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Medical Crossfire<sup>®</sup>: Meeting the Challenges of Alzheimer's Disease with Early Diagnosis and Multifaceted Disease Management

Medical Crossfire®: Meeting the Challenges of Alzheimer's Disease with Early Diagnosis and Multifaceted Disease Management

Format

Roundtable

Time to Complete

1.50 hours

Released

December 28, 2017

Expires

December 28, 2018
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Maximum Credits

1.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
1.50 / CE for Nurses

Accredited Provider



Provided by Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®)

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by independent educational grant from Eli Lilly and Biogen. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.

Program Description

Despite the substantial progress made in understanding and treating Alzheimer’s disease in recent years, no disease modifying treatments are currently available such that care has been limited to treatment of dementia symptoms and pursuit of the best possible quality of life. With increased federal funding for research and emerging new treatments, however, the importance of early diagnosis and participation in clinical trials cannot be emphasized enough. During this Medical Crossfire®, expert faculty will engage in a multidisciplinary roundtable discussion that includes a neurologist and a geriatrician with a neuroscience background. A patient advocate and early-stage patient give voice to the many facets of lifestyle management and future planning. This activity provides key guidance for diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease and promoting the collaborative care between primary care providers, geriatricians, neurologists and psychiatrists who not only have the patients’ needs at heart, but include caregivers as a member of the multidisciplinary team, steadfastly involved in decision-making processes.

Intended Audience

This educational activity is designed for primary care providers, neurologists, geriatric specialists, and psychiatrists who treat patients with AD. Nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, researchers, and other healthcare professionals interested in the treatment of AD are invited to participate.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, clinicians should be better able to:
  • Describe neurodegenerative changes that are considered the hallmarks of AD
  • Describe screening and diagnostic tools for the early identification of individuals with AD
  • Describe emerging biomarkers for earlier and more accurate diagnosis
  • Select appropriate therapy for patients with AD to slow disease progression and improve patient and caregiver quality of life (QoL)
  • Describe lifestyle modifications that can improve QoL for patients and caregivers

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

As a sponsor accredited by the ACCME, it is the policy of PER® to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its CME activities. In compliance with ACCME guidelines, PER® requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of a CME activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that creates a COI. Additionally, PER® is required by ACCME to resolve all COI. PER® has identified and resolved all COI prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

Faculty

Chair/Moderator
Richard S. Isaacson, MD

Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic
Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Program
Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program
Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Dr. Isaacson discloses the following:
Consultant: 23 and Me, Eli Lilly, Neurotrack

Faculty
Howard Fillit, MD

Founding Executive Director and Chief Science Officer
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
Clinical Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Neuroscience
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Dr. Fillit discloses the following:
Consultant: Axovant Sciences, Eli Lilly, Merck & Co., Otsuka

James Taylor
Patient Advocate

Mr. Taylor has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Geri Taylor
Patient

Ms. Taylor has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The staff of Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC, have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Credit

1.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

1.50

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16669, for 1.50 Contact Hour.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only, and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician or nurse relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient's medical condition.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER® or any of the companies that provided commercial support for this activity.

Instructions

In order to receive credit, participants must complete the pre-assessment questions, view the activity in its entirety, and complete the post-test and program evaluation. Participants must also score at least 70% on the post-test. You will receive a digital copy of your credit certificate at the conclusion of the activity. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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