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Provider and Caregiver Connection: Multiple Sclerosis—A Treatment Paradigm Shift When "Time Is Brain"

Provider and Caregiver Connection: Multiple Sclerosis—A Treatment Paradigm Shift When "Time Is Brain"

Format

Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

2 hours

Released

April 30, 2018

Expires

April 30, 2019
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Maximum Credits

2.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
2.00 / CNE Contact Hours

Accredited Provider



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

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AbbVie, Celgene, and Sanofi Genzyme.

Program Description

This Provider and Caregiver Connection provides a 2-fold activity. First, a patient with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their caregiver engage in a discussion with a neurologist and a nurse practitioner specializing in neurological rehabilitation. Topics in this straightforward, impactful discussion include initial diagnosis, importance of multidisciplinary team interaction and practical, proactive lifestyle adjustments, and ways to overcome challenges. In the second part, a multidisciplinary team individually answers questions—from early, efficacious treatment to new and emerging disease modifying treatments (DMTs) to treatment escalation, all with a patient-centered approach.

Intended Audience

This CME/CE activity is intended for neurologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), nurses, and physician assistants (PAs) involved in the treatment and management of patients with MS. Psychiatrists and other healthcare professionals interested in the treatment of MS may also participate.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, clinicians should be better able to:
  • Describe the concept of neurological reserve and the impact of early, efficacious treatment
  • Identify appropriate patient resources to improve disease knowledge, symptom reporting and treatment options
  • Review the mechanisms of actions and safety considerations for each DMT
  • Articulate considerations and timing when switching to a new treatment
  • Model a multidisciplinary treatment strategy to improve the management of patients with MS

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 and Program Participants

James M. Stankiewicz, MD
Clinical Director
Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Dr. Stankiewicz disclosses the following:
Consultant: Biogen idec, Bayer, Celgene, EMD Serono, Genzyme, and Novartis

Lynn Stazzone RN, MSN, NP, MSCN
Nurse Practitioner
Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Ms. Stazzone has no financial information to disclose.

Penny Tenzer, MD
Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Medical Director, UHealth at Walgreens Clinics
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Dr. Tenzer has no financial information to disclose.

Michael Farrell
Patient with Multiple Sclerosis

Mr. Farrell has no financial information to disclose.

Melissa Farrell
Patient Caregiver

Mrs. Farrell has no financial information to disclose.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

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

Credit

2.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians, and is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN).

Designation Statement

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

2.00

Type

CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians, and is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN).

Designation Statement

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum for 2.00 Contact Hours.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This CME/CE activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label uses of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME/CE activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to the diagnostic, treatment, and 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 certificates 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.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact ceinfo@permedical.com.

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