berger joseph120wPresented by:
Joseph R. Berger, MD
University of Pennsylvania

Fred D. Lublin, MD, FAAN, FANA
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

This activity is no longer available for credit.

Lublin FD, Reingold SC, Cohen JA, et al. Defining the clinical course of multiple sclerosis: the 2013 revisions. Neurology. 2014;83(3):278-286.


CME/CE Information

Activity Title Defining the Clinical Course of Multiple Sclerosis: The 2013 Revisions
Topic Multiple Sclerosis
Accreditation Type AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™/ANCC Contact Hours
Release Date September 2014
Expiration Date September 29, 2015 – No longer available for credit
Estimated Time to Complete Activity 15 minutes


Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss how new information on the immunopathology of MS affects understanding of the disease process


Joseph R. Berger, MD
Professor and Chief of the MS Division
Department of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fred D. Lublin, MD, FAAN, FANA
Saunders Family Professor of Neurology
Director, The Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis
Co-Chief Editor, Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York



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  3. Complete the CME/CNE activity
  4. Complete the online posttest. A score of at least 75% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
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  6. Your CME/CNE certificate will be available for download


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This activity is sponsored through an educational collaboration by the CMSC, NPA, and The France Foundation.


The target audience for this activity includes neurologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, rehabilitation professionals, case managers, and others involved in the management of patients with MS.


This multidisciplinary curriculum will cover a range of topics related to MS including updates in MS diagnosis, treatment, and other important issues related to the optimal management of the MS patient.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA), and The France Foundation.

The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CMSC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Sponsored through an educational collaboration by the CMSC, NPA, and The France Foundation.

Supported by educational grants from Novartis, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and Teva CNS.


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Activity Staff Disclosures

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CPE committee, or other members at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose, with the exception of June Halper, who serves as a consultant to Biogen Idec on a non-CME research activity.

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Faculty Disclosure

The following faculty have indicated they have relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this CME activity:

  • Joseph R. Berger, MD, has served as a consultant for Acorda, Bayer, Biogen Idec, EMD-Serono, Genzyme, Novartis, Questcor, and Teva; and has received honoraria from Novartis, Teva, and EMD-Serono
  • Fred D. Lublin, MD, FAAN, FANA, has received grants/research support from Novartis and, has served as a consultant for Biogen Idec, Teva, GlaxoSmithKline, MedDay, Questcor, and Xenoport


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