CME Presentations

hATTR


Presentations


Speakers

  • John L. Berk, MD

    John L. Berk, MD

    John L. Berk, MD

    Assistant Director

  • Sami Khella, MD

    Sami Khella, MD

    Sami Khella, MD

    Professor and Chief of Neurology

    Sami Khella, MD, is professor of clinical neurology and chief of the Department of Neurology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He co-founded the Penn Amyloidosis Center, one of the largest multidisciplinary amyloid programs in the United States, over 25 years ago. The center has extensive involvement in clinical research, including the pivotal RNA silencing trials. He has published many peer-reviewed papers on neuromuscular disorders, and amyloidosis in particular. Dr Khella is internationally recognized for his work; thus, he is a highly sought-after speaker on amyloid neuropathy and other causes of peripheral neuropathy. In addition, his enthusiastic teaching has earned him many awards.

CME Information

hATTR Amyloidosis: Early Diagnosis and Evolving Treatment


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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify the neurologic, autonomic, cardiac signs and symptoms that should raise the index of suspicion for hATTR
  • Formulate a differential diagnosis for hATTR
  • Explain how RNAi therapies and antisense oligonucleotides work in treating hATTR
  • Comparatively assess the safety, efficacy and tolerability profiles of current treatment options for hATTR
Presented by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in Joint Providership with PlatformQ Health Education, LLC

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Akcea Therapeutics, Inc.

TUITION

Complimentary

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The 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 Albert Einstein College of Medicine and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENTS

Live Internet Activity
Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Enduring Material
Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

OTHER CREDITS

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

DATE OF RELEASE/EXPIRATION

Live Internet Activity
November 20, 2019 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Enduring Material
The enduring material will be available from November 20, 2019 to November 20, 2020.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

This activity is intended for neurologists, cardiologists, hematologist-oncologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, critical care specialists, medical fellows, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other health care professionals who treat patients with amyloidosis. Other clinicians in urology, nephrology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, surgery, radiology (including interventional, diagnostic, and nuclear medicine), internal medicine and primary care may also benefit from education.

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 receive credit, participants must (1) read the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure statements, (2) complete the educational activity online, and (3) complete the posttest and activity evaluation. It is estimated that this module will take approximately 1 hour to complete. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, participants must receive a minimum score of 70% on the posttest.

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

The "Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy" of Albert Einstein College of Medicine requires that faculty participating in any CME activity and anyone in a position to influence content disclose to the audience any relationship(s) with a pharmaceutical or equipment company. Any presenter whose disclosed relationships prove to create a conflict of interest, with regard to their contribution to the activity, will not be permitted to present.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine also requires that faculty participating in any CME activity and anyone in a position to influence content disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product, or device, not yet approved for use in the United States.

Presenter Disclosures
Sami Khella, MD Consulting Fee: Pfizer, Alnylum, Akcea, Eidos Intends to reference the following unlabeled/unapproved drug: Diflunisal
John L. Berk, MD Consulting Fee: Alnylam, Akcea
Contracted Research: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Ionis/Akcea Therapeutics, Pfizer, Corino Therapeutics
Other: SAB: Intellia Therapeutics, Corino Therapeutics Intends to reference the following unlabeled/unapproved drugs: Diflunisal, Doxycycline, EGCG
Peer Reviewer Disclosures
David Kaufman, MD Has nothing to disclose relevant to this activity.
Providers Disclosures
Einstein-Montefiore Center for Continuing Medical Education The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) staff at Albert Einstein College of Medicine has no disclosures to report relevant to this activity.
PlatformQ Health Education, LLC Disclosures
David Howard, Medical Director Has nothing to disclose relevant to this activity.
Kim Jacobson, Associate Project Manager Has nothing to disclose relevant to this activity.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please send all inquiries to: Montefiore Medical Center, CCME, 3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, New York 10467, or via phone at (718) 920-6674, or via fax to (718) 798-2336, or via email to cme@montefiore.org. For issues with your CME Certificate, please contact NeuroSeriesLive at 877-394-1306 or at Support@NeuroSeriesLive.com.

DISCLAIMERS (if applicable)

The material is prepared based on a review of multiple sources of information but is not exhaustive of the subject matter. Therefore, health care professionals and other individuals should review and consider other publications and materials about the subject matter other than relying solely on the information contained in this material.

The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NeuroSeriesLive, PlatformQ Health Education, LLC or the program grantors. Reasonable efforts have been made to present educational subject matter in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. Each participant must use his/her personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.