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The online formative assessment aims to provide clinicians with guidance from experts in the field, training to optimally assess the risks and benefits of MS therapies, and to enable the adoption of imaging and other instruments in their practice in order to better assess and manage patients with MS.

3/25/2013 to 3/25/2014
When: 3/25/2013
Contact: Katie Hacias

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What:

MS Boot Camp: Calling All Recruits!

When/Where:Online CME/CE activity that can be accessed at: achlformativeassessment.com/boot-camp/Home
Target Audience:

This educational activity is designed for neurologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other clinicians involved in the treatment of MS.

Program Overview:

The online formative assessment aims to provide clinicians with guidance from experts in the field, training to optimally assess the risks and benefits of MS therapies, and to enable the adoption of imaging and other instruments in their practice in order to better assess and manage patients with MS.

Learning Objectives:

Each of the five modules within this activity has their own learning objective. Upon completion of each of the modules, participants will be able to:

  • [Pathophysiology module]: Examine the basic tenets of MS immunology and recognize the scientific factors supporting the clinical management of MS
  • [Imaging assessment module]: Adopt improved diagnostic and assessment approaches in MS management that utilize advances in imaging technology and other screening tools
  • [Disease modification module]: Discuss the goals of MS treatment with patients; implement clinical algorithms for initial disease management and to improve outcomes
  • [Patient-centered care module]: Formulate and monitor treatment strategies for MS based on patient characteristics and preferences
  • [Symptom management]: Evaluate the safety and efficacy of pharmacologic treatment approaches for disease modification and symptom management
Accreditation and Credit Designation:

Physicians

The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing Medical Education for physicians.

Each module is approved for credit as outlined below:

Pathophysiology Module:
CMSC designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDIT™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Imaging Assessment Module:
CMSC designates this enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDIT™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disease Modification Module:
CMSC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDIT™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Symptom Management Module:
CMSC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDIT™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Patient-Centered Care Module:
CMSC designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDIT™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants will have the opportunity to claim credit when logged in, and upon completion of required components of each module (ie, two audiocasts, a post-test, and a short evaluation).

Nurses

This activity is co-provided by CMSC, ACHL, and Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA).

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

Each module is approved for credit as outlined below:

Pathophysiology Module:
It has been awarded .75 contact hour for nurses and advanced practice nurses.

Imaging Assessment Module:
It has been awarded .50 contact hour for nurses and advanced practice nurses.

Disease Modification Module:
It has been awarded 1.0 contact hour for nurses and advanced practice nurses (1.0 is in the area of pharmacology).

Symptom Management Module:
It has been awarded 1.0 contact hour for nurses and advanced practice nurses (0.5 of this is in the area of pharmacology).

Patient-Centered Care Module:
It has been awarded .75 contact hour for nurses and advanced practice nurses.

Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP, served as nurse planner for this activity.

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

Disclosures:

Current guidelines require that participants in CME/CE activities be made aware of all affiliations or financial interests that may be perceived as influencing the content of an educational activity. The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL), Consortium of MS Centers and Nurse Practitioner Alternatives, ensures that all faculty and staff involved in the planning, development, and implementation of this activity disclose all potential conflicts of interest and resolve them before the CME/CE activity occurs. Disclosures are provided in the activity website.

Chair:Stephen Krieger, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Attending Neurologist
Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, New York
Faculty:Erik Burton, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Constance Easterling, MSN
Clinical Coordinator/Nurse Practitioner
Neurological Services
Orlando, Florida

Patricia Kennedy, BSN, RN, CNP, MSCN
Nurse Educator
Can Do Multiple Sclerosis
Edwards, Colorado

Fred Lublin, MD
Saunders Family Professor of Neurology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Director, Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, New York

Robert Naismith, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri

Amy Perrin Ross, MSN
Neuroscience Program Coordinator
Loyola University Chicago
Maywood, Illinois
Planning Committee: Tarra Barot, PhD, The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning, Senior Medical Writer
Mindi Daiga, MBA, The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning, Director of Compliance and Outcomes Management
Katie Hacias, The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning, Associate Program Director
Lisa Keckich, The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning, Executive Director
June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN, Consortium of MS Centers
Nicole Liloia, LCSW, Consortium of MS Centers
Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP, Nurse Practitioner Alternatives
Reviewer:

Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP, Nurse Practitioner Alternatives. Please note that content was developed in conjunction with the faculty, CMSC, NPA, and the scientific team at ACHL.

How to participate in the program:

Access the online activity at: achlformativeassessment.com/boot-camp/Home

Questions:

Please contact Katie Hacias at khacias@achlcme.org

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