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30 Years of CMSC

Posted By Lisa DeSantis, Monday, November 2, 2015
Hey CMSC Friends -- today, we can officially say that our 2016 Annual Meeting is THIRTY weeks away. Why is that important? Well, to start with, the 2016 Meeting, taking place June 1-4 at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland, will serve to mark the 30th anniversary of the Consortium of MS Centers! With our recent move into gorgeous new office space located in Hackensack, New Jersey, and this milestone anniversary coming up, we want to make this year's meeting our best and most memorable yet. One of the ways we plan to do this is with a social media initiative designed to put a spotlight on our 30 years of quality work in multiple sclerosis. Each week leading up to the annual meeting we will highlight a new MS-related topic, in hopes of increasing our social media reach and expanding our influence. We look forward to celebrating our 30th year with the help of each and every one of you. Please visit our 2016 Annual Meeting site for more details about the meeting and to register.

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Three Questions with . . . Robert P. Lisak, M.D., FAAN, FRCP

Posted By Lisa DeSantis, Monday, September 28, 2015

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This week, the spotlight is on Dr. Robert Lisak.  Let's see what Dr. Lisak has to say about his path to the CMSC Presidency.

CC: What is your favorite aspect of serving as President of CMSC?

RL: Being able to help advance the CMSC programs in comprehensive and multidisciplinary approaches to education of professionals involved in MS care, MS research and advocacy.

CC: How were you inspired to specialize in multiple sclerosis?

RL: The best course in Year 1 at College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University was neuroanatomy/neuroscience and the best course in Year 2 was Microbiology/Immunology. One of the outstanding clinical departments at Columbia was neurology and important MS research had been done at Columbia by both basic and clinical scientists.  And I then was able to spend 2 years doing neuroimmunology/neurochemistry research at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD between hy PGY1 and PGY2 years in Internrl Medicine before starting my neurology residency at the the University of Pennsylvania.  Im sure that those factors were the major reasons that went into neurology and  I specialize in neuroimmunology including multiple sclerosis. 

CC: Tell us something that few people know about you:

RL: I played Jazz piano and vibraphone professionally during my years in high school and college.


Thanks so much for participating in Three Questions, Dr. Lisak!


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