The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC)

"Do Relapses Really Matter" Opening Lecture at Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) Annual Meeting

LogoAn international authority on the clinical and scientific aspects of multiple sclerosis, Dr. Fred D. Lublin of the Mount Sinai Medical Center will open the 30th Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) Annual Meeting with a lecture on "Do Relapses Really Matter?" His John F. Kurtzke Memorial Lecture, on June 1st, will offer a fresh examination employing the most recent evidence and expert opinion about how relapses affect clinical outcomes in MS. The CMSC Annual Meeting, taking place June 1-4, 2016, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, is the only event in North America that provides health care professionals, from a wide range of disciplines, with the latest information, treatment advancements, and research in multiple sclerosis.

International MS Cognition Society and Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Announce Call for Abstracts for 5th Annual Meeting

LogoThe Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), in collaboration with the International MS Cognition Society (IMSCOGS) and Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA), announces a call for abstracts for the 5th Annual Meeting of IMSCOGS, taking place June 23-24, 2016 in Lower Manhattan. The international meeting will focus on the broad spectrum of cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis and the abstract call is for poster or platform presentations focusing on topics related to cognition in MS patients.

Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Announces Call for Abstracts

LogoThe Continuing Professional Education Committee of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) invites healthcare professionals to submit abstracts for the 30th Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. This is an opportunity to present either Posters or Platforms that focus on their work in timely issues involving multiple sclerosis (MS) basic and clinical research, patient care, and treatment. The Posters and Platforms will be presented at the Annual Meeting of CMSC, taking place June 1-4, 2016 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. The CMSC Annual Meeting is the leading event in North America for all healthcare professionals involved in MS clinical care and research.

Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Issues Position Statement on Access to Medications to Treat Symptoms of MS

LogoThe Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), the leading professional and educational organization for healthcare specialists providing care and conducting research in multiple sclerosis (MS), has issued a position statement that asserts that prescribers must retain the right to decide on the best treatment and medication for each individual MS patient.

"Overcoming the Challenge of Progressive Multiple Sclerosis" Important Topic at CMSC Annual Meeting

LogoOf the 2.3 million people with MS worldwide, at some point in their lives, over 50% may face the challenges of progressive MS. Addressing their needs is important as there are virtually no treatment options and progression is the main determinant of disability in MS and carries the greatest economic burden.

Mobile App Available for Leading Multiple Sclerosis Conference for Healthcare Professionals

LogoThe 29th Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) announces that its mobile app, "CMSC Annual Meeting 2015" is now available for attendees to download to make their experience at the event even more productive and rewarding. This leading conference for healthcare professionals and researchers involved in MS clinical care and research will take place May 27-30, 2015 at the JW Marriott and Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN.

Foundation of Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Supports Tomorrow's Physicians with New Mentorship Program

LogoThe Foundation of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (FCMSC) established a new MS Mentorship Program to encourage and support medical residents as they pursue a fellowship in neurology. The goal is to inform residents about career opportunities in the MS specialty, and to recruit a new generation of MS healthcare experts to meet increased demands of a growing patient population.

"Social Media and MS" Presented at Healthcare Conference

Logo"Social Media and MS," will be the topic of discussion at the Meet the Professor program at the 2 9th Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers(CMSC). Gavin Giovannoni, MBBCh, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, will explore the role social media plays in sharing information and educating patients, or MSers, as he prefers to call them.

Psychoeducational Wellness Program for People with Multiple Sclerosis Featured in International Journal of MS Care

LogoThe recently released issue of the International Journal of MS Care (IJMSC), the leading peer-reviewed publication on multidisciplinary multiple sclerosis (MS) care and clinical research, features an article on "Development and Effectiveness of a Psychoeducational Wellness Program for People with Multiple Sclerosis." This pilot study by Kimberly Beckwith McGuire, PhD, ABPP, MSCS, FACHP, Jelena Stojanovic-Radic, PhD, Lauren Strober, PhD, Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, PhD, and John DeLuca, PhD, ABPP, found that a psychoeducational wellness program is an effective supplement to traditional medical management to improve the overall quality of life (QOL) and well-being of individuals with MS.

MS Care for Women Focus of Educational Program

LogoThe Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and The France Foundation have designed a new educational program covering the gender specific issues that affect women with MS. "Strategies to Improve the Care of MS in Women," will provide knowledge and expertise to clinicians in evaluating and managing females with MS.