A Virtual Reality Learning Experience: Concepts of Disease-Modifying Therapy: Initiating and Maintaining Personalized Treatment in Multiple Sclerosis

FACULTY

Patricia K. Coyle, MD
Professor and Vice Chair (Clinical Affairs)
Director, MS Comprehensive Care Center
Stony Brook University Medical Center
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 physicians, specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals treating patients with MS.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  • Review MS classification and differences in presentation to encourage earlier diagnosis and prompt initiation of treatment.
  • Evaluate the safety and efficacy of current and emerging agents used for MS.
  • Improve patient engagement and adherence to therapy for better MS outcomes.

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 online activity for a maximum of 1.25 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:
1.25 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 1.25 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 Patricia Coyle is a consultant for Accordant, Bayer, Biogen, Celgene, Genentech/Roche, Sanofi Genzyme, Novartis, and Serono. She also has received research support from Actelion, Alkermes, Genentech/Roche, MedDay, NINDS, and Novartis.

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:

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.
Brianna Hanson, Accreditation and Outcomes Coordinator 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. Coyle 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 online activity.
3. Submit the evaluation form to Med Learning Group.

You will receive your certificate after completion of the activity.

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.

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

Contact this CME provider at Med Learning Group for privacy and confidentiality policy statement
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RELEASE DATE: March 12, 2019

EXPIRATION DATE: March 12, 2020

Copyright © 2019 Med Learning Group. All rights reserved. These materials may be used for personal use only. Any rebroadcast, distribution, or reuse of this presentation or any part of it in any form for other than personal use without the express written permission of Med Learning Group is prohibited.

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