Podcast CME Course Information
Exam: Exam 411: Body mass index, but not vitamin D status, is associated with brain volume change in MS
Issue: December 11, 2018
Body mass index, but not vitamin D status, is associated with brain volume change in MS
Upon completion of this podcast, listeners will be aware that elevated BMI in patients with MS is an independent risk factor for greater reduction in normalized gray matter (nGMV) and brain parenchymal (nBPV), and they will learn strategies to address this in clinic with patients with MS .
This program is designed for physicians who are involved in providing patient care and who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.
- 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. Clardy serves as the Podcast Section Editor for Neurology and has received research support from Western Institute for Biomedical Research (WIBR). Dr. Ellen Mowry has served on a liothyronine study Data and Safety Monitoring Board; serves on the editorial board of Frontiers in Neuroepidemiomology; has received royalties as an UptoDate chapter editor; has received commercial research support from Teva Neuroscience, Biogen Idec, Genzyme, and Sun Pharma; has received governmental research support from the Department of Defense; and has received foundation/society research support from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
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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