2018 Nashville, Tennessee

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2018 Presentations

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  1. John F. Kurtzke Memorial Lecture:
    Computerized Screening for Cognitive Dysfunction in the MS Clinic
    Stephen M. Rao, PhD
  2. Challenges in MS Care: Opportunities for Advocacy
    Jeffrey English, MD, Chair
  3. Building Advocacy Efforts
    Derek Smith, MD, Chair
  1. Pediatric MS
    Brenda Banwell, MD, Chair
  2. An MS Health Professional’s Guide to Cannabis
    Allen Bowling, MD, PhD
  3. Fundamentals of MS Care: Part I
    A Case-Based Approach to Disease Management 2018
    Constance B. Easterling, RN, MSN, ARNP, MSCN, Moderator
  4. Integrative Medicine and MS
    Allen Bowling, MD, PhD, Chair
  5. Practical Considerations in Relapse Management and Disease Modifying Therapy (DMT) Decision Making (all presenters)
    Stephanie Agrella, RN, MSN,APRN, ANP-BC, MSCN, Chair
    • Identification and Definition of an Acute MS Relapse vs. Pseudo-relapse
      Amy Dix, MPAS, PA-C, MSCS
    • Relapse Treatment, Determining Need and Other Considerations
      Bryan Walker, MSH, PA-C, MSCS
    • DMT Options and Decision Making Regarding Switches
      Stephanie Agrella, RN, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, MSCN
  6. Addressing Provider Burnout Through the Use of Relationship Centered Care and Communication: An Interactive and Experientially Driven Program (all presenters)
    Matthew Sacco, PhD, Chair
    • What Do We Know About Professional Burnout & How to Combat It?
      Matthew Sacco, PhD
    • How Can Relationship-centered Communication Be Part of the Solution?
      Samantha Domingo, PsyD
    • How Can Relationship-centered Teaming be Part of the Solution?
      Amy Windover, PhD
    • Panel Q&A/Discussion: How to Incorporate RCC/Exercises/Interventions into their Respective Environments
      Matthew Sacco, PhD; Samantha Domingo, PsyD; Amy Windover, PhD; Lael Stone, MD
  7. Fundamentals of MS Care: Part II
    Multidisciplinary Approach to Symptom Management
    Beverly Layton, RN, BSN, CCRC, MSCN, Moderator
  8. Comprehensive Care in Advanced MS
    Rachael Stacom, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN, Chair
  9. PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS: Disease Assessment and Management
  10. Primary Care Needs through the Spectrum of MS
    Marijean Buhse, PhD, RN, NP-C, MSCN, Chair
  11. Use of Digital Tools for Patient Self-Management and Monitoring: 10 Years in, What Have We Learned?-Part 1
    Riley Bove, MD, Chair
    • From Information Seekers to Informants: The Rise of Online and Smartphone Tools to Collect and Disseminate MS Research – Which Tools to Use?
      Riley Bove, MD
      This speaker has opted not to publish this presentation.
    • Stepping It Up: Measuring and Increasing Activity Across the MS Ability Spectrum
      Valerie Block, PT, DPTSc
      This speaker has opted not to publish this presentation.
    • Taking the Full Measure of the Mind: From Measuring to Improving Mental Health
      Adam Kaplin, MD, PhD
    • Using Telehealth Tools to Increase Access and Reduce Barriers To Care
      Riley Bove, MD
      This speaker has opted not to publish this presentation.
  12. Donald Paty Memorial Lecture: DMT Debates – Stopping, Switching, Re-starting
    Patricia K. Coyle, MD
  1. Pediatric MS
    Brenda Banwell, MD, Chair
  2. Real World Risks of Complex Therapies
    Joseph Berger, MD; Eric Williamson, MD
  3. Fundamentals of MS Care: Part I
    A Case-Based Approach to Disease Management 2018
    Constance B. Easterling, RN, MSN, ARNP, MSCN, Moderator
  4. DMTs – What Does the Future Hold in MS Treatment?
    Fred D. Lublin, MD, Chair
  5. Practical Considerations in Relapse Management and Disease Modifying Therapy (DMT) Decision Making (all presenters)
    Stephanie Agrella, RN, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, MSCN, Chair
    • Identification and Definition of an Acute MS Relapse vs. Pseudo-relapse
      Amy Dix, MPAS, PA-C, MSCS
    • Relapse Treatment, Determining Need and Other Considerations
      Bryan Walker, MSH, PA-C, MSCS
    • DMT Options and Decision Making Regarding Switches
      Stephanie Agrella, RN, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, MSCN
  6. Fundamentals of MS Care: Part I (afternoon session)
    A Case-Based Approach to Disease Management 2018
    Constance B. Easterling, RN, MSN, ARNP, MSCN, Moderator
  7. Hot Topics in MRI and MS: Gadolinium and Brain Atrophy in Clinical Practice
    David K.B. Li, MD, FRCPC, Co-Chair; Anthony Traboulsee, MD, FRCPC, Co-Chair
  8. Immunology (Basic and Advanced)
    Scott Newsome, DO, MSCS, FAAN, Chair
  9. Obesity, Vascular Disease Risk Factors and MS: Impact, Current Management and Future Directions
    This session was developed with support from the VA MS Centers of Excellence
    Jodie K. Haselkorn, MD, MPH, Chair
  10. Progressive MS and the International Progressive MS Alliance
    Robert Fox, MD, Chair
  11. PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS: Disease Modifying Therapy
  12. PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS: Disease Assessment and Management
  13. Pharmacology – Part 1
    Jacquelyn Bainbridge, PharmD, MSCS, Moderator
  14. Donald Paty Memorial Lecture: DMT Debates – Stopping, Switching, Re-starting
    Patricia K. Coyle, MD
  1. John Whitaker Research Track Platform Presentations
    Michael K. Racke, MD, Chair
  2. Clinical Neuroanatomy of the Brain and Spinal Cord
    Aliza Ben-Zacharia, DrNP, ANP-BC, MSCN; Stephen Krieger, MD
  3. Presidential Lecture: Neurorehabilitation in MS: Past, Present, Future
    Alan Thompson, MD, FRCP, FA-cadMedSci
  4. Regulation of CNS Inflammation 
    Francisco Quintana, PhD, Co-Chair; Ari Waisman, PhD, Co-Chair
  5. Immunology (Basic and Advanced)
    Scott Newsome, DO, MSCS, FAAN, Chair
  6. John Whitaker Memorial Lecture:
    New Insights into MS Pathology using Synchrotron X-ray Fluorescence Imaging (SXRF)
    Claudia F. Lucchinetti, MD
    This speaker has opted not to publish this presentation.
  7. John Whitaker Research Track Faculty Presentations
    Michael K. Racke, MD, Chair
  8. Obesity, Vascular Disease Risk Factors and MS: Impact, Current Management and Future Directions
    This session was developed with support from the VA MS Centers of Excellence
    Jodie K. Haselkorn, MD, MPH, Chair
  9. World Epidemiology- What Can We Learn From What is Changing/Not Changing and From Landmark Investigations Across Different Parts of the World
    Alberto Ascherio, MD, DrPH, Chair
  10. Progressive MS and the International Progressive MS Alliance
    Robert Fox, MD, Chair
  11. Stem Cells for MS: An Update
    Mark Freedman, MD, Chair
  12. Blocking Lipid Metabolism in MS – A New Class of Medications
    John Nieland, PhD, Chair
  1. MS Infusion Therapies:
    Inside and Outside of the Infusion Room
    Colleen Harris, MN, NP, MSCN, Chair
  1. Screening for Cognitive Problems in MS: Traditional and Computerized Measures for Screening
    Jeffrey Wilken, PhD; Frederick Foley, PhD
  2. Informal Caregiving: From Theory to Practice (all presenters)
    Deborah Miller, PhD, LISW, Chair
    • The Family Caregiving Experience
      Deborah Miller, PhD, LISW
    • The Stress and Burnout that Results from Family Caregiving
      Matthew Sacco, PhD
    • Interventions to Support Family Members as Caregivers Who Experience Stress and Burnout
      Lucille Carriere, PhD
    • Care Giver Panel Discussion
    • Wrap Up/Conclusions
      Deborah Miller, PhD, LISW; Panel
  3. Cognitive Dysfunction and Rehabilitation Techniques
    John DeLuca, PhD, Chair
  4. John Whitaker Research Track Faculty Presentations
    Michael K. Racke, MD, Chair
  5. Depression in MS
    Anthony Feinstein, MD, PhD, Chair
  6. Comprehensive Care in Advanced MS
    Rachael Stacom, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN, Chair
  7. PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS: Cognition/Psychosocial
  8. The Science and Art of Behavioral Medicine (all presenters)
    Amy Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP, Chair
    • Intro and In Vivo Patient Experience
      Amy Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP
    • Building the Patient Case
      Claire Hara-Cleaver, RN, MSN, ANP, CS
    • Understanding the MS Brain Pathway and Correlation to Depression
      Morgan Faeder, MD, PhD
    • Pharmacology of Mood Disorders
      Morgan Faeder, MD, PhD
    • Skills Building and Practice of Communication
      Panel
  9. Primary Care Needs through the Spectrum of MS
    Marijean Buhse, PhD, RN, NP-C, MSCN, Chair
  10. Pre-conception, Pregnancy and Post-partum Care of MS Patients: Clinical and Research Considerations
    A. Dessa Sadovnick, PhD, Chair
  11. Suicide in MS – from a Research, Clinical and Personal Perspective
    Rosalind Kalb, PhD, Chair
  1. Facilitating Respiratory Enhancement in MS
    Donna Fry, PT, PhD, CHC; Marissa Barrera, MS, MPhil, MSCS, CCC-SLP, PhD
  2. Presidential Lecture: Neurorehabilitation in MS: Past, Present, Future
    Alan Thompson, MD, FRCP, FA-cadMedSci
  3. Current Topics and Trends in MS Rehabilitation: Part I
    Patricia Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP, Moderator
  4. Cognitive Dysfunction and Rehabilitation Techniques
    John DeLuca, PhD, Chair
  5. Current Topics and Trends in MS Rehabilitation: Part II
    Patricia Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP, Moderator
  6. Fundamentals of MS Care: Part II
    Multidisciplinary Approach to Symptom Management
    Beverly Layton, RN, BSN, CCRC, MSCN, Moderator
  7. Current Topics and Trends in MS Rehabilitation: Part III
    Patricia Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP, Moderator
  8. Comprehensive Care in Advanced MS
    Rachael Stacom, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN
  9. Obesity, Vascular Disease Risk Factors and MS: Impact, Current Management and Future Directions
    This session was developed with support from the VA MS Centers of Excellence
    Jodie K. Haselkorn, MD, MPH, Chair
  10. Summary of the 7th International Symposium on Gait and Balance in MS: Neuroplasticity and Rehabilitation in MS (all presenters)
    Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT, MCR, Co-Chair; Kathleen Zackowski, PhD, OTR, MSCS, Co-Chair 
    • Neuroplasticity – The Foundation of Rehabilitation
      Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT, MCR
    • Measuring Neuroplasticity – Imaging and Functional Measures
      Kathleen Zackowski, PhD, OTR, MSCS
    • Clinical Application and Implications of Neuroplasticity in Rehabilitation
      Kyle Eveland-DeWan, PTl
  11. PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS: Rehabilitation
  12. Current Topics and Trends in MS Rehabilitation: Part IV
    Rehabilitation Approaches to Improve Health, Function and Safety in People with Severe MS (all presenters)  
    Patricia Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP, Moderator
    • Introduction: Rationale for Including Rehabilitation in a Comprehensive Model of Care for People with Severe MS
      Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, FACRM, Chair
    • Muscle as a Target of Intervention in People with MS Joy Williams, PT, DPT
      FES Cycling Interventions for People with Significant Mobility Deficits
      Joy Williams, PT, DPT
    • Training Like an Astronaut: Use of the Anti-Gravity Treadmill to Improve Walking Capacity and Quality in People with Severe MS
      Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, FACRM
    • The Silent Disability: Cognitive Rehabilitation Strategies for People with Severe MS
      Bonnie Schaude, M.A. CCC-SLP
    • Exercise & Wellness Program for People with Severe MS
      Ian Flannery, PT, DPT
    • MS Boot Camp: A Comprehensive Day Program
      Ian Flannery, PT, DPT
  1. John F. Kurtzke Memorial Lecture:
    Computerized Screening for Cognitive Dysfunction in the MS Clinic
    Stephen M. Rao, PhD
  2. John Whitaker Research Track Platform Presentations
    Michael K. Racke, MD, Chair
  3. An MS Health Professional’s Guide to Cannabis
    Allen Bowling, MD, PhD
  4. Real World Risks of Complex Therapies
    Joseph Berger, MD; Eric Williamson, MD
  5. DMTs – What Does the Future Hold in MS Treatment?
    Fred D. Lublin, MD, Chair
  6. Regulation of CNS Inflammation 
    Francisco Quintana, PhD, Co-Chair; Ari Waisman, PhD, Co-Chair
  7. Stem Cells for MS: An Update
    Mark Freedman, MD, Chair
  8. Blocking Lipid Metabolism in MS – A New Class of Medications
    John Nieland, PhD, Chair
  9. Using Big Data: Prevalence and Morbidity Outcomes
    This session was developed with support from the VA MS Centers of Excellence
    Mitchell T. Wallin, MD, MPH, William J. Culpepper, II, PhD, MA
  10. Pre-conception, Pregnancy and Post-partum Care of MS Patients: Clinical and Research Considerations
    A. Dessa Sadovnick, PhD, Chair
  11. Evaluating Clinical Trial Participation: What to Know
    Andrew D. Goodman, MD, Chair
  1. Addressing Provider Burnout Through the Use of Relationship Centered Care and Communication: An Interactive and Experientially Driven Program (all presenters)
    Matthew Sacco, PhD, Chair
    • What Do We Know About Professional Burnout & How to Combat It?
      Matthew Sacco, PhD
    • How Can Relationship-centered Communication Be Part of the Solution?
      Samantha Domingo, PsyD
    • How Can Relationship-centered Teaming be Part of the Solution?
      Amy Windover, PhD
    • Panel Q&A/Discussion: How to Incorporate RCC/Exercises/Interventions into their Respective Environments
      Matthew Sacco, PhD; Samantha Domingo, PsyD; Amy Windover, PhD; Lael Stone, MD
  2. The Science and Art of Behavioral Medicine (all presenters)
    Amy Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP, Chair
    • Intro and In Vivo Patient Experience
      Amy Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP
    • Building the Patient Case
      Claire Hara-Cleaver, RN, MSN, ANP, CS
    • Understanding the MS Brain Pathway and Correlation to Depression
      Morgan Faeder, MD, PhD
    • Pharmacology of Mood Disorders
      Morgan Faeder, MD, PhD
    • Skills Building and Practice of Communication
      Panel
  3. Use of Digital Tools for Patient Self-Management and Monitoring: 10 Years in, What Have We Learned?-Part 1
    Riley Bove, MD, Chair
    • From Information Seekers to Informants: The Rise of Online and Smartphone Tools to Collect and Disseminate MS Research – Which Tools to Use?
      Riley Bove, MD
      This speaker has opted not to publish this presentation.
    • Stepping It Up: Measuring and Increasing Activity Across the MS Ability Spectrum
      Valerie Block, PT, DPTSc
      This speaker has opted not to publish this presentation.
    • Taking the Full Measure of the Mind: From Measuring to Improving Mental Health
      Adam Kaplin, MD, PhD
    • Using Telehealth Tools to Increase Access and Reduce Barriers To Care
      Riley Bove, MD
      This speaker has opted not to publish this presentation.
  4. Using Big Data: Prevalence and Morbidity Outcomes
    This session was developed with support from the VA MS Centers of Excellence
    Mitchell T. Wallin, MD, MPH, William J. Culpepper, II, PhD, MA
  5. Suicide in MS – from a Research, Clinical and Personal Perspective
    Rosalind Kalb, PhD, Chair
  1. Effective Assessment and Management Strategies for Complex Symptoms of MS
    Kathleen Costello, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN, Chair
  2. Fundamentals of MS Care: Part II
    Multidisciplinary Approach to Symptom Management
    Beverly Layton, RN, BSN, CCRC, MSCN, Moderator
  3. Comprehensive Care in Advanced MS
    Rachael Stacom, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN
  4. PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS: Disease Assessment and Management
  5. The Science and Art of Behavioral Medicine (all presenters)
    Amy Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP, Chair
    • Intro and In Vivo Patient Experience
      Amy Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP
    • Building the Patient Case
      Claire Hara-Cleaver, RN, MSN, ANP, CS
    • Understanding the MS Brain Pathway and Correlation to Depression
      Morgan Faeder, MD, PhD
    • Pharmacology of Mood Disorders
      Morgan Faeder, MD, PhD
    • Skills Building and Practice of Communication
      Panel
  6. Pharmacology – Part 2
    Jacquelyn Bainbridge, PharmD, MSCS, Moderator

Integrative Medicine and MS
Allen Bowling, MD, PhD, Chair

2018 Independently-Supported Symposia

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Wednesday – May 30 | 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Wednesday – May 30 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Wednesday – May 30 | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Thursday – May 31 | 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Thursday – May 31 | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Friday – June 1 | 7:00 am – 8:00 am

2018 Annual Meeting Winners

CONSORTIUM OF MS CENTERS AWARDS

  1. SPECIAL AWARD: Lifetime Achievement Award is being renamed the June Halper Lifetime Achievement Award
    Alan J. Thompson, MD, FRCP, FAcadMedSci

    Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London, London, UK
  2. JOHN WHITAKER AWARD FOR BEST OVERALL WORK
    Metabolomics Analysis Identifies Abnormal Bile Acid Metabolism in Multiple Sclerosis
    Leah Mische, BSJohns Hopkins UniversityEllen M Mowry, MD, MCRJohns Hopkins School of MedicinePeter A Calabresi, MDJohns Hopkins UniversityPavan Bhargava, MDJohns Hopkins University
  3. POSTERS
    • Best in Research
      (NB03) Oligoclonal Band Number Correlates with Relapses and Progression in Multiple Sclerosis
      Christopher Perrone, MDUniversity of PennsylvaniaJoseph Berger, MDUniversity of PennsylvaniaClyde Markowitz, MDUniversity of Pennsylvania 
    • Best in Patient and Family Education
      (ET02) Engaging Minorities with MS in Research: How Patients Learn about and Consider Research Participation
      Hollie Schmidt, MSAccelerated Cure Project for MSDebra I Frankel, MS OTRNational Multiple Sclerosis SocietyApril Moreno, PhD MPAUCSD School of MedicineMitzi J Williams, MDMultiple Sclerosis Center of AtlantaLilyana Amezcua, MD, MSUniversity of Southern CaliforniaShawn Feliciano, B.S.Accelerated Cure Project for MSAnita Williams, M.S.Accelerated Cure Project for MSDaniel Machemer, PhDGenentech, Inc.Terrie Livingston, PharmDBiogenMonique LaRocque, MPHFeinstein Kean HealthcareMelissa Glim, MPHFeinstein Kean HealthcareDaniela Pimentel Maldonado, MDUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
  4.  PLATFORM
    • Best in Research
      (DA07) Obesity at Onset Impacts the Early Clinical Presentation of Multiple Sclerosis
      Farren B.S. Briggs, Ph.D. Sc.M.Case Western Reserve UniversityJustin Yu, MS(c) BSCase Western Reserve UniversityJinghong Jiangyang, MS(c) B.S.Case Western Reserve UniversityErica Utigard, DOThe Cleveland ClinicDouglas D. Gunzler, Ph.D.Case Western Reserve UniversityDaniel Ontaneda, MDCleveland Clinic
    • Best in Patient and Family Education
      No winner for 2018

  5. LABE SCHEINBERG AWARD 
  6. MS/MHP FRED FOLEY AWARD FOR BEST PRACTICES IN MENTAL HEALTH AND MS
    Stephen Mark Rao, PhD
    Cleveland Clinic University Medical Center
  7. INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MS REHABILITATION THERAPISTS “ARTY” AWARD FOR BEST PRACTICES IN REHABILITATION IN MS
    Patricia Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP
    Winter Garden, FL

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MS NURSES AWARDS

  1. LINDA MORGANTE HOPE AWARD
    Support Group Participation: Effect on Perceptions of Newly Diagnosed MS Patients
    Vanessa Zimmerman, MSN, RN, MSCNUniversity of PennsylvaniaErin Hendricks, BSN, RNUniversity of PennsylvaniaMeghan Garabedian, CRNP, MSCNUniversity of PennsylvaniaCaitlin Pileggi, MSN, MSCNUniversity of Pennsylvania  
  2. JUNE HALPER AWARD
    Lori Mayer, DNP, MSN, RN, MSCN

    Central Texas Neurology Consultants, MS Clinic of Central Texas
    Sharon Peters, RN, BN, MSCN
    University of Calgary MS Clinic, Alberta, CA
  3. THUMBS-UP AWARD
    Bruce Easterling

    CMSC / IOMSN Volunteer, Orlando, FL (USA)
  4. RESEARCH AWARD
    ACADEMIC CATEGORY: Pamela Newland, RN, PhD, CMSRN

    Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College, St. Louis, MO

    CLINICAL CATEGORY: Joan Ohayon, MSN, BSN, CRNP, MSCN
    NINDS/NIH Neuroimmunology Clinic, Bethesda, MD

  5. LIVEWISE MS AWARD for MS WELLNESS
    Beverly Layton, RN, BSN, CCRC, MSCN

    MS Nurse Consultant, Birmingham, AL

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MS CARE ROBERT HERNDON AWARD

Psychometric Properties of a Clinical Strength Assessment Protocol in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Mark M. Mañago, PT, DPT, NCS; Jeffrey R. Hebert, PT, PhD, MSCS; Margaret Schenkman, PT, PhD, FAPTA