Dean Wingerchuk, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
Amy Kunchok, MBBS, BMedSc, MMed, FRACP
Director of Autoimmune Neurology
Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis
NMO patient + Founder/Executive Director of
The Sumaira Foundation for NMO
This enduring activity will cover the treatment of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder.
This enduring activity is intended to meet the educational needs of U.S.-based neurologists, ophthalmologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, optometrists, pharmacists, emergency medicine clinicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who diagnose and manage patients with NMOSD.
After completing this educational initiative, clinicians should be better able to:
- Facilitate a timely and accurate diagnosis of NMOSD and prompt initiation of treatment
- Interpret evidence from clinical trials assessing available and emerging therapies for the treatment of patients with NMOSD that can inform clinical decision making
- Develop individualized evidence-based management strategies for patients with NMOSD, while understanding patients’ quality of life issues in the management of NMOSD
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 PRA Category 1 CreditTM. 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 care of patients with NMOSD.
CNE Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour.
CNE ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional education development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Awarded 1.0 contact hours 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 an 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 FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS
Dean Wingerchuk, MD, MSc, FRCP(C) receives consulting fee from Biogen, Genentech, Horizon, Mitsubishi Tanabe, Roche, UCB Pharma and VielaBio. He receives research support from Alexion.
Amy Kunchok, MBBS, BMedSc, MMed, FRACP receives consulting fee from advisory board of Genentech.
Sumaira Ahmed has no relevant 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
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM – Lead Nurse Planner
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose
Staff Planners and Managers
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, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Chris Drury, MA, MS, MBA, Medical Director for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN, UMA/CCM – LNP, has nothing to disclose.
- Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Daniel Dasilva, Accreditation and Outcomes Coordinator has nothing to disclose.
- Felecia Beachum, Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Naomi De Brito, Program Coordinator 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 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:
- Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
- Participate in the enduring activity.
- Complete the online post-test and evaluation.
You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.
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