Updates in Muscular Dystrophy: A Focus on DMD

Updates in Muscular Dystrophy: A Focus on DMD 

Updates in Muscular Dystrophy: A Focus on DMD

This fast-paced conversation between experts in DMD discusses when to refer your patient to a specialist and the importance of early diagnosis.

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    Dr. Crystal Proud and Dr. Edward Smith discuss the relationship of DMD genetics and pathophysiology and explain the importance of early diagnosis of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and the challenges associated with making this diagnosis.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The France Foundation (TFF) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. Furthermore, TFF seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. TFF is committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest. 

    Activity Staff Disclosures
    The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, and other members at The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

    Faculty Disclosures
    The following faculty report that they have relevant financial relationships to disclose: 

    Crystal Proud, MD has done contract research for Astellas Pharma, Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, PTC, Pfizer, and Sarepta.

    Edward Smith, MD has received honoraria and consulted for Edgewise, NS Pharma, Inc., Pfizer, Sarepta, and RegenexBio Inc.

  • Target Audience

    The primary target audience for this activity is neurologists and pediatricians. The secondary target audience is other clinical staff involved in the multidisciplinary management of patients with DMD.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, learners should increase their ability to

    • Describe the relationship of DMD genetics and pathophysiology
    • Describe extramuscular manifestations of DMD, e.g. cognitive, pulmonary, and cardiac
    • Explain the importance of early diagnosis of DMD and the challenges associated with making this diagnosis
    • Refer to specialists in a timely manner
  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    The France Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

    The France Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc.

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