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Lifelong Learning in Multiple Sclerosis (MD)
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Lifelong Learning in Multiple Sclerosis (MD)

When: 10/27/2012
7:30 AM
Where: Hilton Baltimore
401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD  21201
United States
Contact: Nicole (201) 487-1050 x 107

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This educational activity has been supported by a grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Target Audience:
  • physicians
  • physician assistants
  • nurses
  • nurse practitioners
  • social workers
  • rehabilitation specialists
  • case managers 
(practicing in internal medicine and community neurology settings)
    Program Overview:

    This program will provide a broad audience of healthcare professionals with current information about best practices in disease management and the control of the complex symptoms of multiple sclerosis.  A multidisciplinary team of MS experts will critically analyze the challenges of comprehensive care.  Real life cases will be used to illustrate clinical dilemmas and learners will be encouraged to participate in the discussion and interaction with the expert faculty.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Describe the pathophysiology and presentation of MS and utilize this knowledge to develop assessment skills that enhance early detection
    • Analyze the needs of the MS patient as it impacts the role of the MS healthcare team and appropriately collaborate with other team members to foster optimum patient outcomes
    • Contribute to management plans for MS patients that incorporate appropriate pharmaco-therapeutics and strategies to enhance patient adherence
    • Utilize best practice treatment strategies for the common symptoms associated with MS that include appropriate indications for referral to the MS specialist
    7:30 - 8:30 amRegistration and Continental Breakfast
    8:30 - 10:00 am

    I. Multiple sclerosis – the disease   

    1. Demographics and epidemiology
    2. Diagnosing MS: Principles and Assessment tools
    3. Clinical presentations
    4. Diagnosing MS: Paraclinical evidence and McDonald Criteria
    5. Clinical patterns of disease
    6. Prognostic indicators and standard measurements
    10:00 - 11:15 am

    II. Needs of MS Patients

    1. Treatment of relapses
    2. DMT for CIS, relapsing MS, and secondary progressive MS with a focus on current disease modification along with new and emerging agents
    3. Treatment options for progressive disease
    4. Patient and family education including issues of adherence
    5. Common symptoms, medications, rehab (fatigue, spasticity, elimination dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, pain, depression, cognitive dysfunction, motor symptoms
    11:15 - 11:45 amBreak
    11:45 - 1:00 pmPrimary care needs in multiple sclerosis

    Panel presentation by faculty with interactive case study analysis  &  audience response system

    Accreditation and Credit Designation:

    The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    CMSC designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This Educational Activity is coprovided by the Consortium of Multiples Sclerosis Centers and Nurse Practitioner Alternatives.

    Nurse Practitioner Alternatives is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

    This activity is awarded 4.0 contact hour (s) of continuing nursing education for RNs and APNs.

    To receive nursing credit, registrant must attend full session and fill out evaluation. Partial credit is not awarded.

    Laurie Scudder, DNP, has served as nurse planner for this activity.  She has disclosed no financial relationship with business or industry.

    Credit does not imply endorsement by ANCC, NPA, or CMSC.

    Instructions for Receiving Credits:To receive credit, participants will be sent a link to an online evaluation via email within 1 week of the conclusion of this meeting. Certificates or statements of credit will be distributed following completion of the evaluation survey. The evaluation must be completed within 30 days of receipt in order to receive continuing education credits.

    Kathy Costello, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN, MSCS
    Johns Hopkins University
    Baltimore, MD

    Scott Newsome, DO
    Johns Hopkins University School
    Baltimore, MD

    Kathleen Zackowski, PhD, OTR
    Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD

    Registration Fee:Complimentary! However, you will be asked to provide credit card information in order to guarantee your reservation. Credit cards will be charged a one-time $25 fee ONLY if you do not attend and do not cancel your registration by October 22, 2012!
    Registration Deadline:October 19, 2012 – Space is limited. Please register early to guarantee your registration

    We cannot guarantee that we can accommodate on-site registration.
    How to register:Please click on this link to register:
    About CMSC:Organized in 1986 under the direction of neurologists interested in the clinical care of MS, CMSC has grown to become a multi-disciplinary organization providing a team approach to MS care and a network for all health care professionals and others specializing in the care of persons with MS.

    For more information about CMSC projects, activities, and initiatives, please visit our website at

    359 Main Street, Suite A | Hackensack, NJ 07601
    Phone: (201) 487-1050 | Fax: (201) 678-2290

    The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers

    3 University Plaza Drive, Suite 116 Hackensack, NJ 07601

    Tel: 201.487.1050 | Fax: 862.772.7275