June 1 -4
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland

  • General Information
  • Abstracts
  • Industry-Supported Symposia
  • Support and Exhibits

Event Information

Please Join Us at the 2022 CMSC Annual Meeting

The leading research and educational conference for MS healthcare professionals in North America.

June 1-4

Conference Address

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland 20745
USA


(301) 965-4000

ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

The CMSC Annual Meeting provides a tremendous variety of credit offerings for attendees. Attendees can earn up to 26.5 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.

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 estimates that this activity will be designated for up to a maximum of 18 contact hours of continuing nursing education. Sessions that are designated for pharmacology credit will be provided in a separate handout at the event.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS

The CMSC is approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA) as a provider of continuing occupational therapy education. The CMSC estimates that this activity will offer 16.5 contact hours for AOTA affiliated attendees. The CMSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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. The CMSC estimates that this activity will be designated for 18 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

PHARMACISTS

The CMSC estimates that this activity will offer 16.5 contact hours (.165 CEUs) of continuing education for pharmacists. This is a knowledge-based activity.

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

The CMSC will apply to the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) for CEUs for physical therapists.

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 CMSC. The CMSC estimates that this activity will offer 16.5 credits for APA affiliated attendees. The CMSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

SOCIAL WORKERS

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. The CMSC estimates that social workers completing this course can earn up to 16.5 continuing education credits. CMSC maintains responsibility for this course.

 

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.

Abstracts

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR LATE-BREAKING ABSTRACTS. 

Annual Meeting Dates: June 1 – 4
Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center | National Harbor, Maryland

For questions regarding content, rules, and guidelines, please contact Jennifer Pichardo at [email protected] or at (201) 487-1050 x 115.

For technical support, contact [email protected]. Emails are monitored seven days a week from 7:00am-11:00pm Eastern Time or you can call +1 401.334.0220 Mon-Fri from 8:00am-6:00pm Eastern Time.

Submission Dates: December 6, 2021 at 12:00 am ET – January 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET

CMSC ABSTRACTS

The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) invites submissions for Poster and/or Platform presentations that address timely issues involving MS basic and clinical research, patient care and treatment outcomes. Submissions that reflect collaboration between specialties are encouraged.

The categories to be highlighted include:

  • Diagnosis and Prognosis
  • Basic Science
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Issues
  • Comprehensive Clinical Care – The Team Approach
  • Disease Modification and its Outcomes
  • Epidemiology, Genetics, and Epigenetics
  • Neuroimaging and Neurophysiology
  • Programs that Support Quality of Life
  • Rehabilitation Research and Strategies
  • Symptom Management
  • Advances in Technology
  • Patient Reported Outcomes
  • Programs and Methods of Care
  • Case Reports/Case Series

INSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDELINES

All healthcare professionals are welcome to submit abstracts. Authors need not be members of CMSC or be sponsored by a member. Acceptance will be based entirely upon the quality of the work and the appropriateness of the topic.

Submission of a proposal implies a commitment to present at the meeting. Authors of accepted abstracts must register for the conference. The CMSC cannot assist with your costs. You may apply for scholarship support but this process is separate from the abstract review and approval of your work.

CMSC STATEMENT ON COMMERCIAL INTEREST AUTHORS AND PRESENTERS

Platform Presentations: 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. CMSC is committed to comply with the rules and guidelines set forth by these agencies to ensure that these standards are strictly followed. The work of commercial interest authors and presenters will be considered for review provided that the content focuses on basic science and not on the product or on the commercial aspects of the discovery. Acceptance of an abstract for Platform presentation depends solely on the decision of the CMSC Abstract Review Committee in consultation with the CMSC CE Committee.

Poster Presentations: Authors of poster submissions should present information about studies or projects of benefit to the multiple sclerosis scientific and/or clinical community. The work of authors who are industry employees will be considered provided that the authors are employed by the scientific and/or medical divisions. The work of authors in industry sales or marketing posts will not be considered for inclusion in the scientific poster session. This policy shall apply to work submitted individually or in a co-authoring capacity.

ACCEPTED ABSTRACTS

Review Process: The CMSC Abstract Review Committee will review all abstracts. Submissions will be evaluated for clarity, relevance to MS, originality, scientific merit, and for the purpose of resolution of any identified conflict of interest (COI) on the part of the author(s). Submissions will be evaluated on an equal basis, whether theme-related or of general interest, although preference will be given to data-based submissions for platform presentations.

Notification: TBA.

Registration: All Platform and Poster presenters must register for the meeting and will be required to cover all costs related to their annual meeting attendance.

Scholarships: The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers provides scholarships to MS professionals who wish to attend the annual meeting and require financial assistance. All applicants must meet defined criteria to be eligible. Please go to the Scholarship tab to obtain full information.

TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS

Platforms: The presenters of abstracts selected as Platforms must be available to present on TBA. The exact time of each platform presentation will be posted in the proceedings of the program. The presentation should not exceed twelve (12) minutes with three(3) minutes for questions and answers. Due to limited time, some submissions requesting platform presentations may be assigned to the poster session. Platform sessions will be awarded continuing education credit.

Posters: For abstracts selected as posters, the presenter must be available to hang the poster, and will be responsible for the material and supplies needed to present the poster. The size of the poster board is four (4) feet in height and eight (8) feet in width. Posters may be hung beginning on TBA. There will be a Poster session on TBA. Authors will be expected to stand by their work between TBA and be available for discussion during the poster session.

PUBLICATION

All accepted abstracts will be published for distribution during the meeting and posted on the CMSC Annual Meeting website at www.mscare.org/2022.

AWARDS

The CMSC offers a number of awards in recognition of the quality of work submitted. The CMSC Research Award will be given to the best Platform and Poster presentations of innovative research in multiple sclerosis. The Patient and Family Education Award will be given to the best Platform and Poster presentations focusing on patient and family education in MS. The Labe C. Scheinberg Award will be presented by the Foundation of the CMSC to the Platform or Poster presentation that has the greatest impact in advancing the care of people with MS. Reviewers will recommend an abstract to be considered for any of the awards.

Research and Education award winners will receive a plaque and free registration to a subsequent CMSC Annual Meeting for the first author only. The Scheinberg awardee will receive a trophy and a cash award from the Foundation of the CMSC.

VIRTUAL POSTER AND PLATFORM SESSION

In 2020, we were forced by the pandemic to cancel our onsite annual meeting and switch to virtual events.  The success of these virtual events were so great that we decided to offer both onsite and virtual sessions for our 2021 Annual Meeting.

Our abstract submission will now include a question regarding the authors’ interest to join our virtual session.  The author’s response will  not affect the Review Committee’s decision to accept or reject an abstract.  

All poster presenters are invited to join us in a virtual poster presentation.  It will be a 2-minute pre-recorded audio with 2-3 slides.  Click here to view the demo.

Whitaker Research Track Abstract

Dr. John N. Whitaker was a world famous researcher in multiple sclerosis. Not only did Dr. Whitaker engage in research himself, he encouraged budding scientists to enter the field and develop their skills and talents in this important work. The CMSC is proud to honor Dr. Whitaker’s memory by presenting the Whitaker Research Track each year as part of its annual meeting. This project of the CMSC includes the work of emerging scientists working in the field of MS. Students, post-doctoral fellows, and young investigators are encouraged to submit abstracts of their work for presentation during the Whitaker Track. A panel, headed by Dr. Michael Racke, will judge the presentations and will award the Whitaker Prize for MS Research. A monetary grant will be awarded by the Foundation of the CMSC to the winner to support his or her continued work in the field of MS. The Whitaker Platform Session will take place on Wednesday, June 2. Investigators whose abstracts are chosen will be provided with transportation, hotel accommodations for two nights and complimentary registration.

Submission Dates: December 6, 2021 at 12:00 am ET – January 21, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET

INSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDELINES

Submission of a proposal implies a commitment to present at the meeting. Authors of accepted abstracts must register for the conference. Restrictions: No continuation page, illustrations or tables are to be included. Abstracts must report work not presented or published prior to the meeting. Disclosure Statement: This statement must be completed by all authors in order for abstract to be considered.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION

  • Abstracts must be proofread carefully. Author will be responsible for correct grammar and spelling.
  • Abstract content should not exceed 2,500 characters. Spaces are included.
  • Abstract title should be no more than 150 characters, excluding spaces.
  • Abstracts submitted should not have been published or presented elsewhere prior to the CMSC meeting.
  • 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. CMSC is committed to comply with the rules and guidelines set forth by these agencies to ensure that these standards are strictly followed. The work of commercial interest authors and presenters will be considered for review provided that the content focuses on basic science and not on the product or on the commercial aspects of the discovery. Acceptance of an abstract for Whitaker Track depends solely on the decision of the CMSC Whitaker Review Committee.
  • Slides containing scientific or clinical information may not be presented if they have been developed by a commercial interest.
  • Abstracts must follow formatting guidelines. Please make sure that all information is correct. Abstracts submitted with incomplete information will not be reviewed.

ACCEPTED ABSTRACTS

Review Process: The Whitaker Review Committee will review submissions. Submissions are evaluated for clarity, nature and originality and scientific merit. Submissions will be evaluated on an equal basis, whether theme related or of general interest, although preference will be given to data-based submissions for presentations.

Notification: TBA

VIRTUAL SessIONS

In 2020, we were forced by the pandemic to cancel our onsite annual meeting and switch to virtual events.  The success of these virtual events were so great that we decided to offer both onsite and virtual sessions for our 2021 Annual Meeting.

Our abstract submission will now include a question regarding the authors’ interest to join our virtual session.  The author’s response will  not affect the Review Committee’s decision to accept or reject an abstract.  

More details and instructions on the virtual session will be provided as we finalize the process.  Please check back our website for updates.

Independently Supported Symposia

For questions regarding Independently Supported Symposia, please contact Tina Trott at [email protected] or at (201) 487-1050 x 102.

The Full Economic Burden of Living with MS:  Implications for Practice and Care

“The Full Economic Burden of Living with MS:  Implications for Practice and Care”.  Learn more about evidence-based cost comparisons, actionable ways healthcare providers can navigate these burdens alongside their patients living with MS, and further legislation that could support a decrease of burden.  More details here.

Novel Therapies: Upgrading the Standard of Care for Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD)

This 1.5 hour satellite symposium, presented by Dr. Claudia Lucchinetti and Dr. Dean Wingerchuk, will incorporate case-based presentations, didactic lecture, and audience participation to enhance practice-based learning. In addition, participants will be able to use the audience response keypads to participate in case studies and polling surveys.

Taking a Closer Look at Spasticity in Patients with MS: Am I Missing the Obvious?

This program features 3 expert faculty who will review the care of spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). In particular, the content will address the burden, symptoms, and diagnosis of MS spasticity, along with expert recommendations on treatment selection. As no cure exists and not every therapeutic option works equally well for all patients with spasticity, the program will end with a review of investigational therapies being studied for the management of spasticity in patients with MS.

Neuromyelitis Optica: What You Need to Know in 2021 and Beyond

Join us for this CE symposium where faculty will present didactic information and cases, as well as engage in a panel discussion, to summarize evidence-based diagnostic criteria and best practices that assist in the differential diagnosis of NMOSD. They will also differentiate current therapeutics and examine interdisciplinary best practices that can assist in the acute and long-term care of patients with NMOSD.

Exploring the Convergence of Advances in S1P Receptor Modulation With Progress in Understanding Brain Atrophy & Cognition Measures in Multiple Sclerosis

During the Seminars presented in this PeerView Live activity, leading experts will explore the mechanisms of action of S1PR modulators approved for the treatment of MS and highlight similarities and differences among the agents. They will also review the efficacy and safety data for these therapies, as well as their potential effects on markers of treatment response or disease progression (eg, brain atrophy, neurofilament protein levels, cognitive test results). The Workshop will also feature patient case scenarios, through which the expert faculty will model the appropriate use of S1PR modulators in the context of everyday clinical practice.

The Role of Brain Penetrant BTK Inhibitors to Improve Outcomes in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

This interactive CME/CE program will highlight the important emerging role of Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitors as the first brain penetrant disease modifying therapy that offers opportunities to improve neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration. The expert faculty, led by Fred D. Lublin, MD, will first provide an overview of the BTK inhibitor science. Following, current clinical trial data regarding the safety and efficacy of BTK inhibitors will be analyzed, along with the clinical implications for the multiple sclerosis patient. The faculty will conclude with a discussion of best practices for shared decision making from an interprofessional perspective to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

Bruton Tyrosine Kinases for MS: Progress in the Development of an Emerging Therapeutic Approach

In this PeerView live event, expert faculty will put BTK inhibitors into context, starting with the expanding understanding of the inflammatory and neurodegenerative processes of MS, the roles of B cells, microglia, and T cells, and how the ongoing investigations of BTK inhibitors as possible MS treatments build upon the successes of B-cell-targeted therapies. They will also review the evidence related to current clinical trials and engage learners in interactive case-based discussion exploring how BTK inhibitors might someday be deployed to address unmet needs of individuals with MS.

Multiple Sclerosis Management: Shedding Light on the Patient Perspective

In this 1-hour symposium, Drs Jennifer Graves, Benjamin Greenberg, and Anthony Traboulsee will use data from more than 350 patients as a platform for a unique and multidimensional scientific discussion that both navigates prevalent clinical problems and illuminates under-recognized considerations in the long-term management of MS.

Support and Exhibits

The 2022 CMSC Annual Meeting is on June 1 – 4 in National Harbor, Maryland.

For questions regarding support and exhibits, please contact Marguerite Herman at [email protected] or at (201) 487-1050 x 105.

Affiliates

IMPORTANT: Affiliate meeting space in the Rosen Shingle Creek Convention Center is sold out over consecutive dates! Currently available are a limited number of hospitality suites on the hotel side of  Rosen Shingle Creek. For more information about availability, please contact Mary Quigg at [email protected] or Michelle Milner at [email protected]

Click here for the Affiliate Space Request Form

Once you have submitted your request, please do not attempt to make changes by submitting a new form. Please contact Erin Quigg at [email protected] AND Mary Sanchez-Quigg at [email protected] to make any changes.

An affiliate meeting is any event held during the dates of the CMSC Annual Meeting and the event is not part of the official CMSC Annual Meeting Program.

Events may include, and are not limited to:

  • Advisory Board Meetings
  • Sales Meetings
  • Hospitality Suites
  • Pre-conference Business Meetings
  • Committee and Board Meetings
  • Exhibitor Staff Meetings
  • Receptions
  • Social Events/Dinners

Affiliate Meeting Space Requests

If you plan to hold a function or wish to secure a hospitality suite during the CMSC Annual Meeting, you must complete an Affiliate Group Function Space Request Form.

Requests will be accepted beginning on Monday, April 19, 2021. The final date to submit requests will be Friday, October 1, 2021.

Assignment of Space:

Affiliate space will be assigned beginning on May 7, 2021. Following this date, requests will be processed, and rooms assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. A space confirmation will be issued within 2 weeks after submitting your space request.

Rules and Regulations

Please review the affiliate meeting rules and regulations, outlined below, prior to completing the online space request form.

    1. CMSC has the final approval and decision to allow any Affiliate function related to or affecting the CMSC Annual Meeting registrants.
    2. Complete the online Function Space Request Form with your meeting space requirements. A separate form is required for each meeting or function. 
    3. Affiliate requests for space received after May 7, 2021 and before October 1, 2021 will be contacted within 14 days to confirm space and outline the next steps to follow.
    4. Once you have submitted your request, please do not attempt to make changes by submitting a new form. Please contact Erin Quigg at [email protected] AND Mary Sanchez-Quigg at [email protected] to make any changes.
    5. Affiliate Meeting Times: Internal meetings that do not include any meeting attendees or faculty members may be held at any time during the meeting dates. Any meetings that may include meeting registrants may not be held during scheduled educational sessions. No such meetings may occur during the following times/dates:
      • Monday, October 25: 11:15 am—3:30 pm
      • Tuesday, October 26: 8:00 am—12:00 pm and 1:30 pm–4:45 pm
      • Wednesday, October 27: 8:00 am—12:00 pm and 2:00 pm–6:30 pm
      • Thursday, October 28: 8:00 am—12:00 pm

      Should your organization decide to host a meeting or event at an offsite venue, CMSC encourages you to disclose of the function by using the online form. Awareness of all events will allow CMSC staff to assist delegates with questions.

    6. Do not attempt to make reservations directly with the Rosen Shingle Creek or CMSC-contracted hotels. This will forfeit your request for space.
    7. Once you complete the online form, an email will be sent confirming receipt of the request. Please retain a copy of this email for your records.
    8. A separate email will be sent to notify you of assignment of your space. Upon assignment of your space, CMSC will invoice you for the appropriate the Affiliate Space Administrative/Application Fees. Failure to pay fees within 30 days of receiving invoice may result in cancellation of your assigned space.
    9. Food & Beverage: Food and beverage services must be arranged directly with the Hotel Banquet Department. We will provide you with the Hotel catering manager’s contact information. Please do not contact the hotel until you have received your approval from CMSC. The hotel will provide you a banquet event order (BEO) for approval of all food and beverage items and will bill you directly for those expenses.
    10. Audio-VisualPrecon Events is the exclusive provider of audio-visual technology services for ALL events during the 2021 CMSC Annual Meeting. Outside A/V providers will not be permitted for Affiliate Meetings. Penalties will be applied to those affiliates who choose to disregard this regulation*. CMSC will provide contact information for Precon Events when we confirm your space so that you can obtain a quote for your requirements. They will provide a quote for approval and will bill you directly for those expenses.
    11. Meeting Fees: CMSC charges an administrative fee in order to cover the cost of renting CMSC contracted meeting space at the event venue. Rates are based on a flat rate, per meeting room and the rates are outlined below. For example – if your meeting requires two sections of a ballroom to fit your requested room set/capacity needs, you would be charged for two meeting rooms.
      CMSC has no authority over any service charges, rental fees, set-up fees, labor contracts, etc. that are required by any venue or exclusive contractors. The function organizer is responsible for all costs associated with the affiliate meeting, including, but not limited to, food & beverage, audio-visual equipment service, music license fees, hotel labor costs, internet, electric, telecom, etc.

      *Penalties are based on a percentage of the meeting fees associated with an event for which an alternative AV provider was used.
      Flat Rate:
      Per Day, Per Room/Ballroom Section
      ExhibitorNon-ExhibitorNon-profit
      Rate before 8/16/2021$1,500$1,800$1,000
      Rate after 8/16/2021$1,800$2,000$1,200
    12. Groups occupying space must provide appropriate staff to coordinate all such activities.
    13. Affiliate Meeting Locations & Set-up: Affiliate events will be assigned space at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel. Due to the unique nature of individual affiliate events, CMSC will work to set the room in an appropriate manner for your meeting.

CMSC will make the final determination on ALL meeting room set-up AND load-in/out arrangements. Affiliates will be required to submit their production schedule (including load-in/out times) to CMSC by Friday, September 24 for review/approval. Floor plans and/or renderings may be required for fire marshal approval. Please work with CMSC/Hotel to determine if your room build will require approval. Deadline for approval is Friday, October 1.

For the safety of CMSC Annual Meeting attendees and out of respect for other affiliate groups, use of public space (foyers) for load-in/out of affiliate rooms may only be used outside of show hours.

      • Move-in/Build outs must be completed in public space (foyers) by 10:00am EST on Monday, October 25, 2021.
      • Move-out/Dismantling in public space (foyers) cannot begin prior to 12:00pm EST on Thursday, October 28, 2021.

Registration tables or furniture may not be permitted outside of select meeting rooms due to their respective locations. Please make sure to request approval in advance if welcome counters, registration desks or any furniture will be needed outside of the meeting space.

  1. Signs & Promotional Materials: Affiliate Meetings may place one (1) sign, no larger than 39″x 96″, directly outside of the assigned meeting room during the hours that the room is contracted. Affiliate Meeting signs must be removed within thirty (30) minutes of the conclusion of the meeting. Directional signs, of any nature, are not permitted for Affiliate Meetings. CMSC will provide attendees with directional signs to meeting rooms throughout the Rosen Shingle Creek. If CMSC finds Affiliate Meeting signs in non-permissible locations, they will be immediately removed and discarded.

    Flyers and promotional materials for Affiliate Meetings are not permitted to be placed throughout the venue or distributed within CMSC Event Space (ex – registration, building lobby, common areas, etc.). If CMSC finds these materials, they will be immediately removed, discarded and/or asked to cease distribution immediately.

    Affiliates are not permitted to distribute flyers or promotional materials directly to attendees within the event meeting space (example – affiliate cannot pass out flyers at the event registration desk as attendees pick up their credentials).

  2. COVID-19 Safety Protocols: During this period of heightened awareness over the coronavirus outbreak (COViD-19), the Consortium of MS Centers (CMSC) is working with the facility management teams at the Rosen Shingle Creek to ensure the safety and health of all staff and attendees at the 2021 Annual Meeting. We are committed to follow the policies and protocols set forth by CDC to help avoid the spread of COViD-19 in large events and gatherings. Affiliates will be required to follow the COVID-19 safety policies/procedures set by CMSC when hosting a meeting or event.
  3. Functions found to be in violation of these guidelines shall be immediately discontinued. The Affiliate Group waives any rights to claim damages arising out of the enforcement of these guidelines.
  4. All matters and questions not covered by the above guidelines are subject to the discretion of CMSC. These CMSC guidelines may be amended at any time by CMSC, and all amendments shall be equally binding on all parties. In the event of any amendment or addition to these guidelines, written notice will be given by CMSC to such parties. The Affiliate Group shall protect, indemnify, hold harmless and defend CMSC, its officers, directors, agents and employees against all such claims, liabilities, losses, damages and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of litigation; provided that the foregoing shall not apply to injury, loss or damage caused by or resulting from the negligence of CMSC, its officers, directors, agents or employees.

Cancellation Policy:

No refunds will be provided once the payment has been processed. If the Affiliate cancels their space request applications within 45-days of the CMSC Annual Meeting (September 7, 2021), 100% of the anticipated meeting space fees will be due to CMSC.

It is the Affiliate Group’s responsibility to distribute copies of this information to the appropriate personnel and/or any agents, representatives or contractors involved in planning activities at CMSC Annual Meeting. The Affiliate Groups requesting space are responsible for the actions of their employees and/or agents and will be expected to follow all rules and guidelines outlined above.

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