CMSC Press Release: The Latest in MS Care & Research to be presented at Educ Conf for Health Profs
Monday, December 22, 2014
The Latest in Multiple Sclerosis Care & Research to be presented at Educational Conference for Healthcare Professionals
Registration is Open for the CMSC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana
(Hackensack, NJ, December 2014). The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) (www.mscare.org), the leading educational and training organization for researchers and healthcare professionals working in multiple sclerosis (MS), announces its 29th Annual Meeting, which will be held May 27-30, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
This meeting is the most comprehensive multidisciplinary MS educational event in North America, providing cutting edge research findings and the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment in MS for all members of the healthcare team.
The CMSC Annual Meeting offers conference delegates continuing medical education credits for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists. Several independently supported satellite programs will also offer additional accredited learning opportunities in multiple sclerosis.
The face of MS Care was forever changed in 1986, when visionary neurologists founded the CMSC to promote the need for a comprehensive care approach to the treatment of the disease. Today the CMSC Annual Meeting continues to advance the art and science of MS care, said June Halper, CEO, of CMSC.
CMSC Member, Dr. David Mattson, Director, Indiana University MS Center, Professor of Neurology, Indiana University School of Medicine; and Past Chair, MS Section, American Academy of Neurology, added,
I am looking forward to welcoming my colleagues to the vibrant town of Indianapolis. As usual, an excellent comprehensive program is planned, covering the spectrum from basic research and concepts of MS to multidisciplinary care of individuals with MS.
The CMSC educational program includes a full agenda of lectures, workshops, symposia, roundtables, panel discussions and poster and platform presentations. Nine learning tracks were named by the Professional Education committee covering basic science; psychosocial: cognitive, depression; disease management; symptom management; nursing; rehabilitation; comprehensive care; research; and skills development. Highlights of the 2015 CMSC Annual Meeting include:
- Opening ceremony and lecture by Dr. Anthony Feinstein of the University of Toronto, on
Functional Brain Abnormalities and Marijuana.
- The Donald W. Paty Memorial Lecture on
How Well Do We Understand Progressive MS Today? by Dr. Alan J. Thompson; Presidential Lecture on
Epigenetic Factors in the Gut Microbiome, by Dr. Howard L. Weiner; The John Whitaker Memorial Lecture by Dr. Anne H. Cross; and Meet the Professor Dinner, Social Media and MS with Dr. Gavin Giavonnoni.
- Special Interest Group content and meetings for rehabilitation therapists, private practitioners, pharmacists, young investigators, mental health professionals, women in neurology, nurses and Veteran Affairs health professionals.
- Networking opportunities including organized meals, awards ceremonies, poster sessions, platform presentations, speed networking, mentor programs and evening entertainment sponsored by the Foundation of the CMSC.
- Top exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for multiple sclerosis care.
The CMSC Annual Meeting is being held in Indianapolis, Indiana, home to the Indy 500.
The JW Marriott, the headquarters hotel, is a crown jewel of the Marriott system, recently built to help host the Super Bowl XLVI. It is situated on the edge of a vibrant and very walkable downtown which includes; a wide variety of restaurants, museums, a large shopping mall; and the Massachusetts Avenue arts district with shops, small theatres and comedy clubs and diverse restaurants, shared Dr. Mattson.
The all-inclusive registration fee for the CMSC Annual Meeting includes access to the entire conference program, exhibits, organized meals, networking forums and most social events. There is a discounted rate for the CMSC Members and advanced online registration receive a discounted rate. Medical students and interns can receive a special student rate. For more information and to register (including select scholarship opportunities) visit: www.mscare.org/2015 or call 201-487-1050
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 of 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 8,000 international clinicians and scientist committed to MS care as well as more than 65 Veterans Administration MS Programs and over 200 MS Centers in the US, Canada and Europe. The 2015 CMSC Annual Meeting will take place May 27-30, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information visit: www.mscare.org.
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