Activity Details

1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.75 Contact Hours
Released: December 31, 2018
Expires: December 31, 2019
1.75 hours to complete

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Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is neurologists, neurology nurses, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Purpose/Learning Objectives

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

  • Assess the latest clinical evidence regarding available and emerging DMTs for MS management.
  • Identify patients with progressive MS in a timely manner to ensure appropriate intervention.
  • Select treatment for patient with RRMS or progressive MS based on the latest clinical advances and evidence-based guidelines.


  • Assess the latest clinical evidence regarding available and emerging DMTs for MS management.

Activity Description

This CME/CNE activity is based on the slides and lectures presented by the faculty at the live program, “MS Forum® V: Applying Clinical Advances and Shared Decision-making to Improve Quality Care,” on October 27, 2018 at the JW Marriott Chicago in Chicago, IL.

Statement of Educational Need

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. The management of patients with MS is highly complex and the development of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) has dramatically altered the treatment paradigm. Guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology on the use of DMTs were just released in 2018 and clinicians need to be updated on these new evidence-based recommendations. In this CME/CNE activity, Highlights from MS Forum®V, current treatment guidelines, safety, efficacy, and use of current DMTs will be discussed.


What Do the New Guidelines Mean for Your Practice?
Updates in DMTs: Clinical and Practical Review
Updates in Progressive MS: Recognition and Management


Activity Chair:
Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA
Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA
Professor and Vice Chair (Clinical Affairs)
Department of Neurology
Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY

Disclosures: Consulting Fee: Accordant, Acorda, Bayer, Biogen, Celgene, Genentech/Roche, Genzyme/Sanofi, Novartis, Serono, Teva
Contracted Research: Actelion, Alkermes, Genentech/Roche, MedDay, NINDS, Novartis

Steering Committee & Faculty:
Guy J. Buckle, MD, MPH
Guy J. Buckle, MD, MPH
Director of Neuroimaging Research
MS Center at Shepherd Center
Atlanta, GA

Disclosures: Consulting Fee: Biogen, Celgene, EMD Serono, Genentech, Novartis, Sanofi Genzyme, Teva
Speakers Bureau: Biogen, EMD Serono, Genentech, Novartis, Sanofi Genzyme, Teva

Bruce A. Cohen, MD, FAAN, FANA, FACP
Bruce A. Cohen, MD, FAAN, FANA, FACP
Professor of Neurology
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Program
Chicago, IL

Disclosures: Consulting Fee: EMD Serono, Mylan, Novartis
Contracted Research (Paid to Institution): Genentech/Hoffman LaRoche, MedDay, Novartis

Clyde E. Markowitz, MD
Clyde E. Markowitz, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Disclosures: Consulting Fee: Bayer, Biogen, Celgene, EMD Serono, Novartis, Roche/Genentech, Sanofi/Genzyme, Teva

Harold Moses, MD
Harold Moses, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Disclosures: Consulting Fee: Bayer, Biogen, Celgene, EMD Serono, Genzyme, Novartis, Teva
Speakers Bureau: Biogen, EMD Serona, Genzyme, Teva
Contracted Research: MedDay

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Nurse Planners:
Barbara A. Niedz, PhD, RN, CPHQ
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Amy Perrin Ross, APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN
Contracted Research: Celgene, Genentech, Genzyme, Mallinckrodt, Novartis, Roche
Speakers Bureau: Biogen, EMD Serono, Genentech, Genzyme, Mallinckrodt, Novartis, Teva

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Vindico Medical Education Staff: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed Disclosure(s) are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Vindico Medical Education, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Vindico Medical Education will provide 1.75 contact hours for nurses.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME/CNE activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, review the CME/CNE content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 3 out of 4 of the posttest questions correctly. If a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate or Provider-Paced Contact Hours Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from Genentech, Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

There is no non-commercial support for this activity.

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