Current Issues and Ongoing Challenges in MS: Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection
The contents of this issue of Johns Hopkins Advanced Studies in Medicine include proceedings from The 6th Annual Johns Hopkins MS Symposium held in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2009.
Activity Date: July 2009  — Activity Info: Volume 9, (2)
 

GOAL
To provide neurologists, multiple sclerosis (MS) specialists, and neuroscience nurses caring for patients with MS with up-to-date information on the treatment and management of patients with MS.

TARGET AUDIENCE
This activity is designed for neurologists, multiple sclerosis (MS) specialists, and neuroscience nurses caring for patients with MS. No prerequisites required.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Differentiate the neuroprotective capabilities of current and future multiple sclerosis (MS) immunotherapies.
  • Evaluate the relevance of neuroimaging techniques as they relate to the clinical and immunological effects of disease-modifying therapies and MS pathology.
  • Identify 2 interventions to improve adherence and compliance with disease-modifying therapies in patients with MS.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing take responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME/CNE activity.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship 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.

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

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT/STATEMENT OF CONTACT HOURS
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This 1.7 contact hour Educational Activity is provided by The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Claim only those contact hours actually spent in the activity. Contact hours will be awarded for this Educational Activity until July 15, 2011.

The estimated time to complete this educational activity: 2 hours.

Release date: July 15, 2009. Expiration date: July 15, 2011.

HOW TO RECEIVE CREDIT OR CONTACT HOURS

After participating in this activity, participants may receive credit or contact hours by completing the CME/CNE test, evaluation, and receiving a score of 70% or higher. A certificate of participation will be available online immediately following successful completion of the activity.

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 and The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing names implies review of educational format, design, and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combinations of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects, before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing Mission Statement

The mission of The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is to share the innovations of Johns Hopkins Nursing in practice, education, and research—locally, nationally, and globally.

Our goal in continuing nursing education is to bring you activities that reflect the expertise and creativity of Johns Hopkins Nursing. Our service values are quality, integrity, flexibility, and personal attentiveness. We appreciate your thoughts and welcome your concerns—please feel free to e-mail us: IJHN@son.jhmi.edu.

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

     
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