Podcast CME Course Information

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Exam: Exam 273

Issue: May 12, 2015

Learning Objectives

Prevalence and distribution of VZV in temporal arteries of patients with giant cell arteritis

Upon completion of this podcast, the participant will be able to discuss the evidence suggesting a viral trigger of giant cell arteritis.

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

  • Medical Knowledge

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. Ted Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology® and has received research support for consulting activities with CSL Behring and Alexion Pharmaceuticals. 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 Steven Lewis, MD, who receives a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology and as Editor-in-Chief for Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology®; received royalties for book authorship and editorship from the publishers Wolters Kluwer and Wiley-Blackwell; and 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.

Dr. Berman serves on the Medical Advisory Boards for the Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation and the National Spasmodic Torticollis Association; has received funding for travel to conferences from Parkinson Study Group, American Neurological Association, Movement Disorder Society, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation; serves on the editorial board of Journal of Neurology and Neurophysiology; receives research support from the NIH, Dystonia Coalition, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, Colorado Translational Research Imaging Center, University of Colorado Center for Neuroscience, The Dana Foundation, and the Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation. Dr. Numis serves on the editorial team for the Neurology Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Ted Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology; and has received research support for consulting activities with CSL Behring and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Mammen serves on the scientific advisory boards of aTYR Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Biogen Idec; serves as an editorial board member of Experimental Neurology and Arthritis and Rheumatism; receives license fee payments, royalties and revenue for a patent from INOVA Diagnostics Inc. for licensed test for anti-HMGCR antibodies; and research support from the NIH.

The other participants have nothing to disclose.

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.

Copyright

The American Academy of Neurology holds copyright for all materials in this exam.

Confidentiality

Any information regarding the identity of individuals taking the exam or their exam scores will be kept confidential.

Hardware and Software Requirements

A computer with a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome is required.

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