Updates on the Assessment and Treatment of Geriatric Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease


Program Dates: June 13, 2019 - June 12, 2020
Credits: 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™; 1.25 CNE Contact Hours


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Updates on the Assessment and Treatment of Geriatric Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Program Overview

This CE symposium will provide clinicians with an overview of the novel treatment strategies for patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Three expert faculty will review recent advances in prevention techniques, diagnostic criteria and clinical assessment for patients with AD. An analysis of clinical trial data for emerging therapeutics to improve outcomes in patients with Alzheimer’s disease will be discussed. The faculty will also review how to apply a precision medicine approach with the interprofessional team to develop effective treatment plans for patients with AD. Upon competition of this educational activity, healthcare providers will gain a better understanding of how to optimally assess and treat their patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Target Audience

Geriatricians, neurologists, internists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with Alzheimer’s diseases

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the recent advances in diagnostic criteria, genomic analysis, and clinical assessment of patients with AD.
  2. Analyze clinical trial data for emerging therapeutics to improve outcomes in patients with AD.
  3. Apply a precision medicine approach with the interprofessional team to develop effective treatment plans for patients with AD

Faculty

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Alireza Atri, MD, PhD
Director, Banner Sun Health Research Institute
Banner Health
Sun City, AZ

Lecturer on Neurology
Center for Brain/Mind Medicine
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Isaacson Head ShotRichard Isaacson, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medicine
Director, Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

 

 

ShaughnessyLynn W. Shaughnessy, PsyD, ABPP-CN
Director of Neuropsychology
Department of Neurology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

 

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 CE activity:

FacultyRelationship Identified With:

Alireza Atri, MD, PhD

 

Consultant/Advisor: Alzheimer’s Association; Allergan; Axovant Sciences Ltd.; Biogen; Eisai Co., Ltd.; F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd.; Grifols, S.A; Harvard Medical School Graduate Continuing Education (HMS CE); Lundbeck; Merck & Co., Inc.; National Institutes of Health (NIH); Genentech, Inc.; Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Suven Life Science Ltd.; Synexus Clinical Research LimitedGrant/Research Support: American College of Radiology, AbbVie Inc.; Avid Technology, Inc.; Biogen, Eli Lilly and Company; Lundbeck; vTV Therapeutics

Richard Isaacson, MD

 

Grant/Research Support: NIH P01 AG026572; National Institutes of Health Clinical Research LRP; Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement; Hilarity for Charity; Weill Cornell Clinical & Translational Science Center UL1TR002384\

Lynn W. Shaughnessy, PsyD, ABPP-CN

 

Nothing to disclose

Planners, Managers, Reviewers

Timothy Hayes, MD, PhD; Kim Cheramie, MSN, RN-BC; Nicole Brestowski; Chelsey Benedek and Devon Dietzel 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

JointIn support of improving patient care, AcademicCME 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 Statement

AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 CNE contact hours (1.25 CNE pharmacotherapeutic contact hours). AcademicCME’s ANCC provider number is P0491.

Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Financial Support

This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from Biogen.

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 and Biogen 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

In order to claim credit, participants must complete the following:
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

CE Inquiries/Special Needs

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