Multiple Sclerosis in the Primary Care Setting: Strategies to Improve Identification, Management, and Coordination of Care

RELEASED:

January 30, 2020

EXPIRES:

January 30, 2021

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory and neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system that can lead to varying degrees of disability and impaired quality of life. The potential negative impact of the disease can be minimized through early recognition of symptoms, appropriate diagnosis, and treatment with effective disease-modifying therapy. Collaboration among healthcare professionals is a critical component of MS care. Primary care professionals are on the front line to recognize signs and symptoms of MS and to take appropriate actions to facilitate prompt diagnosis and treatment. They are also in a position to help recognize and manage relapses, promote adherence, and coordinate care with specialists. This CE activity reviews the diagnosis and treatment of MS, with an emphasis on best practices for coordinating care and working collaboratively with specialists to meet the needs of patients living with MS.

FACULTY

Sylvia Klineova, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER

This activity is supported by educational grants from EMD Serono and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals