The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC)

New CME/CNE Virtual Simulation Courses Offered by CMSC

LogoTwo innovative CME/CNE programs are now being offered by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), the leading educational and professional development organization for MS healthcare professionals. "Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis" and "Treatment and Management of Multiple Sclerosis" are new virtual simulation programs that are designed to enhance healthcare professionals' treatment of patients with MS through an interactive educational platform.

MS Research Awards Announced by CMSC

LogoThe Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and the Foundation of CMSC (FCMSC) announce the recipients of 7 research awards. These projects will help healthcare care professionals and members of CMSC to provide optimum care to people with multiple sclerosis in the areas of rehabilitation, psychosocial, epidemiology, and therapeutics.

CMSC Announces a Virtual Support Group for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

LogoThe Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) in partnership with Syandus is pleased to announce a new virtual support group for MS patients entitled "Virtual Conversations in Multiple Sclerosis: Taking Control of My Therapy."

"Confronting Current Challenges in Multiple Sclerosis Treatment" Receives Educational Excellence Award

LogoThe Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), The France Foundation, and the Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA) are pleased to announce that “Confronting Current Challenges in Multiple Sclerosis Treatment: A Unique Individualized Learning Plan,” has been selected as the winner for the 2015 Outstanding CE Enduring Material by the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions.

Study on Abnormal MRIs and the Risk of Developing Mulitple Sclerosis Featured in the International Journal of MS Care

LogoThe Fall 2014 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 “Longitudinal Follow-up of a Cohort of Patients with Incidental Abnormal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings at Presentation and Their Risk of Developing Multiple Sclerosis.” This study by Mio Nakamura, BS, Mark Morris, BS, Mirela Cerghet, MD, PhD, Lonni Schultz, PhD, and Stanton Elias, MD, found that patients lacking symptoms and MRI findings suggestive of MS were not at risk of developing clinically definitive MS during follow-up. However, the presence of MRI lesions suggestive of MS at presentation, described in the literature as radiologically isolated syndrome (RIS), increased the risk of developing MS later in life.

Optimizing Multiple Sclerosis Management: New CME/CE Regional Courses for Healthcare Professionals

LogoThe Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA), and Spire Learning announce new live, interactive courses on “Optimizing Multiple Sclerosis Management” for neurologists, primary care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. These complimentary CME/CE-certified educational meetings are being led by experts in neurology and will take place November 8, in Portsmouth, NH; November 15, in Troy, MI; and December 13, in Pittsburgh, PA.

CMSC Announces Call for Abstracts for 2015 Annual Meeting

LogoThe Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) invites healthcare professionals to submit Posters and Platform presentations that address timely issues involving multiple sclerosis (MS) basic and clinical research, patient care, and treatment. The Posters and Platforms will be presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of CMSC, taking place May 27-30, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The CMSC Annual Meeting is the leading North American multi-disciplinary event for MS healthcare professionals.

Aims Presents the Latest on Multiple Sclerosis Treatments

LogoAdvances 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.

CMSC Announces New President & Board Members

LogoThe Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) (http://www.mscare.org) installed its newly elected officers during the Annual Meeting of CMSC & ACTRIMS (Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis) in Dallas, TX. CMSC leadership now includes professionals from neurology, social work, psychology and physiotherapy.

New Developments in Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis, Treatment & Care

LogoThe Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), Nurse Practitioners Alternatives (NPA), and The France Foundation are presenting two live educational forums that will provide up-to-date information on the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). AIMS (Advances in Multiple Sclerosis) will take place on Saturday, September 20th, at the Omni New Haven Hotel in New Haven, CT, and Saturday, October 11th, at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, FL. These complimentary half-day sessions (www.cmscscholar.org) will provide neurologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, rehabilitation professionals, and other health care professionals with up-to-date information on the treatment of MS.