0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM 0.50 / CNE Contact Hour 0.50 / CE for Pharmacists
This activity is provided by The France Foundation
This activity is supported by educational grants from Biogen, Celgene, and Sanofi Genzyme.
A patient with MS presents in the clinical care center with worsening symptoms. Patricia Coyle, MD, and Patricia Melville, RN, MSN, review the key diagnosis criteria, treatment options, and discuss counseling options using shared decision-making with the patient. This interactive case study provides numerous resources for the learner.
This activity is intended for neurologists, advanced practice providers, nurses, pharmacists, and other members of the MS care team.
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
Explain MOAs and considerations and precautions surrounding new and emerging agents for RRMS and SPMS
Provide evidence-based rationale for initial or subsequent treatment choices, as well as their timing
Formulate a management plan that includes strategies and practical tools which support shared decision-making (SDM)
Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The France Foundation (TFF) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. Furthermore, TFF seeks 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. TFF is committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.
Patricia Coyle, MD Professor of Neurology and Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs Director, MS Comprehensive Care Center Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute Stony Brook, NY
Dr. Coyle has done non-CE consulting for Accordant, Actelion, Alexion, Bayer, Biogen, Celgene, Genentech/Roche, Novartis, Sanofi Genzyme, Serono, and TG Therapeutics. She has also done contract research for Actelion, Alkermes, Genentech/Roche, MedDay, NINDS, and Novartis.
Patricia Melville, RN, MSN, NP-C, MSCN Clinical Instructor, Department of Neurology SUNY at Stony Brook Stony Brook MS Comprehensive Care Center Stony Brook, NY
Ms. Melville has served on advisory boards for Biogen, Genentech, and Sanofi Genzyme. She has also served on the speaker bureau for Biogen, EMD Serono, Genentech, Sanofi Genzyme, and Novartis.
Marie Moore, MSN Nurse Practitioner Neurology, Carolinas Healthcare System Charlotte, NC
Ms Moore has served on advisory boards for Celgene and Genzyme and has served on the speakers’ bureau for Genzyme.
Khamini Guillermo, DNP, CRNP, MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Ursinus College Wellness Center Collegeville, PA
Ms. Guillermo has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jacci Bainbridge, PharmD, FCCP Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Neurology Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Aurora, CO
Dr. Bainbridge serves on the advisory board for Genentech.
Accredited Provider Disclosures
The following staff report that they have relevant financial relationships to disclose: Janis Vajdos, MS has a spouse who works for Pfizer, Inc., and they hold stock in Pfizer, Inc.
The other planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
The France Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The France Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE Contact Hour(s)
Montana Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This enduring activity is designated for 0.50 contact hours.
CE for Pharmacists
The France Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education and will award 0.50 contact hours (0.05 CEUs).
ACPE No. 0391-0000-19-131-H01-P.
ADDITIONAL CREDIT INFORMATION
Note to Nurse Practitioners: Nurse practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.
Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
TFF requires 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 U.S. 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. TFF does 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.
The France Foundation presents 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. The France Foundation and the commercial supporter(s) assume no liability for the information herein.
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. Credit documentation/reporting:
If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM , ANCC credit, or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.
If you are requesting ACPE pharmacy credit—your CE credits will be submitted electronically to the CPE Monitor.
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