About this course

  • Released: 7/7/2020
  • Expires: 7/7/2023

VALIDATION OF SERUM NEUROFILAMENTS AS PROGNOSTIC AND POTENTIAL PHARMACODYNAMIC BIOMARKERS FOR ALS

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of the article by Benatar et al., the participant should be able to:

  • Identify characteristics of patients with ALS that were associated with higher serum levels of neurofilament light chain (NfL) in this study

  • Describe the correlation of serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) neurofilament levels of various neurofilaments across different testing platforms in this study

  • Discuss how various neurofilamentsmeasured at baseline and in both serum and CSFwere associated with survival in ALS patients in this study

CORE COMPETENCIES:

The article by Benatar et al. covers the following core competency:

  • Medical Knowledge

AUTHOR DISCLOSURES:

Refer to listing above the references in each article.

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ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The American Academy of Neurology Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

MISSION STATEMENT/PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

After evaluating a specific article published in Neurology, participants in the CME activity should be able to demonstrate an increase in, or affirmation of, their knowledge of clinical medicine. Participants should be able to evaluate the appropriateness of the clinical information as it applies to the provision of patient care.

PARTICIPANTS

This program is designed for physicians who are involved in providing patient care and who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.

AMA CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

The American Academy of Neurology Institute designates this journal-based-CME activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DISCLOSURES

James WM Owens Jr. MD, PhD receives royalties from UpToDate, Waltham, MA; grant support from NIH (PI, K08NS054882); and a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology. Adam Kelly, MD, has served as a guest editor of Continuum (April 2014) and receives a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

This CME program receives no commercial support.

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