Considerations for Improving Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Engagement in the African American Population

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FACULTY

Patricia Coyle, MD
Professor and Vice Chair (Clinical Affairs)
Director, MS Comprehensive Care Center
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY

Mary Hughes, MD
Neurologist
Premier Neurology
Associate Professor of Neurology
University of South Carolina
Greenville Greenville, SC

June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN
Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner
CEO of the CMSC and IOMSN
Hackensack, NJ

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This case-based enduring activity will cover the treatment and management of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is designed to meet the needs of neurologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals treating patients with MS.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the program, attendees should be able to:

  • Identify differences in MS between African Americans and Caucasians and implement ways to overcome these disparities
  • Review the safety and efficacy of current and emerging agents used for MS, with particular attention on the African American population
  • Identify barriers and unmet needs from the patient perspective that lead to low adherence and poor outcomes
  • Assess ways in which to more openly communicate with patients of any ethnicity in order to encourage their engagement across all aspects of their care

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.

NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION

Purpose:
This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the treatment and management of patients with MS.

CNE Credits:
1.0 ANCC Contact Hour(s)

CNE Accreditation Statement:
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Awarded 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.

DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in a MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Dr. Coyle has received consulting fees from AbbVie, Accordant, Acorda, Bayer, Biogen, Celgene, Genentech/Roche, Genzyme/Sanofi, Mallinckrodt, Novartis, Serono, and Teva and research support from Actelion, Novartis, Opexa, and Genentech Roche and NINDS.

Dr. Hughes has served on the speakers bureau for Genentech, Biogen, and Teva.

June Halper, MSN has no financial relationships to disclose.

CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.

The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review
Nurse Reviewer – Barbara O’Brien, RN, MSN, has nothing to disclose.

The staff, planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CE activity:

Chris Drury, Medical and Scientific Services for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Matthew Frese, General Manager of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Christina Gallo, SVP Educational Development for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Lisa Dorin, Senior Program Manager for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP of Accreditation and Outcomes for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.

During the course of this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:

1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
2. Participate in the enduring activity.
3. Submit the evaluation form to the Med Learning Group.

You will receive your certificate via email within 30 days.

DISCLAIMER

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based.
This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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RELEASE DATE: July 25, 2017

EXPIRATION DATE: July 25, 2018

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Participation Statement
This educational activity provides training necessary for licensed attendees to maintain state licensing requirements. The tuition for this educational activity is subsidized in part by unrestricted educational grants, including for those attendees who have successfully completed the state licensing requirements for their respective fields. This subsidy is reflected in the registration fees for this activity.

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