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The Role of B and T Cells in MS Pathogenesis

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The Role of B and T Cells in MS Pathogenesis
    Join us as Lawrence Sherman speaks with Dr. Amit Bar-Or on the prevalence of MS globally, the interplay of T cells and B cells in the pathogenesis ...

    Available credits: 0.25

    • Overview

      Join us as Lawrence Sherman speaks with Dr. Amit Bar-Or on the prevalence of MS globally, the interplay of T cells and B cells in the pathogenesis of MS and the role of GM-CSF producing B cells in MS.

      This interview was conducted while at the Multiple sclerosis: meeting unmet needs through scientific discoveries and clinical practice conference. This international conference was conducted by one of our partners, EXCEMED. 

    • Learning Objectives

      At the completion of this module, participants should be better able to:

      1. Understand the interplay between T cells and B cells in MS
      2. Appreciate the potential role of GM-CSF producing B cells in MS
      3. Anticipate future outcomes of research that will improve the outcome of patients with progressive MS
    • Target Audience

      This course is designed to meet the Continuing Medical Education needs of the practicing neurologist.

    • Commercial Support

      This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

      Original Release Date: 14 May 2016
      Expiration Date: 14 May 2017

    • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

      In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.


      Amit Bar-Or, MD
      Clinical Research Unit
      Montreal Neurological Institute
      Montreal, Canada
      Financial Relationship Disclosure:
      Consulting Fees: Bayer, Genentech, Genzyme, GSK, Novartis, and Roche
      Contracted Research: Genentech and Genzyme 


      Lawrence Sherman, FACEHP, CHCP
      Senior Vice President, Educational Strategy TOPEC Global
      Financial Relationship Disclosure:
      No relationships reported


      •Sean T. Barrett, CHCP has nothing to disclose.
      •Barry A. Fiedel, PhD has nothing to disclose.
      •Kia K. Gray, MPH has nothing to disclose.
      •Ashley Pluta has nothing to disclose.
      •Lawrence Sherman, FACEHP, CHCP has nothing to disclose.


    • Instructions

      This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) does 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 any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

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    • Disclaimer

      All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher.

      The material presented in this Global Multiple Sclerosis Academy continuing medical education activity does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Global Multiple Sclerosis Academy . NeitherGlobal Multiple Sclerosis Academy nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

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