According to the NIMH and the Annals of Neurology, >45 million Americans suffer from mental illness and >100 million are afflicted by broader CNS disorders. This broad array of complex illnesses are oftentimes diagnosed and treated in frontline settings.

Source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ana.24897

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Developed by the PAINWeek organization, BRAINWeek is a practical, expansive educational platform targeted to specialists and frontline practitioners managing CNS disorders, and is composed of live, digital, and print activities.


CME Information

Accreditation

Global Education Group

 

BRAINWeek 2021
May 7-9, 2021

Accreditation
This activity is provided by Global Education Group.

Target Audience
The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and psychologists involved in the treatment of patients with pain.

Statement of Need
“The current estimated annual cost to American society of just nine of the most common neurological diseases is staggering, totaling $789 billion. These conditions include Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, low back pain, stroke, traumatic brain injury, migraine, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and Parkinson’s disease.”

Gooch CL, Pracht E, Borenstein AR. The burden of neurological disease in the United States: a summary report and call to action. Ann Neurol. 2017;81:479-484

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the collaborative care model for CNS disorders
  • Describe the impact of COVID-19 on CNS disorders
  • Differentiate Parkinson’s Disease from MS and essential tremor
  • Discuss how to explain virtual reality in the treatment of MS for improved motor coordination
  • Summarize the new therapies available for patients with RRMS and the therapies under investigation
  • Review the relationship between vascular dementia, diabetes, and obesity
  • Describe the diagnostic process for differentiating Alzheimer’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia
  • Cite current guidelines for prevention and treatment of acute ischemic stroke
  • Explain the benefits of neuromodulation for drug resistant epilepsy

Physician Accreditation Statement
Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education
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 18.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 18.0 contact hour(s) (1.8 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0530-0000-21-073-L01-P, 0530-0000-21-074-L01-P, 0530-0000-21-075-L01-P, 0530-0000-21-076-L01-P, 0530-0000-21-077-L01-P, 0530-0000-21-078-L01-P, 0530-0000-21-079-L01-P, 0530-0000-21-080-L01-P, 0530-0000-21-081-L01-P, 0530-0000-21-082-L01-P, 0530-0000-21-083-L01-P, 0530-0000-21-084-L01-P, 0530-0000-21-085-L01-P, 0530-0000-21-086-L01-P, 0530-0000-21-088-L01-P, 0530-0000-21-089-L01-P, 0530-0000-21-090-L01-P, 0530-0000-21-087-L01-P)
This is a knowledge-based activity.

Psychology Accreditation Statement
Global Education Group (Global) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Global maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This activity has been approved for a maximum of 18.0 CE credits for psychologists. The instructional level of this activity is intermediate.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 110121. This activity is approved for 18.0 contact hour(s) (which includes 2.8 hour(s) of pharmacology).

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 18.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Global Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit
In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete the evaluation and application for credit.

Fee & Refund/Cancellation Policy
There is a fee for this educational activity. Cancellations requests must be received more than 60 days before the meeting and will be refunded less a $100 administrative fee.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

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The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Planner or Manager Reported Financial Relationship
Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN Nothing to disclose
Kristin Delisi, NP Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann Nothing to disclose


Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.