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The 10th Annual Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis Series {4 part program}

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 Idec, Questcor, Genzyme, a Sanofi company, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and EMD Sorono, Inc.

Release date: May 25, 2015

Valid through: May 25, 2017

Specialty: Neurology, Primary Care

Topic: Multiple Sclerosis

Media: Internet

Target Audience

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

Program Overview

Multiple sclerosis (MS) has been long considered an inflammatory and demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. In recent years, our increased understanding of MS pathogenesis and the significance of neurodegenerative process has led to the development of more effective therapies. Although there is no cure for MS, current and emerging targeted treatments aim to slow disease progression, reduce relapses, and limit disability. However, many uncertainties remain in the diagnosis, treatment, and overall management of patients with MS: How to recognize symptoms and accurately diagnose MS? Which diagnostic tests should be performed? Which therapies should be used? When to initiate, switch, and/or discontinue treatment? How to optimally manage symptoms while minimizing treatment side effects and improve patient’s health-related quality of life? This interactive web archive captured the presentation and discussion of the latest diagnostic approaches and treatment strategies for optimizing the management of and improving outcomes for patients with MS during the 10th Annual Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis Symposium Series.

This program consists of 4 continuing education activities.

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MS Overview and Diagnosis: Getting it Right

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • SUMMARIZE common presentations of MS and its differential diagnoses.
  • APPLY MS diagnosis and management plans in diverse patients.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Nurses1.0 Nursing Contact Hour

All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Start MS Overview and Diagnosis: Getting it Right

 

Current and Emerging Treatment Options

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • DISCUSS efficacy and safety data of emerging and currently available therapies.
  • APPLY MS diagnosis and management plans in diverse patients.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Nurses1.5 Nursing Contact Hour

All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Start Current and Emerging Treatment Options

 

Managing Symptoms Associated with MS

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • SUMMARIZE common presentations of MS and its differential diagnoses.
  • ASSESS and manage commonly-seen MS-related symptoms to optimize health-related quality of life.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Nurses1.0 Nursing Contact Hour

All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Start Managing Symptoms Associated with MS

 

Educational Breakout Sessions: Case Studies

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • SUMMARIZE common presentations of MS and its differential diagnoses.
  • APPLY MS diagnosis and management plans in diverse patients.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Nurses0.75 Nursing Contact Hour

All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Start Educational Breakout Sessions: Case Studies