CME: Detangling Difficult Conversations About Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical Exchanges

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Detangling Difficult Conversations About Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical Exchanges

Program Information
Detangling Difficult Conversations About Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical Exchanges
This conversation-centered activity with educational pearls takes learners through a clinical exchange between patients with MS and their providers.

Available credits: 1.00

Time to complete: 60 Minutes


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  • Overview

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. As the treatment armamentarium continues to grow, patient involvement in the development of an effective treatment strategy is becoming increasingly important. In this Clinical ExchangesSM activity, leading MS specialists discuss issues of diagnosing MS, initiating treatment, and switching therapies, all in the context of practical shared decision-making techniques demonstrated by their own patients. 

  • Faculty

    Patricia K. Coyle, MD – CHAIR
    Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Neurology
    Founder and Director, Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center
    Stony Brook University Medical Center
    Stony Brook, NY 

    Clyde Markowitz, MD
    Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center
    Penn Medicine
    Associate Professor of Neurology
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA

  • Target Audience

    The target audience for this activity is neurology providers (including physicians, nurse practitioners [NPs], and physician assistants [PAs]) who diagnose and manage patients with multiple sclerosis.

  • Learning Objectives

    1. Recognize and diagnose the spectrum of MS, from CIS to the various forms of MS (ie, relapsing-remitting and progressive forms) using established, updated clinical, imaging, and laboratory criteria
    2. Appropriately use available and emerging DMTs for MS based on their efficacy, safety, and tolerability profiles, as well as their approved or anticipated indications for the various forms of MS
    3. Recognize and manage treatment failure, including switching DMTs
    4. Monitor disease and patient outcomes, including patient adherence, according to recommended protocols
    5. Use shared decision making when prescribing DMTs to improve treatment adherence and patient outcomes
    6. Appropriately manage MS in women of child-bearing age
  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

    The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Media: Internet

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  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by educational grants from Biogen, Inc., Genentech, and Sanofi Genzyme.

  • Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

    The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

    The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

    Patricia K. Coyle, MD has affiliations with Accordant, Acorda Therapeutics, Bayer, Biogen, Celgene, Genentech/Roche, Genzyme/Sanofi, Novartis, Serono (Consulting); Actelion, Genentech/Roche, MedDay Pharmaceuticals, NINDS, Novartis (Contracted Research).

    Clyde Markowitz, MD has affiliations with Actelion, Bayer, Biogen, Celgene, EMD Serono, Genentech/Roche, Novartis, Sanofi/Genzyme (Consulting).

    Planners and Managers
    The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

    The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Disclaimer

    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

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

    This educational activity may contain discussion 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.

  • How to Receive Credit

    By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians and PAs are entitled to receive up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1.0 Credit(s)™ and nurses are entitled to receive up to 1.0 contact hour. A statement of credit will be available to print from your user history page. Users must:

    • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
    • Participate in the activity.
    • Complete the activity post-test and evaluation.

    Physicians and PAs who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive CME/CE credit. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. All other participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation. If you have any questions about this CE activity, please contact PIM at

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    This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a monthly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your email address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

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