Short Courses Podcast: Pregnancy and Disease-Modifying Treatment for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Released On: March 4, 2022

Expires On: March 4, 2023

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

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Nurses — 0.25 contact hours of nursing continuing professional development credit (NCPD) (0.25 in the area of pharmacology)
  • Pharmacists — 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit.

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, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other members of the healthcare team caring for patients with MS.

Program Overview

Four case-based podcasts that provide expert, evidence-based insights on the development of personalized treatment plans for MS patients who are or who plan to become pregnant.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify factors that may influence the decision to start or delay disease-modifying therapy after MS diagnosis in a patient who is planning to become or is currently pregnant
  • Employ evidence-based considerations and strategies for discontinuing and/or switching DMT in a patient who wishes to become pregnant
  • Analyze data on the safety of available DMTs during pregnancy
  • Integrate evidence and considerations related to the use of DMTs in the post-partum period and during breastfeeding

Faculty

Riley Bove, MD, MSc
Associate Professor
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Mitzi Joi Williams, MD
Founder and CEO
Joi Life Wellness Group, LLC

Contact Information

For questions about this activity, please contact Catamount Medical Education at [email protected].

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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