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The diagnosis and management of multiple sclerosis continue to evolve at a rapid rate. New disease-modifying drugs – with unique mechanisms of action, differing efficacy rates, and widely varying adverse-event profiles – continue to emerge. A great deal of information on biomarkers and prognostic indicators has also recently emerged, while the diagnostic criteria and categorizations of MS disease continue to change. All of these ongoing shifts make it difficult for busy clinicians to stay up to date with the emerging management information needed to provide the best care for their MS patients.
The educational activity, Risk/Benefit Analysis and Therapy Selection in the Age of Expanding DMD Choices in MS, will provide clinicians with information on the latest advances in MS diagnosis and management and will enable them to individualize care and optimize outcomes for their patients with MS.
Registration: 5:30-6:00 pm
CME/CE Program: 6:00-7:30 pm
- Welcome and Introductions
- Improving Early Diagnosis in MS
- Individualizing DMD Therapy in MS
- Incorporating Biomarker and Risk Factors into MS Management
- Panel Discussion and Q&A Session
- Practice Pearls and Concluding Remarks
This activity is intended for MS specialists, neurologists, nurses, and other health care professionals who manage patients with MS.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
- Incorporate MRI criteria and other prognostic measures to improve diagnosis and initiate DMD therapy earlier in the course of MS
- Develop individualized MS treatment plans based on an understanding of the mechanisms of action and efficacy and safety profiles of current and emerging DMD therapies
- Integrate evidence from recent clinical trials on prognostic indicators and biomarkers to improve early diagnosis and prognosis, improve monitoring of disease activity, and guide treatment decisions
Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, MD
Professor and Chairman, Departments of Neurology
Rutgers–New Jersey Medical School and
Rutgers–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Chief, Neurology Service
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, NJ
Andrew D. Goodman, MD
Professor of Neurology
Chief of the Neuroimmunology Unit
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center
University of Rochester
Robert T. Naismith, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
St. Louis, MO
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The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial interests:
Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, MD – Consultant: Bayer, Biogen, EMD Serono, Teva
Aaron E. Miller, MD – Consultant: Acorda, Biogen Idec, EMD Serono, GlaxoSmith Kline, Merck Serono, Nuron Biotech , Sanofi-Aventis, Teva Neuroscience; Consultant/Research Support: Acorda, Biogen Idec , Genentech, Genzyme, Novartis, Ono Pharmaceutical, Roche, Sanofi-Aventis
Non-faculty content contributors and/or reviewers reported the following relevant financial relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial interests:
Matthew Horn, MD; Bradley Pine; Blair St. Amand; Jay Katz, CCMEP; Dana Simpler, MD: Nothing to Disclose
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Jointly provided by Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe
Jointly provided by Global Education Group and Rockpointe
This program is supported by independent educational grants from Biogen and Teva Pharmaceuticals.