Neurologists and neurology nurses
Jointly provided by Global Education Group and Global Academy for Medical Education.
Neurology clinicians involved in the diagnosis of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), including physicians, physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and nurses.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
In this interactive online activity, experts discuss recent updates to the McDonald MS diagnostic criteria, how to apply them to their patients with neurological symptoms, and how to avoid potential pitfalls when doing so.
Statement of Educational Need
The accuracy and speed required to diagnose multiple sclerosis depends largely on the acumen and the expertise of the clinician. The ability to accurately interpret MRI findings is essential. Too often, the diagnosis is missed or the patient’s neurological condition is misidentified, leading to delays in offering appropriate therapy and posing an increased risk for disability progression.
Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement
Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
Ilya Kister, MD:
Consultant/Independent Contractor: F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Genentech, Arcus
Grant/Research Support: F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Genentech, Biogen Idec
Stephen Krieger, MD:
Consultant/Independent Contractor: Biogen, EMD Serono, Genentech,
Genzyme, Mallinckrodt, MedDay, Novartis, Teva, TG Therapeutics
Honoraria: Biogen, EMD Serono, Novartis
Andrew J. Solomon, MD:
Consultant/Independent Contractor: Biogen, EMD Serono
Grant/Research Support: Biogen
Advisory Board: EMD Serono
The following Global Education Group planners and managers have nothing to disclose: Lindsay Borvansky, Ashley Marostica, Andrea Funk, Liddy Knight, Ashley Cann.
The following Global Academy for Medical Education planners and managers have nothing to disclose: Tom Garry, Ron Schaumberg, Nicola Sirdevan.
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 Global Education Group (Global) and Global Academy for Medical Education. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physician Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurse Credit Designation
Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 0.5 contact hour is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
There is no fee for this educational activity.
Instructions for Receiving Credit
In order to receive credit for this activity, participants must complete the activity. Participants must also score at least 70% on the posttest and complete the activity evaluations.
Statement of Commerical Support
This activity is supported by educational grants from Biogen MA, Inc. and Genentech, Inc.
Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use: This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Global Academy for Medical Education do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Disclaimer: 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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
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