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MS THRIVE: Facing Multiple Sclerosis in Practice – The Facts and Consensus on Clinical Management and Patient Outcomes


Dennis Bourdette, MD, FAAN
Chair, Department of Neurology
Family Research Professor,
Executive Director,
Oregon Health and Science University
Multiple Sclerosis Center
Portland, OR

Anne H. Cross, MD
Chair, Department of Neuroimmunology
Professor, Neurology
Division of Adult Neurology
Section Head, Neuroimmunology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO


This case-based enduring activity will cover the treatment and management of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).


This activity is designed to meet the needs of neurologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals treating patients with MS.


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

  • Develop ways to identify MS earlier in the disease course to initiate more timely treatment and promote disease inactivity
  • Review current and emerging agents for MS and discuss evolving therapeutic targets for treatment
  • Improve communication with MS patients in order to improve quality of life, adherence, and overall quality of care


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.


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 of their participation in the enduring activity.


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)


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.


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.


Dennis Bourdette, MD, FAAN – Receives consulting fees from Teva Neuroscience and Genentech, and has contracted research with Biogen Idec.

Ann H. Cross, MD – Receives consulting and speaking honoraria for Biogen, Genentech, Genzyme (Sanofi-Aventis), Mallinckrodt, Novartis, Roche, and Teva, and has contracted research with Biogen, EMD-Serono, and Roche.

CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.

The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review
UMA/CCM Nurse Reviewer – – Margaret Governo, EdD, APRN BC has no relevant financial relationships 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.
Brandon McBean, 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.


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. Bourdette and Dr. Cross may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.


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.
  • Submit the evaluation form to the Med Learning Group.

You will receive your certificate upon successful completion of the activity.

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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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RELEASE DATE: June 9, 2015

MEDIUM: Internet
COURSE TOPIC: Multiple Sclerosis
Estimated Time to Complete This Educational Activity: 30 minutes


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Participation Statement
This educational activity provides training necessary for licensed attendees to maintain state licensing requirements. The tuition for this educational activity is subsidized in part by unrestricted educational grants, including for those attendees who have successfully completed the state licensing requirements for their respective fields. This subsidy is reflected in the registration fees for this activity.