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The 11th Annual Johns Hopkins
Multiple Sclerosis Symposium Series:

Virtual Lecture Hall

This activity is jointly presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing.

Supported by educational grants from Biogen, Genzyme, a Sanofi company, and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

OVERVIEW
The past 20 years have seen the proliferation of treatment options for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) that focus on the physical disability caused by the disease. However, patients with MS often suffer from many other symptoms that can be greatly detrimental to quality of life – symptoms that can be unpredictable and affect the ability of a patient to participate in work, home, and/or social activities. These are the symptoms that people with MS live with every day and want to discuss with their healthcare providers but often do not for a variety of reasons. Predominant among other MS symptoms are depression and cognitive dysfunction.

This webinar will bring feature an expert in the clinical management of patients with MS (and other neuroimmune disorders) to present and discuss the latest diagnostic approaches and treatment strategies for depression and cognitive dysfunction in this patient population.

GOAL
This educational activity will provide neurologists, primary care physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers who treat and manage patients with MS with up-to-date information about the prevalence, assessment, diagnosis, and management options of cognitive dysfunction and depression in patients with MS.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This activity is intended for neurologists, primary care physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers who treat patients with MS. No prerequisites required.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
  • DEFINE the differences between primary, secondary, and tertiary symptoms of multiple sclerosis and how they may impact a patient’s quality of life.
  • DESCRIBE the screening tools to assess for cognitive dysfunction and depression in patients with multiple sclerosis.
  • LIST the most common management strategies for cognitive dysfunction and depression in patients with multiple sclerosis.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing take responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME/CNE activity.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENTS
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This .5 contact hour educational activity is provided by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Claim only those contact hours actually spent in the activity.

The estimated time to complete this activity: 30 minutes.

Release date:    September 27, 2016           Expiration date:    September 27, 2018

Full Disclosure Policy Affecting CME Activities
As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) requires attested and signed global disclosure of the existence of all financial interests or relationships with commercial interest from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure
It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing) that the speaker and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the instructional materials.

The following relationships have been reported for this activity:

Kathleen Costello, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN (Co-Chair)
Associate Vice President, Clinical Care
Advocacy, Services and Research Department
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Nurse Practitioner
Johns Hopkins Neurology
Baltimore, MD

Scott Newsome, DO (Co-Chair)
Director, Neurology Outpatient Services
Director, Neurology Infusion Center
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Bryan Walker, MHS, PA-C
Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Didactic Curriculum
The George Washington University School of Medicine
and Health Science
Physician Assistant Program
Washington, DC

Participating Faculty Disclosures
No speaker has indicated that they have any financial interests or relationships with a commercial entity whose products or services are relevant to the content of their presentation(s).

Planner Disclosures
Dr Newsome reports serving as a consultant for Biogen Idec, Genzyme Corporation, a Sanofi company, and Novartis.

No other planners have indicated that they have any financial interests or relationships with a commercial entity.

Note: Grants to investigators at The Johns Hopkins University are negotiated and administered by the institution that receives the grants, typically through the Office of Research Administration. Individual investigators who participate in the sponsored project(s) are not directly compensated by the sponsor, but may receive salary or other support from the institution to support their effort on the project(s).

Off-Label Product Discussion
Dr Walker – levoamphetamine and lisdexamfetamine dimesylate in cognitive dysfunction.

Non-Endorsement of Products
The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and the American Nurses Credentialing Center do not endorse the use of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.

Disclaimer
The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this activity are their own. This activity is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format, design, and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combinations of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

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I pledge and agree to use and disclose any of this protected health information only for the training and/or educational purposes of my visit and to keep the information confidential.

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Hardware & Software Requirements
Pentium 800 processor or greater, Windows 98/NT/200/XP or Mac OS 9/X or later, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Windows Media Player 9.0 or later Flash player, 128 MB of RAM Monitor settings: High color at 800 x 600 pixels, Sound card and speakers, Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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Activity
Instructions
Please complete the preassessment, listen to and watch the presentation, and complete the postassessment and evaluation to receive CME/CNE credit for this activity. A certificate of participation will be available online immediately following successful completion of the activity.

Preassessment

The 11th Annual Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis Symposium Series:
Virtual Lecture Hall

Bryan Walker, MHS, PA-C

Postassessment

This activity was developed in collaboration with ASiM.

procced to pretest




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