The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC)

"Social Media and MS" Presented at Healthcare Conference

Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Annual Meeting (CMSC), May 27-30, 2015, Indianapolis, IN


Hackensack, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/25/2015 -- "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.

This informational and networking dinner will take place Wednesday, May 27, 2015, on the first night of the CMSC Annual Meeting. As the most comprehensive multidisciplinary MS educational event in North America, the CMSC Annual Meeting, taking place May 27-30, 2015 in Indianapolis, IN, provides the most up to date information on research findings and the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of MS.

An avid user of social media, Dr. Giovannoni's discussion will be relevant to the healthcare professionals in attendance and provide guidance on the different social media platforms and how to utilize them in MS care and others areas of medical practice and research.

"The rapid development and influence of social-media has empowered MSers and is beginning to have an impact on how they are managed. Social-media can also be used to conduct research and set research agendas that are relevant to people with the disease."

Professor Giovannoni did his undergraduate medical training at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He moved to London in 1993 to do a PhD at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square. After completing his research in 1996 he was appointed as Scarfe Lecturer, under Professor W. Ian McDonald. His was appointed to the Chair of Neurology, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, in 2006. His clinical interests are multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory disorders of the central nervous system.

The "Meet the Professor" is part of a robust multiple sclerosis educational program that includes a full agenda of lectures, workshops, symposia, roundtables, panel discussions and poster and platform presentations. Nine learning tracks cover basic science; psychosocial: cognitive, depression; disease management; symptom management; nursing; rehabilitation; comprehensive care; research; and skills development.

The CMSC Annual Meeting offers conference delegates continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and social workers. Credits for psychologists and occupational therapists are pending approval by APA and AOTA, respectively. Several independently supported satellite programs will also offer additional accredited learning opportunities in multiple sclerosis to neurologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals involved in multiple sclerosis care.

The CMSC Annual Meeting is being held at the JW Marriott and Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN, home of the Indy 500 and a vibrant downtown area with a wide variety of attractions and diverse restaurants.

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 early online registrations receive a discounted rate. Medical students and interns can receive a special student rate.

For more information and to register (including select scholarship opportunities) call 201-487-1050 or visit:

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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