CME Outfitters Announces neuroscienceCME Chart Review: "Cognitive Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis: Techniques for Neuropsychological Assessment and Multimodal Therapy"

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Offered as a live webcast/audioconference premiering Thursday, March 10, 2011, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the continuing education activity seeks to address gaps in application of neuropsychological assessment techniques for cognitive dysfunction, and the integration of available, multimodal therapies into management plans for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) to improve individualized care related to issues caused by cognitive impairment.

CME Outfitters, LLC, an award-winning accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing education (CE), is pleased to announce an upcoming live and interactive evidence-based neuroscienceCME Clinical Chart Review titled "Cognitive Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis: Techniques for Neuropsychological Assessment and Multimodal Therapy."

Premiering Thursday, March 10, 2011, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, this neuroscienceCME Clinical Chart Review features Michael K. Racke, MD, the Helen C. Kurtz Chair in Neurology at the Ohio State University Medical Center. Guest faculty Aaron Boster, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurology at Ohio State University, will join Dr. Racke to provide a brief synopsis of a clinical patient chart, followed by a live question and answer session.

Live participation options include a webcast and simultaneous telephone audioconference. The activity will also be available as an archived webcast, podcast, and teleconference shortly after the live webcast. Clinicians can earn up to 1.0 CE credits by participating in the activity, then completing a post-test and evaluation online at neuroscienceCME.com.

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/PR505 and click the Register for Live Chart Review icon.
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
Fax: Visit the activity details page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR505, click the Activity Details icon, print and complete the activity details form, and fax to 614.929.3600.

Statement of Need:
Cognitive dysfunction is a common feature of multiple sclerosis (MS) that frequently leads to impaired activities of daily living, social skills deficits, diminished social support, and unemployment. The direct link between cognitive impairment and lowered quality of life requires a call to action for clinicians to not only learn the evidence for routine assessment of cognitive dysfunction in MS, but also to gain competence in implementing evidence-based treatment strategies, using both nonpharmacologic modalities such as lifestyle and rehabilitation programs, and where benefits may exist, pharmacologic therapies.

There is currently no FDA-approved pharmacological treatment for addressing cognitive deficits in MS, nor is there is an optimal nonpharmacological treatment strategy. Nevertheless, it is critical that clinicians be able to integrate routine neuropsychological testing and multimodal therapies in order to design the most appropriate individual treatment for their patients with MS.
In this neuroscienceCME Chart Review, expert faculty will review a patient case focusing on assessment of cognitive dysfunction and strategies for multimodal therapy, thereby providing participants with best-practice tips for application into clinical practice.

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

  • Implement tools and techniques for the assessment of cognitive dysfunction as part of daily clinical practice and in ongoing disease measurement of individual response to therapy.
  • Use nonpharmacological and, where benefits may exist, pharmacological therapies to manage individual quality-of-life effects of cognitive impairment.

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

Financial Support:
CME Outfitters, LLC, gratefully acknowledges 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.
Credit Expiration Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012

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 (70% 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™."

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

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