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 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Acknowledgment of Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from Biogen and EMD Serono, Inc.

Virtual Case Studies™ in Multiple Sclerosis: Opportunities for Earlier Diagnosis and Optimal Management

Release Date: June 18, 2021
Expiration Date: June 18, 2022

Activity Overview

Virtual Case Studies™ is an engaging and interactive case-based program that provides concise and easy-to-digest education on strategies to support earlier diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) as well as optimizing the management of symptoms of MS based on disease phenotype and shared therapy goals. This program’s engaging multimedia format includes 2 case studies featuring video clips of fictional patients and physicians navigating clinical decision points, interactive questions followed by explanations of the optimal response, and concludes with a discussion of diagnosis and treatment-related strategies by a panel of distinguished experts.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from Biogen and EMD Serono, 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 program is intended for neurologists and subspecialists in multiple sclerosis (MS). Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment and management of patients with MS will be invited to participate.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss objective criteria used in the evaluation and diagnosis of MS
  • Apply a systematic approach to the differential diagnosis of symptoms consistent with MS
  • Analyze the efficacy and safety profile of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) used in the management of MS
  • Develop management plans for patients with MS, based on patient preferences and the goals of therapy

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

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


Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA
Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA
Professor and Vice Chair (Clinical Affairs)
Department of Neurology
Director, MS Comprehensive Care Center
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY

Disclosures: Grant/Research Support: Actelion, Alkermes, Corrona LLC, Genentech/Roche, MedDay, National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Novartis; Consultant: Accordant, Alexion, Bayer, Biogen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, EMD Serono, Genentech/Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Mylan, Novartis, Sanofi Genzyme, TG Therapeutics, Viela Bio; Speaker’s Bureau: Biogen and Janssen (both for nonbranded programs).


Aliza Ben-Zacharia, PhD, DNP, ANP, FAAN
Aliza Ben-Zacharia, PhD, DNP, ANP, FAAN
Assistant Professor, Neurology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital
MS Research
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing at Hunter College,
City University of New York
New York, NY

Disclosures:Grant/Research Support: Biogen; Consultant: Biogen, EMD Serono, Genentech, Greenwich Biosciences.

Joseph R. Berger, MD
Joseph R. Berger, MD
Professor of Neurology
Associate Chief of the Multiple Sclerosis Division
Department of Neurology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Disclosures: Grant/Research/Support: Genentech/Roche; Consultant: Amgen, BMS/Celgene, Dr. Reddy’s, Encycle Therapeutics, Excision Bio, Genzyme, Mapi Pharma, Merck, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Morphic Therapeutic, Novartis, Shire, Serono, Takeda.

Thomas P. Leist, MD, PhD, FAAN
Thomas P. Leist, MD, PhD, FAAN
Division Chief, Multiple Sclerosis/Neuroimmunology
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Disclosures: Grant/Research Support: Anokion, Biogen, Bristol Myers Squibb, EMD Serono/Merck KG, Genentech/Roche, Novartis, Sanofi; Consultant: Alexion/AstraZeneca, Biogen, Bristol Myers Squibb, EMD Serono/Merck KG, Genentech/Roche, Horizon Therapeutics, Janssen-Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Sanofi.

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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