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An Update on Scientific Advances and Clinical Strategies in Alzheimer’s Disease: Report From CTAD 2016

Course description

The 9th annual meeting of Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) was held in San Diego, California, December 8-10, 2016. CTAD has become one of the most important scientific meetings in the Alzheimer’s disease (AD) area. It brings together today’s global leaders in AD to discuss new results, candidate therapeutics, and methodological issues important to the development of the next generation of AD treatments. In this activity, 2 experts summarize the key learnings from this year’s conference.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of health care professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment, or management of patients with AD.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to do the following:

  1. Discuss recent advances in clinical trials of AD
  2. Identify therapies in development for the treatment of AD
  3. Analyze the use of biomarkers to identify patients with early-stage AD

FACULTY

Davangere P. Devanand, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
Director of Geriatric Psychiatry
Co-Director, Memory Disorders Center
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York

Mary Sano, PhD
Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Associate Dean, Clinical Research
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Director of Research
James J. Peters VA Medical Center
New York, New York

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. 

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:

Name of Faculty or PresenterRelationship Identified With:

Davangere P. Devanand, MD

Consultant/Advisor: AbbVie Inc; Astellas Pharma Inc; Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Eisai Co., Ltd; Genentech, Inc

Grant/Research Support: Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Mary Sano, PhD

Consultant/Advisor: AZTherapies, Inc; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; vTv Therapeutics

Non-faculty: Lyerka Miller, PhD; Sandy Breslow; Alison Kemp; and Bernard M. Abrams, MD, hereby state that neither they nor their spouse/life partner have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interests related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Financial Support

This activity has been supported by independent educational grants from AbbVie Inc; Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Axovant Sciences, Inc.; and Biogen.

Provider Information

Jointly provided by the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education and Miller Medical Communications, LLC.

CME Credit (Physicians)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education and Miller Medical Communications, LLC.  The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Medical Association has an agreement of mutual recognition of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits with the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), the accreditation body for European countries.  Physicians interested in converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to UEMS-European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education CME credits (ECMECs) should contact the UEMS at mutualrecognition@uems.eu. Additional information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMECs® can be found at: www.eaccme.eu
 

CME INQUIRIES/SPECIAL NEEDS

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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. The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education, Miller Medical Communications, LLC, AbbVie Inc, Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Axovant Sciences, Inc., and Biogen do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

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 or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Credits & accreditation
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 0.75 Non-physician
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 0.75 Non-physician
Course opens: 
12/30/2016
Course expires: 
12/29/2017
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