Highlights from the 14th Annual Linda Morgante MS Nurse Leadership Program
November 30, 2023
November 30, 2024
This educational activity is presented in collaboration with the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) and Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower.
Supported by educational grants from Bristol Myers Squibb, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and EMD Serono, Inc.
- Nurses — 2.25 ANCC Credits
This activity is intended for nurses and advanced practice clinicians who manage patients with multiple sclerosis.
Nurses play a vital role in helping patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) live their best possible lives. This on-demand course features highlights from the 14th Annual Linda Morgante MS Nurse Leadership Program. Whether you are new to the field of MS or have years of experience, this program helps nurses explore their evolving role in helping patients navigate this unpredictable disease. Using real life patient testimonials, faculty will guide learners through nurse-led strategies for monitoring and managing symptoms, evaluating medication changes, managing physical limitations, and addressing the disease’s psychosocial implications.
Linda Morgante worked tirelessly as an MS nurse and touched the lives of thousands of physicians, nurses, as well as patients and their families. Linda inspired her students to strive for excellence in nursing and this program is named after her legacy.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Apply evidence-based diagnostic and assessment approaches for evaluating disease activity in the brain and spinal cord to develop individualized treatment plans in patients with MS
- Evaluate patient outcomes and adherence to therapy by identifying, assessing, and managing emerging MS-related symptoms and DMT-related adverse events.
- Employ treat-to-target strategies and precision medicine to improve patient long-term outcomes
Nurse Practitioner Manager
University of Calgary MS Clinic
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Neuroscience Program Coordinator
Loyola University Chicago Medical Center
Hunter College NY and Mount Sinai School of Nursing
NP Adult Health Practice PC
New York, New York
President of MS Bright Spots of Hope
St. Louis, Missouri
London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital
London, Ontario Canada
Independent MS Nurse Consultant
Nursing Clinical Preceptor
University of Central Florida
Neurology Associates and MS Center of Greater Orlando
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning. The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower 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.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.25 ANCC contact hours.
Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) require that the faculty participating in an accredited continuing education activity disclose all affiliations or other financial relationships within 24 months (1) with the manufacturers of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and (2) with any ineligible companies. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated prior to this activity.
- Colleen Harris, MN, NP (Chair)
- Consulting Agreements:Novartis; Sanofi Genzyme; EMD Serono
- Amy Perrin Ross, APN, MSN (Chair)
- Consulting Agreements: Alexion; Argenx; BMS; Cycle Pharma; EMD Serono; Genzyme; Horizon
- Board Member: CMSC; IOMSN
- Aliza Ben-Zacharia, PhD, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN
- Consulting Agreements: Biogen; EMD Serono
- Beverly Layton, RN, BSN(Chair)
- Consulting Agreements: Sanofi Genzyme
- Lynn McEwan, NP, MScN
- Consulting Agreements:Roche; Sanofi Genzyme
- The following faculty have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
- Michelle Keating, RN, MSCN
- Marie Namey APRN, MSCN
- Patricia Pagnotta, APRN
ACHL and Annenberg Center staff members and others involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose.
Instructions for Participation and Credit
This activity will take approximately 2.25 hours to complete. To receive credit, learners are required to complete the pretest, view the online activity, and complete the posttest and evaluation. To receive credit, 66% must be achieved on the posttest. A certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.
Course Viewing Requirements
Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and above
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above
Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This CE activity might describe the off-label, investigational, or experimental use of medications and/or devices that may exceed their FDA-approved labeling. Physicians should consult the current manufacturers’ prescribing information for these products. ACHL requires the speaker to disclose that a product is not labeled for the use under discussion.
The content for this activity was developed independently of any ineligible company. All materials are included with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantor(s).
This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a continuing medical education (CME/CE) activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in CME/CE in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
For questions, contact Karen Hacias at [email protected]