Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis: New MRI Measures in MS is organized by Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education and will be held from Apr 13, 2018 - Apr 13, 2020.
The target audience for this medical event is neurologists, neurology residents, neuroimmunology fellows, and allied health professionals, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
The signs and symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis, the varied aspects of disease progression, lack of specific biomarkers, and difficult-to-interpret imaging results often lead to diagnostic errors, both misdiagnosis and underdiagnosis. With MS, these errors can lead to unnecessary and potentially harmful risks to patients from treatment strategies that are based on incorrect diagnoses. Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis Case-Based Series will discuss the criteria for diagnosis and review ofguidelines to improve diagnosis rates ultimately, improving patient care.
This case, New MRI Measures in MS, will review MS criteria and discuss cerebrospinal fluid testing.
• Define the change in international MS criteria that now allows symptomatic lesions to be counted towards dissemination in space criteria.
• Describe how cerebrospinal fluid testing can now be used to make a diagnosis of MS when MRI does not show dissemination in time.
• Identify how optic nerve lesions cannot be used for dissemination in space criteria.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.