CME/CNE Information

Activity Title Key Considerations for the MS Patient and Breastfeeding
Topic Strategies to Improve the Care of MS in Women
Accreditation Type AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™/ANCC Contact Hours
Release Date March 2015
Expiration Date March 31, 2016
Estimated Time to Complete Activity 15 minutes


Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • List key counseling points relevant to women with MS regarding breastfeeding
  • Explain recommendations regarding the use of DMTs or other treatments during breastfeeding


Patricia K. Coyle, MD
Professor of Neurology and Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Director, MS Comprehensive Care Center
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York

Jacqueline Bernard, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois


  1. There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  2. Review the activity objectives and CME/CNE information.
  3. Complete the CME/CNE activity.
  4. Complete the online posttest. A score of at least 75% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  5. Complete the CME/CNE evaluation/attestation form, which provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
  6. Your CME/CNE certificate will be available for download.


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This activity is sponsored by The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers in collaboration with Nurse Practitioner Alternatives and The France Foundation.


The target audience for this activity includes neurologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, primary care providers, OB/GYNs, and others involved in the management of female patients with MS.


This curriculum was created to address unmet educational needs specific to the evaluation and management of women with multiple sclerosis.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA), and The France Foundation.

The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CMSC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioner Alternatives is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is jointly provided by NPA, CMSC, and The France Foundation. NPA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 ANCC Credits.

Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP, has served as Nurse Planner for this activity. She has declared that she has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME and ANCC Accreditation Standards, the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, Nurse Practitioner Alternatives, and The France Foundation have implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME/CNE activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME/CNE activity.


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Activity Staff Disclosures

June Halper has disclosed that she serves as a Consultant for non-clinical subject matter to Biogen Idec. All other planners, reviewers, staff, or other members of the Continuing Professional Education Committee at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The planners, reviewers, and staff at Nurse Practitioner Alternatives who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Faculty Disclosure

The following faculty have indicated they have relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this CME/CNE activity:

  • Patricia K. Coyle, MD has received grant/research support from Actelion, Novartis, Opexa and has served as a consultant for AbbVie, Accordant, Acorda, Bayer, Biogen, Genetech/Roche, Genzyme/Sanofi, Mylan, Novartis, Serono, and Teva.
  • Jacqueline Bernard, MD has received research support from Biogen Idec and served as a consultant for Novartis.


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Supported by educational grants from Genzyme, a Sanofi Company, and Mylan Inc.


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