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Multiple Sclerosis in the
Managed Care Setting


Webcast CME Disclosure

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Program Medium

Internet-based program

Method of Physician Participation Utilized in Learning Process

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period May 22, 2012 through May 22, 2014 participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity, and are expected to view all 10 segments totaling 3 hours and 17 minutes to successfully complete the activity and earn CME credit; 3) register and complete the evaluation form; and 4) print out your CME certificate

Estimated Time to Complete Educational Activity

3.5 hours

Course Overview

In this web-based program, physicians will learn how recent advances in basic and clinical research have helped to advance the understanding of managing multiple sclerosis.

Release Date

May 22, 2012

Expiration Date

May 22, 2014

Intended Audience

This complimentary CME educational activity is designed for all neurology-focused physicians, nurses, NPs, academicians, pharmacists, researchers, investigators, and program directors managing, referring, and/or consulting on patients with multiple sclerosis. The program will emphasize content, topics, issues, and clinical challenges/solutions encountered by clinicians and pharmacists practicing in a managed care setting.


Enrollment for this WebCAST is complimentary, and clinicians are invited to participate in this CME-certified WebCAST and/or share this invitation with other colleagues, departmental staff members, and healthcare professionals.

Grantor Support

logoThis activity is supported by an
educational grant from
Teva Neuroscience

Physician Continuing Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The University of Massachusetts Medical School, Office of CME and CMEducation Resources, LLC. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials

Program Faculty and Disclosure

FRED LUBLIN, MD – Program Chairman
Saunders Family Professor of Neurology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
The Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS
New York, NY

Consultant: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals; Biogen Idec; EMD Serono, Inc.; Novartis;
Pfizer; Teva Neuroscience; Genmab; Medicinova; Actelion; Allozyne, Sanofi-
Aventis, Acorda, Questcor, Avanir, Roche, Celgene, Abbott, MorphpSys: Johnson
& Johnson, Revalesio; Coronado Bioscience, Genzyme, MedImmune
Grant/Research Support: Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.; Biogen Idec; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp; Teva
Neuroscience, Inc.; Genzyme; Sanofi: Celgene; NIH; NMSS
Current FInancial/Stock Ownership: Cognition Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Director, Fort Lauderdale MS Center
Sunrise Medical Group
Pompano Beach, FL

Consultant: Novartis, Biogen, Teva, Acorda, Questcor
Speaker's Bureau: Novartis, Biogen, Teva, Acorda, Questcor
Grant/Research Support: Novartis, Biogen, Sanofi


Medical Director
Neurologique Foundation
Florida Society of Neurology
Ponte Vedra, FL

Consultant: Allergan, Acorda, Avanir, Bayer, Biogen, EMD Serono, Teva, Questcor, Merz
Speaker's Bureau: Allergan, Acorda, Avanir, Bayer, Biogen, EMD Serono, Teva, Questcor, Merz
Grant/Research Support: Allergan, Acorda, Avanir, Bayer, Biogen, EMD Serono, Teva, Questcor, Merz

Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Colchester, VT

Nothing to disclose

Program Managers and Web Editor Disclosure

Program Manager Gideon Bosker, MD has nothing to disclose.

Program Reviewer Denise Leary has nothing to disclose.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should:

  • Identify the rationale for treating patients with MS with agents shown to act through immunomodulating effects and actions that take place in the central nervous system
  • Understand the established and evolving role of neuroimmunomodulating agents for MS; and, how such agents, including established injectable IMTs, acting on both inflammatory and neurodegenerative dimensions of MS disease progression, may produce different clinical outcome end points than agents acting on inflammatory dimensions of the disease only
  • Understand the role of and comparisons among IMTs used for initial, first-line foundation therapy in MS, with a focus on safety, efficacy, and long-term clinical experience
  • Detail how the possible approval of new MS therapies—including both oral and injectable agents—may change the risk-to-benefit proposition for and influence long-term treatment decisions for MS treatment regimens implemented in the managed care setting
  • Explain the clinical risks and benefits of established, injectable IMTs as compared to emerging agents under evaluation for MS, and how the safety profiles of new agents compare to established platforms with documented long-term safety and LTFU studies showing EDSS stabilization and reduction in relapse rates

Hardware and Software Requirements:

To participate in this program, viewers must have a PC or Macintosh computer that has active, ongoing internet access for the duration of the program, as well as a compatible Flash-viewer. An email address is required for registration, and a printer is required to printout the CME certificate.

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