Podcast CME Course Information

Exam: Exam 443 - Practice Guideline: Immunization and Multiple Sclerosis

Issue: September 24, 2019

Learning Objectives

Practice Guideline: Immunization and Multiple Sclerosis

Upon completion of this podcast, the participant should be able to discuss evidence regarding immunizations in MS with their patients and explore patients' opinions, preferences, and questions. Clinicians can provide this data for review to patients, and recommend that patients with MS follow all local vaccine standards, unless there are specific contraindications and weigh local vaccine-preventable disease risks when counseling patients.

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


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. Stacey Clardy has received research support from Western Institute for Biomedical Research (WIBR); and serves as the Section Editor of the Neurology Podcast. Dr. Mauricio Farez has received funding for travel or speaker honoraria from Novartis Argentina, Biogen Argentina, Teva Argentina, and Gador Argentina; and has received commercial research support from Novartis Argentina and Biogen Argentina. Dr. Gordon Smith has served on the Regenesis Data Monitoring Committee; serves on the editorial boards of Continuum and Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology; has consulted for Regenesis; has served on an Alexion speaker's bureau; and has received research support from Impeto Medical SAS, NIDDK, and NINDS. Dr. Steven Pearson's institute has a membership program for commercial entities to produce a white paper and Policy Summit meeting, which has received membership dues from the following entities during the past 2 years: Aetna, Alnylam, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Anthem, AstraZeneca, Blue Shield of CA, Cambia Health Solution, CVS Caremark, Editas, Express Scripts, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), HealthPartners, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co., National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC), Novartis, Premera Blue Cross, Prime Therapeutics, Regeneron, Sanofi, and United Healthcare; Dr. Pearson has also received research support from the following entities: Laura and John Arnold Foundation, California Health Care Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Kaiser East Bay Community Foundation, and the Commonwealth Fund.

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.


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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Hardware and Software Requirements

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