Medical Management of Multiple Sclerosis
Description: This webinar will provide a review of current concepts in the medical management of multiple sclerosis for rehabilitation professionals. The webinar will briefly discuss epidemiology and concepts of pathophysiology of MS, and then review clinical aspects of the disease including current diagnostic criteria and clinical phenotypes. Principles of disease modifying therapy, currently available treatment agents and strategies for their use will be discussed. Lifestyle modifications recently related to disease outcomes in multiple sclerosis will be reviewed, and a brief discussion of medical therapies for symptoms of the disease will be included.
Instructor: Bruce A. Cohen, MD, Professor, Davee Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurosciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Director, Northwestern Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Program
Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses
Objectives: Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe current epidemiologic factors associated with MS
- Explain current concepts of pathology and pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis
- Discuss typical clinical features of multiple sclerosis
- Summarize current diagnostic criteria for MS and the current phenotypic classification
- Outline the general features of currently available therapies to modify the disease process in MS and therapeutic strategies for their use
- Explain the concept of a comprehensive treatment approach to MS including lifestyle factors recently found to be associated with the disease course in MS and some of the medical approaches to management of symptoms
Continuing Education Credits
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level, Professional area).
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.1 CEUs or 1 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 2: OT Process
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (OH-362- 9/01/2017) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This CNE activity is being offered for 1.0 contact hours
Financial – Receives a consulting fee from EMD Serono, Mylan and Novarti; Receives research support through Northwestern University from Novartis, Biogen-Idec and Genentech; Receives honorarium for teaching this course from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Non-Financial - Serves as Chair, National Medical Advisory Committee and Member of Research Programs Advisory Committee for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.
- PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
- MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari
Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.