September 16, 2021


Program Overview

Patients with multiple sclerosis require care from a comprehensive network of providers, spanning neurologists and physical therapists to psychiatrists and speech therapists. “Managing MS: A Team Approach” is a comprehensive CME/CE broadcast series, moderated by Patricia Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP, that provides expert insight on and review of clinical issues faced by patients with MS. Experts in these fields will discuss how to address barriers, apply expert recommendations, and more. As this program is intended to be cumulative, it is recommended that you view all 5 sessions in the series.

  • Session 1: The Nature of MS and the Role of the MS Team
    • September 15, 2021, at 7:00 PM ET
  • Session 2: Spasticity and Mobility in MS
    • September 22, 2021, at 7:00 PM ET
  • Session 3: Balance, Motor, and Neuroplasticity in MS
    • September 29, 2021, at 7:00 PM ET
  • Session 4: Fatigue and Cognitive Impairment in MS
    • October 6, 2021, at 7:00 PM ET
  • Session 5: Communication, Swallowing, and Case Review
    • October 13, 2021, at 7:00 PM ET

Release Date: September 15, 2021
Valid Through: October 31, 2022
Estimated Time to Complete Each Session: 60 minutes
This activity is supported by educational grants from Greenwich Biosciences, Inc. and Sanofi Genzyme.

Target Audience

This activity was designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nursing professionals, PAs, rehabilitation therapists, mental health professionals, and other members of the healthcare team involved in the management of patients with MS.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Examine the comprehensive care model in MS in the context of the clinician’s own practice setting
  • Identify members of the comprehensive care team, their unique roles, and the combined contribution of all members in promoting maximal function and wellness in MS
  • Realistically examine barriers to the implementation of comprehensive care in real-life practice
  • Evaluate strategies to address barriers to the implementation of a comprehensive care model
  • Analyze the contribution of rehabilitation professionals in supporting treatment decisions and improving therapy adherence
  • Apply expert recommendations to the management of real-life case situations

Faculty

Patricia Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP
UC Health
Steamboat Springs, CO

Colleen Harris, MN, NP, MSCN, MSCS
University of Calgary MS Clinic
Calgary, AB

Lacey Bromley, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS, MSCS
D'Youville College
Buffalo, NY

Carolyn Knoechel, R.SLP, S-LP(C)
CK Speech
Calgary, AB Canada

Christine Smith, OTR/L, MSCS
River Vale, NJ

Accreditation and Credit Designation

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 Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers designates this enduring material for 1.0 nursing continuing professional development (NPCD) credits.

Physician Assistants (PAs)
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers 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 activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until October 31, 2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Psychologists
This activity is awarded 1.0 CE Credits.

Social Workers
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers 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. The CMSC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credits.

Occupational Therapists
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers is approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA) as a provider of continuing occupational therapy education. The CMSC designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours for AOTA affiliated attendees. The CMSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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

Method of Participation / How to Receive Credit

In order to successfully complete this knowledge-based continuing education activity, participants must:
1) Read the learning objectives and disclosures.
2) Study/view the educational content.
3) Complete the online evaluation form.

To complete the evaluation and claim credit
1) Go to
www.highmarksce.com/mscare/
2) Create a new account or log in with your user name and password*.
3) Select the Enduring Materials tab, select the activity from the list 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. There is no fee to participate in this activity.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this activity, please contact the CMSC at education@mscare.org.

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