2020 VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING

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  • On-Demand Programs
  • Patient Program
  • Abstracts
  • Independently Supported Symposia
  • Exhibits
  • Business Meeting
  • Daily DIgest
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TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, advanced practice clinicians, nursing professionals, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation specialists, researchers, advocates, and other members of the healthcare team involved in the management of patients with MS, conduct research in MS or who have a special interest in MS.

ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

In order to successfully complete this knowledge-based continuing education activity, participants must register for the activity, view the presentation, complete the online evaluation, and claim for credit. 

In support of improving patient care, the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

PHYSICIANS

The CMSC designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSES

The CMSC designates this overall activity for 18 contact hours of continuing nursing education. 

PAs

The CMSC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This overall activity is designated for 18 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

PHARMACISTS

This overall activity has been approved for up to 13 contact hours (13 CEUs) of continuing education by the CMSC.  These are knowledge-based activities.

The sessions offering ACPE credit and the Universal Activity Number (UAN) associated with each activity will be designated in each individual slide presentation. Your CE credits will be submitted electronically to CPE Monitor. CE providers must upload participant information within 60 days from the date the participant completed the activity. For information about CPE Monitor, visit https://nabp.pharmacy/cpe-monitor-service/.

PSYCHOLOGISTS

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) and the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC). The CMSC maintains responsibility for the content of the program.  APA affiliated attendees may claim a maximum of 14 CE credits for their participation in the overall activity.

SOCIAL WORKERS

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. 

. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CMSC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this overall course can earn up to 14 continuing education credits.

 

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE FOR OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

A Certificate of Attendance will be given upon completion of course requirements enabling attendees to register their credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations. Attendees may apply for other accreditations using procedures established by specific organizations.

Accreditation information specific to each presentation will be included on the presentation slides.

All accredited programs are available for one year for those professionals that are unable to participate during the live virtual Annual Meeting dates.

Whitaker Lecture: CNS Immune Responses that Underlie Progressive MS: Future Challenges in the COVID-19 Era
Peter Calabresi, MD
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Progressive MS: Diagnosis, Clinical Course and Long-Term Management
Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA
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Science, Art, and Practice of Behavioral Medicine
Amy Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP
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Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders: Emerging Treatment Options

Brian Weinshenker, MD
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Comorbidities and MS: Critical Thinking about DMT’s and Vaccines

Patricia Melville, NP-C, MSCN; Marijean Buhse, PhD, NP-C, MSCN
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Depression and MS: Diagnosing and Treating

Anthony Feinstein, MPhil, PhD, FRCP
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Rehabilitation in MS: That was Then, This is Now
Patricia Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP
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Current Perspectives of Pediatric Care and Research
Brenda Banwell, MD, FAAP, FRCPC
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Importance of Assessing Nutritional Health in Patients with MS
Mona Bostick, RDN, LDN
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Use of Psychotropics in MS
Laura Safar, MD
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Cannabis and MS: Benefits, Risks, Drug Interactions, and Research Update

Allen Bowling, MD, PhD
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Emerging Therapies Across the Disease Spectrum
Benjamin Greenberg, MD, MHS, CRND, FAAN, FANA
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John F. Kurtzke Lecture: Stem Cell Research Update

Mark Freedman, MSc, MD, FRCPC
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How Genes and Microbes Shape MS Risk
Sergio Baranzini, PhD
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The Role of Complement in MS
Horea Rus, MD, PhD
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A Clinician’s Guide to Cognition in MS

Sarah Morrow, MD, MS, FRCPC, FAAN
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Caring for Women Across the Reproductive Lifespan

Riley Bove, MD
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The Role of Biological Aging In MS Progression

Jennifer Graves, MD, PhD, MAS
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Please click here to view videos and other information from the More About MS Patient Program (https://moreaboutms.com/)

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FREE 2021 CMSC ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRATION (SAN DIEGO, CA) Winners

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Virtual Meeting is on May 26th-29th.  We have a Virtual Patient Program on May 30th.  Our Virtual Exhibit with Mini-Poster Session and Product Theaters will be on June 1st - 4th.

Yes there will be an email contact on each exhibitor site where you can contact the supporter after visiting the booth.

Four of our major supporters will have a product theater,  Exhibitors will be announced at a later date.

Please contact [email protected]

Any questions regarding support or exhibiting contact [email protected]

2020 CMSC Summer Celebration

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Introduction and Welcome Message
June Halper, CMSC-IOMSN CEO

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Presidential Remarks
Michael Racke, CMSC Outgoing President

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Presidential Remarks
Scott Newsome, CMSC Incoming President

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IJMSC Awards
Francois Bethoux, IJMSC Editor-in-Chief

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CMSC Election Results
June Halper, CMSC-IOMSN CEO

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Presidential Remarks
Patricia Pagnotta, IOMSN Outgoing President

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IOMSN Presidential Ramarks
Denise Bruen, IOMSN Incoming President

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IOMSN Election Results
Megan Weigel

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IOMSN Nightingale Awards
Marie Moore

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IOMSN 2020 Awards
Connie Easterling

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Abstracts
Amy Perrin Ross, CMSC Abstract Committee Co-Chair

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Concluding Remarks
June Halper, CMSC-IOMSN CEO

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Thank you!

We hope that you found the virtual meeting , exhibits, and abstract sessions informative and valuable. The primary goal of this virtual meeting was to bring our annual meeting to you during the pandemic when traveling has been restricted. A special thanks to our educational partner, Neurology Live for hosting our first virtual adventure and Kudos to our magnificent, brilliant faculty for lectures that added to our MS ‘tool chest’.  

Your participation helped to make this event a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make it more productive and fun. We wish you all the best and hope that you continue to be safe during these difficult times.

3065

TOTAL REGISTRANTS IN THE EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS​

875

HIGHEST NUMBER OF VIEWERS IN A SINGLE SESSION

18

HOURS OF EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS

18

NUMBER OF SESSIONS​

12

NUMBER OF EXHIBITS

1241

TOTAL REGISTRANTS IN THE EXHIBITS

This virtual meeting will not be possible without the generous support from our sponsors.  

Bristol Myers Squibb
Biogen
EMD Serono