Upgrading the Standard of Care for Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD): Novel Therapies

This independent presentation is not included in the ACTRIMS Forum accredited program. No CME credit provided by ACTRIMS. Please note, you must be registered to attend the ACTRIMS Forum 2021 taking place February 25-27, 2021, to view this broadcast. To register, please visit: https://forum.actrims.org/register

Friday, February 26, 2021

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM CT

Please note this virtual program is 9:00AM Eastern, 8:00AM Central, 7:00AM Mountain and 6:00AM Pacific.

Program Features

  • Interactive, case-based learning
  • Create your own personalized poster


Dean Wingerchuk, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
Mayo Clinic
Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ

Claudia Lucchinetti, MD
Professor of Neurology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Learning Objectives

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

  • Address the range of significant symptoms, QOL detriments, and potentially serious comorbidities in patients with NMOSD
  • Minimize and prevent disease-related risks, medication-related complications, and possible COVID-19-associated infection in patients with NMOSD
  • Integrate new treatments for NMOSD into clinical practice through improved knowledge of clinical trial data and therapeutic and safety advantages/disadvantages of each

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of neurologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, and emergency physicians who treat patients with NMOSD.


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


Med Learning Group designates this live virtual activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the live virtual activity.


Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with NMOSD.

Credits: 1.25 ANCC Contact Hours.


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 hours of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.


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. 


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.


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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Feel free to pass this invitation on to your physicians, fellows, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, healthcare practitioners, and any other colleagues that you believe would be interested in attending this free CME/CNE program.

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