The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC)

CMSC Announces Call for Abstracts for 2015 Annual Meeting

Leading MS Conference Seeks Poster and Platform Presentations


Hackensack, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/01/2014 -- The 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.

“The CMSC educational programs provide healthcare professionals with the tools they need to expand their MS knowledge base and impact patient care,” said June Halper, Chief Executive Officer, CMSC. “We look forward to offering our learners high caliber Posters and Platforms at the 2015 event in Indiana.”

All healthcare professionals are welcome to submit abstracts. Authors do not need to be members of CMSC, or be sponsored by a member. Submissions that reflect collaboration between medical specialties are encouraged.

The categories within the field of MS to be presented and discussed at the CMSC Annual Meeting include: Basic Science; Cognition, Depression, and Psychosocial; Comprehensive Clinical Care; Disease Management, Mechanisms, and Treatment; Epidemiology and Genetics; Neuroimaging; Quality of Life and Outcomes; Rehabilitation; Symptom Management; and Technology.

The deadline for abstract submissions is January 9, 2015. Authors will be notified of their acceptance by February 28, 2015. Acceptance will be based entirely upon the quality of the work and appropriateness of the topic, although preference will be given to data-based submissions for Platform presentations.

Submission of an abstract implies a commitment to present at the meeting. The Platforms are oral presentations and the Posters cover research, works in progress and methods of MS care. The Platform and Poster presentations will take place on Friday, May 29th during the CMSC Annual Meeting.

The CMSC abstracts will be published and distributed during the Annual Meeting and are included in a special edition of the International Journal of MS Care (IJMSC) the leading peer-reviewed publication on multidisciplinary MS care. Abstracts will also be posted on the CMSC Annual Meeting website for year-round access at

Numerous awards for best Poster and Platform presentations are given during the CMSC Annual Meeting.

Young investigators working in the field of MS are also encouraged to submit abstracts for the Whitaker Research Track at the CMSC Annual Meeting.

Dr. John N. Whitaker was a world famous researcher in multiple sclerosis who encouraged budding scientists to enter the field and develop their skills and talents. The Whitaker Research Track presentations will take place on May 29th, and a panel headed by Dr. Michael Racke will award the Whitaker Prize for MS Research. This program for students, post-doctoral fellows, and young investigators is funded by the Foundation of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (FCMSC).

The deadline for the Whitaker Research Track abstracts is January 9, 2015. The submission form can be found at

More information on the 2015 CMSC Annual Meeting and its Call for Abstracts can be found at

About CMSC
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.

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