Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis & Management Strategies: Clinical Reflections

Program Overview

This interactive online activity will harness the power of reflection by presenting patient scenarios followed by assessment and management questions that explore how patients could have been managed differently and optimally. Through multiple patient encounters, expert faculty will demonstrate how you can prevent repetition of missteps that lead to complications.

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Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is neurology providers (including physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) who diagnose and manage patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Recognize and diagnose the spectrum of multiple sclerosis (MS), from CIS to the various forms of MS (ie, relapsing-remitting and progressive forms) using established, updated clinical, imaging, and laboratory criteria
  • Appropriately use available and emerging disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for MS based on their efficacy, safety, and tolerability profiles, as well as their approved or anticipated indications for the various forms of MS
  • Recognize and manage treatment failure, including switching DMTs
  • Monitor disease and patient outcomes, including patient adherence, according to recommended protocols
  • Use shared decision making when prescribing DMTs to improve treatment adherence and patient outcomes
  • Appropriately manage MS in women of child-bearing age

Activity Faculty

Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA (Chair)

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Neurology
Founder and Director, Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY

Bruce A. Cohen, MD, FAAN, FANA, FACP

Professor, Davee Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurosciences
Chief, Division of MS and Neuroimmunology
Director, Northwestern Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Program
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL

Clyde Markowitz, MD

Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center
Penn Medicine
Associate Professor, Neurology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA


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