Podcast CME Course Information

Exam: Exam 421: The prevalence of MS in the United States: A population-based estimate using health claims data

Issue: March 05, 2019

Learning Objectives

The prevalence of MS in the United States: A population-based estimate using health claims data

Upon completion of this podcast, listeners will become more familiar with the prevalence data of MS in the United States.

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

Disclosures

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. Mitch Wallin has served on the National Institutes of Health/NINDS Data Safety Monitoring Boards; has served on the editorial board of Neuroscience Journal; has served as a consultant for Global Burden of Disease Network and PCORI; has received governmental research funding from the VA Merit Review; and has received foundation/society research support from the National MS Society. Dr. Stacey Clardy has received research support from Western Institute for Biomedical Research (WIBR); and serves as the Section Editor of the Neurology Podcast. Dr. Nicholas E. Johnson has served on the scientific advisory boards of Acceleron, AveXis, and Fulcrum; has received speaker or travel honoraria from Strongbridge and AveXis; has served as a consultant for AMO Pharma, AveXis, Vertex Pharma, and Fulcrum; has received commercial research support from AMO Pharma, AveXis, Acceleron, and Fulcrum; has received governmental research support from NINDS and the FDA; and has received foundation/society research support form the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, and the Coalition to Cure Calpainopathies. Dr. Jason Crowell reports no disclosures.

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.

Accreditation

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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