Navigating the Diagnostic Maze: Strategies for Excluding MS Disease Mimics

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Multiple Sclerosis: Using S1P Receptor Modulators to Slow Disease Progression

Navigating the Diagnostic Maze: Strategies for Excluding MS Disease Mimics

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  • Overview

    This program examines the significant challenges encompassing the management of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), including the need for quick and effective screening tools to help clinicians increase early diagnosis and the initiation of therapy. While there is currently no cure for MS, the treatment landscape is rapidly changing, and this program provides a review of best practice guidelines and emerging treatment strategies, including the S1P drug treatment class. There are also inequities relating to the level of care white patients with MS receive compared to non-white patients with MS, especially African Americans and Hispanic-Latinx. This program educates clinicians on the racial and ethnic disparities that produce barriers for minorities concerning MS diagnosis and treatment and helps close the gap. 

  • Target Audience

    This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of the interprofessional team, which includes neurologists and psychiatrists, as well as other healthcare providers involved in managing patients with multiple sclerosis (MS)

  • Learning Objectives

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

    • Identify metrics and barriers that exclude multiple sclerosis mimics and facilitate early diagnosis and treatment initiation
    • Provide clinical knowledge regarding the role and impact of the most current S1P modulators for multiple sclerosis symptom management
    • Examine the evolution of the treatment landscape of the past 30 years and outline best practices to enhance decision-making focusing on long- and short-term disease-modifying therapies
  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and Total CME, LLC. GLC is jointly accredited by the American 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.

    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

  • Faculty Disclosure of Commercial Relationships

    Disclosure Policy
    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 educational programs. 

    The following faculty have disclosed:

    Mark S. Freedman, MSc, MD, FANA, FAAN, CSPQ, FRCPC, faculty for this educational event, is a contracted researcher for Sanofi-Genzyme Canada and receives consulting fees from Alexion/AstraZeneca, BiogenIdec, EMD Inc./EMD Serono/Merck Serono, Find Therapeutics, Hoffman La-Roche, Horizon Therapeutics, Novartis, Sandoz, Sanofi-Genzyme, Teva Canada Innovation, Actelion/Janssen, Atara Biotherapeutics, Bayer Healthcare, Celestra Health, and Setpoint Medical. 

    Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD, faculty for this educational event, receives research funds from Biogen, Novartis, AstraZeneca, and BMS; and receives consulting fees from Biogen, EMD Serono, Horizon, Bayer, and Viatris.

  • Planners and Managers Disclosure List

    The following planners/reviewers/managers have disclosed:

    Canan Schumann, PharmD/PhD, planner for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP, reviewer for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    Total CME, LLC., planners, and managers have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

    All the relevant financial relationships for these individuals have been mitigated.

  • 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 Total CME, LLC. 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 patient's 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 MedEd On The Go you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

    Reproduction Prohibited
    Reproduction of this material is not permitted without written permission from the copyright owner.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Jointly provided by Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and Total CME, LLC.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Bristol Myers Squibb.

  • Instructions for Completion

    During the period 12/20/2023 through 12/20/2024, registered participants wishing to receive continuing education credit for this activity must follow these steps:
    1. Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
    2. Answer a pre-program question.
    3. View the program.
    4. Complete the post-test with a score of 100%. 
    5. Complete activity evaluation.
    6. Apply for credit and either bank your credits or print your certificate.

    For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 100% and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service. This may require you to add or update the e-profile ID/date of birth information saved in your account.

  • System Requirements

    • Supported Browsers (2 most recent versions):
      • Google Chrome for Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android
      • Apple Safari for Mac OS and iOS
      • Mozilla Firefox for Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android
      • Microsoft Edge for Windows
    • Recommended Internet Speed: 5Mbps+

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Schedule25 Jun 2024