Journal Club: A 30–Year Clinical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Observational Study of Multiple Sclerosis and Clinically Isolated Syndromes

THURSDAY, February 20th at 7:00 PM (ET)

SERIES DESCRIPTION

Due to the complex challenges presented by multiple sclerosis, the ever-changing landscape of treatment options, and the evolving nature of care trends for patients, it is vitally important that clinicians treating MS patients have access to the latest information available regarding the disease. Journal articles are a perfect example of the timely education that is required to keep pace with the current clinical environment. These articles are brief, which allows busy practitioners to fit education into their schedule in manageable blocks of time. Additionally, research that is newly published in journals typically contains the most up-to-date information available, eliminating the need to check for accuracy.

These live and enduring webinars will offer continuing education credits for physicians, PAs, nursing professionals, and pharmacists (if applicable) and will occur every other month for five sessions. Following the live broadcast, the event will be archived for one year.

ARTICLE DESCRIPTION

This month’s journal club features a fascinating and eye opening study about the national history of multiple sclerosis. One hundred thirty two people with CIS were followed over thirty years both clinically and radiologically. The outcomes were fascinating and of great interest. It seems that outcomes could have been predicted radiologically from the first year of neuroimaging changes. The discussion will focus on the article itself as well as implications for multiple sclerosis practice.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, PAs, nursing professionals, and other members of the healthcare team involved in the management of patients with MS. Continuing education credits are available for physicians, nursing professionals, and PAs.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

Identify the latest information available for the utilization of neuroimaging in MS patients for diagnosis and monitoring.

FACULTY

John F. Kramer, PA-C, Moderator
STMP Neurology
Nashville, TN

Bryan D. Walker, MHS, PA-C, MSCS
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

This activity is supported by educational grants from Celgene Corporation, EMD Serono, Genentech, and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT AND CREDIT DESIGNATION

In support of improving patient care, the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) 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 CMSC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria.

Physicians
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers designates this live activity for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Nurses
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers designates this live activity for 1.0 contact hours of continuing education (1.0 in the area of pharmacology) for nurses.

Certificate of Participation for Other Healthcare Professionals
A Certificate of Participation will be given upon completion of course requirements enabling participants to register their credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations. Participants may apply for other accreditations using procedures established by specific organizations.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION / HOW TO RECEIVE CREDIT

To successfully complete this activity, the participant must review the accreditation information, including learning objectives and faculty disclosures, view the webinar, and complete the evaluation. Participants will receive a detailed email to complete the evaluation and claim their credit the day after the live webinar.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

This activity is best viewed using the most up to date version of Google Chrome, FireFox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge.

There is no fee to participate in this activity.

To view the article click here: https://doi.org/10.1002/ana.25637

Copyright
© 2019 The Authors. Annals of Neurology published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of American Neurological Association.
Declan T. Chard, Olga Ciccarelli, Alan Thompson, et al. A 30‐Year Clinical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Observational Study of Multiple Sclerosis and Clinically Isolated Syndromes. Annals of Neurology, John Wiley and Sons; 2020;87(1):63-74.

LIVE WEBINAR INSTRUCTIONS FOR:

THURSDAY, February 20th at 7:00 PM (ET)

Webcast Link:
https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1283655&tp_key=898e947b11
Participant Dial-In:
877-407-9221 or 201-689-8597 (NORTH AMERICA ONLY)
Please test your system a few minutes prior to the webinar:
System Test Link: http://webcasts.com/test
For technical support the night of the event, call:
877-407-0626 or 201-689-7835 (NORTH AMERICA ONLY)

A reminder email will be sent the day of the event.

To be included in the Virtual Journal Club Google Group, please email Jennifer at jpichardo@mscare.org

About Me

The Continuing Medical Education Program is an integral part of the organization’s overall mission which aims to improve learners’ competence and performance‐in‐practice and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

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