Continuing Education - Providers as Champions of Research

Thursday, February 25, 2021
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

All Roads Lead to Change: Addressing Unmet Needs in the African American MS Community

Target Audience

This initiative is intended for neurologists, MS subspecialists, primary care clinicians, ER providers, registered nurses, social workers, case managers, other health care professionals involved in treatment and management of black patients with MS.

Program Overview

Incidence rates of MS have been found to be higher in both black males and black females versus white males and white females. Disease progression is also significantly faster in black MS patients in both brain and retinal measures. Furthermore, African Americans are dying from MS at an earlier age, which suggests that MS burden weighs disproportionately across race demographics.

These observations suggest a need to identify and address barriers to appropriate MS care experienced by African American patients. Efforts to lower and overcome these and other barriers require recognition of the gaps in care as well as behavioral changes within the MS treater community to minimize initial treatment delays and attenuate disease progression.

Please join expert faculty as they explore the importance of providers serving as “champions” of research. The African American community in general is underrepresented in clinical research. In areas such as multiple sclerosis, it is important to ensure that clinical trials represent the community to which it seeks to serve.

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This program is supported by independent educational grants from Biogen, Genentech, Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Sanofi Genzyme.


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