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CME

Best Practices in Spinal Muscular Atrophy: How to Handle the Transition From Pediatric to Adult Care

  • Authors: Bakri H. Elsheikh, MBBS; John F. Brandsema, MD; Shelley Coskery, MSN, CRNP-AC
  • CME Released: 11/17/2023
  • Valid for credit through: 11/17/2024, 11:59 PM EST
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for neurologists, primary care physicians, and other clinicians who treat patients with SMA.

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to develop a comprehensive care plan for patients with SMA who are transitioning from pediatric to adult care.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Timing to start discussing the transition of patients with SMA from pediatric to adult care
    • Factors that are needed to be considered in the process of developing the plan for transition of patients with SMA from pediatric to adult care
    • Key members of the care team who should be involved in the care of adult patients with SMA
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Develop a transition of care plan for patients with SMA moving from pediatric to adult care


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Faculty

  • Bakri H. Elsheikh, MBBS

    Professor of Neurology 
    Director, Neuromuscular Division
    The Ohio State University 
    Wexner Medical Center 
    Columbus, Ohio

    Disclosures

    Bakri H. Elsheikh, MBBS, has the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Consultant or advisor for: argenx; Biogen; Genentech, Inc.
    Research funding from: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Biogen; Genentech, Inc.; NMD Pharma; Pharnext

  • John F. Brandsema, MD

    Child Neurologist and Neuromuscular Section Head 
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Disclosures

    John F. Brandsema, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Consultant or advisor for: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; AveXis/Novartis; Biogen; Dyne Therapeutics; Edgewise Therapeutics; FibroGen, Inc.; Genentech/Roche; Janssen; PTC Therapeutics; Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc.; Takeda
    Research funding from: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Astellas Pharma, Inc.; AveXis/Novartis; Biogen; CSL Behring; FibroGen, Inc.; Genentech/Roche; Janssen; Pfizer, Inc.; PTC Therapeutics; Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc.; Scholar Rock
    Contracted researcher for: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Astellas Pharma, Inc.; AveXis/Novartis; Biogen; CSL Behring; FibroGen, Inc.; Genentech/Roche; Janssen; Pfizer, Inc.; PTC Therapeutics; Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc.; Scholar Rock

  • Shelley Coskery, MSN, CRNP-AC

    Pulmonary Nurse Practitioner 
    MDA Care Center Coordinator 
    Department of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine 
    Children’s of Alabama 
    The University of Alabama
    Birmingham, Alabama

    Disclosures

    Shelley Coskery, MSN, CRNP-AC, has no relevant financial relationships.

Editor

  • Pakinam Aboulsaoud, PharmD

    Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC

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    Pakinam Aboulsaoud, PharmD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer

  • Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNE, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNE, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has no relevant financial relationships.


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CME

Best Practices in Spinal Muscular Atrophy: How to Handle the Transition From Pediatric to Adult Care

Authors: Bakri H. Elsheikh, MBBS; John F. Brandsema, MD; Shelley Coskery, MSN, CRNP-ACFaculty and Disclosures

CME Released: 11/17/2023

Valid for credit through: 11/17/2024, 11:59 PM EST

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