Volume 78, Number 11, March 13, 2012
About this course
- Released: 03/12/2012
- Expires: 03/13/2014
Upon completion of the article by Blauw et al, the participant should be able to:
• State the disease that is most often associated with SMN1 gene mutations
• Discuss the findings from this study that demonstrate an association of SMN1 gene duplications with sporadic ALS
• Discuss potential mechanisms as to how these findings might influence ALS disease susceptibility
The article by Blauw et al covers the following core competency:
• Medical Knowledge
Upon completion of the article by Cruse et al, the participant should be able to:
• Discuss the distinction between the minimally conscious state (MCS) and the vegetative state (VS)
• Recognize that functional neuroimaging studies can show evidence for significant awareness in some patients who exhibit little or no evidence of awareness on extensive behavioral assessment
• Discuss the findings from this study assessing the covert command-following abilities of a group of MCS patients and whether there was a relationship between etiology of the MCS and the capability of successfully completing this task
• State the authors' hypothesis regarding the greater frequency of higher-level awareness in the traumatic brain injury (TBI) MCS patients than the non-TBI patients
The article by Cruse et al covers the following core competency:
• Medical Knowledge
Refer to listing above the references in each article.
THIS PAGE IS REQUIRED READING BEFORE BEGINNING ALL ACCME-ACCREDITED COURSES
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.
This program is designed for physicians who are involved in providing patient care and who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.
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.
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.
This CME program receives no commercial support.