Importance & Benefits of Early Diagnosis

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Advancing Alzheimer’s Disease

Importance & Benefits of Early Diagnosis 

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  • Overview

    This series of bite-sized episodes contains important information you need to navigate the evolving world of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research. Dr. Marc Agronin and Dr. Richard Isaacson discuss the recent advances in AD and provide practical approaches for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Marc E. Agronin, MD
    Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health
    Chief Medical Officer, MIND Institute
    Miami Jewish Health
    Miami, FL

    Consulting Fees: Eli Lilly and Company, Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Contracted Research: AgeneBio, Alzheon, Inc, Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Eli Lilly and Company, F. Hoffman La-Roche Ltd, Janssen Global Services, LLC, Sage Therapeutics, Inc.

    Richard S. Isaacson, MD
    Director, Center for Brain Health
    Florida Atlantic University
    Boca Raton, FL

    No relevant relationships reported.

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Cindy Davidson has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Nick Lombardi has ownership interest in Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
    • Libby Lurwick has nothing to disclose.
    • Colleen Resnick has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Contrast how the slowing of Aβ plaques, as shown in recent clinical trial endpoints of slowing cognitive decline with immunotherapies, differs from current standard of care results in Alzheimer’s disease (AD)
    • Recognize the positive impacts of earlier identification of AD in slowing the course of the disease
    • Analyze how the mechanisms of action of newer investigational therapies relate to the molecular mechanisms that drive AD progression
    • Analyze biomarkers for functional impairment, neuronal loss, and protein deposition that are assessable by neuroimaging or cerebrospinal fluid analysis for diagnosis, staging, and treatment outcomes
    • Compare the monoclonal antibodies currently under study to treat AD
    • Evaluate new agents that may be appropriate for patients with mild cognitive impairment (ie, the role of imaging)
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of neurologists, primary care physicians, and other healthcare professionals that diagnose and treat patients with Alzheimer’s Disease.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) 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.



    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for 1 nursing contact hour. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Prova Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. 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 patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Prova Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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Schedule10 Dec 2023