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Cognitive Impairment in Multiple Sclerosis: New Research on Diagnosis and Management
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4/6/2013
When: 4/6//2013
(Breakfast and Registration begin at 8:00 AM)
Where: The Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Miami-Coral Gables, Florida 
United States
Contact: http://www.mscme.info/

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Target Audience:
  • MS Specialists
  • Neurologists
  • Neuroradiologists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Other MS Care Team Members
Program Overview:

Cognitive changes can be expected in more than half of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and include deficits in processing speed, working memory, episodic memory, spatial processing, verbal fluency, and executive function. These impairments can be highly disruptive to personal independence, social interaction, and quality of life. Join Dr. Kottil Rammohan and a distinguished panel of experts for a unique, comprehensive workshop on the assessment of MS-related cognitive impairment, the role of neuroimaging in diagnosis and monitoring, and the potential impact of disease-modifying therapies on improving cognition.

Learning Objectives:
  • Incorporate the assessment of cognitive and psychological dysfunction into clinical assessment
  • Utitilize current guidelines for the use of MRI to correlate clinical findings with neuroimaging
  • Incorporate research findings on the potential efficacy of disease modifications into treatment decisions in those patients experiencing both active disease and cognitive and emotional dysfunction
Agenda:
TBA

Accreditation and Credit Designation:

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

This activity is jointly sponsored by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, Nurse Practitioner Alternatives, and the Foundation for Improving Patient Outcomes.

NPA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission (ANCC) on Accreditation.

Accreditation does not imply endorsement by CMSC, NPA, FFIPO or ANCC of recommendations or any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with the educational activity.

Credit Designation Statement:
CMSC designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is awarded 3.75 contact hours of continuing education credit for nurses and advanced practice nurses.

Supported by a grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Disclosure:

CMSC and NPA 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 commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussions 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 the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME/CMSC and NPA will implement mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME/CNE activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME/CNE activity.

Faculty:Kottil Rammohan, MD, Chair
Professor of Neurology
Director, MS Center
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Miami, Florida

Frederick W. Foley, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
Yeshiva University
Bronx, New York
Director of Neuropsychology and Psychosocial Research
Multiple Sclerosis Center
Holy Name Hospital
Teaneck, New Jersey

Lauren Krupp, MD
Professor of Neurology, Psychology and Pediatrics
Director, Lourie Center for Pediatric MS
Co-Director, MS Comprehensive Care Center
Director, Neuropsychology Research
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, New York

Bonnie E. Levin, PhD
Alexandria and Bernard Schoninger Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

How to register:

Visit http://www.mscme.info/

Questions:

By phone:201-346-1800, ext. 420

By e-mail:Send an e-mail with your contact information to ms@ffipo.org

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