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Management of Management of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS)
Physicians who treat patients with MS are challenged to select the disease-modifying therapy (DMT) that is best for an individual patient based on the person’s disease activity, preferences, and goals. In the absence of head-to-head trials showing superiority for any single DMT, appropriate initial treatment selection must be made on a patient-by-patient basis that incorporates patient preferences and goals as well as efficacy and potential adverse events. For patients with highly active disease, more favorable outcomes can be achieved with a high-efficiency compound and should be considered as the initiating agent. Currently, 18 DMTs encompassing a wide variety of efficacy levels and safety profiles are available in the United States. Clinicians need to be familiar with each in order to tailor treatment selection to the individual across the disease continuum.
Through this activity, participants will gain insights on optimal strategies for starting, switching, and stopping treatments throughout the MS disease course based on criteria unique to each patient.
This is a Twitter-based tutorial designed to provide key information in an accessible format and location.
Aaron Boster, MD
Founder and President
The Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis
Barry A. Singer, MD
Director, The MS Center for Innovations in Care
St. Louis, Missouri
This program is intended for MS specialists, neurologists, internists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who are involved in the care of patients with MS.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of November 24, 2021 through November 24, 2022, participants must:
A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 100%.
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Aaron Boster, MD
Consulting Fees: EMD Serono, Genentech, Genzyme, Novartis
Speakers’ Bureaus: EMD Serono, Genentech, Genzyme
Barry A. Singer, MD
Consulting and/or Speaking Fees: AbbVie, Alexion, Bayer, Biogen, Bristol Myers Squibb (Celgene), EMD Serono, Janssen, Genentech, Greenwich Biosciences, Novartis, Roche, Sanofi Genzyme, Teva, TG Therapeutics
Institution Research Grants: AbbVie, Alkermes, Bayer, Biogen, MedImmune, Novartis, Roche, Sanofi Genzyme
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