CATALYST: Improving MS Care through Engagement, Shared Decision-Making, and Treatment Choice

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PRESENTING FACULTY

Clyde E. Markowitz MD
Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center
Associate Professor of Neurology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Bruce A. Cohen, MD
Chief of Neurology: MS/Neuroimmunology in the Department of Neurology
Professor of Neurology
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL

Patricia Coyle, MD
Professor, Department of Neurology
Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs
Director, MS Comprehensive Care Center
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY

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 CME activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Describe the concept of shared decision-making (SDM) and its role in care of the MS patient
  • Define ways in which to improve patient engagement in their MS care through identification of patient preferences and the psychosocial impact of their disease, goal-setting, communication, and shared decision-making
  • Review treatment options for MS along with their roles in the individualized treatment of 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 enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent for their participation in the online 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. Cohen has received consulting fees from Biogen, EMD Serono, and Mylan. He has received research support from Biogen, Genentech/Roche and Novartis.
Dr. Coyle has received consulting fees from Abbvie, Accordant, Acorda, Bayer, Biogen, Celgene, Genentech/Roche, Sanofi Genzyme, Novartis, Serono, and Tevea. She has received research support from Actelion, Alkermes, Biogen, Genentech/Roche, Novartis, NINDS, and MedDay.
Dr. Markowitz is a consultant for Actelion, Bayer, Biogen, Celgene, EMD Serono, Genentech/Roche, Novartis, Sanofi Regeneron and Genzyme Corporation, and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

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 independently peer reviewed.
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:

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.
Melissa Johnson, 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, Dr. Markowitz 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 online 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.

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 before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2019

EXPIRATION DATE: June 6, 2020

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