Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) June 17, 2013
CME Outfitters (CMEO), a leading accredited provider in continuing medical education announces its upcoming online neuroscienceCME Journal Club CME/CE activity entitled, “RLS for RLS: Resources, Learnings, and Strategies for Improving Outcomes in Restless Legs Syndrome.” The live activity launches Wednesday, July 10 at 12:30pm ET. CMEO invites physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other health care professionals with an interest in restless legs syndrome to attend.
This neuroscienceCME Journal Club activity features expert faculty W. Vaughn McCall, MD, MS, and William G. Ondo, MD discussing a recent, peer-reviewed meta-analysis of RLS pharmacotherapy options published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, titled, “Treatment for Restless Legs Syndrome: Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 86.” Using the featured article as a springboard for comparison, learners will explore the efficacy and safety of drug therapy for RLS and optimal selection of therapy as outlined in the recently updated 2012 guidelines on RLS from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
In preparation for the Journal Club, W. Vaughn McCall, MD, MS recommends that participants think about the following learning points:
1. What is the rationale for initiating treatment for RLS?
2. How do we go about judging the evidence for RLS treatment, and prioritizing treatment according to likely benefit and risk?
3. What is the evidence for RLS treatments that have been approved since the advent of dopamine agonists as treatments for RLS?
The Journal Club faculty will discuss how the findings of the study may guide clinicians’ practices related to:
- Explaining the health-related quality of life effects of restless legs syndrome and its associated comorbidities.
- Planning and implementing evidence-based treatment regimens for patients with restless legs syndrome that are in accordance with updated, 2012 guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
There is no fee to register for or participate in the program, however registration is required. There are two easy ways to register:
Online: Visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com/cmea.asp?ID=793 and click “Register for Activity”
Phone: Call 877.CME-PROS (877.263.7767)
This activity is supported by an educational grant from UCB Inc.
CME Credit (Physicians):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity 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.
Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
CNE Credit (Nurses):
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for 1.0 contact hours.
CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs)
Universal Activity Number: 0376-0000-13-008-L01-P (live programs)
0376-0000-13-008-H01-P (recorded programs)
Activity Type: knowledge-based
It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.
Dr. McCall has disclosed that he is a consultant to Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dr. Ondo has disclosed that he receives grant support from Dytonia Coalition; Ispen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.; US WorldMeds; and Tremor Research Group. He is on the speakers bureau of Ispen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.; Lundbeck; Merz Pharma; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries LTD; UCB, Inc.
Monique Johnson, MD, CCMEP (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Catherine F. Murray (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Joy Bartnett Leffler, MLA, NASW, CSE (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Sandra Haas Binford, MAEd (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Sharon Tordoff, CCMEP (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Unlabeled Use Disclosure
Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.
CME Outfitters, LLC, the faculty, and UCB, Inc. do not endorse the use of any product outside of the FDA labeled indications. Medical professionals should not utilize the procedures, products, or diagnosis techniques discussed during this activity without evaluation of their patient for contraindications or dangers of use.
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