Management of Non-Active Progressive MS: Current and Future Perspectives

This CE activity is jointly provided by The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and Catamount Medical Education.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Nurses — 1.5 contact hours (.5 in the area of pharmacology)
    All other health care professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of neurologists, nursing professionals, pharmacists, PAs, rehabilitation specialists, mental health professionals, and other healthcare professionals who manage patients with MS.

Program Overview

An interactive activity that utilizes case studies to review the classification and management of progressive MS. New and emerging treatments are also discussed.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the subtypes of progressive MS, including “active” versus “non-active” disease course in patients with primary progressive or secondary progressive MS in order to personalize treatment
  • Review the potential burden of disease associated with progressive forms of MS and the effects on the patients’ quality of life
  • Employ strategies to plan for adaptations over time as disability increases
  • Discuss current approaches to treatment and continued unmet needs for patients with non-active progressive MS
  • Implement practical strategies for regular monitoring in patients with non-active disease
  • Review the most recent information on treatment approaches in development for non-active progressive MS

Faculty

Patricia Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA
Program Chair Professor and Vice Chair (Clinical Affairs) Director, MS Comprehensive Care Center Stony Brook University Medical Center Stony Brook, NY

Marie Namey, APRN, MSN, MSCN
Presenting Faculty Mellen Center for MS Treatment and Research Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH

Edward Fox, MD, PhD
Presenting Faculty Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic of Central Texas Central Texas Neurology Consultants Round Rock, TX

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and Catamount Medical Education. 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.

Credit Designation

The CMSC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The CMSC designates this enduring material for 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education (.5 in the area of pharmacology).

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

The following faculty report that they have relevant financial relationships to disclose:

Patricia Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA
Consultant: Accordant, Actelion, Alexion, Bayer, Biogen, Celgene, Genentech/Roche, Novartis, Sanofi Genzyme, EMD Serono, and TG Therapeutics
Contracted Research: Actelion, Alkermes, Genentech/Roche, MedDay, NINDS, and Novartis.

Marie Namey, APRN, MSN, MSCN
Consultant: Biogen and Sanofi Genzyme
Speakers Bureau: Biogen, EMD Serono, Genentech, and Sanofi Genzyme.

Edward Fox, MD, PhD
Consultant: Acorda, Bayer, Biogen, EMD Serono, Genentech, Novartis, Sanofi Genzyme, and Teva
Speakers Bureau: Acorda, Biogen, EMD Serono, Genentech, Novartis, Sanofi Genzyme, and Teva
Contracted Research: Acorda, Biogen, Celgene, Chugai, EMD Serono, Genentech/Roche, Mallinckrodt, MedDay, Novartis, Opexa, Sanofi Genzyme, Teva, and TG Therapeutics.

Activity Staff Disclosures

June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN, has declared that she has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

All other planners, reviewers, staff, or other members of the Continuing Professional Education Committee at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers who control content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP, has served as Nurse Planner for this activity. She has declared that she has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at Catamount Medical Education who control content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Method of Participation

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this enduring activity. In order to receive credit, participants must read the CME/CE information and faculty disclosures, complete the pre-test questions, view the activity, answer the interactive questions throughout the activity, and complete the post-test and evaluation form. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test with a passing score of ≥ 70%, and evaluation form.

Certificates will be emailed to the participant

Hardware and Software Requirements

An HTML5 compliant browser is required to participate in the activity. This includes the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. If in doubt, you may which to check your current browser at the independent, third party site: WhatsMyBrowser.org.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

CMSC and Catamount Medical Education require CE faculty (speakers) to disclose to the attendees when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved); and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.

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.

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