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Course Director

Barry Singer, MD
Barry Singer, MD

The MS Center for Innovations in Care
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
St. Louis, Missouri

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:0.5 Credits
Release Date:2016-Oct-27
Expiration Date:2017-Oct-26
Estimated Time for Completion:30 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, an expert in multiple sclerosis (MS) discusses the increasing importance of slowing or preventing disability progression, focusing on scales used to measure disability, including current challenges and shortcomings associated with their use, definitions of disability progression used in clinical trials, and available data on the effects of approved disease-modifying therapies on disability progression in patients with MS. Patient cases are also discussed to highlight scenarios in which slowing disability progression is a driving factor for treatment selection.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Identify current challenges and shortcomings related to the assessment of disability progression in patients with multiple sclerosis in clinical trials and clinical practice
  • Apply available evidence on the effects of approved disease-modifying therapies on disability outcomes when selecting a course of treatment for patients with multiple sclerosis

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of neurologists and other clinicians involved in managing patients with multiple sclerosis.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. A score of 70% or higher is needed to obtain CME credit. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: October 27, 2016 - October 26, 2017
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Faculty & Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

Before the activity, all faculty and anyone who is in a position to have control over the content of this activity and their spouse/life partner will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or relationship(s) they might have with any commercial interest producing healthcare goods/services to be discussed during their presentation(s): honoraria, expenses, grants, consulting roles, speakers bureau membership, stock ownership, or other special relationships. Presenters will inform participants of any off-label discussions. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The associates of Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider for this activity, and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this CME activity for any amount during the past 12 months.

Course Director
Barry Singer, MD
Director, The MS Center for Innovations in Care
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
St. Louis, Missouri

Barry Singer, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.; Bayer Corporation; Biogen; EMD Serono, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Sanofi Genzyme; and Teva Neuroscience, Inc.
Grant/Research Support from Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.; Biogen; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.; MedImmune; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and Sanofi Genzyme.
Speakers Bureau participant with Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.; Bayer Corporation; Biogen; EMD Serono, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Sanofi Genzyme; and Teva Neuroscience, Inc.

Barry Singer, MD, does not intend to discuss any non-FDA-approved or investigational use of any products/devices.

CME Reviewer
John Vester, MD
Neurologist
Capital Health
Center for Neurologic Disease
Pennington, New Jersey

John Vester, MD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Medical Director
Kirk A. Tacka, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Kirk A. Tacka, PhD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. Recommendations for the use of particular therapeutic agents are based on the best available scientific evidence and current clinical guidelines. No bias towards or promotion for any agent discussed in this program should be inferred.

Providership, Credit & Support

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 Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Providership

This CME activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our reports. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in reports.

Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings.

The materials presented here are used with the permission of the authors and/or other sources. These materials do not necessarily reflect the views of PeerView Press or any of its partners, providers, and/or supporters.

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