James M. Stankiewicz, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Clinical Director, Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center
Jiwon Oh, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Division of Neurology
St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Staff Neurologist, St. Michael's Hospital
Scientist, Keenan Research Centre of the
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™
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Progressive MS is characterized by a steadily increasing, objectively documented course of neurologic disability. The diagnosis of progressive forms of MS, primary progressive MS (PPMS) and secondary progressive MS (SPMS) can be challenging, and consequently many patients have untreated disease for years before they are appropriately diagnosed. Management can also be difficult due to the heterogeneous and unpredictable nature of MS, and a limited number of therapeutic options that have been shown to reduce disability progression. This activity will address diagnostic criteria for PPMS and SPMS, the latest guidelines for the management of progressive MS phenotypes, and the efficacy, safety and appropriate use of existing and late-phase investigational therapies for PPMS and SPMS.
This educational activity is designed to meet the needs of neurology clinicians (including physicians, NPs, PAs) and others who encounter patients with MS.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the diagnostic criteria for SPMS and PPMS.
- Describe the evidence-based efficacy and safety of existing and late-stage investigational DMTs for the management of PPMS.
- Discuss the evidence-based efficacy and safety of existing and late-stage investigational DMTs for the management of SPMS.
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Dr. Stankiewicz discloses the following:
Consultant: EMD-Serono, Sanofi-Genzyme, Genentech
Advisory Board Membership: Novartis, Celgene, Biogen-Idec
Dr. Oh discloses the following:
Grants/research support: Roche, Biogen-Idec, Sanofi-Genzyme
Consultant: Roche, Biogen-Idec, Sanofi-Genzyme, Celgene, EMD-Serono
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Purdue University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Commercial Support Statements
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
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