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This activity is supported by educational grants from Biogen and EMD Serono, Inc.
In April 2018, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a new practice guideline on the use of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) in adults with MS. Included in this document are recommendations concerning when and how to switch DMTs. It is incumbent on MS-treating clinicians to be knowledgeable about these recommendations and be prepared to implement them in clinical practice. This program is designed to address these recent recommendations and to facilitate their timely incorporation into clinical practice.
This activity is intended to meet the educational needs of neurologists and other clinicians treating patients with MS.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Apply the 2018 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) guidelines on disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) to monitor the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of therapy in patients with MS.
Implement recommendations from the 2018 AAN guidelines to determine when a switch in DMTs should be considered for patients with MS.
Integrate the 2018 AAN guidelines into the process of selecting therapy when switching DMTs in patients with MS.
Johns Hopkins Chair and Activity Director Shiv Saidha, MBBCh, MD, MRCPI Associate Professor of Neurology Multiple Sclerosis Center Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. Saidha discloses the following: Contracted Research: Biogen Idec, Genentech, Inc., MedDay Pharmaceuticals Consulting Fee: Biogen Idec, EMD Serono, Genzyme Corporation, Novartis AG Equity: 2% JuneBrain
Faculty Daniel M. Harrison, MD Associate Professor of Neurology University of Maryland School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. Harrison discloses the following: Contracted Research: EMD Serono, Genentech, Inc. Advisory Board: Biogen Idec, EMD Serono, Genentech Inc., Genzyme Corporation Royalty: UpToDate
Daniel Ontaneda, MD, MSc Associate Professor of Neurology Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Neurological Institute Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cleveland, Ohio
Dr. Ontaneda discloses the following: Contracted Research: Genentech, Inc., Genzyme Corporation, Novartis AG Consulting Fee: Biogen Idec, Genentech Inc., Novartis AG
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