CME/CNE Information

Activity Title Contraceptive Techniques
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

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  • List key counseling points relevant to women with MS regarding fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum
  • Explain recommendations regarding the use of DMTs or other treatments during conception and pregnancy


FACULTY

Joy A. Derwenskus, DO
Associate Professor of Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis Program
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

Susan M. Rubin, MD
Vice Chair, Education and Academic Affairs
Department of Neurology
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Glenview, Illinois


METHOD OF PARTICIPATION / HOW TO RECEIVE CREDIT

  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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SPONSOR

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


TARGET AUDIENCE

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.


STATEMENT OF NEED

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


ACCREDITATION/DESIGNATION STATEMENT

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.


RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

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.


DISCLOSURES

It is the policy of CMSC, NPA, and The France Foundation to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities. All faculty, activity planners, content reviewers, and staff participating in this activity have disclosed to the participants any significant financial interest or other relationship with manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s)/device(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services included in this educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a person with a relevant financial or other relationship from participating in the activity, but rather to provide participants with information on which they can base their own judgments. CMSC, NPA, and The France Foundation have identified and resolved any and all conflicts of interest prior to the release of this activity.


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.

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Faculty Disclosure

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

  • Joy A. Derwenskus, DO has served as a consultant for Genzyme and received honoraria from Bayer, Biogen Idec, EMD Serono, Genzyme, Pfizer, and Teva.
  • Susan M. Rubin, MD has received honoraria Biogen Idec, Teva Pharmaceutical, and Novartis.

UNAPPROVED USE DISCLOSURE

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COMMERCIAL SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGMENT

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


DISCLAIMER

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CONTACT INFORMATION

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