CME Outfitters Announces New Broadcast: "It's Relative: Patient-Reported Outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis - Aligning Physician and Patient Perspectives to Optimize Care"

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Offered as a simultaneous satellite broadcast, webcast, and telephone audioconference premiering Wednesday, March 2, 2011, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the continuing education activity seeks to educate clinicians on current evidence concerning the utility of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) tools and their application to clinical practice in multiple sclerosis care, the value of PRO in designing and refining an individualized course of treatment, and integrating data garnered from such measures to both improve medical care and increase patient satisfaction with the quality of their care and their quality of life with multiple sclerosis.

CME Outfitters, LLC, (CMEO) an award-winning accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing education (CE), in co-sponsorship with USF Health, is pleased to announce an upcoming interactive, evidence-based neuroscienceCME Live and On Demand continuing education activity titled "It's Relative: Patient-Reported Outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis - Aligning Physician and Patient Perspectives to Optimize Care."

Offered as a simultaneous satellite broadcast, webcast, and telephone audioconference premiering Wednesday, March 2, 2011, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the activity seeks to educate clinicians on current evidence concerning the utility of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) tools and their application to clinical practice in multiple sclerosis care, the value of PRO in designing and refining an individualized course of treatment, and integrating data garnered from such measures to both improve medical care and increase patient satisfaction with the quality of their care and their quality of life with multiple sclerosis. This activity also includes a special "After the Show" segment from 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. ET during which the faculty answers additional audience questions in an informal Q&A session. The recorded webcast will re-air from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. ET. This CE activity will also be available on demand as a webcast, podcast, and telephone audioconference shortly after the broadcast premiere.

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 activity details page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR538 and click the Register for Live Webcast icon.
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
Fax: Visit the activity details page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR538, print and complete the activity details form, and fax to 614.929.3600.

Statement of Need:
With increased focus on individualized treatment in multiple sclerosis, the importance of PRO is evident. While PRO assessments are not replacements for professionally moderated questionnaires and more formal measurements (e.g., the EDSS or MRI imaging), they can serve as an invaluable resource that fosters stronger physician-patient relationships, encourages patients to increase ownership in managing their disease, and addresses patient concerns directly. However, clinicians do not consistently use PRO tools, and questions about their utility remain.

In this neuroscienceCME Live and On Demand activity, expert faculty will review current evidence concerning the usefulness and implementation of PRO tools in clinical practice and discuss the value of integrating PRO data to refine individual treatment and increase patient satisfaction with the quality of both their care and their lives.

Faculty:
Michael K. Racke, MD (Moderator)
Professor and Chairman in Neurology
The Helen C. Kurtz Chair in Neurology
Department of Neurology
Ohio State University Medical Center
Columbus, OH

Benjamin M. Greenberg, MD, MHS
Director, Transverse Myelitis and Neuromyelitis Optica Program
Director, Pediatric Demyelinating Disease Program
Deputy Director, Multiple Sclerosis Program
Cain Denius Scholar in Mobility Disorders
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Deborah M. Miller, PhD, LISW
Director of Comprehensive Care at the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research
Department of Neurology
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate emerging evidence for the utility of PRO measures and identify methods for application to clinical practice.
  • Improve assessment of disease status in patients with multiple sclerosis by using validated, patient-reported outcomes tools that are supported by evidence and available guidelines.
  • Integrate patient-reported outcomes into individual care plans to refine treatment and improve quality of life for patients with MS across the continuum of care.

Target Audience:
Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in multiple sclerosis.

Financial Support:
USF Health and CME Outfitters, LLC, gratefully acknowledge an educational grant from Biogen Idec in support of this CE activity.

Credit Information:
This activity offers CE credit for:

  • Physicians (CME)
  • Nurses (CNE)
  • Pharmacists (ACPE)

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

CME Credit (Physicians): USF Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USF Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Expiration Date: Friday, March 2, 2012

Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations must be completed online at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/test (requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (70% pass rate required).

Faculty Disclosure:
USF Health adheres to the ACCME Standards regarding commercial support of continuing medical education. It is the policy of USF Health that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, that relevant conflict(s) of interest are resolved, and also that speakers will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drug(s) or device(s) during their presentation. Detailed disclosure is presented to the learner prior to registration at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR538.

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 USF Health (University of South Florida):
USF Health produces educational activities that are scientifically valid, free of commercial bias, and based on the principles of adult learning. These activities are developed around specific needs related to gaps in competence, performance, and/or patient outcomes, and, whenever possible, offer education delivered in settings best suited to the intended results.

Contact: Rachel Ellis
CME Outfitters, LLC
614.328.4506 direct
614.929.3600 fax

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