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Multiple Sclerosis - How to Apply the McDonald Criteria
Global Academy for Medical Education

Dec 18, 2019 - Dec 18, 2020

The accuracy and speed required to diagnose multiple sclerosis depends on the expertise of the clinician. Accurate interpretation of MRI findings is essential. A missed diagnosis – or misdiagnosis – leads to delays in offering appropriate therapy. In the first of 2 activities, experts discuss and interpret updates to the McDonald MS diagnostic criteria. The second offers case studies that challenge learners to evaluate the radiological and clinical evidence that supports – or does not support – their diagnosis.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the clinical features, imaging findings, and laboratory results that support and that do not support a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Detail the key components of the 2017 revisions to the McDonald criteria, and when and how those criteria should be employed in assessing patients for MS
  • Outline and evaluation strategy for correctly diagnosing MS

This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of clinicians in multiple sclerosis (MS) centers or community neurology practices involved in the diagnosis of patients with multiple MS, including specialist physicians, primary care clinicians who manage and/or treat a high volume of neurological conditions, physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and nurses.

Expiration date: December 18, 2020

Estimated time to complete each activity: 0.5 hours

There is no registration fee. 

There are two activities, see below: 

Click here to register for the activity The Science And Strategies Behind Sucessful MS Diagnosis

Click here to register for the activity Are You Confident in Your Readiness To Diagnose MS?

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Global Academy for Medical Education. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates these enduring activities for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in
the activity.

Nurse Credit Designation
Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This educational activity for 0.5 contact hour is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To Claim CME/CE Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period December 18, 2019 through December 18, 2020, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity. Upon completing either or both of the online activities in this curriculum, participants will automatically receive their CME/CAE certificate(s).