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Understanding the Role of the Immune System in Multiple Sclerosis and Other Autoimmune Diseases

Understanding the Role of the Immune System in Multiple Sclerosis and Other Autoimmune Diseases

Format

Slide Lecture Series

Time to Complete

1.50 hours

Released

December 21, 2017

Expires

December 21, 2018
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Maximum Credits

1.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Accredited Providers

Jointly Provided by: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Medical Logix, LLC

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from EMD Serono.

Program Description

A Think Tank initiative was conducted where multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatology, transplant, infectious disease, and key community-based clinicians came together as a group to discuss important concepts in managing MS, shared and unique pathophysiologic pathways between MS and other autoimmune disease, and issues that clinicians face as they strive to provide the best care possible for their patients with MS. This Clinical Dialogue program, focusing on the autoimmune basis of MS and other diseases, pathways for therapeutic intervention, and the clinical implications of long-term immunosuppression is the outcome of this in-depth, intensive, and cooperative engagement.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for healthcare professionals, specifically neurologists, internists, family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other providers involved in the care of patients with MS.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the autoimmune basis of MS
  • Discuss shared and unique pathophysiologic pathways between MS and other autoimmune diseases
  • Outline mechanisms of action of current and investigational MS therapies
  • List the major considerations associated with long-term immunosuppression in treating MS
  • Outline strategies to address the consequences of long-term immunosuppression in treating MS

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

All individuals who affect the content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose discussion of off-label/investigational uses in their presentations. The following relationships have been reported for this activity:

Faculty

Moderator
Benjamin M. Greenberg, MD, MHS

Vice Chair of Translational Research and Ambulatory Care
Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
Director, Transverse Myelitis, Neuromyelitis Optica Programs
Co-Director, Pediatric CONQUER Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Childrens Health
Dallas, TX

Dr. Greenberg discloses the following:
Consultant: EMD Serono, Novartis
Research Activities: Chugai, Medimmune, Acorda, Genentech, NIH, PCORI, NMSS

Julius Birnbaum, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Neurology and Division of Rheumatology
Associate Director
Johns Hopkins Jerome L. Greene Sjögren’s Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Birnbaum has nothing to disclose.

Bruce Cree, MD, PhD, MAS
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Multiple Sclerosis Center Clinical Research Director
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Cree discloses the following:
Consultant: Abbvie, Biogen, EMD Serono, Novartis, Shire

Reviewer
Shaida Khan, DO

Assistant Instructor
Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Dr. Khan has nothing to disclose.

Planning Committee:

Laura Banks, MD, discloses the following;
Speaker’s Bureau: Teva

Donald A. Barone, DO, discloses the following:
Research Activities: Bayer, Sun Pharma, Acorda
Speaker’s Bureau: Teva, Sanofi-Genzyme, EMD Serono, Biogen, Genentech
Consultant: Biogen, Bayer, EMD Serono, Genentech

David W. Brandes, MD, MS, FAAN, discloses the following:
Research Activities: Mallinkrodt, Novartis
Speaker’s Bureau: Biogen, Sanofi-Genzyme, Novartis, Teva, Acorda, Avanir, Mallinkrodt

Shervin Eshraghi, MD, MS, discloses the following:
Speaker’s Bureau: EMD Serono

Robert Fox, MD, PhD, discloses the following:
Consultant: Celgene, Novartis

Clifford Reed, MD, discloses the following:
Speaker’s Bureau: Teva, Genzyme, EMD Serono, Biogen, Genentech, Novartis, Acorda

Ted Rothstein, MD, discloses the following:
Research Activities: Novartis
Speaker’s Bureau: Teva

Shiv Saidha, MBBCh, MD, MRCPI, discloses the following:
Formal Advisor: Genzyme, EMD Serono, Biogen, Genentech, Novartis
Research Activities: Biogen, Genentech
Ownership Interest: Equity with JuneBrain, a company developing imaging devices

Benjamin J. Smith, PA-C, DFAAPA, discloses the following:
Formal Advisor: Member, ABIM Rheumatology Board
Scientific Editor: American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Advanced Rheumatology Course

The following planning committee members reported nothing to disclose:
John Babich, MD
Nicholas Capozzoli, MD
Albert Cook, MD
Joanna Cooper, MD
Russell S. Dickerson, MD
Simon Fishman, MD
David Greenberg, MD
Aunali S. Khaku, MD
John M. Kilian, MD
Aliya Lalji, MD
Collin McClelland, MD
Shannon Overs, MD, MCR
Perry K. Richardson, MD
Rodrigo Rodriguez, Jr., MD
Galina Simkin, MD
Joseph Sobelman, MD


No other planners have indicated that they have any financial interests or relationships with a commercial entity.

Reviewer Disclosure:
Shaida Khan, DO

No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The following UT Southwestern employee, Kimberly R. Jones, MHA, has no relationship with any commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned during this presentation.

Publishing Staff Disclosures

Michael Speidel and John Gentile, Medical Logix, LLC and Nancy Baxter, Baxter Medical Communications, have no relationship with any commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned during this presentation.

Credit

1.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Medical Logix LLC. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM  . Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Credit Information

Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Credit Reciprocity:

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 1.50 credits of Category 1 for completing this program.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Bruce Cree, MD, PhD, MAS – Cladribine, Ibudilast, Laquinimod, MD1003, Ofatumumab, Opicinumab, Ozanimod, Rituximab, Siponimod

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

As an accredited provider, UT Southwestern Medical Center requires that the content of our activities are:

  • Independent, objective, scientifically rigorous, balanced and free of bias.
  • Based on scientific studies utilized or referenced from sources acceptable to the scientific and medical community.
  • Acceptable to the medical community as it relates to patient recommendations and do not recommend any unscientific modalities or those not supported by evidenced based sources.

Instructions

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