The 2017 Update of the Standard of Care Recommendations for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
This webcast is based on a discussion between two leading experts in the field of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) who exchange views on “The 2017 Update of the Standard of Care Recommendations for SMA”. They summarize and review the current best practices for diagnosis, multidisciplinary care, physical therapy, orthopedic care, nutrition, pulmonary care, and acute care and discuss how novel treatment options such as newly approved medications have impacted the outlook for patients and are changing the care setting. The experts provide an outlook on how developments such as newborn screening will influence the future of SMA management.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of a broad audience including neurologists, pediatricians, pulmonologists, physical therapists, orthopedists, and other HCPs responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, or management of patients with SMA.
After viewing this activity, participants will be better able to:
- Implement the currently recommended algorithm for SMA diagnosis in daily clinical practice
- Apply a multidisciplinary approach to the management of SMA according to the current best practices
- Develop a comprehensive care plan in close cooperation with neurologists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, and other members of the multidisciplinary team
- Describe the key benefits of the first treatment approved for the management of SMA
|Richard Finkel, MD|
Nemours Children’s Hospital
Orlando, FL, USA
Thomas Crawford, MD
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|Faculty||Relationship Identified With:|
|Richard Finkel, MD|
Consultant/Advisor: AveXis, Inc., Biogen, F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd, Ionis PharmaceuticalsTM, Novartis AGGrant/Research Support: AveXis, Inc., Biogen, Cytokinetics, Inc., F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd, Ionis PharmaceuticalsTM
|Thomas Crawford, MD||Consultant/Advisor: Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Biogen|
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This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from Biogen.
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- 1.00 Non-physician