BTK Inhibitors: An Emerging Target in Multiple Sclerosis
December 14, 2022
December 14, 2023
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This activity is provided by Integrity Continuing Education, Inc.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi.
- Physicians — maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This educational activity has been designed to meet the needs of neurologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other advanced health care professionals who manage patients with MS.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects approximately 1 million US adults. The disease is marked by central nervous system (CNS) demyelination that results in fatigue, spasticity, and pain, among many other symptoms that negatively impact quality of life. Appreciation for the need to prevent increasing CNS damage and disability accumulation in patients with MS continues to drive efforts to identify new disease-modifying therapies with the potential for greater efficacy and long-term safety. Among the new candidates are multiple Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitors, which exert their therapeutic effects by targeting B-cell receptor signaling.
Join our esteemed clinician faculty for a review of the clinical rationale for BTK inhibition in MS treatment, and the efficacy and safety of BTK inhibitor therapies currently in late-stage development. The program will conclude with an interactive mechanism of action activity and access to a downloadable resource.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Improve knowledge of clinicians on the role of BTK inhibition in MS management
- Describe the mechanisms of action for emerging BTK inhibitors
- Recall available safety and efficacy data for emerging BTK inhibitors
Daniel S. Reich, MD, PhD
Chief, Translational Neuroradiology Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA. He appears here in his private capacity, as an approved Outside Activity, and the views and opinions here do not represent those of NINDS or NIH.
Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physician Credit Designation
Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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The following faculty/planners reported the financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this CME activity:
- Daniel S. Reich, MD, PhD
- Collaborative Research: Abata Therapeutics, Sanofi
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Instructions for Participation and Credit
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of December 14, 2022 through December 14, 2023, participants must:
- Read the learning objectives
- Complete the pretest
- Study the educational activity
- Complete the posttest and the evaluation form
A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 70% or better.
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