When: June 1 – 4, 2016
Where: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland
The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) marks the 30th anniversary of the founding our organization. We invite you celebrate 30 years of achievement; not only for the CMSC, but for all of us. The world of MS has changed: new current and promising therapies, an international recognition of the value of the team approach and models of care that have changed all of our lives both personally and professionally. Each year, our meeting content reflects the evolution of MS care and research. This year, like no other, we will be able to celebrate with one another, learn together, and participate in unique and exciting activities that reflect our members’ learning needs as well as the needs of those whom we serve, our patients and their families.
In May 2015, we met in Indianapolis with close to 2,000 delegates. Our educational offerings ranged from clinical courses to enhance skills and proficiency, to basic science, and a peek at what the future holds. Courses such as robotics, the role of complementary care, and innovations in rehabilitation were among the choices offered to our attendees. Our supporters and exhibitors taught us about new products and provided us with important information. We were honored to host a bevy of new clinicians entering the field of MS care and research, our MS Professionals-in-Training Special Interest Group.
Please join the CMSC at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland, across the harbor from our National Capital, Washington, D.C., for our 2016 convention. Our curriculum will reflect our members’ needs and will keep you busy throughout the four day program, June 1-4th, 2016. That is not to say you will have not have time to enjoy one another and our venue. There will be a number of surprise events, so stay tuned! Please note that continuing education credits will be available for physicians, nursing professionals, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, and hopefully, physical therapists.
Please mark your calendars! Let us celebrate 30 years together and look forward to our next milestone.
June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN
CMSC Chief Executive Officer
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A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Duloxetine for Central Pain in Multiple Sclerosis
Theodore R. Brown, MD, MPH (MS Center at Evergreen, Evergreen Health, Kirkland, WA, USA); April Slee, MS (Axio Research, LLC, Seattle, WA, USA)