This CME/CE webcast, chaired by Fred D. Lublin, MD, will analyze current best practices for utilizing fumarate-based therapeutics to improve outcomes in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The expert faculty will first review the mechanism of action and targets of fumarates in the MS treatment landscape. Following, current trial data of fumarate-based therapeutics in MS will be reviewed and clinical implications debated in an interactive panel format. The faculty will conclude with a discussion of clinical strategies for fumarate-based therapeutics, analyzing pros and cons of therapy while considering hot topics such as vaccination status and future considerations.
Healthcare professionals who care for patients with multiple sclerosis, including neurologists, primary care physicians, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners and other supporting clinicians
- Understand the pharmacology science of fumarate-based therapeutics and the importance of drugs vs. pro-drugs bioavailability
- Review the safety and efficacy data for novel oral fumarate-based therapeutics
- Discuss strategies to increase patient adherence to treatment, including adverse events, route of administration, and financial impact
- Review clinical applications of novel oral fumarate-based therapeutics for the treatment of Relapsing MS, CIS, and Active Secondary MS, including switching therapies
I. The Pharmacology Science Review of Fumarate-based Therapeutics and the Importance of Bioavailability: Drugs vs. Pro-drugs
II. Clinical Trial Review for Novel Oral Fumarate-based Therapeutics to Treat Patients with MS
III. Increasing Patient Adherence to Treatment by Mitigating Adverse Events and Patient Education
IV. Developing Clinical Treatment Plans for Novel Oral Fumarate-based Therapeutics to Improve Outcomes in Patients with Relapsing MS, CIS, and Active Secondary MS, Including Switching Therapies
I.V Faculty Panel Discussion
Fred D. Lublin, MD (Course Chair)
Saunders Family Professor of Neurology Director
The Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York
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:
|Faculty||Relationship Identified With:|
|Fred D. Lublin, MD||Consultant/Advisor: Acorda Therapeutics; Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.; Apitope; Atara Biotherapeutics; Avotres Inc.; Banner Life Sciences; Biogen; Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Celgene Corporation; EMD Serono, Inc.; Entelexo Biotherapeutics; Genentech, Inc.; GW Pharmaceuticals; Horizon Therapeutics; Immunic Therapeutics; Janssen Global Services, LLC; Jazz Pharmaceuticals; Labcorp; Mapi-Pharma Ltd.; MedDay Pharmaceuticals; Medimmune, LLC; Mylan; Neurogene; Novartis AG; Orion Biotechnology; Receptos; Roche; Sanofi Genzyme; Teva Pharmaceuticals; TG Therapeutics; Viela Bio, Inc.
Grant/Research Support: Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.; Biogen; Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics; Novartis AG; Sanofi Genzyme
Speaker’s Bureau: Sanofi Genzyme
Stock Options: Avotres Inc.
|Patricia Coyle, MD||Consultant/Advisor: Accordant, A CVS Caremark Company; Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Bayer AG; Biogen; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Celgene Corporation; EMD Serono, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Horizon Therapeutics; Janssen Global Services, LLC; Novartis AG; Roche; Sanofi Genzyme; TG Therapeutics; Viela Bio, Inc.
Grant/Research Support: Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.; Alkermes; Corrona LLC; Genentech, Inc.; MedDay Pharmaceuticals; Novartis AG; Roche; Sanofi Genzyme
Speaker’s Bureau: Biogen; Janssen Global Services, LLC
|Stephen Krieger, MD||Consultant/Advisor: Biogen; EMD Serono, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals; MedDay Pharmaceuticals; Novartis AG; Sanofi Genzyme; Teva Pharmaceuticals; TG Therapeutics
Grant/Research Support: Biogen; Novartis AG
Speaker’s Bureau: Biogen; EMD Serono, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; Novartis AG
Planners and Peer Reviewers
Timothy Hayes, MD, PhD; Kim Cheramie, MSN, RN-BC; Gabrielle Fiorelli, CRNP; Nicole McMenamin and Chelsey Benedek 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.
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AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 CNE Contact Hour, including 1.0 Pharmacotherapeutic Contact Hour (Provider # P0491).
Clinicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from Banner Life Sciences.
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