Individualizing Therapeutic Strategies
for Multiple Sclerosis
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Estimated Time to Complete Educational Activity
In this web-based program, physicians will learn how recent advances in basic and clinical research have helped to advance the understanding of treatment advances in multiple sclerosis.
July 22, 2014
July 22, 2016
Method of Physician Participation Utilized in Learning Process
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period July 22, 2014 throughJuly 22, 2016, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity, and are expected to view all 6 segments totaling 3.0 hours to successfully complete the activity and earn CME credit; 3) register and complete the evaluation form and post-test; 4) score 100% on the post-test; and 5) print out your CME certificate.
Participation in this WebCAST is complimentary, and clinicians are invited to view this CME-certified program and/or share this invitation with other colleagues, departmental staff members, and healthcare professionals.
Supported by an educational grant from Teva Neuroscience.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and CMEducation Resources, LLC. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Policy on Faculty & Provider Disclosure
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
SUHAYL DHIB-JALBUT, MD – Program Chairman
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurology
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ
Consultant: EMD Serono, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Acorda Therapeutics, Bayer
Grant/Research Support Teva Pharmaceuticals, Biogen-Idec
BRIAN STEINGO, MD
Director, Fort Lauderdale MS Center
Sunrise Medical Group
Pompano Beach, Florida
Consultant: Biogen Idec, Teva, Novartis, Genzyme, Questcor
Speaker’s Bureau: Biogen Idec, Teva, Novartis, Genzyme, Questcor, Acorda
Grant/Research Support: Biogen Idec, Novartis
M. TARIQ BHATTI, MD
Associate Professor, Neuro-Ophthalmology and Orbital Disease
Departments of Ophthalmology and Medicine (Division of Neurology)
Duke University Eye Center
Durham, North Carolina
Program Managers and Web Editor Disclosure
Program Manager Gideon Bosker, MD has nothing to disclose.
Program Reviewer Denise Leary has nothing to disclose.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Outline the pathobiological mechanisms involved in the early stages of neurodegeneration in RRMS, and the implications of these pathoimmunological processes and their responsiveness to therapies that may reduce progression of neurodegeneration in MS;
- Individualize therapy for patients with RRMS, so that treatment decisions are based on a systematic analysis of the risks, benefits, experiential database, and trial results reported for a broad range of agents used to treat RRMS;
- Individualize and align specific MS therapies with specific patients in order to account for the full spectrum of patient needs, preferences, MRI findings, therapeutic objectives, disability considerations, and safety dimensions of available treatments for RRMS;
- Explain how biosimilar agents that may be introduced into the MS treatment landscape compare to established agents with respect to chemical structure, manufacturing, trial-based evidence for safety and efficacy, and other features;
- Review new dosing formulations and dosing schedules for established agents for RRMS, and how these new dosing formulations and technology-based improvements in injectable devices may affect patient adherence and acceptance in individuals with MS;
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