June 1 – 4 | Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center | National harbor, Maryland

2022 CMSC Annual Meeting


The CMSC Annual Meeting provides a tremendous variety of credit offerings for attendees. Attendees can earn up to 28.5 contact hours of continuing education over the course of the meeting. This figure varies by professional affiliation and is based upon attendance at the maximum number of non-concurrent education sessions and satellite symposia.
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
The CMSC designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The CMSC designates this activity for a maximum of 18.0 nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) credits. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers is approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA) as a provider of continuing occupational therapy education. The CMSC estimates this activity will offer 16.5 contact hours. The CMSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers 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 activity is designated for 18.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
The CMSC estimates that this knowledge-based activity will offer up to 16.5 contact hours (1.65 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit.
The CMSC estimates that this activity will offer 16.5 CE credits.
The CMSC estimates that CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive up to 15.25 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEU) for completion of this activity. Practitioners should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the 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. The CMSC maintains responsibility for this course. The CMSC estimates that social workers completing this course can receive up to 16.5 continuing education credits.


  1. Go to CMSC’s online evaluation system:
  2. Enter your username and password.

    All registrants have an account in Highmarks.
    *If you do not know your username or password, click on Forgot password. You will receive an email with a link to change your password.

Complete the Session Evaluations and Claim your CE credits

  1. Once you have successfully signed in, you will be taken to the DASHBOARD page. Go to CREDITS menu and select Live Activity Credits.
  2. Under Claim Credit, select ‘2022 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of MS Centers’ from the Activity drop down box.
  3. Click on [List Sessions by Activity] to choose a session title.
  4. Once you have selected a session, click on [Claim Credit]. You must confirm and attest to your attendance to claim credit.
  5. Complete the Session evaluation and hit [Submit] when you are finished. The next screen will show your total hours earned, and will update in real-time as you complete the session evaluations.
  6. Repeat steps 4 – 6 to claim credits for additional sessions.


PLEASE NOTE: Your CE certificate showing credits earned cannot be generated until you complete the overall evaluation.

Once the overall evaluation is available, the button [Complete Overall Evaluation] will be enabled. When you are finished entering all of your session evaluations, you may complete the overall evaluation.
Print/Email your certificate.

Presentations from the 2022 Annual Meeting are now available.  Login is not required.  

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To access presentations, please go to SCHEDULE and click on the session.  The presentations are under the section called DOCUMENTS.

Please note that some speakers opted not to share their presentations


Best in Research for a Platform Presentation

(DXM09) COVID-19 Vaccination Intent and Uptake in People with MS: A Longitudinal Survey Study
Odelin Charron, MSc, MSE1, Kenneth Onuorah, AS Candidate1, Helen-Margaret O Onuorah, BA1, Amanda Montague, EdM2, Alexis Crispino, BA2, Randa Hamden, PhD, MPH3, Trudy Krause, DrPH, MS3, Avery Largent, BA1, Ashlea Lucas, PA-C1, Ethan Meltzer, MD1 and Leorah Freeman, MD, PhD1, (1)Neurology, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, (2)Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, Cherry Hill, NJ, (3)Center for Healthcare Data, School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX

Best in Research for a POSTER Presentation

(MOC07) The Impact of a Safety Program Initiative for Monitoring Infusion Disease Modifying Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis
Shuvro Roy, MD1, Janel Haughton, RN1 and Scott D. Newsome, DO, MSCS, FAAN, FANA2, (1)Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, (2)Dept. of Neurology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Best in Patient and Family Education for a Poster Presentation

(QOL13) College Students and Multiple Sclerosis: Developing a Toolkit for Academic Success
Annalise Lowy, PT/s, Andrew Faria, PT/s, Kirsten Sjogren, PT/s, Cameron Watson, PT/s and Erin M Faraclas, PT, DPT, PhD, MSCS, School of Physical Therapy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, MA

John N. Whitaker Award

Targeted CSF Proteomics As a Tool for Analyzing Immunophenotype Heterogeneity in Multiple Sclerosis
Saurabh Kumar, BS1,2, Khashayar Afshari, MD, MPH1, Alexandra Rabin, BA2, Farnaz Khalighinejad, MD2, Nimmy Francis, PhD, MBBS2, Fatima Qutab, N/A1, Danny Kwong, N/A1, Irina Radu, MD3, Idanis Berrios-Morales, MD2, Christopher Hemond, MD2, Dalia Abou Zeki, MD4, Jillian M Richmond, PhD1 and Carolina Ionete, MD, PhD2, (1)Department of Dermatology, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Worcester, MA, (2)Department of Neurology, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA, (3)Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Worcester, MA, (4)Atrium Health Neurosciences Institute Neurology Kenilworth, Charlotte, NC

Labe C. Scheinberg Award

(REH10) Do Device-Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Differ By Depression Symptom Status in Persons with MS?
Catherine D Jones, MSPH1, Brenda Jeng, MS2, Petra Silac, B.S.2 and Rob Motl, PhD1, (1)Physical Therapy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, (2)Department of Physical Therapy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Linda Morgante HOPE Award

(PGM01) Exploring Benefits, to Both Patients and Health Care Providers, of a Dedicated Support Group for Young Adult Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Nora Garland, MSW, LSW, MSCS, Hannah Gilmore, BA, Dina Jacobs, MD, Sona Narula, MD and Vanessa Zimmerman, MSN, RN, MSCN, Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Promise Award in Memory of Lael Stone to a Young Writer or Clinician

James D. Sessford, PhD

“ARTY” Award for Best Practices in Rehabilitation in MS

Lacey Bromley, PhD

Fred Foley Award for Best Practices in Mental Health and MS

Dawn M. Ehde, PhD

June Halper Award for Excellence in MS Nursing

Patricia Melville

LiveWise MS Award for Wellness Care in MS Nursing

Eileen Scheid

Thumbs Up Awards for support of the IOMSN Mission

Jennifer Smrtka

Thumbs Up Awards for support of the IOMSN Mission

Chris Alfieri



June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN

Legacy Award

The late Susan E. Bennett, PT, DPT, EdD, NCS, MSCS

Global Impact

Victor M. Rivera, MD, FAAN
Baylor College of Medicine

Mental Health

Frederick W. Foley, PhD
Yeshiva University & Holy Name Medical Center


David Li, MD, FRCPC
University of British Columbia


Dalhousie University MS Research Unit


Valerie Stickel-Diehl, RN, MS, MSCN
Ruan Neurology at MercyOne Hospital

Patient CarE

Ellen S. Lathi, MD
The Elliot Lewis Center for Multiple Sclerosis Care


Nancy Ross, PharmD, BCACP, MSCS, CSP
The Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta


Peter A. Calabresi, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Kathleen Brandfass, MS, PT
- UPMC/Centers for Rehab Services



An At-home Positive Psychology Intervention for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A Phase 1 Randomized Controlled Trial (Research)
Melanie E. Freedman, BS; Brian C. Healy, PhD; Jeff C. Huffman, MD; Tanuja Chitnis, MD; Howard L. Weiner, MD; Bonnie I. Glanz, PhD


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