Assessing Patient Adherence in MS: Clinical Decisions in the Age of Multiple Therapeutic Options - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Assessing Patient Adherence in MS: Clinical Decisions in the Age of Multiple Therapeutic Options


July 14, 2014 - July 14, 2015

Recurring Event
CME/CNE expire for this program on July 14, 2015.

Intended Audience:  Physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Program Description and Goals:  This program will outline the problem of suboptimal treatment adherence, discuss the challenges affecting patients’ use of MS medications, and will highlight how clinicians may recognize these issues and facilitate adherence. Faculty will also discuss considerations for supporting adherence in the context of options for therapeutic switching.

Learning Objectives:

  • Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Summarize the most common reasons for poor adherence to MS therapies
  • Determine the factors that are most predictive of greater adherence to MS therapies
  • Implement strategies to enhance adherence to therapy for patients with MS
  • Evaluate strategies for adherence in light of options for therapeutic switching

Format and Method of Participation: This two-part educational series is devoted to adherence of disease-modifying therapies in the management of multiple sclerosis. Each of the two activities is separately certified for continuing medical education credit/nursing contact hours. Learners are encouraged to complete the Clinical Dialogue video program prior to completing the eCase Challenge program. After reviewing each activity, click on the Post-Test button and complete the post-test for that specific activity. Upon receiving a score of 70% or above, complete the evaluation. Then, print your CME/CNE certificate.

Estimated time for completion: Approximately 40-45 minutes for each of the two activities. Each activity is approved for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM; Continuing nursing education contact hours: Clinical Dialogue – 0.8; eCase Challenge – 0.65.

Clinical Dialogue is awarded 0.80 contact hours. (60 minute CH)
eCase Challenge is awarded 0.65 contact hours. (60 minute CH)

Accreditation Statement

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Medical Logix, LLC. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey designates each enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activities.

Nurses: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Center for Continuing and Outreach Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission On Accreditation. Provider Number P173-12/12-15.

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