CME/CE

Accreditation Statements

Physicians 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Image preview

Nurses 
The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

Credit Designation Statements

Physicians 
eNewsletter: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material – internet activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit per monthly review). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Podcast:The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material – internet activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. 

Nurses 
eNewsletter: This 1 contact hour Educational Activity is provided by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Each Newsletter carries a maximum of 1 contact hour, or a total of 6.0 contact hours for the 6 newsletters in this program. 

Podcast: These paired 0.5 contact hour Educational Activities are provided by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Each podcast carries a maximum of 0.5 contact hour, or a total of 3.0 contact hours for the 6 podcasts in this program. 

Course Format

The eMultipleSclerosis Review series consists of a monthly review of journal literature on key, pertinent topics, emailed as either a newsletter or podcast, to clinicians caring for patients with multiple sclerosis. The timely commentary on current research, best practices and clinical management issues is provided by an expert panel of multiple sclerosis specialists. The activities are delivered as 6 bi-monthly newsletters and 6 alternating podcasts. Participants will have up to 2 years to complete the 6 newsletters and 6 podcasts in order to earn CME credit. 

Date of release: November 19, 2021 
Expiration date: November 20, 2024

Estimated time to complete each activity: 60 minutes per newsletter, 30 minutes per podcast. 

Learning Objectives

After attending this activity, the learner will demonstrate the ability to: 

  • Describe age-appropriate care plans for elderly patients with consideration for potential comorbidities.  
  • Define potential COVID-19 complications in patients with MS and optimal care pathways.  
  • Describe variations in disease course among people from different racial/ethnic populations and implications for clinical care. 
  • Describe the existing evidence for various nonpharmacologic approaches to symptom management. 
  • Evaluate newly available and in-development medications for the various types of MS and identify patients who may benefit from these treatments. 
  • Describe strategies that reduce misdiagnosis of MS.  

Statement of Responsibility

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. 

Statement of Need

  • Clinicians need education about optimal management of MS in older patients. 
  • Data about the effects of COVID-19 and its complications on patients with MS are evolving and generally not known by clinicians.  
  • Clinicians are not adequately familiar with the variations in disease course and imaging findings based on race and ethnicity.  
  • The role of nonpharmacologic approaches to symptom management (eg, diet, exercise, cannabis) is not well known among clinicians treating patients with MS.
  • Clinicians need education about medications for various types of MS that are newly available or in late stages of development. 

Volume 4 supported by educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Sanofi Genzyme.  

Successful Completion

To receive credit, participants must (1) read the learning objectives and disclosure statements, (2) complete the educational activity, and (3) complete the post-test and activity evaluation form, including the certificate information section. Physicians must attest to the amount of time they spent on the activity. 

A passing grade of 70% or higher on the post-test/evaluation is required to receive CME credit and nursing contact hours. 

Intended Audience

The target audience (clinicians) for this initiative includes neurologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and other health care providers who care for patients with MS. There are no fees or prerequisites for this activity. 

There are no fees or prerequisites for this activity. 

Full Disclosure Policy Affecting CME Activities

As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) requires attested and signed global disclosure of the existence of all financial interests or relationships with commercial interest from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME. The following relationships have been reported for this activity: 

Dr. Pavan Bhargava has reported that he has received grant/research support from Genentech Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Roche Laboratories, Inc., and EMD Serono, Inc.
 
Lisa Fox has reported that she has received consulting fees from Biogen Idec, Genentech, Genzyme Corporation, and Novartis AG.
 
Dr. Michael Kornberg has reported that he has received consulting fees from OptumRx.
 

Note: Grants to investigators at The Johns Hopkins University are negotiated and administered by the institution which receives the grants, typically through the Office of Research Administration. Individual investigators who participate in the sponsored project(s) are not directly compensated by the sponsor, but may receive salary or other support from the institution to support their effort on the project(s). 

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing that the presenter and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies that will identify and mitigated conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to presentation of the education. 

Privacy Policy

The Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers. Johns Hopkins University SOM CME maintains its Internet site as an information resource and service for physicians, other health professionals and the public. Continuing Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in a CME Internet based program. Your information will never be given to anyone outside of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's CME program. CME collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request. 

To participate in additional CME activities presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Office, please visit www.hopkinscme.cloud-cme.com 

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients. 

Confidentiality Disclaimer for CME Activity Participants

I certify that I am participating in a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME activity for accredited training and/or educational purposes. 

I understand that while I am participating in this capacity, I may be exposed to "protected health information," as that term is defined and used in Hopkins policies and in the federal HIPAA privacy regulations (the Privacy Regulations). Protected health information is information about a person's health or treatment that identifies the person. 

I pledge and agree to use and disclose any of this protected health information only for the training and/or educational purposes of my visit and to keep the information confidential. I agree not to post or discuss this protected health information, including pictures and/or videos on any social medial site (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.), in any electronic messaging program or through any portable electronic device. 

I understand that I may direct to the Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer any questions I have about my obligations under this Confidentiality Pledge or under any of the Hopkins policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations related to confidentiality. The contact information is Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer, telephone: 410-735-6509, e-mail: [email protected]. 

"The Office of Continuing Medical Education at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as provider of this activity, has relayed information with the CME attendees/participants and certifies that the visitor is attending for training, education and/or observation purposes only." 

For CME questions, please contact the CME Office (410) 955-2959 or e-mail [email protected]. For certificates, please call (410) 502-9636. 

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education 
Turner 20/720 Rutland Avenue 
Baltimore, Maryland 21205-2195 

Reviewed & Approved by: 
General Counsel, Johns Hopkins Medicine (4/1/03) 
(Updated 4/09 and 3/14) 

Hardware & Software Requirements

To access activities, users will need: 

  • A computer with an internet connection 
  • An HTML5 compliant web browser or Internet Explorer 8 (and higher) 

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