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CME

Neurology Grand Rounds: Direct & Indirect Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Multiple Sclerosis Community

Location: Zoom

Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Time: 7:30–8:30 a.m.

Contact: Bridgette Roberts

About the Event

In this installment of Neurology Grand Rounds, Léorah Freeman, M.D., Ph.D., presents “Direct and Indirect Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the MS Community.” Freeman is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology and a courtesy assistant professor in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine at Dell Medical School. She is also director of the Multiple Sclerosis Imaging and Outcomes Research Laboratory, and director of the Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology fellowship program.

For more information about the event, email Bridgette Roberts.

Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  1. Identify the risk factors for severe COVID-19 course in people with MS
  2. Assess the impact of the pandemic on health care access, prescription patterns and long-term outcomes in the MS community
  3. Review the challenges specific to the MS population with regard to Sars-CoV-2 vaccination and disease prevention

Target Audience

Primary: Neurologists, neuroscientists, nurses, residents, medical students Secondary: Other health care professionals

Attributes/Competencies

This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient Care and Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, and Systems-based Practice
  • IOM: Provide patient-centered care, Work in interdisciplinary teams, Employ evidence-based practice, Apply quality improvement, and Utilize informatics
  • IECC: Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice, Roles/Responsibility, Interprofessional Communication, Teams and Teamwork

Speaker Disclosure

Léorah Freeman, M.D., Ph.D., speaker for this educational activity, has no relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclosure.

Planner Disclosure

William Schwartz, M.D.; Steve Roach, M.D.; Kent Ellington, M.D.; Emily Ramirez, D.O.; Mary Kelley, D.O.; Bridgette Roberts; and Jason Camarillo, planners of this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

The CME Advisory Committee, reviewers of this educational activity, have no relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.