2020 CMSC VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING

Summer Night Celebration with Live Poster and Platform Q&A with Authors: August 3

  • General Information
  • Slides and Videos
  • Abstracts
  • Independently Supported Symposia
  • Exhibits
  • Thank You
  • Summer Night Virtual Celebration

ContactS

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.

Please note that all hours below are in Eastern Time.

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

  • Program (May 26-29)
  • Daily Digest (May 26-29)
  • Industry-Supported Symposia
  • Patient Program
  • Virtual Exhibits (June 1-14)
  • June 4
  • Summer Night Gala (August 3)

Whitaker Lecture: CNS Immune Responses that Underlie Progressive MS: Future Challenges in the COVID-19 Era
Peter Calabresi, MD
>> Click here to download slides

Progressive MS: Diagnosis, Clinical Course and Long-Term Management
Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA
>> Click here to download slides

Science, Art, and Practice of Behavioral Medicine
Amy Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP
>> Click here to download slides

Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders: Emerging Treatment Options
Brian Weinshenker, MD
>> Click here to download slides

Comorbidities and MS: Critical Thinking about DMT's and Vaccines
Patricia Melville, NP-C, MSCN; Marijean Buhse, PhD, NP-C, MSCN
>> Click here to download slides 1
>> Click here to download slides 2

Depression and MS: Diagnosing and Treating
Anthony Feinstein, MPhil, PhD, FRCP
>> Click here to download slides

Rehabilitation in MS: That was Then, This is Now
Patricia Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP
>> Click here to download slides

Current Perspectives of Pediatric Care and Research
Brenda Banwell, MD, FAAP, FRCPC
>> Click here to download slides

Importance of Assessing Nutritional Health in Patients with MS
Mona Bostick, RDN, LDN
>> Click here to download slides

Use of Psychotropics in MS
Laura Safar, MD
>> Click here to download slidesCannabis and MS: Benefits, Risks, Drug Interactions, and Research Update
Allen Bowling, MD, PhD
>> Click here to download slidesEmerging Therapies Across the Disease Spectrum
Benjamin Greenberg, MD, MHS, CRND, FAAN, FANA
>> Click here to download slidesJohn F. Kurtzke Lecture: Stem Cell Research Update
Mark Freedman, MSc, MD, FRCPC
>> Click here to download slides

How Genes and Microbes Shape MS Risk
Sergio Baranzini, PhD
>> Click here to download slides

The Role of Complement in MS
Horea Rus, MD, PhD
>> Click here to download slidesA Clinician's Guide to Cognition in MS
Sarah Morrow, MD, MS, FRCPC, FAAN
>> Click here to download slidesCaring for Women Across the Reproductive Lifespan
Riley Bove, MD
>> Click here to download slidesThe Role of Biological Aging In MS Progression
Jennifer Graves, MD, PhD, MAS
>> Click here to download slides

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

PLATINUM SUPPORTERS

GOLD SUPPORTERS

EXHIBITORS

  • Biogen
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Cannabinoid Clinical
  • EMD Serono
  • Genentech, a member of the Roche Group
  • Greenwich Bioscience
  • Janssen Neuroscience
  • Metro Medical (a Cardinal Health Co)
  • MS One to One
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
  • Optum Specialty Pharmacy
  • Sanofi Genzyme

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

  • Robert Baumhefner (June 14th) Free Registration and Hotel Nights
  • Luis Zarco (June 13th)
  • Deborah Dunn (June 12th)
  • Ebru Erbayat (June 11th)
  • Samantha Henigman (June 10th)
  • Amy Sullivan (June 9th)
  • Shari Perlman (June 8th)
  • Nichole Reed (June 7th)
  • Rachel Haines (June 6th)
  • Maria Fides Pacheco (June 5th)
  • Jana Lamarca (June 4th)
  • John Kramer (June 3rd)
  • Crystal O`Brien (June 2nd)
  • Nicki Lavoie (June 1st)

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 mherman@mscare.org

Any questions regarding support or exhibiting contact mherman@mscare.org

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Right Patient, Right Treatment, Right Time: Utilizing Early, High-Efficacy Therapies to Improve Outcomes in RRMS

Supported by educational grants from Celgene Corporation and from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group

>>Click here to view this program

POSTERS AND PLATFORMS

All accepted abstracts, including late-breaking submissions, will be published in the International Journal of MS Care( IJMSC)  in printed and digital formats.

IJMSC is doing a Mini Poster Tour on June 1-14 with  a few selected abstracts.  The list of abstracts included in this event can be found below. Click here to view the Mini Poster Tour now.

A Live Virtual Poster and Platform Session is scheduled on August 3rd.  All accepted abstracts (posters, platforms, and late-breaking) will be included in this event. 

Last Update: May 21, 2020

All accepted abstracts, including Late-Breaking submissions will be published in the International Journal of MS Care. They will also be available on our site.

Yes, authors can submit their abstracts to other conferences or publications.

You may submit your abstract to another congress as new (not an encore).

Abstracts, posters, and presentations can be accessed in different ways.

  1. All accepted abstracts will be published by the International Journal of MS Care (IJMSC) in printed and pdf formats (www.ijmsc.org).
  2. IJMSC also recorded a Q&A with authors of ten pre-selected posters.  Please go to http://delmedgroup.com/Daily_2020/postertour/index.html.  
  3. Abstracts will also be available thru the CMSC website on June 1.
  4. Poster PDFs and powerpoint presentations will be available  on-demand starting on August 3rd at 12:00 pm.
  5. A live virtual interaction with abstract authors through zoom meetings will happen on August 3rd at 7:00 pm.

Although the meeting is cancelled, we are going to continue to publish the abstracts in the International Journal of MS Care.  Please note that some abstracts originally accepted had been withdrawn by authors due to the cancelation of the meeting.  Please go to www.ijmsc.org. 

The IJMSC recorded a Q&A with ten of the abstracts.  Please go to http://delmedgroup.com/Daily_2020/postertour/index.html.  

The CMSC is also hosting a summer showcase on August 3rd.  This event will include availability of on-demand recordings of the platform presentations and PDF posters starting at 12:00 pm.  A Live Virtual Interaction with the authors will also be available at 7:00 that day through the use of zoom meetings.

We are in the process of collecting posters and platform presentations from the authors.  The deadline to upload is June 30th.

Abstracts will be available sometime in June on our website.

Posters and platform presentations will be available on demand starting on August 3rd at 12:00 pm.

CMSC does not have restrictions on the size and formatting of the PDF posters.  

The International Journal of MS Care is hosting a ten-abstract poster pre-recorded Q&A.  The tour will include slides with highlights of the abstract.  This will be available on June 1st.  Please check back to this section for the link to the mini Poster Tour.

There will be a bigger Poster Session on August 3rd.  This will include all accepted abstracts.  PDFs of all posters will be available at 12:00 pm on August 3rd.  A Live Q&A will be available at 7:00 pm the same day.  Visitors will be able to ask questions about the abstracts by joining the authors in their zoom meetings.

Platform presentations will be recorded in advance.  They will be available on-demand starting on August 3rd at 12:00 pm Eastern Time.

A Live Q&A will follow at 7:00 pm that same day.  Visitors will be able to ask the presenter questions by entering their zoom meetings between 7:00 and 8:30 pm.

The International Journal of MS Care is publishing the abstract book in printed and digital formats.

The printed book will be sent thru mail to all members in the United States.  

The digital version will be available after the embargo is lifted on May 26th.

The selection of the abstracts for the Mini Poster Sessions was made by the CMSC Abstract Chairs.

As of April 28, 2020, we will no longer be accepting any abstracts.

Yes, posters, platform presentations, and late-breaking abstracts will be part of the August 3rd Live Virtual Poster and Platform Sessions.

We request that you send us a poster but we understand that HCPs are very busy during the pandemic and might not have time to do this.  We do request that you join our live poster session in case somebody has a question regarding the abstract.

If your abstract was accepted as poster and as a late-breaking, you have to upload a pdf of your poster.  If your abstract was accepted as a platform, please provide us with a powerpoint presentation.

Yes, please let us know if  you have a change in presenter.  There is no deadline to do this.  Please email Jennifer at jpichardo@mscare.org.

Yes, you can use any meeting app you prefer.  There are several available but the most popular ones are zoom, webex or gotomeeting, and google hangouts.

Yes, you may use one meeting for multiple abstracts.

Yes, you may provide us with a multi-page PDF of your poster.

After the August 3rd event, you can reference to the abstract as "Presented at the CMSC 2020 Virtual Poster/Platform Session, August 3, 2020".

Embargo will be lifted on May 26th at 12:00 am Eastern Time.  

If you need to present the data at another congress or program, please email us at rramirez@mscare.org. 

Please email Rachelle at rramirez@mscare.org or Jennifer at jpichardo@mscare.org.

  1. The Effects of Customized Psychoeducation-Based Neurocounseling Interventions on the Coping Flexibility of African American Women with Multiple Sclerosis
    Whitney McLaughlin
  2. Changes in Dietary Habits of Individuals Living with Multiple Sclerosis Enrolled in a Day Wellness Program
    Zoe Edwards
  3. Improving Quality of Life Using an End-Effector Robotic Rehabilitation Approach in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
    Savanur Deepak Rajendra
  4. A New Look at the Symbol Digit Modalities Test in Multiple Sclerosis and Disabilities
    Yilan Liu
  5. Strategies to Foster Buy-in for Physical and Occupational Therapists: Engagement Across Multiple Sites and States for a Study on Tele-Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis (TEAMS)
    Tracy Flemming-Tracy
  6. Updated Recommendations for a Standardized MRI Protocol for Multiple Sclerosis
    Tony Traboulsee
  7. Creating a Yoga Program as Part of a Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care Model
    Sandra Chapman
  8. The Conformity of Masculine Norms and the Effects on Coping, Health Behaviors, and Quality of Life in Men with Multiple Sclerosis
    Bryan Davis
  9. Quantification of Smooth Pursuit Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis
    Jennifer Graves
  10. Determining the Effect of Early Versus Later Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis on Long-Term Prognosis in a Real-World Setting
    Jikku Zachariah

POSTERS AND PLATFORMS

All accepted abstracts, including late-breaking submissions, will be published in the International Journal of MS Care( IJMSC)  in printed and digital formats.

IJMSC is doing a Mini Poster Tour on June 1-14 with  a few selected abstracts.  The list of abstracts included in this event can be found below. Click here to view the Mini Poster Tour now.

A Live Virtual Poster and Platform Session is scheduled on August 3rd.  All accepted abstracts (posters, platforms, and late-breaking) will be included in this event. 

Last Update: May 21, 2020

All accepted abstracts, including Late-Breaking submissions will be published in the International Journal of MS Care. They will also be available on our site.

Yes, authors can submit their abstracts to other conferences or publications.

You may submit your abstract to another congress as new (not an encore).

Abstracts, posters, and presentations can be accessed in different ways.

  1. All accepted abstracts will be published by the International Journal of MS Care (IJMSC) in printed and pdf formats (www.ijmsc.org).
  2. IJMSC also recorded a Q&A with authors of ten pre-selected posters.  Please go to http://delmedgroup.com/Daily_2020/postertour/index.html.  
  3. Abstracts will also be available thru the CMSC website on June 1.
  4. Poster PDFs and powerpoint presentations will be available  on-demand starting on August 3rd at 12:00 pm.
  5. A live virtual interaction with abstract authors through zoom meetings will happen on August 3rd at 7:00 pm.

Although the meeting is cancelled, we are going to continue to publish the abstracts in the International Journal of MS Care.  Please note that some abstracts originally accepted had been withdrawn by authors due to the cancelation of the meeting.  Please go to www.ijmsc.org. 

The IJMSC recorded a Q&A with ten of the abstracts.  Please go to http://delmedgroup.com/Daily_2020/postertour/index.html.  

The CMSC is also hosting a summer showcase on August 3rd.  This event will include availability of on-demand recordings of the platform presentations and PDF posters starting at 12:00 pm.  A Live Virtual Interaction with the authors will also be available at 7:00 that day through the use of zoom meetings.

We are in the process of collecting posters and platform presentations from the authors.  The deadline to upload is June 30th.

Abstracts will be available sometime in June on our website.

Posters and platform presentations will be available on demand starting on August 3rd at 12:00 pm.

CMSC does not have restrictions on the size and formatting of the PDF posters.  

The International Journal of MS Care is hosting a ten-abstract poster pre-recorded Q&A.  The tour will include slides with highlights of the abstract.  This will be available on June 1st.  Please check back to this section for the link to the mini Poster Tour.

There will be a bigger Poster Session on August 3rd.  This will include all accepted abstracts.  PDFs of all posters will be available at 12:00 pm on August 3rd.  A Live Q&A will be available at 7:00 pm the same day.  Visitors will be able to ask questions about the abstracts by joining the authors in their zoom meetings.

Platform presentations will be recorded in advance.  They will be available on-demand starting on August 3rd at 12:00 pm Eastern Time.

A Live Q&A will follow at 7:00 pm that same day.  Visitors will be able to ask the presenter questions by entering their zoom meetings between 7:00 and 8:30 pm.

The International Journal of MS Care is publishing the abstract book in printed and digital formats.

The printed book will be sent thru mail to all members in the United States.  

The digital version will be available after the embargo is lifted on May 26th.

The selection of the abstracts for the Mini Poster Sessions was made by the CMSC Abstract Chairs.

As of April 28, 2020, we will no longer be accepting any abstracts.

Yes, posters, platform presentations, and late-breaking abstracts will be part of the August 3rd Live Virtual Poster and Platform Sessions.

We request that you send us a poster but we understand that HCPs are very busy during the pandemic and might not have time to do this.  We do request that you join our live poster session in case somebody has a question regarding the abstract.

If your abstract was accepted as poster and as a late-breaking, you have to upload a pdf of your poster.  If your abstract was accepted as a platform, please provide us with a powerpoint presentation.

Yes, please let us know if  you have a change in presenter.  There is no deadline to do this.  Please email Jennifer at jpichardo@mscare.org.

Yes, you can use any meeting app you prefer.  There are several available but the most popular ones are zoom, webex or gotomeeting, and google hangouts.

Yes, you may use one meeting for multiple abstracts.

Yes, you may provide us with a multi-page PDF of your poster.

After the August 3rd event, you can reference to the abstract as "Presented at the CMSC 2020 Virtual Poster/Platform Session, August 3, 2020".

Embargo will be lifted on May 26th at 12:00 am Eastern Time.  

If you need to present the data at another congress or program, please email us at rramirez@mscare.org. 

Please email Rachelle at rramirez@mscare.org or Jennifer at jpichardo@mscare.org.

  1. The Effects of Customized Psychoeducation-Based Neurocounseling Interventions on the Coping Flexibility of African American Women with Multiple Sclerosis
    Whitney McLaughlin
  2. Changes in Dietary Habits of Individuals Living with Multiple Sclerosis Enrolled in a Day Wellness Program
    Zoe Edwards
  3. Improving Quality of Life Using an End-Effector Robotic Rehabilitation Approach in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
    Savanur Deepak Rajendra
  4. A New Look at the Symbol Digit Modalities Test in Multiple Sclerosis and Disabilities
    Yilan Liu
  5. Strategies to Foster Buy-in for Physical and Occupational Therapists: Engagement Across Multiple Sites and States for a Study on Tele-Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis (TEAMS)
    Tracy Flemming-Tracy
  6. Updated Recommendations for a Standardized MRI Protocol for Multiple Sclerosis
    Tony Traboulsee
  7. Creating a Yoga Program as Part of a Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care Model
    Sandra Chapman
  8. The Conformity of Masculine Norms and the Effects on Coping, Health Behaviors, and Quality of Life in Men with Multiple Sclerosis
    Bryan Davis
  9. Quantification of Smooth Pursuit Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis
    Jennifer Graves
  10. Determining the Effect of Early Versus Later Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis on Long-Term Prognosis in a Real-World Setting
    Jikku Zachariah

PLATINUM SUPPORTERS

GOLD SUPPORTERS

EXHIBITORS

  • Biogen
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Cannabinoid Clinical
  • EMD Serono
  • Genentech, a member of the Roche Group
  • Greenwich Bioscience
  • Janssen Neuroscience
  • Metro Medical (a Cardinal Health Co)
  • MS One to One
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
  • Optum Specialty Pharmacy
  • Sanofi Genzyme

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

  • Robert Baumhefner (June 14th) Free Registration and Hotel Nights
  • Luis Zarco (June 13th)
  • Deborah Dunn (June 12th)
  • Ebru Erbayat (June 11th)
  • Samantha Henigman (June 10th)
  • Amy Sullivan (June 9th)
  • Shari Perlman (June 8th)
  • Nichole Reed (June 7th)
  • Rachel Haines (June 6th)
  • Maria Fides Pacheco (June 5th)
  • Jana Lamarca (June 4th)
  • John Kramer (June 3rd)
  • Crystal O`Brien (June 2nd)
  • Nicki Lavoie (June 1st)

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 mherman@mscare.org

Any questions regarding support or exhibiting contact mherman@mscare.org

Thank you!

We hope that you found the virtual meeting and exhibits 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.

Save the date on August 3rd for the culmination of our annual meeting with our Summer Night Virtual Celebration! We are going to announce new board members, awardees, and winners. We are also going to have the full abstract Virtual Live Q&A! Details will be posted here soon!

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