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Acknowledgment of Support

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

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: An Evaluation of Current Treatments and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Care

Release Date: May 13, 2020
Expiration Date: May 13, 2021

Activity Overview

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a relentlessly progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects upper and lower motor neurons, causing muscle weakness and eventually resulting in paralysis and death. This review features Lora L. Clawson, MSN, CRNP, and Terry D. Heiman-Patterson, MD, who provide a disease overview, with a focus on current treatments, and the importance of a comprehensive multidisciplinary care approach to the care of patients with ALS.

Acknowledgement of 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 educational program 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 educational activity, you should be better prepared to:

  • Characterize the etiology and pathophysiology of ALS and describe the process of making the ALS diagnosis
  • Outline strategies to manage patients’ ALS-related symptoms and quality-of-life issues as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team
  • Explain the safety and efficacy of disease-modifying and symptomatic pharmacotherapies for patients with ALS

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

In accordance with ACCME Guidelines, PER® has identified and resolved all COI for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.


Terry D. Heiman-Patterson, MD
Terry D. Heiman-Patterson, MD
Professor of Neurology
Director MDA ALS Center of Hope
Department of Neurology
Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Disclosures: Grant Research Support: Clinical trials for Amylyx Pharmaceuticals, Cytokinetics, MT Pharma America, Orion; Consultant: Biohaven Pharmaceuticals, Cytokinetics, ITF Pharma, MT Pharma America.

Lora L. Clawson, MSN, CRNP
Lora L. Clawson, MSN, CRNP
Director of ALS Research and Clinical Services
Assistant Professor, Department for Neurology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Disclosures: Grant Research Support: MDA Clinic Grant; Consultant: ALJ Nurse Practitioner, Allied Health Advisory Board Meeting Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc.

The staff Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

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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