Switching and Monitoring Your Patients with RRMS

CMEO Podcast

Premiere Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)
  2. Pharmacists (ACPE)
  3. ABIM (MOC)
  4. Other


All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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Faculty


Fred D. Lublin, MD, FAAN, FANA Fred D. Lublin, MD, FAAN, FANA 
Saunders Family Professor of Neurology
Director, The Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Statement of Need

Predictors of poor prognosis in multiple sclerosis (MS) can include demographic and environmental factors, clinical factors, MRI observations, and biomarkers. Early initiation of appropriate therapy is key when personalizing treatment for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), as is having a plan to determine sub-optimal responders, approaches to switching or escalating therapy, and consideration of more aggressive therapies for patients with silent advanced disease or early signs of poor prognosis.

In this CMEOCast podcast, expert faculty discuss treatment initiation options, particularly high efficacy treatments versus escalation, as well as when switching therapies might be necessary and how to take patient- and medication-related issues into consideration.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Develop individualized treatment plans based on clinical characteristics of patients with RRMS.
  • Integrate strategies for delivering patient-centered care in patients with RRMS.
  • Assess patients for disease activity and switch when response is suboptimal.

The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit:

  • Evaluate the latest clinical data on the safety and efficacy of current and emerging therapies for RRMS.
  • Describe an individualized treatment plan based on clinical characteristics of patients with RRMS.
  • Summarize strategies for delivering patient-centered care in patients with RRMS.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Celgene Corporation.

Target Audience

Physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists

Credit Information

CME Credit (Physicians):
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CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
ACPE CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. .25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) Universal Activity Number:
Enduring: 0376-0000-20-104-H01-P

Type: knowledge-based

ABIM/MOC Credit:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Learning Format:
Enduring material

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Disclosure Declaration

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Dr. Lublin reports that he receives research support from Actelion Pharmaceuticals; Biogen; Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc; National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS); Novartis; and Sanofi. He has consulting agreements, serves on advisory boards, or Data and Safety Monitoring Board for Acorda Therapeutics; Actelion Pharmaceuticals/Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Apitope; Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc.; Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc.;Avotres; Biogen; EMD Serono, Inc; GW Pharmaceuticals; Immunic, Inc.; Innate Immunotherapeutics; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Mapi Pharma; MedDay Pharmaceuticals; MedImmune/ Viela Bio; Mylan; Novartis; Orion Biotechnology; Polpharma; Receptos, Inc./Celgene Corporation; Roche/Genentech, Inc.; Sanofi/Genzyme Corporation; Teva Pharmaceuticals; The Population Council, Inc. and TG Therapeutics. He is a speaker for Sanofi (non-promotional).

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

Mae Ochoa, RPh (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Alaeddin Abukabda, MS, DMD, PhD (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Evan Luberger (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

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

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