Intended Audience

This complimentary CME educational activity is designed for all neurology-focused physicians, nurses, NPs, academicians, pharmacists, researchers, investigators, and program directors managing, referring, and/or consulting on patients with neurological disorders, with a focus on multiple sclerosis. We welcome neurology-focused clinicians with a medical and educational needs in the fields of general neurology, multiple sclerosis, internal medicine, and other providers that are part of the multidisciplinary team caring for patients with these and related conditions.


Participation in this iQ&A interactive Medical Intelligence Zone for Multiple Sclerosis is complimentary, and clinicians are invited to view this CME-certified program and/or share this invitation with other colleagues, departmental staff members, and healthcare professionals.

Grantor Support

Supported by an independent educational grant from Teva Neuroscience
Teva Neuroscience
Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The University of Massachusetts Medical School, Office of CME and CMEducation Resources, LLC. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Faculty & Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.

Program Faculty and Disclosure

Ben W. Thrower, MD
Medical Director
MS Institute at Shepherd Center
Clinical Instructor, Neurology
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Consultant: Teva Neuroscience
Speaker: Teva Neuroscience
Research support: Acorda
Daniel Pelletier, MD
Departments of Neurology and Radiology
Andy and Debbie Rachleff Distinguished Professor of Neurology
Director, Advanced Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis (AIMS) Laboratory
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Nothing to disclose

Patricia Coyle, MD
Acting Chair, Department of Neurology
Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology
Director, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Comprehensive Care Center
School of Medicine, Stony Brook, (SUNY)
Stony Brook, New York

Grant/research support: sanofi-aventis and Novartis
Consultant: Bayer, Biogen-Idec, EMD Serono, Pfizer, TEVA Pharmaceuticals, sanofi- aventis, and Novartis
Speaker’s bureau: Bayer, Biogen-Idec, EMD Serono, Pfizer, TEVA Pharmaceuticals

Fred D. Lublin, MD
Saunders Family Professor of Neurology
Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, New York

Research Support: Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.; Biogen Idec; Genentech, Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp; Teva Neuroscience, Inc.; Genzyme; Sanofi- Aventis; NIH; NMSS
Consulting Agreements/Advisory Boards/DSMB: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals; Biogen Idec; BioMS Medical Corp.; EMD Serono, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; Novartis; Pfizer; Teva Neuroscience; Genmab; Medicinova; Actelion; Allozyne, Sanofi-Aventis, Acorda, Questcor, Avanir, Roche, Celgene, Abbott
Speakers’ Bureau/Honorarium Agreements: EMD Serono; Pfizer; Teva Neuroscience;
Current Financial Interests/Stock Ownership: Cognition Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Jerry S. Wolinsky, MD
Bartels Family and Opal C. Rankin Professor of Neurology
Director, Multiple Sclerosis Research Group and
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis Center
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, Texas

Grant/research support: National Institutes of Health, sanofi-aventis, and Clayton Foundation for Research
Consulting fees: Teva Pharmaceuticals, Teva Neurosciences, Genentech, Inc., sanofi-aventis, Bayer, EMD Serono, Glycominds, Novartis, Antisense Therapeutics, Ltd., UCB, and Novartis

Rohit Bakshi, MD, MPH
Director, Laboratory for Neuroimaging Research
Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center
Associate Professor of Neurology & Radiology
Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Grant/Research Support: Teva Neuroscience, Biogen Idec, EMD, Serono

Corey C. Ford, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
Director, UNM Multiple Sclerosis Specialty Clinic
Past President, Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Consultant or performed clinical trials: Acorda, Bayer HealthCare, Biogen IDEC, BioMS Technologies, Elan, EMD Serono, Genentech, Genzyme, Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis, and Teva Neuroscience

Aaron E. Miller, MD 
Professor of Neurology and Medical Director
The Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Consultant: Acorda, Biogen-Idec, Ono, Glaxo SmithKline, sanofi-aventis, Novartis, Teva Neurocience, EMD Serono, Daiichi-Sankyo
Speaker’s Bureau: Acorda, Biogen-Idec, Teva Neurocience, EMD Serono
Research Support: Acorda, Biogen-Idec, Genentech, Genzyme, Teva Neurocience

Douglas R. Jeffery, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology
Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Grant/Research Support: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biogen Idec Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, and Teva Neuroscience
Advisor/Consultant: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biogen Idec Inc., EMD Serono, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, and Teva Neuroscience.
Speakers’ Bureau: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biogen Idec Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, and Teva Neuroscience

Norman Kachuck, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Chief, Neuroimmunology Division,
Department of Neurology
Director, Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center and Research Group
Vice-Chair, Health Sciences IRB
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California

Nothing to disclose

Kenneth P. Johnson, MD
Professor of Neurology
Director, Maryland Center for Multiple Sclerosis
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Consultant: Teva Pharmaceuticals
Speaker’s Bureau: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Robert P. Lisak, MD, FAAN, FRCP
Parker Webber Chair in Neurology
Professor and Chair of Neurology
Professor of Immunology and Microbiology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit Medical Center
Chief of Neurology
Harper University Hospital
Detroit, MI

Consultant: Teva Neuroscience, Questcor
Speaker: TevaNeurocience
Research Support: Teva Neuroscience, Questcor

Program Managers and Web Editor Disclosure Program Manager Gideon Bosker, MD have nothing to disclose.

Program Reviewers Denise Leary and Richard Aghababian, MD have nothing to disclose.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

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