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Intended Audience

This complimentary CME educational activity is designed for all healthcare providers (HCPs) involved in developing, delivering, consulting, and monitoring care for patients with moderate, moderately severe, and severe AD who are cared for both in the outpatient, assisted living, and skilled nursing facility.

This constituency of HCPs shall include the following audience:



Registration

Participation in this iQ&A interactive Medical Intelligence Zone for Alzheimer’s Disese 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 educational grant from Eisai, Inc.



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 (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Massachusetts Medical School Office of Continuing Medical Education (UMMS-OCME) and CMEducation Resources, LLC. The UMMS-OCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)™. Physicians should claim only 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.

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

David H. Cribbs, Ph.D.
Professor & Associate Director
Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders
Department of Neurology
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

Research Support: Boehringer-Ingelheim
   
Jeffrey Cummings, MD
Professor of Neurotherapeutics and Drug Development
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Las Vegas, NV


Consultant: Abbott, Acadia, Accera, Adamas, Astellas, Avanir, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CoMentis, Eisai, Elan, EnVivo, Forest, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Lilly, Lundbeck, Medivation, Medtronics, Merck, Merz, Myriad, Neuren, Neurokos, Novartis, Noven, Orion, Pfizer, Prana, reMYND, Schering-Plough, Signum, Sonexa, Takeda, Toyama, Wyeth
Speakers' Bureau: Eisai, Forest, Janssen, Lundbeck, Merz, Novartis, Pfizer;
Other: Owns the copyright of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory


Martin Farlow, MD
Professor of Neurology
Vice-Chairman of Research
Department of Neurology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Consultant: Accera, Inc.; Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Adlyfe Inc.; Astellas Pharma US, Inc.; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; CoMentis, Inc.; Eisai Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; GlaxoSmithKline Inc.; Medivation, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Octapharma AG; QR Pharma; sanofi-aventis; Schering-Plough Corporation; and Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd. Grant/Research Support: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Elan Corporation, plc; Eli Lilly and Company; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Octapharma AG; Pfizer Inc; and Sonexa Therapeutics, Inc.
Speakers Bureau: Eisai Inc.; Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Pfizer Inc; and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
Honoraria: Accera, Inc.; Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Adlyfe Inc.; Astellas Pharma US, Inc.; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; CoMentis, Inc.; Eisai Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline Inc.; Medivation, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Octapharma AG; Pfizer Inc; QR Pharma; sanofi-aventis; Schering-Plough Corporation; and Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd


Steven H. Ferris, PhD
Friedman Professor and Director
Alzheimer's Disease Center
Center of Excellence on Brain Aging
New York University Langone School of Medicine
New York, NY

Research Support: Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (NIH), Baxter, Bristol Myers- Squibb, Eli Lilly, Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy, Pfizer
Consultant: Accera, Bayer Healthcare, Bellus Health, CogniFit, Constellation Wines, Elan, Eli Lilly, Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy, Lundbeck, MedAvante, Merz Pharma, Neuroniz, Novartis, Otsuka, Pfizer, Toyama, United Biosource
Shareholder: Accera, Brain Savers, Intellect Neurosciences, MedAvante, Symphony Icon, Neuronix


Adam S. Fleisher, MD, MAS
Associate Director of Brain Imaging
Banner Alzheimer's Institute
Medical Director, Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosciences
University of California, San Diego

Nothing to disclose

James E. Galvin, MD, MPH
Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
Director of Clinical Operations, Center of Excellence on Brain Aging
Director, Pearl Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment
New York University Langone School of Medicine
New York, NY

Clinical Trial Investigator: Novartis, Eli Lilly, Elan, Wyeth, and Bristol-Meyer-Squibb
Consultant: Novartis, Forest, Pfizer, Eisai and Medivation


Irving Gomolin MDCM, FACP, FRCPC
Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Chief, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, NY

Nothing to disclose

Robert C. Green, MD, MPH
Fellow in Genetics/Professor of Neurology, Genetics, and Epidemiology
Division of Genetics, Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Nothing to disclose

Michael D. Greicius, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Stanford Memory Clinic
Stanford Hospitals & Clinics
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

Patient Safety Monitoring Panel: Forest

John Olichney, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Center for Mind and Brain
UC Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, CA

Nothing to disclose

Lon Schneider, MD, MS
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Gerontology
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Director, California Alzheimer's Disease Center
Do-director, Clinical Core
University of Southern California Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Los Angeles, CA

Grant funding, contracts, and/or consulting: Lilly, Myriad, Lundbeck, Elan, Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer, Transition.

Thomas Wisniewski MD
Professor of Neurology, Pathology and Psychiatry
New York University School of Medicine
Dept. of Neurology, Psychiatry and Pathology
New York, NY

Nothing to disclose

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

Program Reviewer Denise Leary has nothing to disclose.


Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Hardware and Software Requirements:

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iQ&A Interactive Medical Intelligence Zone for Moderate and Severe Alzheimer's Disease