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    Treatment Updates on Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

    Speakers:Kenneth C. Gorson, MD, Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology
    Richard J. Barohn, MD, Gertrude and Dewey Ziegler Professor of Neurology
    Roy L. Freeman, MD, Professor of Neurology

    Duration: 60 minutes

    Presented on: July 27, 2017


Speakers

  • Kenneth C. Gorson, MD

    Kenneth C. Gorson, MD

    Kenneth C. Gorson, MD

    Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology

    Kenneth C. Gorson, MD, is a professor in the Department of Neurology at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He has published more than 90 original peer-reviewed research articles, book chapters, and reviews pertaining to Guillain-Barre´ syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), paraprotein associated neuropathies, vasculitic neuropathy, and various other inflammatory and immune-mediated disorders of the peripheral nervous system. Dr Gorson’s clinical and research expertise extends to patients with neuropathies associated with diabetes, connective tissue disorders, and cancer, inherited peripheral neuropathies, and disorders of muscle, myasthenia gravis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
  • Richard J. Barohn, MD

    Richard J. Barohn, MD

    Richard J. Barohn, MD

    Gertrude and Dewey Ziegler Professor of Neurology

    Richard J. Barohn, MD, is chairman of the Department of Neurology and vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) in Kansas City, Kansas, where he is also the Gertrude and Dewey Ziegler Professor of Neurology, University Distinguished Professor, and president of the Research Institute. His present research focuses on myopathies (such as polymyositis and muscular dystrophy), motor neuron disease (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), peripheral neuropathies, and myasthenia gravis. Dr Barohn leads many multicenter international trials, served on the editorial board for Neurology, is the associate editor for the Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disorders, and is founding chair of the Section of Neuromuscular Disease in the American Academy of Neurology.
  • Roy L. Freeman, MD

    Roy L. Freeman, MD

    Roy L. Freeman, MD

    Professor of Neurology

    Roy L. Freeman, MD, is professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and director of the Center for Autonomic and Peripheral Nerve Disorders in the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. His research and clinical interests are the physiology and pathophysiology of the small nerve fibers and the autonomic nervous system. Dr Freeman’s research covers neurological complications of diabetes; neuropathic pain; autonomic complications of Parkinson’s disease and multiple system atrophy; and the diagnosis and treatment of autonomic and peripheral nervous system disorders. He is the principal investigator on various neuropathic pain clinical trials, and chairman of the World Federation of Neurology research group on the autonomic nervous system.

CME Information

Treatment Updates on Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC

 
 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Grifols, and CSL Behring.

TUITION Complimentary

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENTS Live Internet Activity The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity 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. Enduring Material The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

DATE OF RELEASE/EXPIRATION Live Activity Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT. Enduring Material The enduring material will be available from July 27, 2017 to July 27, 2018.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

Conduct thorough and timely evaluation, clinical aspects, and differential diagnosis of patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.
Devise appropriate treatment regimen for the effective management of chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy based on guidelines and clinical evidence.
 

INTENDED AUDIENCE This activity is intended for US-based neurologists, immunologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses who manage, or have an interest in managing patients with immune-mediated neuropathies

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE This activity consists of one session, which should take approximately 1 hour to complete.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION There are no fees to participate in this activity. To participate in the activity, go to http://www.NeuroSeriesLive.com/. To receive credit, participants must (1) read the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure statements, (2) complete the educational activity online, and (3) complete the post-test and activity evaluation. It is estimated that this module will take approximately 1 hours to complete. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, participants must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS Participants will need a computer with a recent version of Adobe Flash installed, as well as an internet connection sufficient for streaming media.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest. The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Roy L. Freeman, MD, MB, ChB Harvard Medical School Director of Neurology Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Advisory Board: Abide Therapeutics, Acetylon Pharmaceuticals Inc., Astellas Pharma US, Inc., Biogen, Daiichi Sankyo, Dong, Grace Pharmaceuticals, Grunenthal, Insys Therapeutics, Lundbeck, Nestle, Novartis, Pfizer, Inc., Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Richard J. Barohn, MD Chairman, Department of Neurology Gertrude and Dewey Ziegler Professor of Neurology University Distinguished Professor University of Kansas Medical Center

Consultant: NuFACTOR, PNA Centers Fees for Non-CME/CE Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest or their Agents: Plan365, Inc., Option Care Contracted Research: KAI Research, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Sanofi Genzyme, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., Cytocenetics, PTC, Eli Lilly and Co.

Kenneth C. Gorson, MD Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology St. Elizabeth's Medical Center Tufts University School of Medicine

Consultant: Grifols, Shire, UCB, Kedrion Biopharma Inc. Contracted Research: Grifols, Prophase, Alexacare

 

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Planner Reprted Financial Relationship
Anne Roc, PhD Medical Director PlatformQ Health Education, LLC None

The PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP have nothing to disclose.

The following PlatformQ Health Education, LLC planner, Elizabeth del Nido, hereby states that she or her spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

DISCLOSURE OF UNAPPROVED/OFF LABEL USE (if applicable): This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

DISCLAIMER: Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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