Dean Wingerchuk, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
Claudia Lucchinetti, MD
Chair, Department of Neurology
Dean, Clinical and Translational Science
This enduring activity will cover the treatment of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of neurologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, and emergency physicians who treat patients with NMOSD.
After participating in this educational initiative, clinicians should be better able to:
- Recognize NMOSD as a disease associated with a range of significant symptoms, QOL detriments, and potentially serious comorbidities
- Knowledgeably manage patients with NMOSD during the COVID-19 pandemic to minimize/prevent disease-related risks, medication-related complications, and possible COVID-19-associated infection
- Review clinical trial data of newly available treatments for NMOSD, evaluating the therapeutic and safety advantages/disadvantages of each, and methods for most effectively integrating new treatments for NMOSD into clinical practice
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 1.5 AMA Category 1 CreditsTM. 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: 1.5 ANCC Contact Hours.
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 1.5 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 CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Dean Wingerchuk, MD, MSc, FRCP(C) receives research support from Alexion and Terumo BCT. He is a consultant for MedImmune, Novartis, Biogen, Celgene, Genentech, TG Therapeutics, Arcus Medica, Third Rock Ventures, Mitsubshi Tanabe, and Reistone and serves on an adjudication committee for a neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) clinical trial (Viela Bio).
Claudia Lucchinetti, MD reports research support from Biogen, the National MS Society, and NIH. She stands to receive royalties related to the discovery of NMO-IgG.
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.
Russie Allen, 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 nonapproved indications.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CNE 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.
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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AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
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