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This program is supported by independent educational grants from Biogen, Genentech, Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Sanofi Genzyme.
Release Date: May 31, 2021
Expiration Date: November 30, 2022
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 1.0 hour
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Annette Howard, MD
Evelyn A. Hunter, PhD
Gary A. Puckrein, PhD
Jacqueline Faulkner Rosenthal, MD
Richard L. Street, Jr., PhD
Yolanda Wheeler, PhD, CRNP, CPNP-AC, MSCN
This initiative is intended for neurologists, MS subspecialists, primary care clinicians, pharmacists, registered nurses, ER providers, social workers, case managers, other health care professionals involved in treatment and management of black patients with MS.
Incidence rates of MS have been found to be higher in both black males and black females versus white males and white females. Disease progression is also significantly faster in black MS patients in both brain and retinal measures. Furthermore, African Americans are dying from MS at an earlier age, which suggests that MS burden weighs disproportionately across race demographics.
These observations suggest a need to identify and address barriers to appropriate MS care experienced by African American patients. Efforts to lower and overcome these and other barriers require recognition of the gaps in care as well as behavioral changes within the MS treater community to minimize initial treatment delays and attenuate disease progression.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, and Impact 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.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
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.
Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour.
Continuing Pharmacy Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Universal Activity Number: JA4008162-9999-21-2777-H04-P
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Continuing Social Work Education
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 cultural competency continuing education credits.
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 1 CE contact hour(s).
Activity code: I00046439 Approval Number: 210001807
To claim these CEs, log into your CCMC Dashboard at www.ccmcertification.org.
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