Target Professions: DO, MD, MBBS, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Physician Assistant, Social Worker, Physical Therapist, Pharmacist, Healthcare Navigator
Target Specialties: Neurology, Pulmonary/Respiratory Physician, Physiatry/Rehabilitation, Genetics/Genomics, Orthopedic Medicine/Sports Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Pediatrics
Credits Available: 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) can be a debilitating condition causing immobility, respiratory difficulties, and reduced lifespan. But with the advent of new disease-modifying therapies, the prognosis for patients with SMA has been completely altered. These treatments may help patients live longer, creating unique clinical needs. Adults now make up more than a quarter of patients with SMA. However, there are no specific guidelines for the assessment and treatment of adult patients, leading to gaps in their diagnosis and management. Adult care is complex and requires multidisciplinary care. This collaborative CME provides the opportunity to learn and share best practices that will improve outcomes for patients with SMA.


CME/CE Accreditation Information

Itinerary

Part One - Baseline Assessment, Self Study, Live Group Discussion 1, Final Assessment

Unlocking the Gaps to Improve SMA Outcomes: Baseline Assessment

The following questions are designed to assess your knowledge and practice of patients with SMA.

Module 1: Key Considerations in the Assessment and Treatment of Adult Patients with SMA

This module will discuss what to consider when assessing adult patients with SMA.

Module 2: Disease-Modifying SMA Therapies in Late Adolescents and Adults

This module will discuss clinical trial data and updates on disease-modifying SMA therapies for older adolescents and adults.

Module 3: Multidisciplinary Care for Adults with SMA

This module will discuss what to consider in the multidisciplinary management of adult patients with SMA.

Unlocking the Gaps to Improve SMA Outcomes: Final Assessment

The following questions are designed to assess your gained knowledge and practice of patients with SMA.

Live Group Discussion #1

Key Insights on SMA - During this discussion, we will review the self-study modules.

Part Two - Group Challenge, Action Plan, Live Group Discussion 2

Case Challenge - Cassandra, a 21-year-old woman with SMA

Meet Cassandra, a 21-year-old woman with SMA who presents to the clinic to discuss new FDA-approved treatments.

Your SMA action plan

In light of the information reviewed and discussed during this program, please share an action plan that you will implement to improve the diagnosis and management for your patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

Live Group Discussion #2

Putting Evidence into Practice - During this discussion, we will review the patient case and discuss treatment plans. Additionally, we will share our action plans and discuss what we will take from this CME into our practice.

Interested in becoming a Group Leader?

Requirements:
Experts in the management of patients with SMA, including physicians and advanced practice providers. Apply Now

Interested in participating in this curriculum? You can join one of the following groups:

JG
Julieanne George, RN
Senior Director Neuroscience and Critical Care

Completed Groups

AS
Amro Stino, MD
Associate Professor
Completed