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An Update of Emerging Concepts in the Management of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Course Information

Therapautic Area: Neurology
Format(s): Post Conference Review and Analysis
Credit(s): 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™; 1.0 CNE contact hour
Activity Dates: September 9, 2018 – September 8, 2019

 

Program Overview

This CME/CNE program will highlight content presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2018 held in Chicago, Illinois. The three expert faculty, led by Dr. Richard S. Isaacson, will provide an interactive account of recently released data regarding the treatment and management of patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). An overview of Alzheimer’s disease, including disease course, and signs and symptoms will be relayed. Emerged and emerging therapeutics will be discussed and clinical relevance debated. The faculty will emphasize an interprofessional approach to care in AD, highlighting strategies for engagement of the patient and caregiver. Upon completing this education, learners will better understand best practices for providing optimal, comprehensive care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Target Audience

Neurologists, primary care physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare providers involved in the management of patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Learning Objectives

1. Analyze the most current clinical trial data for current and emerging therapeutics for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, as presented at AAIC 2018
2. Implement the interprofessional team into patient specific, evidence based therapeutic strategies to improve outcomes in patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Faculty

Isaacson Head ShotRichard S. Isaacson, MD (Course Chair)
Associate Professor of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medicine
Director, Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York

 

Fillit Head ShotHoward Fillit, MD
Founding Executive Director and Chief Science Officer
The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
Clinical Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Care, Medicine, and Neuroscience
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

 

Rovner Head ShotBarry W. Rovner, MD
Professor, Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Ophthalmology
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

 

Disclosures of Conflict of Interest

It is the policy of AcademicCME that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity.

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/CNE activity:

Faculty Relationship Identified With:
Richard S. Isaacson, MD Consultant/Advisor: Neurotrack Technologies, Inc.
Howard Fillit, MD Consultant/Advisor: Axovant Sciences, Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Lundbeck; Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.; Samus Therapeutics, Inc.; vTv Therapeutics
 Barry W. Rovner, MD  Nothing to disclose.

Planners, Managers, Reviewers

Timothy Hayes, MD, PhD; Emma Boring; Nicole Brestowski and Kim Cheramie, MSN, RN-BC hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interests related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

AcademicCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AcademicCME is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation Statement

AcademicCME designates this enduring material 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.

AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 CNE contact hour (1.0 CNE pharmacotherapeutic contact hour).

Financial Support

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Biogen and Lilly USA, LLC.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. AcademicCME, Biogen and Lilly USA, LLC. do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

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 on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

1. Read the learning objectives, accreditation information and faculty disclosures at the beginning of this activity.
2. Complete the Pre-Activity Questions.
3. Read or Review the activity content.
4. Complete the Post-Activity Test Questions and Evaluation.
5. Healthcare providers who receive a grade of 70% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and who complete the Evaluation will receive a CME/CNE Certificate.
6. All other participants who receive a grade of 70% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and who complete the Evaluation will receive a Certificate of Participation.
7. Healthcare providers should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
8. 60 minutes of participation = 1 CNE contact hour

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