Release Date: 6/30/2020
Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
Estimated Time to Complete the Activity: 0.5 hours
This activity is intended for neurologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, PAs, rehabilitation specialists, mental health specialists, and other clinicians who are part of the team that manages patients with MS.
Commercial Support Acknowledgment
This activity is supported by an educational grant received from Biogen, Celgene Corporation a Bristol Myers Squibb company, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.
Upon completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe the current understanding of the epidemiology MS
- Review signs and symptoms of MS
- Review MS disability scales
Marijean Buhse, PhD, RN, NP-C, MSCN, FAAN
MS Care Center - South Shore Neurologic Associates P.C.
Clinical Professor, Chair of Graduate Studies
Stony Brook School of Nursing
Stony Brook, NY
Accreditation and Credit Designations
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and Catamount Medical Education. CMSC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers designates this activity for 0.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.
Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
It is the policy of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. All faculty, planning committee members, content reviewers, and staff participating in this activity have disclosed any relevant financial relationships they or their significant other have had within the previous 12 months with manufacturers of any commercial products/devices and/or providers of commercial services included in this educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a person with a relevant financial relationship from participating in the activity, but rather to provide participants with information on which they can base their own judgments. All presentations were reviewed by an independent clinician with no relevant financial relationships for the purpose of resolution of any identified conflict of interest and a determination of evidence-base and fair balance.
Marijean Buhse, PhD, RN, NP-C, MSCN, FAAN, has declared that she has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Activity Staff Disclosures
June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN, has declared that she has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
All other planners, reviewers, staff, or other members of the Continuing Professional Education Committee at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers who control content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP, has served as Nurse Planner for this activity. She has declared that she has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at Catamount Medical Education who control content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Method of Participation
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this enduring activity. In order to receive credit, participants must read the CME/CE information and faculty disclosures, complete the pre-test questions, view the activity, answer the interactive questions throughout the activity, and complete the post-test and evaluation form. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test with a passing score of 100%, and evaluation form. Certificates will be emailed to the participant.
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