Course Director

Perry Shieh, MD, PhD, FAAN
Perry Shieh, MD, PhD, FAAN

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California


Christine Kobayashi
Christine Kobayashi

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Description

In this activity, an expert in neurology discusses SMA presentation and progression, the importance of early SMA diagnosis, treatments approved for SMA, recommendations for symptomatic care, and methods for supporting patients with SMA and their caregivers.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pediatric neurologists, neurologists, and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with spinal muscular atrophy.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Recognize the role of newborn screening in overcoming diagnostic delays in spinal muscular atrophy
  • Apply current data on the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of approved therapies for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy from infancy through adulthood
  • Identify how symptomatic monitoring and support may evolve in patients with spinal muscular atrophy over the course of their disease
  • Employ symptomatic care in conjunction with approved treatments to optimize outcomes in patients with spinal muscular atrophy

Providership, Credit, and Support

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

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

ACCMEThis 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 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosures

Perry Shieh, MD, PhD, FAAN
Professor of Neurology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Perry Shieh, MD, PhD, FAAN, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; AveXis, Inc.; Biogen; Genentech, Inc.; and Sarepta Therapeutics.
Other Financial or Material Support as a speaker for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Biogen; CSL Behring; and Grifols, S.A.

Patient Caregiver
Christine Kobayashi

Christine Kobayashi has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The planners from Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider, and PeerView Institute for Medical Education, the joint provider, do not have any financial relationships with an ACCME-defined commercial interest related to the content of this accredited activity during the past 12 months unless listed below.

Content/Peer Reviewer Disclosures

The following Content/Peer Reviewer has nothing to disclose:

John Vester, MD

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussions of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this accredited activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and will be emailed to you upon completion. You will receive your certificate from If you have questions regarding the receipt of your emailed certificate, please contact via email at

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