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Course Director

Robin Lachmann, MD, PhD
Robin Lachmann, MD, PhD

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
University College London Hospitals
London, United Kingdom

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:0.5 Credits
Release Date:2018-May-25
Expiration Date:2019-May-24
Estimated Time for Completion:30 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, an expert in the diagnosis and management of lysosomal storage disorders offers insights on the recognition and diagnosis of acid sphingomyelinase deficiency, followed by a discussion of supportive strategies and emerging therapies that may change the face of the treatment of this disease.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify patients with acid sphingomyelinase deficiency by employing recent consensus recommendations for its diagnosis
  • Analyze recent data on potential therapeutic modalities for the management of patients with acid sphingomyelinase deficiency
  • Assess the potential impact of ongoing clinical trials investigating emerging therapeutic approaches for the treatment of patients with acid sphingomyelinase deficiency

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of medical genetics specialists, pediatricians, pulmonologists, hematologists, hepatologists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, and other clinicians involved in the diagnosis and treatment of acid sphingomyelinase deficiency.

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: May 25, 2018 - May 24, 2019
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Faculty and 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 during the past 12 months.

Course Director

Robin Lachmann, MD, PhD
Charles Dent Metabolic Unit
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
University College London Hospitals
London, United Kingdom

Robin Lachmann, MD, PhD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Speakers Bureau participant with Sanofi/Genzyme Corporation.
Advisory Board for Sanofi/Genzyme Corporation.
Robin Lachmann, MD, PhD, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: therapies for the treatment of acid sphingomyelinase deficiency.

CME Reviewer

Staci M. Kallish, DO
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Staci M. Kallish, DO, 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, and 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 0.5 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. For approved prescribing information, please consult the manufacturer’s product labeling.

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 or any of its partners, providers, and/or supporters.

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