Podcast CME Course Information

Exam: Exam 407: Use of newer disease-modifying therapies in pediatric multiple sclerosis in the US

Issue: November 06, 2018

Learning Objectives

Use of newer disease-modifying therapies in pediatric multiple sclerosis in the US

Upon completion of this podcast, listeners will be aware of the outcomes of children with MS treated with newer disease-modifying therapies.

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. Stacey Clardy serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology® and has received research support forWestern Institute for Biomedical Research (WIBR). Dr. Jeff Ratliff serves as Podcast Deputy Editor for Neurology andreceived a speaker honorarium from Haverford College. 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. Kristen Krysko received fellowship support from he National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Dr. Clardy has received research support from Western Institute for Biomedical Research (WIBR). Dr. Tyler serves as an Associate Editor for Journal of Neurovirology and Neurology Today; serves as an editorial board member for Annals of Neurology, Apoptosis, JAMA Neurology, Experimental Neurology, Journal of Infectious Disease, Microbial Pathogenesis, Virology, Neurology; serves on the scientific advisory board for DNAtrix (DSMB, active), LPath (DSMB)(completed), and PML Consortium (Scientific Advisory Board, completed); is a consultant for Hoffman La Roche; receives royalties from the publication of the books Handbook of Clinical Neurology and Harrison's Principles & Practices of Internal Medicine; receives research support from Taiga Biotechnologies and the NIH/NIAID, 1R01 NS101208, PI, 2018-2022, Dept. of Veterans Affairs Merit Grant (BX000963, Role: PI, 2017-21), NIH/NINDS, (5R21NS103186, PI, 2017-2019); and serves as Officer (Treasurer) and Member Board of Directors American Neurological Association (ANA)- Uncompensated.

All 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.


The American Academy of Neurology Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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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