Improving Patient Adherence and Quality of Life in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD): Optimizing Adverse Event Management and Imaging for Emerging Therapies

A continuing medical education activity provided by NAMCP and AAMCN

New Frontiers in the Treatment and Management of AD: What Managed Care Needs to
Know about New and Emerging Therapies is a three-part webinar series

This is Part 2 of the series focusing on improving patient adherence
and quality of life in alzheimer’s disease

This activity is an archive from the webinar held November 13, 2020

This activity is valid from December 15, 2020 to December 1, 2022

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Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in managed care environments.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting an estimated 5 million people in the United States. It is a cognitive disorder that includes behavioral impairment that interferes with social and occupational functioning. Alzheimer’s disease care costs $172 billion annually in the US alone. Fortunately for patients with Alzheimer's disease, new and emerging therapies, including anti-beta-amyloid (Aß) monoclonal antibodies, are undergoing late stage clinical trials or have been submitted for regulatory review. This program will provide strategies to overcome challenges in the optimal treatment and management of Alzheimer’s disease and highlight the role of managed care professionals in making informed decisions on these new and emerging therapies that will improve quality of life, significantly reduce clinical decline, and minimize costs throughout the healthcare system.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Examine challenges to patient adherence, administration and quality of life in the management of alzheimer’s disease (AD)

  • Discuss strategies to implement emerging therapies, including monoclonal antibodies, into the treatment paradigm, especially as it relates to patient adherence and quality of life

  • Evaluate adverse events associated with emerging therapies and strategies to mitigate and manage these predictable toxicities that have been reported in clinical trials

  • Explore the role of neuroimaging in the diagnosis of AD, confirmation of beta-amyloid deposition, monitoring of disease progression, and monitoring of ARIA associated with investigative anti-β amyloid monoclonal antibody therapies for maintaining patient adherence and QoL

  • Identify practices that managed care professionals can use both now and in the future to help improve outcomes, reduce clinical decline and ensure appropriate and timely access to emerging therapies in AD


Faculty: Marwan Noel Sabbagh, MD, FAAN, CCRI
Director, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Cleveland Clinic Nevada
Professor of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, UNLV


Dr. Sabbagh serves as a consultant for Alzheon, Athira, Biogen, Cortexyme, Danone, Eisai, Neurotrope, Regeneron, Roche-Genentech, Stage 2 Innovations, and vTv Therapeutics. He has received grants/research support from NIH and the Keep Memory Alive Foundation. His presentation has been peer reviewed for any bias.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.

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Accreditation & Designation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) and American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN). The National Association of Managed Care Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NAMCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Each
physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Association of Managed Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses who complete this activity and achieve a passing score will receive 1 hour in nursing continuing professional development.

This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hours toward CMCN recertification requirements.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from

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