Advanced Therapeutic Strategies and Family Planning for Women with Multiple Sclerosis

Advanced Therapeutic Strategies and Family Planning for Women with Multiple Sclerosis

Virtual CE Symposium in Conjunction with the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC)


Thursday, May 28th, 2020
7:00 – 8:30 pm Eastern Time


Virtual CE Event
for Interactive, Virtual Event

Target Audience

Healthcare professionals who care for patients with MS, including neurologists, primary care physicians, obstetricians/gynecologists, PAs, NPs, RNs, nurse educators and pharmacists

Program Overview

This interactive CME/CE program will highlight advanced therapeutic strategies and family planning for women with multiple sclerosis (MS). The expert faculty, led by Dr. Fred D. Lublin, will analyze the immuno-pathology, epidemiology, and immune therapeutic targets for MS. Recent clinical trial data and current therapies for the effective treatment of women with multiple sclerosis through their child-bearing years will be reviewed. The expert faculty will conclude with a review of the vital role that the interprofessional team plays in educating and caring for women of child-bearing age who have MS.


  1. Welcome and Introductions – Fred D. Lublin, MD
  2. Immuno-pathology, Epidemiology, and Immune Therapeutic Targets for Multiple Sclerosis – Scott Douglas Newsome, DO
  3. Current Practice and Clinical Trial Analysis for the Safe and Effective Treatment of Women with MS throughout the Child-bearing Years – Amy Perrin Ross, APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN
  4. The Role of the Essential Interprofessional Team to Educate and Care for Women of Child-bearing Age who have MS – Kathleen Costello, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN
  5. Interactive Panel Discussion – Fred D. Lublin, MD and Expert Faculty

Educational Objectives

  1. Explain the epidemiology, immuno-pathology, and immune therapeutic targets for MS
  2. Analyze current practice and clinical trial data for the safe and effective treatment of women with MS, and the implications for family planning, including preconception, pregnancy, and post-partum settings
  3. Optimize the interprofessional team to educate and provide care for women of child-bearing age who have MS


Fred D. Lublin, MD (Course Chair)
Saunders Family Professor of Neurology
Director, Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York


Kathleen Costello, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN
Vice-President, Healthcare Access
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
John Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Amy Perrin Ross, APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN
Neuroscience Program Coordinator
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois

Scott Douglas Newsome, DO
Director, Neurosciences Consultation and Infusion Center at Green Spring Station
Director, Stiff Person Syndrome Center
Co-Director, Multiple Sclerosis Experimental Therapeutics Program
Director, Optical Coherence Tomography Clinic
Associate Professor of Neurology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Accreditation Statement

In 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 Statements

AcademicCME designates this live material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

AcademicCME designates this live material for a maximum of 1.50 CNE contact hours (Provider number P0491).

AcademicCME designates this continuing education activity for 1.50 CPE contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN # JA4008190-0000-20-001-L01-P).

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.  It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participation completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ACIM MOC credit.

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

MOC Approval Statement

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, Advanced Therapeutic Strategies and Family Planning for Women with Multiple Sclerosis has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

MOC Part II CME Activity
Family Medicine
Psychiatry and Neurology


CE Inquiries/Special Needs

For all CME/CNE inquiries or special needs, please contact [email protected] or 610-687-3300.

Financial Support

This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from EMD Serono, Inc.


Provided by AcademicCME





Further information regarding how to tune in to this virtual event will be emailed to the address used to register prior to the event. Pre-registration is encouraged and this event has no fee.

For questions regarding these details, please email [email protected]


*This symposium is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers.