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MS THRIVE: Facing Multiple Sclerosis in Practice –
The Facts and Consensus on Clinical Management and Patient Outcomes
Diagnostic Considerations in MS: A Case-Based Approach

FACULTY

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

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

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

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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 the diagnosis and management of patients with multiple sclerosis.

Credits: 0.50 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 0.50 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

Course Co-Chair: Dr. Bourdette has disclosed that he consults for Teva Neurosciences and Genentech and he has provided contracted research for Biogen, Idec.

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/CNE activity:

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.
Lauren Welch, Vice President of Outcomes and Accreditation for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Flavia Piazza, VP for Medical and Scientific Services for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Chris Drury, Medical and Scientific Services for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Brandon McBean, Program Manager 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 the course of this lecture, Dr. Bourdette 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 enduring activity.
  3. Submit the evaluation form to the Med Learning Group.

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

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 information at: http://www.medlearninggroup.com/privacy-policy/

DISCLAIMER

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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MAC
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RELEASE DATE: May 13, 2015
EXPIRATION DATE: May 12, 2016

MEDIUM: Internet

Estimated Time to Complete This Educational Activity: 30 minutes

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