MS Forum® VI: Applying the Latest Data and Advanced Communication to Individualize Treatment and Improve Quality Care—Monoclonals in Progressive MS

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Support Statement: This activity is supported by educational grants from Biogen; Celgene Corporation; EMD Serono, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; and Sanofi Genzyme.

Target Audience: The intended audience for this activity is neurologists, neurology nurses, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Learning Objective: Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to evaluate the latest clinical and/or real-world evidence regarding available and emerging disease-modifying therapies for MS management.

Activity Chair:
Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA
Professor and Vice Chair (Clinical Affairs)
Department of Neurology
Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY

Claire S. Riley, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director of the Columbia University Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care and Research Center
Department of Neurology, Columbia University
New York, NY

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP

Nurse Planners:
Barbara A. Niedz, PhD, RN, CPHQ
Amy Perrin Ross, APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN

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Activity Chair and Faculty report the following relationship(s):
Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA
Consulting Fee: Accordant, Actelion, Alexion, Bayer, Biogen, Celgene, EMD Serono, Genentech/Roche, Novartis, Sanofi Genzyme, TG Therapeutics
Contracted Research: Actelion, Alkermes, Genentech/Roche, MedDay, NINDS, Novartis

Claire S. Riley, MD
Consulting Fee: Biogen Idec, EMD Serono, Genentech, Genzyme, TG Therapeutics
Contracted Research: Biogen Idec

Reviewer and Nurse Planners report the following relationship(s):
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Barbara A. Niedz, PhD, RN, CPHQ
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Amy Perrin Ross, APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN
Consulting Fee: Celgene, Genentech, Genzyme, Mallinckrodt, Novartis, Roche
Speakers Bureau: Biogen, EMD Serono, Genentech, Genzyme, Mallinckrodt, Novartis, Teva

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