track the credits participants may earn after completing an activity. Required items include first name, last name, degree, and email address. These items are necessary. Participants are also required to complete an evaluation of each activity. All evaluative information submitted is collected and retained, and used by Spire Learning, LLC to continuously improve the learning experience.
Spire Learning, LLC will not transfer, sell, or share personal information with outside parties or otherwise disclose personal information unless required to in a legal process. Spire will retain your personal data only for the period necessary to accomplish the stated purposes and to comply with applicable laws.
Copyright © 2021 by Spire Learning, LLC and its Licensors. All rights reserved. No part of this publication or activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means, without prior written permission of Spire Learning, LLC. Spire Learning, LLC and the American Academy of CME will not assume responsibility for damages, loss, or claims of any kind arising from or related to the information contained in this publication or activity, including any claims related to the products, drugs, or services mentioned herein.
For any questions, please contact: CEServices@academycme.org
COURSE VIEWING REQUIREMENTS
|Supported Browsers: |
Google Chrome 60 or higher
Mozilla Firefox 60 or higher
Apple Safari 11.0 or higher
For video, install the latest version of Quicktime.
|Supported Phones & Tablets: |
iOS 9.3 and higher
Android 7.0 (Nougat or higher)
Microsoft Windows 8
|Additional Recommendations and Requirements |
|Display Resolution & Color Depth ||Resolution |
- 960 X 768 minimum
- 1024 X 768 recommended min.
- 8 bits (256 colors) minimum
- 16 bits (High colors) minimum
|Audio ||- Microphone |
- Speakers or headphones
- Audio recording support
|Word Processing ||Software that can open, modify, and save documents in Rich Text Format (RTF). Microsoft Word and PowerPoint are recommended. |