Jointly provided by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN) and Catamount Medical Education.

The content for this activity was derived from a series of live meetings originally supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme.

CE INFORMATION

Activity Release Date: October 19, 2018
Activity Expiration Date: October 19, 2019
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 45 minutes
Media: Internet

Target AudienceThis activity is intended for nurse practitioners, physicians, and other clinicians who manage patients with multiple sclerosis.

Learning Objectives
Upon completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Review the pathophysiology of MS
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of early stages of MS
  • Identify conditions that mimic MS and strategies for facilitating a differential diagnosis
  • Discuss current diagnostic approaches for MS
  • Review current and emerging disease modifying therapies for the treatment of MS
  • Discuss what defines a relapse in MS and appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management strategies
  • Review best practices for the coordination of care and collaborative management of MS patients with specialty clinicians

Faculty
Patricia Pagnotta, ARNP, MSCN, CNRN (Program Chair)
MS Center of Greater Orlando a division of
Neurology Associates, PA

Physician Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN), and Catamount Medical Education.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN), and Catamount Medical Education. CMSC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation
The CMSC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing
Credit Designation
The CMSC designates this activity for a maximum of 0.75 contact hours of continuing nursing education (0.25 in the area of pharmacology).

Disclosures Policy
In accordance with the ANCC Accreditation Standards, CMSC, IOMSN, and Catamount Medical Education require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. CMSC, IOMSN, and Catamount Medical Education resolve all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all their educational programs. Furthermore, CMSC, IOMSN, and Catamount Medical Education seek to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CNE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. CMSC, IOMSN, and Catamount Medical Education are committed to providing learners with high-quality CNE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

Faculty Disclosures
Patricia A. Pagnotta, ARNP, MSCN, CNRN has declared the following relevant financial relationships:

  • Consulting Fees: Biogen, Sanofi Genzyme, Genentech
  • Speakers Bureau: Novartis, Biogen, Sanofi Genzyme, Mallinckrodt, Genentech, MSVN, NMSS

Activity Staff Disclosures

  • Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP, has served as Nurse Planner and reviewer for this activity. She has declared that she has no relevant financial relationships.
  • The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, or other members at CMSC who control content have declared that they have no relevant financial relationships.
  • The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, or other members at IOMSN who control content have declared that they have no relevant financial relationships.
  • The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at Catamount Medical Education who control content have declared that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Method of Participation / How to Receive Credit
(1) There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity. (2) Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information. (3) Complete the CME/CE activity. (4) Complete the online posttest. A score of at least 60% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed. (5) Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form, which provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs. (6) Credit documentation/reporting: If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, nursing credit(s) or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.

Technical Requirements
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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
CMSC, IOMSN, and Catamount Medical Education require faculty to disclose when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. CMSC, IOMSN, and Catamount Medical Education do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. If you have questions, contact the Medical Affairs Department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.

Commercial Support Acknowledgment
The content for this activity was derived from a series of live meetings originally supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme.

Disclaimer
CMSC, IOMSN, and Catamount Medical Education present this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. CMSC, IOMSN, and Catamount Medical Education, and the commercial supporters assume no liability for the information herein.

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Contact Information
If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact Catamount Medical Education at 860-661-4159 or info@catmeded.com.

 

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