2009 Update on the Science of Multiple Sclerosis: Managed Care Pharmacist Perspectives
Including proceedings from a webcast series
Activity Date: September 2009  — Activity Info: Volume6, (3)
Goals & Objectives | Faculty | Complete Pre-Test Activity | Introduction | Full Activity Content | CME Test & Evaluation (CME Expired)


To provide managed care, Veterans Affairs, and Department of Defense pharmacists with up-to-date information regarding their role in managing patients with multiple sclerosis.

This activity is designed for managed care, Veterans Affairs, and Department of Defense pharmacists. No prerequisites required.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CPE activity. At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology and the biology of demyelination, axonal degeneration, and neuronal cell death in multiple sclerosis (MS).
  • Explain the potential role current and future immunomodulatory therapies have in promoting neuroprotection and neuroregeneration.
  • Evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of available immune-modulating MS agents and methods used to monitor the effectiveness of MS therapies.
  • Identify issues regarding the management of MS in managed care.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy (UTCOP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for pharmacists.

acpe logoThe University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of this application-based educational activity will provide a statement for 2.0 contact hours credit (0.2 CEUs) and will be available for download following successful completion of the activity. Successful completion includes participating in the activity, completing a self-assessment instrument with a score of at least 70%, and completing an evaluation instrument. If you score less than 70% on the self-assessment instrument, you will be allowed to complete the examination one more time. ACPE Program # 064-000-09-204-H01-P.

This continuing education activity was produced under the supervision of Glen E. Farr, PharmD, Associate Dean for Continuing Pharmacy Education, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.

The estimated time to complete this educational activity: 2 hours.

Release date: September 15, 2009. Expiration date: September 15, 2011.

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this activity are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy name implies review of educational format, design, and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combinations of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects, before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

A participant, sponsor, faculty member, or other individual wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of an activity sponsored or co-sponsored by the UTCOP may contact the Associate Dean for Continuing Education in writing. The grievance will be reviewed and a response will be returned within 45 days of receiving the written statement. If not satisfied, an appeal to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy can be made for a second level of review.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Teva Neuroscience.

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