The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC)

Leading Conference for Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care

CMSC Annual Meeting, May 27-30, 2015, Indianapolis, IN


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What: 29th Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) Annual Meeting

When: May 27-30, 2015

Where: JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S. West Street, Indianapolis, IN
CMSC Annual Meeting

Why: The CMSC Annual Meeting is the main event in the year for the MS clinical and research community. The CMSC Annual Meeting provides health care professionals, from a wide range of disciplines and all over the world, with the latest information, treatment advancements, and research in multiple sclerosis. The Annual Meeting focuses on the comprehensive care model and covers: basic and clinical research; disease modifying treatments and new and emerging therapies; epidemiology, genetics, and epigenetics; symptomatic care, immunology and pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis; neuroimaging and biomarkers; rehabilitation; psychosocial issues; multiple sclerosis collaborative care; gender specific concerns; advocacy issues and quality of life strategies.

Highlights of the 2015 Annual Meeting include:
-48 educational sessions and lectures, 24 platform presentations, 4 Whitaker Research offerings, and a variety of excellent posters
-Continuing education credit for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists and now occupational therapists
-Daily lectures presented by top MS experts including Anthony Feinstein, MD, PhD; Howard L. Weiner, MD; Anne H. Cross, MD; and Alan J. Thompson, MD, PhD, FRCP.
-Unique educational opportunities including "Meet the Professor," featuring Dr. Gavin Giovannoni, Professor at Barts and the London Medical School speaking on "Using Social Media to Manage and Research MS."
-In-depth discussion of important topics on multiple sclerosis and comprehensive care including "Rehabilitation of Cognitive Impairment in MS;" "Cannabis and MS;" "Progressive MS;" "Multiple Sclerosis Today;" and "Gender Issues in MS Care."
-Research Interest Groups on epidemiology, psychosocial issues, rehabilitation/symptom management and therapeutics.
-Special Interest Group content and meetings for rehabilitation therapists, private practitioners, pharmacists, young investigators, medical residents, mental health professionals, women in MS care, and healthcare professionals servicing veterans.
-Networking opportunities including awards ceremonies, poster sessions, platform presentations, morning exercise programs, and a musical celebration with an all-star faculty band.
-Top exhibitors showcasing the latest in products, disease modifying therapies, and services for multiple sclerosis care.
-Eight independently supported satellite symposia offering additional continuing education credit opportunities.

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