CME Presentations

Neuromyelitis Optica


Presentations


Speakers

  • Marcelo Matiello, MD

    Marcelo Matiello, MD

    Marcelo Matiello, MD

    Assistant Professor of Neurology

    Marcelo Matiello, MD, is assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and director of Inpatient Services and the Teleneurology program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is a world-renowned educator in central nervous system diseases, as well as in therapeutic plasma exchange and has presented his work in 20 countries. Dr Matiello has authored over 30 book chapters and peer-reviewed manuscripts in high-impact journals, such as Neurology, Annals of Neurology, JAMA, and Muscle & Nerve. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, and Scientific Consortium of GJCF/NMO. Dr Matiello has been awarded with prestigious awards, such as the Mayo Clinic Neurology Research Award (2010) and the MGH Child Neurology Award (2016).
  • Michael Levy, MD, PhD

    Michael Levy, MD, PhD

    Michael Levy, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor of Neurology

    Michael Levy, MD, PhD, is associate professor of neurology and leads the research unit in the new Division of Neuroimmunology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. His specialty is caring for children and adults with rare neuroimmunological diseases, including neuromyelitis optica and transverse myelitis. In addition to four monthly clinics, Dr Levy is the principal investigator on several clinical studies and drug trials for these conditions. His research focuses on developing animal models of neuromyelitis optica with the goal of tolerization as a sustainable long term treatment. Dr Levy’s mission is to build a combined clinical and research neuroimmunology program to develop therapies for patients with autoimmune diseases of the central nervous system.

CME Information

Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders: Emerging from the Shadows of MS


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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  • Formulate a differential diagnosis for NMOSD in accordance to current guidelines, recognizing its signs and symptoms from MS and other autoimmune diseases that may be comorbid with NMOSD
  • Summarize the clinical consequences of not treating or undertreating NMOSD
  • Summarize the underlying pathophysiology of NMOSD and putative targets for potential therapies
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

TUITION

Complimentary

JOINT ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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(s)™. 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 activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DATE OF RELEASE/EXPIRATION

Live Activity
March 27, 2020 from 3:00-4:00pm ET.

Enduring Material
The enduring material will be available from March 27, 2020 – March 27, 2021.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is intended for neurologists, primary care physicians (PCPs), advanced practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals that care for patients with NMOSD.

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 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. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 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
Michael Levy, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology,
Harvard Medical School
Director, NMO Clinic and Research Laboratory,
Research Director, Division of Neuroimmunology & Neuroinfectious Disease,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Consulting Fee: Alexion, Genentech, Quest Diagnostics
Other: Alexion support of fellowship grant to Mass General
Marcelo Matiello, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology,
Harvard Medical School
Director, MGH Neurology Inpatient Services,
Director, MGH Routine and Urgent Teleneurology Program,
Associate Director of NMO Clinic,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Consulting Fee: Alexion, Genentech, Viela Bio

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 Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Carole Drexel, PhD
Medical Director
PlatformQ Health Education, LLC
None

The PIM planners and managers 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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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