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CMSC Press Release: AIMS Presents the Latest on Multiple Sclerosis Treatments

Wednesday, September 24, 2014   (0 Comments)
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AIMS Presents the Latest on Multiple Sclerosis Treatments

Educational Programs for Healthcare Professionals Includes Live Events & Webinars

(Hackensack, NJ, September 2014)— Advances in Multiple Sclerosis (AIMS), a robust curriculum of educational programs, resources, and information for clinicians, including primary care providers, neurologists and nurses, has been created by The France Foundation, The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA). This important program for healthcare professionals is designed to provide the most current information on advances in the treatment of MS.

AIMS includes both live and on-demand learning opportunities and free continuing education credits for physicians, nursing professionals, physician assistants and other health care providers involved in the management of MS and can help fulfill professional requirements.

The face of MS is changing everyday with new and exciting research taking place worldwide. As a person with MS, it is important that my entire healthcare team is knowledgeable about the latest research and trends in the management of the disease, said Cathy Chester, leading lifestyle & MS blogger, An Empowered Spirit. That is why AIMS is such a beneficial forum for practitioners.

The next AIMS live meetings will take place Saturday, October 11th, at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, FL, and Saturday, November 22nd, at the Omni New Haven Hotel in New Haven, CT. These complimentary half-day sessions will cover:

  • Updates on Developments in Multiple Sclerosis: Immunopathology and MRI
  • Updates on the Current and Emerging Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis
  • Comprehensive Care in MS: Improving Communication and Coordination Among the Multidisciplinary Team

An interactive case discussion and questions and answers session is also part of the agenda. The live AIMS programs have renowned MS experts as faculty including:

  • Joseph R. Berger, MD (Chair), Professor of Neurology and Chief of the MS Division, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania,
  • Guy J. Buckle, MD, Director of Neuroimaging Research, Shepherd Center,
  • Marie Namey, RN, MSN, MSCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mellen Center for MS Treatment & Research, The Cleveland Clinic

The AIMS meeting in New Haven, CT, on November 22nd will include a special introduction by David A. Hafler, MD, Gilbert H. Glaser Professor of Neurology and Immunobiology, Chairman, Department of Neurology, Yale School of Medicine. Registration is required for these free AIMS meeting at

AIMS also offers educational activities through its dynamic website that includes live webinars, on-demand webinars and podcasts, customized learning plans, conference coverage of scientific meetings, and a comprehensive MS primer that can serve as a hands-on reference guide.

All disciplines in the medical profession that serve MS patients, as well as scientists and researchers, are encouraged to access the AIMS website at Current AIMS programs, educational and informational resources for the medical and scientific community, can be found at


CMSC, the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, is the leading educational, training, and networking organization for MS healthcare professionals and researchers. The CMSC mission is to promote quality MS care through educational programming and accreditation including live and online events, research grants, technical journals and papers, and targeted advocacy efforts. The CMSC member network includes more than 7,000 international healthcare clinicians and scientists committed to MS care as well as more than 60 Veterans Administration MS Programs and 225 MS Centers in the US, Canada, and Europe. The 2015 CMSC Annual Meeting will take place May 27-30, in Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information go to

Contact: Annie Scully,, 908-824-7938

The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers

3 University Plaza Drive, Suite 116 Hackensack, NJ 07601

Tel: 201.487.1050 | Fax: 862.772.7275