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The continued prevalence of MS and the current and ongoing advances in the diagnosis and management of the disease inevitably create knowledge and performance gaps for neurologists and other health care providers who care for patients with MS. This curriculum is designed to provide high-quality, up-to-date information on advances in the treatment of MS.

3/29/2013
When: 3/29/2013
8:30 AM
Where: San Francisco Marriott Union Square
Savoy Room, 30th Floor
480 Sutter Street
San Francisco, California 
United States
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AIMS (Advances In Multiple Sclerosis) Live Regional Meeting

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Supported by educational grants from EMD Serono, Novartis, and Teva.
When/Where:Friday, March 29, 2013
8:30 AM – 12:15 PM (Pacific Standard Time)
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
Savoy Room, 30th Floor
480 Sutter Street
San Francisco, California
United States
Target Audience:
  • Neurologists
  • Neurology nurse practitioners
  • Neurology physician assistants
  • Neurology nurses
  • Other health care providers involved in the management of patients with MS
Program Overview:

The continued prevalence of MS and the current and ongoing advances in the diagnosis and management of the disease inevitably create knowledge and performance gaps for neurologists and other health care providers who care for patients with MS. To address the identified educational needs of these providers, the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA), and The France Foundation have created the AIMS (Advances In Multiple Sclerosis) Curriculum. This curriculum is designed to provide high-quality, up-to-date information on advances in the treatment of MS.

Learning Objectives:
  • Integrate new information on the immunopathology of MS into treatment decisions regarding disease modification and monitoring outcomes
  • Apply information on new and emerging therapies into the development of individualized management strategies for patients with MS
  • Implement strategies for the identification of barriers to patient adherence and develop management strategies that incorporate patient and family education to address these barriers and improve adherence
Agenda:
8:30 AMRegistration and Breakfast
9:00 AMWelcome and Introductions
9:10 AMThe Changing View of Immunopathology in MS Treatment
9:40 AMHot Topics in MS: Environmental and Genetic Influences
10:10 AMRefreshment Break
10:25 AMCurrent and Emerging Treatment Options for MS: Personalized Medicine Strategies
10:55 AMPrinciples of MS Treatment
11:25 AMStrategies to Identify and Address Barriers to Patient Adherence to MS Therapies
11:55 AMInteractive Question and Answer Session
12:15 PMAdjourn

Bring your own patient case questions.

Accreditation and Credit Designation:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA), and The France Foundation. The CMSC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CMSC designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioner Alternatives is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Awarded 3.0 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education for RNs and APRNs.

Laurie Scudder DNP, NP, has served as Nurse Planner for this activity. She has declared that she has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation of this program does not imply endorsement by NPA, CMSC, or ANCC.

Sponsored through an educational collaboration by the CMSC, NPA, and The France Foundation.

Supported by educational grants from EMD Serono, Novartis, and Teva.

Disclosure:

The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, The France Foundation, and Nurse Practitioner Alternatives adhere to ANCC and ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of the planning committee, content reviewers, and faculty’s commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations.

Resolution of Conflicts of Interest:

In accordance with the ANCC and ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, The France Foundation, and Nurse Practitioner Alternatives will implement mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME/CE activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME/CE activity.

Faculty:Bruce A. Cree, MD, PhD, MCR (Chair)
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Edward J. Fox, MD, PhD
Director
MS Clinic of Central Texas
Central Texas Neurology Consultants
Round Rock, Texas

Lori L. Mayer, RN, MSN, MSCN, CCRP
Director of Medical Research Services
MS Clinic of Central Texas
Central Texas Neurology Consultants
Round Rock, Texas



CONTENT DEVELOPMENT FACULTY
Edward J. Fox, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Texas Medical Branch
Director
MS Clinic of Central Texas
Central Texas Neurology Consultants
Round Rock, Texas

Lori L. Mayer, RN, MSN, MSCN, CCRP
Director of Medical Research Services
MS Clinic of Central Texas
Central Texas Neurology Consultants
Round Rock, Texas
How to register:

Please click on this link to register: www.cmeAIMS.org

Questions:

Please contact education@mscare.org.

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