Turning Complexity into Clarity in Chronic Immune-Mediated Neuropathies
Presented by: Johns Hopkins School University of Medicine
Release Date: August 31, 2023
Expiration Date: August 31, 2024
Estimated time to complete this activity: 3 hours and 45 minutes. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Fees and Prerequisites: There are no fees or prerequisites.
Acknowledgement of Commercial Support: Supported by an independent educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
This activity is intended to meet the educational needs of neurologists, NPs, PA, Nurses and Infusion Specialists managing patients with CIDP and MMN.
After participating in this activity, learners will demonstrate the ability to:
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The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this other/blended learning activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
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Statement of Need
Polyneuropathy may be defined broadly as the dysfunction of many or all nerves. Specifically, some of these polyneuropathies are mediated or caused by the immune system. These immune-mediated polyneuropathies can be acute, such as Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS), or chronic, such as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) and multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN). CIDP is a progressive immune-mediated disorder of the peripheral nerves attributed to demyelination and impairment of signal conduction in motor and/or sensory nerves. Symptoms include loss of strength and sensation typically causing symmetrical, proximal, and distal weakness. Disease progression is variable, with many patients experiencing chronic patterns of relapse and remission. MMN is a rare neuropathy characterized by progressive asymmetric weakness and atrophy without sensory abnormalities, a presentation similar to that of motor neuron disease. MMN is considered an immune-mediated disorder on the basis of its responsiveness to treatment with intravenous immune globulin (IVIG), its association with anti-GM1 antibodies, and inflammatory infiltrates on nerve biopsy. CIDP and MMN are complex diseases that are frequently misdiagnosed and have many treatment options. This collaborative social learning platform establishes a network of providers who can support each other locally, as well as those from different communities, with the goal of learning and sharing best practices that will improve outcomes for patients with CIDP and MMN.
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Brett Morrison M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology
Division of Neuromuscular Medicine
Program Director of Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship
Director of Inpatient Neurology Consult Service
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
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