Elise Visit 1: Young Female Presenting with Signs of MS

Curriculum:
An MS Clinical Update: A Review of the Safety & Efficacy of New and Emerging Treatments for MS
Credits:
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Launch Date:
31-Dec-13
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

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Crystal Wright, RN, MSN, MSCN

Crystal Wright, RN, MSN, MSCN
Texas Multiple Sclerosis Center
Neurology Associates of Arlington, P. A.
Mansfield, TX

As a Registered Nurse, Crystal currently assists in providing care to patients at the Texas Multiple Sclerosis Center – Neurology Associates of Arlington, PA. Crystal earned both her BS and MS in Nursing AGPCNP from University of Texas at Arlington and is also recognized as a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse with the International Organization of MS Nurses. Additionally, Crystal is a speaker for Patient and Peer educational programs, as well as a Patient advocate for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Lone Star Chapter. Research initiatives Crystal is a Sub-Investigator Multiple Sclerosis Trial, and is a Clinical Coordinator in multiple trials focusing on Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy and Migraines.

Donna Graves, MD

Donna Graves, MD
Assistant Professor
Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Dr. Graves serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern specializing in the care of multiple sclerosis and other CNS demyelinating diseases. Additionally, Dr. Graves has received extensive training in the field of Neurology including subspecialty training in MS at UT Southwestern, has received the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Clinical Fellowship award, and is also the Deputy Director of the Pediatric CNS Demyelinating Clinic. Dr. Graves has experience in research both through independent studies and clinical trials, and is currently serving as site primary investigator for a large, multicenter pharmaceutical sponsored study in PPMS patients. Dr. Graves is committed to a career in academic medicine and research in the field of neuroimmunology, and has completed several post-graduate courses in the Department of Clinical Science's Clinical Investigator master's program, including courses in epidemiology, clinical trial design and analysis and biostatistics.

Michael O. Fleming, MD, FAAFP

Michael O. Fleming, MD, FAAFP
Chief Medical Officer
Antidote Education Company
Dallas, TX

Michael Fleming, MD serves as founding Director, Chairman and Chief Medical Officer for Antidote Education Company, which provides continuing education for health care providers. He serves as an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Science Center and in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Tulane University Medical School. He is Past President of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians, and was founding President of the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, a partnership with the State of Louisiana aiming to provide high-quality health care to the state. Dr. Fleming has served as Speaker of the Congress of Delegates of the AAFP and as Board Chair of the AAFP Board of Directors. As an active member of the medical quality field, he serves on various boards and panels for the health information technology industry. Additionally, he participates in international activities promoting medical education and primary care worldwide.
 
Dr. Fleming was honored as Louisiana Family Doctor of the Year in 1996. The LSU Health Science Center presented him with the Family Medicine Award upon graduation in 1975; in 2003 the award was renamed, and is now called the Michael O. Fleming Award in Family Medicine.

Dr. Fleming also serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Amedisys Inc.

Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN

Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN
Professor and Vice Chair Clinical Affairs
Department of Neurology
SUNY at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY

Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN is Professor and Vice Chair (Clinical Affairs) of Neurology, and Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center at the Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, New York. She received a BS degree with highest honors from Fordham University, Bronx, New York, and an MD degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. While at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, she completed a residency and chief residency in neurology, followed by a two-year fellowship in neuroimmunology and neurovirology. She then went on to establish a successful research laboratory in addition to building a busy clinical practice at the Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Coyle is the author of numerous articles on clinical and basic research aspects of multiple sclerosis (MS) and neurologic infections and she is recognized as a leading expert on MS and neurologic infections. Her areas of expertise include Lyme disease and neurologic infections, cerebrospinal fluid, therapeutics, and neuroimmunology. Her research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and other organizations. She is currently involved in a number of therapeutic trials testing new immunotherapies for MS, as well as studies addressing neurologic aspects of Lyme disease. In addition to her busy clinical and research careers, she has held active leadership positions in a number of national and international organizations and academic societies, including the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, National MS Society, and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She lectures widely on MS and neurologic infections to national and international audiences.

William T. Bradley, MD

William T. Bradley, MD
Texas Multiple Sclerosis Center
Neurology Associates of Arlington, P. A.
Mansfield, TX

Dr. Bradley held a position at Neurology Associates of Arlington, PA in addition to being the; Medical Director at the Texas Multiple Sclerosis Center, Medical Director, Neurology at HealthSouth Southwest Hospital, and a Clinical Adjunct Faculty member at University of North Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Bradley was Certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Added Qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine.
1. Recognize signs and symptoms suggestive of MS and initiate prompt evaluation
2. Be familiar with 2010 McDonald diagnostic criteria
3. Understand the available treatment options for managing MS
4. Ensure continuity and coordination of care