Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Diseases Symposium

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Saturday, June 8, 2019  

The 2019 Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Diseases Symposium will provide current, evidenced-based and practical information on the diagnosis and management of multiple sclerosis (MS) and other demyelinating disorders of the central nervous system (CNS). We will also discuss symptom management and care of individuals with MS and advanced disabilities.

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Target Audience

This symposium is intended for primary care physicians, general neurologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, professional counselors, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, speech language pathologists, dietitians, and social workers who care for patients with MS.


Symposium Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, participants should be better able to:

  1. Discuss the conceptual basis for the diagnosis of MS including the application of the newest diagnostic criteria for MS and other demyelinating disorders
  2. Explain the evolving science of antibodies mediated CNS demyelinating disorders
  3. Discuss the mechanisms of action of traditional and emerging disease modifying therapies that are available to MS patients
  4. Describe how to mitigate risks of more aggressive immunosuppressive therapies
  5. Differentiate the symptoms of MS versus other conditions and relapse of disease (active) versus pseudo relapse
  6. Describe the challenges experienced by those with MS and advanced disability in addition to the practical methods to reduce common life-threatening complications
  7. Discuss the importance of incorporating advanced care planning, community support partners, and other care delivery models multiple sclerosis at home access and education advocacy socialization exercise (MAHA and EASE) for improving access to care

Continuing Education Credits

Physicians

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is provided for 5.75 contact hours under ANCC criteria.


 Sponsor

This symposium is sponsored by the UNMC Department of Neurological Sciences, through the resources of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education.