NEUROLOGY CONSULTS: 14th Annual Johns Hopkins MS Series

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects just under 1 million people in the United States, and it is mostly diagnosed in younger adults (less than 50 years of age), and it is the leading cause of physical disability and cognitive decline in this patient population. Although MS is considered to occur on a spectrum and can have variable presentations, an episode of clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) can be the first clue to making a timely diagnosis in some patients. 

Target Audience

Healthcare professionals, specifically, neurologists, internists, family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses and other providers involved in the care of patients with multiple sclerosis.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
  • Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate the ability to:

    • ASSESS the most recent clinical and real word data on approved MS DMTs.
    • EVALUATE the most recent evidence-based data and potential clinical implications of new and emerging DMTS for relapsing and progressive MS.
    • RECOGNIZE the role of patient preferences, disease-specific factors, and shared decision-making in informing MS treatment and management.
    • APPLY up-to-date clinical knowledge to develop both practice-specific and interprofessional strategies to individualized MS management plans.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 ANCC
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Steering Committee
Scott Newsome, DO, MSCS, FAAN

Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurosciences Consultation and Infusion Center
Co-Director, Multiple Sclerosis Experimental Therapeutics Program
Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Neuroimmunology Clinical Fellowship Program
Member, Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Division of Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Diseases
Baltimore, Maryland

Lisa Fox, PA-C, MS
Physician Assistant, Department of Neurology
Division of Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Diseases
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

Nurse Planner and Reviewer
Rebecca Barshick, RN, MSN

Nurse Educator
The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing
Baltimore, Maryland

Available Credit

  • 0.50 ANCC


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Required Hardware/software

Pentium 800 processor or greater, Windows 98/NT/200/XP or Mac OS 9/X or later, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Windows Media Player 9.0 or later Flash player, 128 MB of RAM Monitor settings: High color at 800 x 600 pixels, Sound card and speakers, Adobe Acrobat Reader