Podcast CME Course Information

Exam: Exam 370: Change in multimodal MRI markers predicts dementia risk in cerebral small vessel disease

Issue: October 31, 2017

Learning Objectives

Change in multimodal MRI markers predicts dementia risk in cerebral small vessel disease

Upon completion of this podcast, listeners will be better able to discuss prediction of dementia in patients with symptomatic white matter ischemic disease.

Recommended Audience

This program is designed for physicians who are involved in providing patient care and who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.

Core Competencies

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge


Program Accreditations Subcommittee (PAS) is responsible for reviewing and evaluating all CME programs. Joseph F. Kass, MD, JD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for activities as an expert witness in litigation and in an editorial capacity for the American Academy of Neurology. Barney J. Stern, MD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for book chapter contributions. The other members of the committee (Samir Belagaje, MD; J. Clay Goodman, MD, FAAN; Omotola A. Hope, MD; Shannon M. Kilgore, MD, FAAN) and AAN staff (Kristine Mitchell) report no disclosures. Robert A. Gross, MD, PhD, FAAN, has received funding for travel and/or speaker honoraria from the American Academy of Neurology; receives a stipend as Editor-in-Chief of Neurology; has received consultant fees from GlaxoSmithKline and Harris Interactive; has served on speakers' bureaus for Abbott, UCB, and GlaxoSmithKline; has conducted clinical trials over the past 5 years funded by GlaxoSmithKline, UCB, Ortho-McNeil, Pfizer, and Marinus, but has ceased participation in industry-sponsored clinical trials and speakers' bureaus since his appointment as Neurology EIC in 2010; and has received research support from the Department of the Army, UCBPharma, and University of Rochester Medical Center/NIH. Dr. Ted Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology® and has received research support for consulting activities with UCB, CSL Behring, Walgreens and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Andrew Southerland serves as Podcast Deputy Editor for Neurology; and serves as Clinical Research Advisor for Totier Technologies, Inc. AAN staff members editing the test (P Baskin, L Kleffman, K Aman Ramm) have no disclosures. The CME Journal Editors who have reviewed the exam are James WM Owens Jr., MD PhD, who receives royalties from UpToDate, Waltham, MA; grant support from NIH (PI, K08NS054882); and a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology and Adam Kelly, MD, who has served as Guest Editor of Continuum (April 2014) and receives a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology.

Dr. Markus serves as section editor of International Journal of Stroke; serves on the editorial board for Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, and BMC Medicine; serves as Associate Editor for Frontiers in Neurology; receives publishing royalties from Stroke Medicine (OUP 2016); has consulted and led a teaching session for Astra Zeneca; and has received research support from MRC, NIHR, Stroke Association, EU, Wellcome Trust, The British Heart Foundation, and Alzheimer Research UK. Dr. Eckerle and Dr. Elliot report no disclosures. Dr. Pollack has received research support from Boehringer Ingelheim, Daiichi Sankyo, CSL Behring, Janssen Pharma, AstraZeneca, and Portola; and has served as scientific consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim, BMS/Pfizer, Janssen Pharma, AstraZeneca, and Portola.

The other participants report no disclosures.

CME Expiration

CME expires three years after publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers.


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AMA PRA Credit™

The American Academy of Neurology Institute designates this journal-based-CME activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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