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Tuesday, May 26 - Aspects of Management

Time (EDT)

Title

Presenter

9:55 AM

Opening Remarks

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Whitaker Lecture: CNS Immune Responses that Underlie Progressive MS: Future Challenges in the COVID-19 Era

Peter Calabresi, MD

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Progressive MS: Diagnosis, Clinical Course and Long-Term Management

Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Science, Art, and Practice of Behavioral Medicine

Amy Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders: Emerging Treatment Options

Brian Weinshenker, MD

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Comorbidities and MS: Critical Thinking about DMT’s and Vaccines

Patricia Melville, NP-C, MSCN Marijean Buhse, PhD, NP-C, MSCN

3:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Wednesday, May 27 - Comprehensive Care and the MS Team

Time (EDT)

Title

Presenter

9:55 AM

Opening Remarks

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Depression and MS: Diagnosing and Treating

Anthony Feinstein, MPhil, PhD, FRCP

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rehabilitation in MS: That was Then, This is Now

Patricia Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Current Perspectives of Pediatric Care and Research

Brenda Banwell, MD, FAAP, FRCPC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Importance of Assessing Nutritional Health in Patients with MS

Mona Bostick, RDN, LDN

2:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Thursday, May 28 - Pharmacotherapeutics of Multiple Sclerosis

Time (EDT)

Title

Presenter

9:55 AM

Opening Remarks

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Use of Psychotropics in MS: Antidepressants, Antianxiety Agents, Mood Stabilizers, Hypnotics, Antipsychotics, and Cognitive Enhancers

Laura Safar, MD

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cannabis and MS: Efficacy, Safety, Drug Interactions, and Research Update

Allen Bowling, MD, PhD

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Emerging Therapies Across the Disease Spectrum

Benjamin Greenberg, MD, MHS, CRND, FAAN, FANA

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

John F. Kurtzke Lecture: Stem Cell Research Update

Mark Freedman, MSc, MD, FRCPC

2:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Friday, May 29 - Hot Topics in Multiple Sclerosis

Time (EDT)

Title

Presenter

9:55 AM

Opening Remarks

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Genetics Update

Sergio Baranzini, PhD

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Role of Complement in MS

Horea Rus, MD, PhD

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A Clinician’s Guide to Cognition in MS

Sarah Morrow, MD, MS, FRCPC, FAAN

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Caring for Women Across the Reproductive Lifespan

Riley Bove, MD

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Role of Biological Aging In MS Progression

Jennifer Graves, MD, PhD, MAS

3:00 PM

Closing Remarks

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2020 CMSC VIRTUAL MEETING ACCREDITATION AND CREDIT DESIGNATION INFORMATION

In order to successfully complete this knowledge-based continuing education activity, participants must register for the activity, view the presentation, complete the online evaluation, and claim for credit.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, advanced practice clinicians, nursing professionals, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation specialists, researchers, advocates, and other members of the healthcare team involved in the management of patients with MS, conduct research in MS or who have a special interest in MS.

In support of improving patient care, the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

PHYSICIANS

The CMSC designates this overall activity for a maximum of 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSES

The CMSC designates this overall activity for 18.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

PHARMACISTS

This overall activity has been approved for up to 13.0 contact hours (1.3 CEUs) of continuing education by the CMSC. These are knowledge-based activities. The sessions offering ACPE credit and the Universal Activity Number (UAN) associated with each activity will be designated in each individual slide presentation. Your CE credits will be submitted electronically to CPE Monitor. CE providers must upload participant information within 60 days from the date the participant completed the activity. For information about CPE Monitor, visit https://nabp.pharmacy/cpe-monitor-service/.

PAs

The CMSC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This overall activity is designated for 18.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

PSYCHOLOGISTS

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) and the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC). The CMSC maintains responsibility for the content of the program. APA affiliated attendees may claim a maximum of 14.0 CE credits for their participation in the overall activity.

SOCIAL WORKERS

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CMSC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this overall course can earn up to 14.0 continuing education credits.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE FOR OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

A Certificate of Attendance will be given upon completion of course requirements enabling attendees to register their credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations. Attendees may apply for other accreditations using procedures established by specific organizations.

Accreditation information specific to each presentation will be included on the presentation slides.

SESSION INFORMATION

Following is a list of accredited sessions and type of credit awarded to each.

Each session is eligible for 1 contact hour of continuing education.

CME - Physician AMA Category 1

CNE - Nurse ANCC

ACPE - Pharmacist

AAPA - PA

APA - Psychologist

ASWB - Social Worker

Certificate of Participation for all other healthcare professionals

Whitaker Lecture: CNS Immune Responses that Underlie Progressive MS: Future Challenges in the COVID-19 Era; Credit determination: CME, CNE, AAPA

Progressive MS: Diagnosis, Clinical Course and Long-Term Management; Credit determination: CME, CNE, ACPE, AAPA, APA, ASWB

Science, Art, and Practice of Behavioral Medicine; Credit determination: CME, CNE, AAPA, APA, ASWB

Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders: Emerging Treatment Options; Credit determination: CME, CNE, ACPE, AAPA

Comorbidities and MS: Critical Thinking about DMT’s and Vaccines; Credit determination: CME, CNE, ACPE, AAPA, APA, ASWB

Depression and MS: Diagnosing and Treating; Credit determination: CME, CNE, ACPE, AAPA, APA, ASWB

Rehabilitation in MS: That was Then, This is Now; Credit determination: CME, CNE, AAPA, APA, ASWB

Current Perspectives of Pediatric Care and Research; Credit determination: CME, CNE, ACPE, AAPA, APA, ASWB

Importance of Assessing Nutritional Health in Patients with MS; Credit determination: CME, CNE, ACPE, AAPA, APA, ASWB

Use of Psychotropics in MS: Antidepressants, Antianxiety Agents, Mood Stabilizers, Hypnotics, Antipsychotics, and Cognitive Enhancers; Credit determination: CME, CNE, ACPE, AAPA, APA, ASWB

Cannabis and MS: Efficacy, Safety, Drug Interactions, and Research Update; Credit determination: CME, CNE, ACPE, AAPA, APA, ASWB

Emerging Therapies Across the Disease Spectrum; Credit determination: CME, CNE, ACPE, AAPA, APA, ASWB

John F. Kurtzke Lecture: Stem Cell Research Update; Credit determination: CME, CNE, ACPE, AAPA, APA, ASWB

Genetics Update; Credit determination: CME, CNE, AAPA

The Role of Complement in MS; Credit determination: CME, CNE, AAPA, ACPE

A Clinician’s Guide to Cognition in MS; Credit determination: CME, CNE, AAPA, APA, ASWB

Caring for Women Across the Reproductive Lifespan; Credit determination: CME, CNE, ACPE, AAPA, APA, ASWB

The Role of Biological Aging In MS Progression; Credit determination: CME, CNE, ACPE, AAPA, APA, ASWB

RELEASE DATE: May 26-29, 2020

EXPIRATION DATE: May 31, 2021

TIME TO COMPLETE EACH ACTIVITY: 1 hour

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Learning objectives for each specific presentation will be provided in the presentation slides.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

It is the policy of CMSC to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. All faculty, planning committee members, content reviewers, and staff participating in this activity have disclosed any relevant financial relationships they or their significant other have had within the previous 12 months with manufacturers of any commercial products/devices and/or providers of commercial services included in this educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a person with a relevant financial relationship from participating in the activity, but rather to provide participants with information on which they can base their own judgments. All presentations were reviewed by an independent clinician with no relevant financial relationships for the purpose of resolution of any identified conflict of interest and a determination of evidence-base and fair balance.

PLANNERS, REVIEWERS AND STAFF DISCLOSURES

Corey C. Ford, MD, PhD (Planner) has disclosed the following relevant financial relationship(s): Consulting Fee: Teva Pharmaceuticals, GW Pharma, and Actelion; Contracted Research: Actelion, Adamas, Alkermes, Biogen, Genentech, Genzyme, Mallinckrodt, Medday, Novartis, Roche, Sanofi Aventis, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and TG Therapeutics.

June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN (Planner and Reviewer) has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Colleen Harris, MN, NP, MSCN (Planner) has disclosed the following relevant financial relationship(s): Consulting Fee: Biogen, Roche, Merck, Sanofi Genzyme, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.

Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP (Reviewer) has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Tina Trott and the staff at CMSC have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

FACULTY DISCLOSURES

Faculty disclosure information for each specific speaker will be provided on the presentation slides.

FEE INFORMATION

There is no fee to participate in these educational activities.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPATION AND OBTAINING CREDIT

Participants must 1) read the learning objectives and disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; and 3) complete the evaluation form.

To complete the evaluation and claim credit, go to www.highmarksce.com/mscare/

1) Create a new account or log in with your user name and password*. 2) Select the Enduring Materials tab, then select the activity from the listing and follow the instructions to complete the activity and receive your credit.

*If you forgot your username or password, click on Forgot password. You will receive an email with a link to change your password.

For credit claiming assistance, please contact education@mscare.org.

COMPUTER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

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DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

CMSC requires faculty to disclose to the attendees when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved); 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 US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.

DISCLAIMER

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact the CMSC at education@mscare.org.

The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) respects your privacy. All personal information that is provided to CMSC is protected and will not be sold to a third party for commercial purposes. All personally identifiable information contained in CMSC databases is treated as confidential and will be used only for the purposes stated in this policy, except where required by law. CMSC maintains user databases that contain mailing and user profile information as well as a record of the continuing education (CE) activities viewed and the post-test and evaluation results for CE credit. This information is provided to activity collaborators for the purposes of CE recordkeeping. By participating in this activity, you agree that CMSC has full permission to provide this information.

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