The Changing Face of Multiple Sclerosis: Addressing the Demographic Shift Towards Elderly Patients

Release Date: 7/18/2022
Expiration Date: 7/17/2023

Provider Statement

This continuing education activity is provided by

Support Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from EMD Serono, Inc.

There is no non-commercial support for this activity.

Education activities are distinguished as separate from endorsement of commercial products. When commercial products are displayed, participants will be advised that accredited status as a provider refers only to its continuing education activities and does not imply ANCC Commission on Accreditation endorsement of any commercial products.

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is neurologists, neurology nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with multiple sclerosis.

Learning Objectives

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

Physicians and Pharmacists

  • Determine the roles of aging, age-related immune changes, and immunosenescence in the pathophysiology of MS in the elderly.
  • Employ current approaches to treating elderly patients with MS including the risks and benefits of using DMTs.
  • Apply individualized management plans for elderly patients with MS that take comorbidities, disability, mobility, and cognitive dysfunction into consideration.

Nurses

  • Explain the roles of aging, age-related immune changes, and immunosenescence in the pathophysiology of MS in the elderly.
  • Assess current approaches to treating elderly patients with MS including the risks and benefits of using DMTs.
  • Evaluate individualized management plans for elderly patients with MS that take comorbidities, disability, mobility, and cognitive dysfunction into consideration.

Activity Chair

Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA
Professor and Vice Chair (Clinical Affairs)
Department of Neurology
Director
Stony Brook MS Comprehensive Care Center
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY

Faculty

Anne H. Cross, MD
Professor
Department of Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine
The Manny and Rosalyn Rosenthal – Dr John L. Trotter Chair in MS
St. Louis, MO

Patricia Melville, MSN, NP-C, MSCN
Clinical Instructor
Department of Neurology
Stony Brook MS Comprehensive Care Center
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY

Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD
SUNY Distinguished Professor
Professor of Neurology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
SUNY
Buffalo, NY

Planners and Reviewers

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Jennifer Frederick, PharmD, BCPS
Barbara A. Niedz, PhD, RN, CPHQ

Accreditation

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Vindico Medical Education is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Credit Designation

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Vindico Medical Education will provide a maximum of 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is acceptable for 0.75 contact hour of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Continuing Education Credit. The ACPE Universal Program Number is 0482-0000-22-027-H01-P, effective 7/18/2022. This is a knowledge-based activity and there is no fee to attend.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, July 18, 2022, to July 17, 2023.

How to Participate in This Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the polling and pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 2 of the 3 posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ certificate, Contact Hours certificate, or CPE Statement of Credit.

Disclosures

Vindico Medical Education adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a continuing education activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others, are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Faculty report the following relevant relationship(s)

Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA
Consultant: Accordant, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Janssen, Mylan, Novartis, Sanofi Genzyme, TG Therapeutics
Independent Research Contractor: Actelion, Alkermes, Celgene, Genentech/Roche, Novartis, Sanofi Genzyme

Anne H. Cross, MD
Advisor: EMD Serono, Genentech
Speaker Contracted by Ineligible Company: Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, EMD Serono, Genentech/Roche, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson, Novartis
Independent Research Contractor: EMD Serono/Merck, Genentech/Roche

Patricia Melville, MSN, NP-C, MSCN
Consultant: Novartis
Speaker Contracted by Ineligible Company: Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, EMD Serono, Genentech
Independent Research Contractor: Genentech, Sanofi

Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD
Consultant: Bayer, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genzyme/Sanofi, Janssen, Novartis, TG Therapeutics
Speaker Contracted by Ineligible Company: Biogen, Janssen
Independent Research Contractor: Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Novartis

Planners and Reviewers report the following relevant financial relationship(s)

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Jennifer Frederick, PharmD, BCPS
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Barbara A. Niedz, PhD, RN, CPHQ
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s)

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2022 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

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