Live Q&A: Right Patient, Right Treatment, Right Time: Utilizing Early, High-Efficacy Therapies to Improve Outcomes in RRMS

CMEO Webcast

Live Webcast: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

This activity offers CE credit for:

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

Credit Expiration Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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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

Recent studies have demonstrated the benefits of early and aggressive treatment strategies in reducing disability progression and the frequency of relapses in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), marking a paradigm shift in the treatment of patients with RRMS. The traditional escalation approach is now often set aside in favor of the more individualized "induction" approach, which utilizes "early and aggressive" treatment with high-efficacy disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) to treat patients with high-risk disease.

The induction approach requires selection of DMTs based on disease activity, prognostic factors, and patient characteristics. This is challenging for clinicians due to the expanding treatment landscape for RRMS and the lack of specific guidelines. Additionally, neurologists often lack the knowledge and competence to identify patients who are candidates for this approach.

This live question and answer session is your opportunity to ask questions based on the CME Outfitters virtual symposium where expert faculty focused on the prognostic factors that should be considered when developing treatment plans for patients with MS, as well as the latest clinical data on approved and emerging DMTs. To view the full activity ahead of this live Q&A, click here.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Select patients with RRMS who are likely to benefit from early treatment with high-efficacy DMTs.
  • Develop tailored treatment approaches based on individual patient characteristics.
  • Apply the latest clinical data on approved and emerging DMTs in monitoring treatment response, safety, and tolerability.

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

  • Describe patients with RRMS who are likely to benefit from early treatment with high-efficacy DMTs.
  • Summarize a tailored treatment approach based on individual patient characteristics.
  • Explain the latest clinical data on approved and emerging DMTs in monitoring treatment response, safety, and tolerability.

Financial Support

Supported by educational grants from Celgene Corporation, a Bristol-Myers Squibb company, and from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

Target Audience

Neurologists, MS specialists, PAs, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists

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 live activity for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
ACPE CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. .5 contact hour (0.05 CEUs). Universal Activity Number:
Live: 0376-0000-20-125-L01-P

Type: knowledge-based

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Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

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).

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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