Myasthenia Gravis Research Highlights: AAN 2023
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Supported by educational grants from argenx US, Inc. and UCB Inc.
Start date: July 15, 2023
End date: July 14, 2024
Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes
This 30-minute CME program highlights the latest clinical research about myasthenia gravis, a rare, autoimmune disease that targets the neuromuscular junction.
Treatment of myasthenia gravis is highly individualized and depends greatly on the myasthenia gravis subtype of each patient as well as each patient’s comorbidities. There are currently four drugs approved by the FDA, eculizumab, efgartigimod, ravulizumab, and rozanolixizumab. There are also treatments in development. Clinical trial data on these therapies were presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting (AAN 2023) held in Boston, MA.
This CME program, hosted by Vera Bril, MD, of the University Hospital Network in Toronto, Canada, provides an overview of the latest clinical research presented at AAN 2023 focused on myasthenia gravis.
Vera Bril, MD
University Hospital Network
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians specializing in neurology, ophthalmology, and general practice. Other members of the care team may also participate.
After participating in the activity, learners should be better able to:
- Describe the latest research being presented to better manage people with myasthenia gravis and its clinical relevance
Accreditation and Credit Designation
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by American Academy of CME, Inc. and CheckRare CE. American Academy of CME, Inc. is Jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
According to the disclosure policy of the Academy, all faculty, planning committee members, editors, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relationships with any ineligible company(ies). The existence of these relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the activity. Clinical content has been reviewed for fair balance and scientific objectivity, and all of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.
Disclosure of relevant financial relationships are as follows:
Dr. Bril has the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose:
- Advisory Board/Consultant: Grifols, CSL, UCB, argenx, Takeda, Alnylam, Octapharma, Pfizer, Akcea, Ionis, Immunovant, Sanofi, Momenta (J&J), Roche, Janssen, AstraZeneca-Alexion, Novo Nordisk, Japan Tobacco
- Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca-Alexion, Grifols, CSL, UCB, argenx, Takeda, Octapharma, Akcea, Momenta (J&J), Immunovant, Ionis
Planners for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies.
This activity will review off-label or investigational information.
The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty, and do not represent those of the Academy or CheckRare CE. This activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information, and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically, and draw conclusions only after careful consideration of all available scientific information.
Method of Participation
There are no fees to participate in the activity. Participants must review the activity information including the learning objectives and disclosure statements, as well as the content of the activity. To receive CME credit for your participation, please complete the pre and post-program assessments. Your certificate will be emailed to you in within 30 days.
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