A Virtual Reality Look at Diagnosis, Treatment and Patient
Engagement in the Care of MS: Insights from the Experts

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FACULTY

Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA
Professor and Interim Chair
Director, MS Comprehensive Care Center
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, New York

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This online activity will cover the treatment and management of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Review MS classification and differences in presentation to encourage earlier diagnosis and prompt initiation of treatment
  • Improve clinician/patient communication and patient engagement to better pursue favorable outcomes
  • Establish ways in which to overcome barriers to adherence in MS treatment
  • Evaluate the safety and efficacy of current and emerging agents used for MS

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 web-based activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.

NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION

This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with multiple sclerosis.
CNE Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour.

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 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 manufacturers of any commercial products and/or providers of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

DISCLOSURE OF FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

FACULTY

Patricia Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA has received consultant fees from Accordant, Alexion, Bayer, Biogen Idec, Celgene, Genentech/Roche, Genzyme/Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline, Mylar, Novartis, Serono, and TG Therapeutics. Dr. Coyle has received research funding from Actelion, Alkermes, Corrona LLD, Genentech/Roche, MedDay, NINDS, and Novartis and PCORI.

CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer-reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
The reviewer of this activity 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:
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.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Outcomes and Accreditation for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Brianna Hanson, Outcomes and Accreditation Coordinator for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Chris Drury, Scientific and Medical Services for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Felecia Beachum, Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CE 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 this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and nonapproved 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; and
3. Complete pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.

You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.

DISCLAIMER

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are science-based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to use 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 ability before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

For CME questions, please contact Med Learning Group at info@medlearninggroup.com

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RELEASE DATE: March 17, 2020

EXPIRATION DATE: March 17, 2021

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