Understanding and Explaining Risk and Point of Care Decision Tools for Multiple Sclerosis

neuroscienceCME Webcast

Premiere Date: Friday, January 8, 2016

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)
  2. Pharmacists (ACPE)
  3. Other

Credit Expiration Date: Sunday, January 8, 2017
Note: Credit Is No Longer Available


Michael K. Racke, MD
Michael K. Racke, MD 
Neurology Medical Director
Quest Diagnostics
Secaucus, NJ

Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA
Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA 
Professor and Vice Chair (Clinical Affairs)
Department of Neurology
Director, MS Comprehensive Care Center
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY

Brant J. Oliver, PhD, MS, MPH, APRN-BC
Brant J. Oliver, PhD, MS, MPH, APRN-BC 
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
MHG Institute of Health Professions
Boston, MA
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy & Clinical Practice
Geisel School of Medicine
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
VT Neurobehavioral Specialists
Multiple Sclerosis Specialty Care Program
Concord Hospital
Concord, NH

Statement of Need

Multiple sclerosis (MS) strikes people in the prime of their lives, affecting upwards of 400,000 people in the United States and 2.5 million worldwide.1 However, a diagnosis of MS is no longer a sentence of doom; “the MS landscape has been comprehensively and irreversibly transformed by progress”2 in understanding the pathophysiology of the disease and the development of targeted therapy. As new therapeutic options become available, establishing effective patient-centric treatment plans, based upon newly identified targets and incorporating mechanism of action, will be increasingly essential to achieving optimum quality of life for all of these individuals.

On December 9, 2015, a neuroscienceCME Live and On Demand featured a discussion of pathophysiology of the multiple sclerosis and the development of targeted therapy. To meet the learning preferences of busy clinicians, the activity has been divided into three short modules.

Module 1: Disease-Modifying Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis: Mechanism of Action, Risks, and Benefits Click here to access this activity now

Module 2: Using Shared Decision Making to Determine Factors That Matter to Your Patients With Multiple Sclerosis Click here to access this activity

Module 3: Understanding and Explaining Risk and Point of Care Decision Tools for Multiple Sclerosis Click here to begin this activity

Each module is certified for .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. We encourage participants to complete all three modules to optimize the learning experience and to gain valuable insights for treating their patients with multiple sclerosis.

  1. Dubey D, Kieseier BC, Hartung HP, Hemmer B, Miller-Little WA, Stuve O. Clinical management of multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica with therapeutic monoclonal antibodies: approved therapies and emerging candidates. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2015;11(1):93-108. PMID: 25495182.
  2. Du Pasquier RA, Pinschewer DD, Merkler D. Immunological mechanism of action and clinical profile of disease-modifying treatments in multiple sclerosis. CNS Drugs. 2014;28(6):535-558. PMID: 24723124.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Incorporate a point-of-care decision tool that can be used to explain individual risk and to identify factors that may affect a patients’ risk tolerance as part of a patient-centered approach to care.

Financial Support

Supported by educational grants from Genzyme, a Sanofi Company and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Target Audience

Neurologists, general practitioners, NP, PA, pharmacists and other health care professionals interested in multiple sclerosis

Credit Information

CME Credit (Physicians):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacists (CPE):
ACPE CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. .5 contact hours (0.05 CEUs)
Universal Activity Number: 0376-0000-16-018-H01-P
Activity Type: knowledge-based

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There is no fee for participation in this activity. The estimated time for completion is 90 minutes.

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Dr. Racke has disclosed that he has received grant/research support from National Institutes of Health; National Multiple Sclerosis Society; Novartis Corporation; and Roche (pharma support is for clinical trials). He serves as a consultant to EMD Serono, Inc.; Roche/Genentech, Inc.; and Novartis Corporation.

Dr. Coyle has disclosed that she has received grant/research support from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.; Biogen Idec, Inc.; Genentech, Inc./Roche; Novartis; and Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. She serves as a consultant to AbbVie Inc.; Accordant; Acorda Therapeutics; Biogen; Genentech, Inc./Roche; Genzyme Corporation/sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC; Novartis; EMD Serono, Inc.; and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA

Dr. Oliver has disclosed that he has received grant/research support from Teva Neuroscience, Inc.

Tony Graham, MD (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Kimberley Murray, RN, MS (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Catherine Murray (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff, CCMEP (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

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