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Targeting B-cells in Primary Progressive MS (PPMS)


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This interactive module focuses on practical topics, reviews clinical trial data with clarity and thoroughness, and incorporates cases to engage learners on how this information can be used in clinical practice, for all disciplines involved in the care of MS patients.

CME/CE Information is no longer available for this activity.

Activity Title: Targeting B-cells in Primary Progressive MS (PPMS)
Topic: Multiple Sclerosis
Accreditation Type: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/ANCC Credits
Release Date: 7/31/17
Expiration Date: 7/30/18 – This activity is no longer available for CME/CE
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 30 minutes

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

  • Analyze data from clinical trials of disease modifying therapies to inform personalized treatment and monitoring of outcomes for patients with MS
  • Access reliable and evidence-based resources in order to stay current with advances in the management of MS

Patricia K. Coyle, MD
Professor of Neurology and
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Director, MS Comprehensive Care Center
Stony Brook Medicine

Technical Requirements: http://www.francefoundation.com/general-requirements.html

  1. There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  2. Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  3. Complete the CME/CE activity
  4. Complete the online posttest. A score of at least 75% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  5. Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form, which provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
  6. Your CME/CE certificate will be available for download

This activity is jointly provided by CMSC and NPA in collaboration with The France Foundation.

This educational initiative is intended to meet the needs of neurologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, rehabilitation professionals, case managers, mental health professionals, social workers and others involved in the management of patients with MS.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA) in collaboration with The France Foundation. The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The CMSC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
NPA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 Continuing Nursing Education Credits.

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA), and The France Foundation (TFF) require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. CMSC, NPA, and TFF resolve all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all their educational programs. Furthermore, CMSC, NPA, and TFF seek to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. CMSC, NPA, and TFF are committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

Activity Staff Disclosures
The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, or other members at CMSC 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.

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

Faculty Disclosures - Content Creators
The following faculty report that they have relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Patricia K. Coyle, MD, has done contract research for Actelion, Genentech/Roche, NINDS, Novartis, and Opexa. She has also received consulting fees from Accordant, Acorda, Bayer, Biogen, Celgene, Genentech/Roche, Sanofi Genzyme, Novartis, and Serono.

CMSC, NPA, and TFF require CME faculty (speakers) to disclose when products or procedures being discussed are off label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational, 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. CMSC, NPA, and TFF do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. If you have questions, contact the Medical Affairs Department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.

This activity is supported by educational grants received from Biogen and Sanofi Genzyme.

CMSC, NPA, and TFF present this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. CMSC, NPA, TFF, and the commercial supporters assume no liability for the information herein.

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