CME Outfitters Announces neuroscienceCME Journal Club Series: "Management of Multiple Sclerosis"

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Offered as a series of two live webcasts/audioconferences premiering Monday, January 25, 2010, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the continuing education series will translate consensus recommendations on differential diagnosis into effective management of patients with MS, and increase awareness surrounding the potential risk factor of white matter pathology for the development of MS. Clinicians can earn up to 2.0 CE credits by completing both parts; participation is available online or by phone.

CME Outfitters, LLC, an award-winning accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing education (CE), in co-sponsorship with Indiana University School of Medicine, is pleased to announce an upcoming live and interactive evidence-based neuroscienceCME Journal Club series titled "Management of Multiple Sclerosis".

Premiering Monday, January 25, 2010, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the latest installment of neuroscienceCME Journal Club is a special series on the management of multiple sclerosis. Aaron Miller, MD, Professor of Neurology and Medical Director of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY, will host two interviews on this topic. In each session, guest faculty will join Dr. Miller to provide a brief synopsis of a recently published scientific work. Dr. Miller and his guest will engage in a lively discussion about the merits of the article, its implications for the field of psychiatry, and key practice points arising from the data published in the article.

This educational activity consists of a series of two live webcasts/audioconferences with question and answer sessions. Live participation options include a live webcast and simultaneous telephone audioconference. Each session will also be available as an archived webcast and podcast shortly after its premiere. Clinicians can earn up to 2.0 CE credits by completing both parts.

There is no fee to participate or receive CE credit for this activity; however, registration is required. Three forms of registration are accepted:
Online: Visit the activities page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR426 and click the Register icon for each individual live Q&A session.
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
Fax: Visit the activities page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR426, click the Activity Details icon, print and complete the activity details form, and fax to 240.243.1033.

Guest Host:
Aaron Miller, MD
Professor of Neurology
Medical Director, Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Featured Author (Part 1):
Fred D. Lublin, MD
Saunders Family Professor of Neurology
Director, The Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Featured Author (Part 2):
Darin T. Okuda, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology
UCSF Multiple Sclerosis Center
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Live Q&A Dates and Featured Articles:
PART 1 (Differential Diagnosis - A Consensus Approach):
Monday, January 25, 2010, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET (Fred D. Lublin, MD/Aaron Miller, MD)
Miller DH, Weinshenker BG, Filippi M, et al. Differential diagnosis of suspected multiple sclerosis: a consensus approach. Mult Scler. 2008;14:1157-1174.
PART 2 (MRI Abnormalities - The Radiologically Isolated Syndrome):
Monday, February 1, 2010, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET (Darin T. Okuda, MD/Aaron Miller, MD)
Okuda DT, Mowry EM, Beheshtian A, et al. Incidental MRI anomalies suggestive of multiple sclerosis: the radiologically isolated syndrome. Neurology. 2009;72:800-805.

Statement of Need:
Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects 400,000 Americans and is the leading nontraumatic cause of neurological disability in young adults. Although MS is progressive, it is not fatal, and patients generally have a normal lifespan. However, progressive disability imposes increasing limitations and reduced quality of life for these patients. Newly released consensus guidelines offer neurologists and primary care physicians direction to improve the differential diagnosis and develop strategies to facilitate early and accurate diagnosis of MS. A number of factors must be considered when selecting a treatment regimen for patients with MS, including variations in clinical and MRI evidence of disease. The discovery and broad application of MRI in medicine has led to an increased awareness of the number of patients with incidental white matter pathology in the CNS. The natural history or evolution of such individuals with respect to their risk of developing MS is unclear, but a need for further studies on this subject and physician awareness is essential for progression of disease therapy in MS. In this two-part neuroscienceCME Journal Club series, the authors will translate their research and provide insights and application to clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this CE series, participants should be able to:
PART 1:
Utilize consensus-based guidelines in determining a more accurate differential diagnosis of MS.
PART 2:
Recognize the potential risk for development of MS in patients with MRI anomalies highly suggestive of demyelinating pathology.

Target Audience:
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, certified case managers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals interested in the management of multiple sclerosis.

Financial Support:
These activities are supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer Inc.

Credit Information:
This activity offers CE credit for:

  • Physicians (ACCME/AMA PRA Category 1)
  • Nurses (CNE) - Pending for Part 2
  • Pharmacists (ACPE)
  • Psychologists (APA)
  • Social Workers (NASW)
  • Certified Case Managers (CCMC)

All other clinicians will either receive a CME Attendance Certificate or may choose any of the types of CE credit being offered.

Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations can be completed online at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com (click on the Testing/Certification link under the Activities tab - requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (80% pass rate required).

About CME Outfitters:
CME Outfitters develops and distributes live, recorded, print, and web-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation services for non-accredited organizations. For a complete catalog of certified activities, please visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com, http://www.neuroscienceCME.com, or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

About neuroscienceCME:
neuroscienceCME.com is the award-winning web portal serving clinicians, educators, and researchers in the neurosciences. Launched in October 2006, neuroscienceCME.com was custom designed to fill an identified gap in online resources for professionals around the world who are practicing in areas related to psychiatry, sleep disorders, addiction and substance abuse, ADHD, and other areas related to brain function. The site's primary mission is to be the professional's central forum for accessing, debating, synthesizing, and implementing the latest findings and best practices in the neurosciences. Clinical Compass™‚ a bi-weekly e-newsletter published by CME Outfitters, is a convenient way to stay informed of all neuroscienceCME news and information. To subscribe, visit http://www.neuroscienceCME.com and click on "Subscribe to Clinical Compass™".

About neuroscienceCME Journal Club:
neuroscienceCME Journal Club was designed for clinicians who have made a commitment to staying current. Each month, neuroscienceCME Journal Club will evaluate recently published literature and present it in a concise 60-minute audioconference+webcast format full of valuable takeaway points that can be immediately applied to clinical practice. To enhance their value as enduring clinical resources, all neuroscienceCME Journal Club segments are archived in their respective Clinical Knowledge Centers at neuroscienceCME.com. The archives are updated frequently and indexed by date, topic, and guest author. Recorded Journal Club episodes are also offered as podcasts.

Contact: Jessica Primanzon
CME Outfitters, LLC
614.328.4508 direct
240.243.1033 fax

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