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    Description

    The course „MS beyond EDSS: Fatigue, depression and cognition" aims at giving a concise overview on the identification and assessment of fatigue, depression and cognition dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis. It also provides practical guidance on how to manage these frequently seen but often underestimated symptoms that are crucial for the quality of life of people with MS.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Understand the importance of quality of life measures in MS and acknowledge that perspective on crucial disease aspects may be different between the treating physician and the patient
    2. Be able to identify and assess MS-associated symptoms
    3. Differentiate between primary/secondary symptoms of MS and symptoms that are related to comorbidities
    4. Discuss how to treat the outlined symptoms effectively
    5. Understand how to prevent or minimise factors that have a negative impact on fatigue, depression and cognition

    Target Audience

    This educational activity is designed for a Swiss/international audience of neurologists, neuroimmunologists, clinical and translational researchers, and other physicians and health care professionals treating patients with multiple sclerosis and other CNS demyelinating diseases. In addition, members of patient advocacy groups will also benefit from this program.

    Faculty

    Tjalf Ziemssen, MD, PhD Professor of Clinical Neurosciences, Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital, Dresden, Germany

    Accreditation

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Clinic for Neurology of the Cantonal Hospital of Aarau, Switzerland - an institution accredited by the Swiss Medical Association (FMH) to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians. 

    A total of 1 credit point from the Swiss Neurological Society can be obtained at the end of this course. 

    The course MS Beyond EDSS: Fatigue, Depression and Cognition made available on sani.medicaleducation.md and organized by the Swiss Academy of Neuroimmunology is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. 

    The course MS Beyond EDSS: Fatigue, Depression and Cognition made available on sani.medicaleducation.md and organized by the Swiss Academy of Neuroimmunology is awarded 1 European CME credit (ECMEC).

    Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the education activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMS-EACCME website have formally been accredited. 

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