Accreditation/Credit Designation

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Acknowledgment of Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc.

Advances in™ Diagnosis, Multidisciplinary Management, and Optimal Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Release Date: February 25, 2021
Expiration Date: February 25, 2022

Activity Overview

This online educational activity is designed to provide expert interpretation of new and emerging data on the management of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It provides an overview of the complex disease etiology and pathophysiology of ALS, discusses the clinical presentation and diagnostic evaluation in this setting, emphasizes the importance of multidisciplinary care, and evaluates the efficacy and safety of therapies recommended for symptom control and of agents that may modify the disease course of ALS. This activity is presented in a multimedia format that includes a series of video interviews with a clinical expert integrated into text-based elements and an interactive clinical case.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc.

Instructions for This Activity and Receiving Credit

  1. Complete the activity (including pre- and post-activity assessments).
  2. Answer the evaluation questions.
  3. Request credit using the drop-down menu.

You may immediately download your certificate.


Target Audience

This online educational activity is directed toward neurologists, internists, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), such as primary care providers, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, you should be better prepared to:

  • Analyze the underlying pathophysiology of ALS and the barriers to accurate and early diagnosis
  • Utilize interdisciplinary strategies to manage the systemic burden for patients with ALS
  • Identify challenges and opportunities in using shared decision-making and supporting patient adherence
  • Discuss the efficacy and safety of disease-targeting and supportive therapies for patients with ALS

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

The staff of Physicians’ Education Resource, LLC have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities.

Faculty

Jinsy A. Andrews, MD, MSC
Jinsy A. Andrews, MD, MSc
Director of Neuromuscular Clinical Trials
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Associate Professor of Neurology
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York, NY

Disclosures: Grant Research Support: Alexion, Biogen, Alexion, NIH, Healey Foundation, National Institutes of Health; Consultant: AveXis (now Novartis Gene Therapies), AL-S Pharma, Biogen, Cytokinetics, Denali, Wave Life Sciences.

PER® mitigated all COI for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Learners are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a healthcare professional relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient’s medical condition. The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER® or any company that provided commercial support for this activity.


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