Novel Treatment: Upgrading the Standard of Care for Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD)

RELEASE DATE: November 18, 2021

EXPIRATION DATE: November 18, 2022

FACULTY

Dean Wingerchuk, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
Mayo Clinic
Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona

Claudia Lucchinetti, MD
Chair, Department of Neurology
Dean, Clinical and Translational Science
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This enduring activity will cover the treatment of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of neurologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, and emergency physicians who treat patients with NMOSD.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After participating in this educational initiative, clinicians should be better able to:

  • Recognize NMOSD as a disease associated with a range of significant symptoms, QOL detriments, and potentially serious comorbidities
  • Knowledgeably manage patients with NMOSD during the COVID-19 pandemic to minimize/prevent disease-related risks, medication-related complications, and possible COVID-19-associated infection
  • Review clinical trial data of newly available treatments for NMOSD, evaluating the therapeutic and safety advantages/disadvantages of each, and methods for most effectively integrating new treatments for NMOSD into clinical practice

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.

NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION

Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with NMOSD.
CNE Credits: 1.5 ANCC Contact Hours.

CNE ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional education development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Awarded 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.

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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