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The field of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is rapidly evolving as new treatments become available, newborn screening programs are introduced, and we gain a better understanding of how best to provide the necessary multidisciplinary care. Watch this 1-hour webcast for practical, up-to-date insights from leading experts in SMA. Dr. Claudia Chiriboga, Dr. Richard Finkel, and Dr. Julie Parsons discuss the latest understanding of SMA management, including a look at likely future developments in the field.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of pediatric and adult neurologists, neuromuscular disease specialists, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in SMA.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Implement the optimal process for early diagnosis, and make a case for early treatment initiation
  2. Explain the importance of multidisciplinary care in SMA, and assess challenges regarding local implementation and coordination
  3. Outline and examine the approach to intrathecal drug administration for different types of patient
  4. Evaluate the benefits of treatment for patients with later-onset SMA, and discuss individual treatment goals
Price: 100.0

The base price of this Activity is $100.00. A discount was provided because this Activity is sponsored by an independent educational grant from Biogen MA, Inc. .


  • ACCME 1.0 CME

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Professions: Physician
Test Code: SMAWEB819
Published: September 2019
Expires: 9/11/2020
Passing Score: 4/5 (80%)
Authors: Claudia A. Chiriboga, MD, MPH, FAAN, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.

Julie A. Parsons, MD, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA

Richard S. Finkel, MD, Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando, FL, USA