CME/CE

Accreditation Statement

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 providership of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statements

Physicians
eNewsletter: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material – internet activity for a maximum of 3 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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per podcast). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Format

The eMultipleSclerosis Review series will consist 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 3 bi-monthly newsletters and 3 alternating podcasts. Participants will have up to 2 years to complete the 3 newsletters and 3 podcasts in order to earn CME credit.

Date of release: December 28, 2018
Expiration date: May 30, 2021

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

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Evaluate current and emerging screening procedures to better diagnose MS, monitor disease activity, and manage relapses.
  • Explain the correlation between MS and related comorbidities, and how concurrent treatment can improve patient QoL.
  • Describe the impact of shared decision-making on treatment adherence and patient QoL.
  • Illustrate effective techniques to encourage communication and shared decision-making practices with patients.
  • Evaluate benefits and risks of new and emerging therapies to individualize treatment based on patients’ comorbidities, preferences, and needs.
  • Describe new and in-development treatments for relapsing and progressive MS and their place in the treatment landscape.

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 may not be incorporating new and emerging techniques in MS diagnosis, disease activity monitoring, and prediction of relapses
  • Clinicians treating patients with MS may not fully comprehend the burden of comorbidities in their patients.
  • Clinicians may not be encouraging shared decision-making in their patients with MS, leading to decreased treatment adherence and diminished patient QoL.
  • Clinicians are not aware of the latest trial results for recently approved and promising disease-modifying treatments currently in late-stage development.
  • Clinicians may not be effectively managing the risk of medication side effects and adverse events.
  • Many clinicians treating patients with MS may not be up to date on new and emerging treatments for relapsing and progressive multiple sclerosis.

Volume 2 supported by educational grants from Biogen, Inc., and Celgene Corporation.

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.

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.

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:

Michael D. Kornberg, MD, MS, PhD has disclosed 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 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 resolve 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: HIPAA@jhmi.edu.

"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 cmenet@jhmi.edu. 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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