BTK Inhibitors: An Emerging Target in Multiple Sclerosis

 

 

PROVIDER STATEMENT

This activity is provided by Integrity Continuing Education, Inc.

DISCLOSURE OF COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects approximately 1 million US adults. The disease is marked by central nervous system (CNS) demyelination that results in fatigue, spasticity, and pain, among many other symptoms that negatively impact quality of life. Appreciation for the need to prevent increasing CNS damage and disability accumulation in patients with MS continues to drive efforts to identify new disease-modifying therapies with the potential for greater efficacy and long-term safety. Among the new candidates are multiple Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitors, which exert their therapeutic effects via targeting of B-cell receptor signaling.

Join our esteemed clinician faculty for a review of the clinical rationale for BTK inhibition in MS treatment, and the efficacy and safety of BTK inhibitor therapies currently in late-stage development. The program will conclude with an interactive mechanism of action activity and access to a downloadable resource.

FACULTY

Daniel S. Reich, MD, PhD
Dr. Reich is Chief, Translational Neuroradiology Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA. He appears here in his private capacity, as an approved Outside Activity, and the views and opinions here do not represent those of NINDS or NIH.

Release date: December 15, 2022
Expiration date: December 15, 2023
Estimated time to complete activity: 45 minutes
TARGET AUDIENCE

This educational activity has been designed to meet the needs of neurologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other advanced health care professionals who manage patients with MS.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve knowledge of clinicians on the role of BTK inhibition in MS management
  • Describe the mechanisms of action for emerging BTK inhibitors
  • Recall available safety and efficacy data for emerging BTK inhibitors
DIRECTIONS TO LEARNER

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of December 15, 2022 through December 15, 2023 participants must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Complete the pretest
  • Study the educational activity
  • Complete the posttest and the evaluation form

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 70% or better.

MEDIA

Internet

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For information about ACCME accreditation of this activity, please contact Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. at (855) 835-4004 or cme@integrityce.com.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified relevant financial relationships are thoroughly vetted by Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The following faculty/planners reported the financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this CME activity:

Daniel S. Reich, MD, PhD
Collaborative Research: Abata Therapeutics, Sanofi

The Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

PRIVACY POLICY

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MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 2.33 + GHz (or equivalent)
Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 10, and Mac OS
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DISCLAIMER

The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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