CME/CNE Meeting Series

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. The management of patients with MS is highly complex and the development of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) has dramatically altered the treatment paradigm. Guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology on the use of DMTs were just released in 2018 and clinicians need to be updated on these new evidence-based recommendations. Another important aspect of caring for patients with MS is communication. Patients must not only be educated about their disease and treatment options, but also engaged in conversations about their risk tolerance, quality of life—including symptoms that they are experiencing—and any concerns they may have regarding their care. Shared decision-making (SDM) is a model of two-way communication between a patient and a provider with established ability to improve a patient’s satisfaction of care. In this CME/CNE activity, MS Forum® V, current treatment guidelines, environmental factors, and comorbidities in MS will be discussed alongside the safety, efficacy, and use of current DMTs. In addition, the program will include rapid TED-like didactic presentations, video segments of a patient’s perspective of MS, and a panel discussion that will examine the importance of SDM in managing patients with MS.

Saturday, October 27, 2018 – Chicago, IL
JW Marriott Chicago
151 W Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Newport Beach, CA
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
1107 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Saturday, November 17, 2018 – New York, NY
The Westin New York at Times Square
270 W 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Saturday, December 1, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
237 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
8:10 am What Do the New Guidelines Mean for Your Practice?
8:35 am Updates in DMTs: Clinical and Practical Review
9:05 am Clinical Case: Optimal Treatment Selection
9:15 am TED Talks in MS: What You've Been Asking About
10:40 am Updates in Progressive MS: Recognition and Management
11:05 am Clinical Case: Progressive MS
11:15 am Impact of Environmental Factors and Comordbidities in MS
11:40 am Patient Perspectives in MS
12:00 pm Shared Decision-making in MS
12:20 pm Clinical Case: Bringing it All Together
12:45 pm Conclusion

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Target Audience: The intended audience for this activity is neurologists, neurology nurses, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

Physician

  • Assess the latest clinical evidence regarding available and emerging DMTs for MS management.
  • Examine the influence of environmental factors and comorbidities on MS disease burden and implications for treatment.
  • Identify patients with progressive MS in a timely manner to ensure appropriate intervention.
  • Select treatment for patient with RRMS or progressive MS based on the latest clinical advances and evidence-based guidelines.
  • Communicate with patients about their concerns regarding MS and its treatment.
  • Incorporate appropriate shared decision-making strategies to engage patients with MS in their own care.

Nurse

  • Assess the latest clinical evidence regarding available and emerging DMTs for MS management.
  • Examine the influence of environmental factors and comorbidities on MS disease burden and implications for treatment.
  • Communicate with patients about their concerns regarding MS and its treatment.
  • Incorporate appropriate shared decision-making strategies to engage patients with MS in their own care.

CME Information: Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Vindico Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Information: Vindico Medical Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Vindico Medical Education will provide 4.5 contact hours for nurses.

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content are required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. Relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience.

Faculty, topics, program schedule, and credit hours are subject to change. Audiotaping or videotaping is prohibited without written permission from the program committee.

Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA*
Professor and Vice Chair (Clinical Affairs)
Department of Neurology
Director
Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY
Guy J. Buckle, MD, MPH*
Director of Neuroimaging Research
MS Center at Shepherd Center
Atlanta, GA
Bruce A. Cohen, MD, FAAN, FANA, FACP*
Professor of Neurology
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Director
Northwestern Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Program
Chicago, IL
Clyde E. Markowitz, MD*
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Harold Moses, MD*
Associate Professor of Neurology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Michael Sy, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

*Series Steering Committee

Cost and Eligibility

This activity is free of charge to participants. Additionally, per regulatory guidelines, the educational grant used to support this activity may only be used for medical professionals attending the activity. Participation by non-healthcare providers and/or guests is not permitted.

Program Materials

Upon arrival, preregistered and unregistered attendees will be directed to their respective check-in lines. Program materials will be provided to attendees as they check-in; the quantity of program materials is based on anticipated attendance and therefore cannot be guaranteed.

Attendee Food and Beverage

Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of Vindico Medical Education. Quantity is based on anticipated attendance and therefore cannot be guaranteed.

CME/CNE Credit Claiming Policy

In order to obtain CME/CNE credit for this activity, participants are required to officially register for the program, check-in at the registration desk, attend the activity, and complete the activity evaluation and CME/CNE credit form.

BONUS!

Attendees will be provided with take-away resources to be utilized in their practice:

  • Patient Education Wall Poster—Wall poster for practitioners to easily display in their offices to help serve as a resource to initiate conversations about effective wellness programs for patients with MS.
  • Physician Pocket Guide—Guide to contain comprehensive information covering a wide range of topics presented in an easy-to-read format for quick reference.