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Practical Strategies for Managing Multiple Sclerosis in the Federal Healthcare System


Time to Complete:
60 Minutes
Released:
8/29/11
Expires:
8/28/12

Maximum Credits:

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Print PublicationPrint Publication
Time to Complete:
60 Minutes

Released:
8/29/11

Expires:
8/28/12

Maximum Credits:
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
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Time to Complete:
60 Minutes
Released:
8/29/11
Expires:
8/28/12


Maximum Credits:
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)


Overview: This CME-certified publication, distributed as a supplement to U.S. Medicine, describes the assessment and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), with a special emphasis on the needs of patients treated within the federal healthcare system. This publication discusses the role of disease-modifying treatments, current methods for monitoring treatment response, approaches to wellness and symptomatic management, and the unique characteristics of and resources available for patients with MS treated within the Veterans Health Administration system.

Faculty

Mitchell T. Wallin, MD, MPH
MSCoE East and VA Medical Center
Washington, DC
Department of Neurology
Georgetown University
Washington, DC
Department of Neurology
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD

Dennis Bourdette, MD
Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology, and Perioperative Medicine
Chairman, Department of Neurology
Executive Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center
Oregon Health & Science University
Co-Director and Associate Director of Research
Department of Veterans Affairs Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence--West
Portland, OR


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Disclosure Statement

The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation.  

Mitchell T. Wallin, MD, MPH, has indicated no real or apparent conflict.
 
Dennis N. Bourdette, MD
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Biogen Idec, Teva Neuroscience
Other Education Grants: Biogen Idec, EMD Serono, Inc., Teva Neuroscience

The writer (Alexandra Howson), activity planners (Rachel A. Karcher and Lisa R. Rinehart), and other employees of Med-IQ have no financial relationships to disclose.


This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


This activity is supported by an educational grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Unless otherwise indicated, photographed subjects who appear within the content of this activity or on artwork associated with this activity are models; they are not actual patients or doctors.
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