About this course

  • Released: 02/15/2010
  • Expires: 02/16/2012

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the article by Weinstock-Guttman et al., the participant should be able to:
  • Recognize that MS in African Americans (AA) is typically more aggressive than in white Americans (WA)
  • Discuss the differences in MRI characteristics in AA MS patients compared to WA MS patients reported in this study

Core Competencies:

The article by Weinstock-Guttman et al. covers the following core competency:
  • Medical Knowledge

Upon completion of the article by Hansen et al., the participant should be able to:
  • State the inheritance pattern of familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM)
  • State which pharmacologic agent can trigger migraine-like attacks in patients with migraine with aura and migraine without aura
  • Discuss the results of this study regarding the sensitivity to pharmacologic activation of migraine-like attacks in patients with FHM compared to controls, and between patients with the pure FHM phenotype and the FHM group with coexisting migraine

Core Competencies:

The article by Hansen 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 designates that participants will receive 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits if both CME courses for the issue are completed. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Academy of Neurology 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.

CREDITS

The American Academy of Neurology designates that participants will receive 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits if both CME courses for the issue are completed.

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

DISCLOSURES

Steven Lewis, MD, has received personal compensation in an editorial capacity for the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American College of Physicians; Paul Schulz, MD, has received personal compensation for activities with Pfizer.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

This CME program receives no commercial support.

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