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2019 Presentations

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  1. Essential Topics in Caring for Persons with Progressive MS 

  2. Caring for Women Across the Reproductive Lifespan

  3. An MS Health Professional’s Guide to Cannabis 

    Allen C. Bowling, MD, PhD

    • History, Botany, Pharmacology
    • Efficacy and Safety
    • Drug Interactions and Special Considerations
    • The Critical Role of MS Health Professionals
  4. Fundamentals of Multiple Sclerosis Care 2019: Identifying the Disease and Managing the Course (Part 1)

  5. Fundamentals of Multiple Sclerosis Care 2019: Identifying the Disease and Managing the Course (Part 2)

  6. Multidisciplinary Management of Chronic Pain in MS

  7. The Importance of Community Based Programs to Enhance Comprehensive MS Care

  8. Palliative Care in MS

  9. Update on Pediatric MS and Related Disorders

  10. Integrative Medicine: An Essential But Neglected Component of Comprehensive MS Care

  11. Fundamentals of Multiple Sclerosis Care 2019 (Part 3)

  12. Mental Health Care Delivery Models for Patients with MS

    • The Current Landscape: Individuals with MS Need Better Access to Mental Health Services ¦ Sarah Minden, MD
    • Collaborative Care Model in Mental Health: Description, Components, and Review of its Evidence ¦ Jane Erb, MD
    • The Neurologist Perspective – Mental Health Needs of MS Patients and Role of the Neurologist ¦ Maria K. Houtchens, MD, MMsci
    • Q&A
    • Can the Collaborative Care Model Address the Mental Health Needs of Individuals with MS? Challenges and Opportunities ¦ Laura T. Safar, MD
    • The Social Worker Perspective – Care Management for MS Patients: Current Models and Future Developments ¦ Elizabeth Misasi, LICSW
    • Panel Discussion – Professional Adaptation and Role Changes in New Models ¦ Panel
    • Q&A ¦ Panel
  13. Platform Presentations: Disease Assessment and Management

  14. Leveraging Multidisciplinary Care to Enhance Wellness in Individuals with MS

  15. Treatment Adherence in MS: Identifying Suboptimal Adherence and Strategies for Improving Appointment Attendance and Medication Self-Management

  16. Sex and MS: How to Help Patients with MS Who Experience Sexual Dysfunction

    Kimberly Castelo, MS, LMFT, CST

  1. Psychopharmacology and MS: Review and Update for Clinicians

  2. Presidential Lecture: Use and Abuse of the McDonald Criteria in MS Diagnosis

    Fred D. Lublin, MD

  3. Fundamentals of Multiple Sclerosis Care 2019: Identifying the Disease and Managing the Course (Part 1)

  4. Fundamentals of Multiple Sclerosis Care 2019: Identifying the Disease and Managing the Course (Part 2)

  5. Update on Pediatric MS and Related Disorders

  6. Practical Considerations in Relapse Management and Disease Modifying Therapy (DMT) Decision Making

    Bryan Walker, MHS, PA-C, MSCS; Stephanie Agrella, PhDc, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, MSCN

  7. Basic Immunology for the Non-immunologist

  8. Advanced Immunology for the Non-immunologist

  9. Platform Presentations: Disease Modifying Therapy

  10. Platform Presentations: Disease Assessment and Management

  11. Beyond the PI: Drug-Drug Interactions (DDIs), Monitoring and Management

  1. John F. Kurtzke Memorial Lecture: A Novel Subtype of Multiple Sclerosis

    Bruce D. Trapp, PhD

  2. Whitaker Platform Presentations

  3. Mechanisms of Disease Pathogenesis in MS

  4. Presidential Lecture: Use and Abuse of the McDonald Criteria in MS Diagnosis

    Fred D. Lublin, MD

  5. Understanding the Mechanism of Action of B-cell Depleting Drugs: What Does that Reveal about the Role of B-cells in MS?

  6. Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders: Current Issues in Diagnosis and Management

  7. The Future of MS Imaging

  8. John Whitaker Memorial Lecture: Therapeutic Exploitation of Crosstalk Between the Immune and Nervous Systems

    Frauke Zipp, MD

  9. Whitaker Track Invited Lectures

  10. Genetic Risk

  11. Basic Immunology for the Non-immunologist

  12. Advanced Immunology for the Non-immunologist

  1. Challenges and Considerations with Infusible Therapies

    All Presentations

    • Introduction ¦ Colleen Harris, MN, NP, MSCN, MSCS; Denise Bruen, MSN, APRN-BC, MSCN
    • Pre-infusion Preparation ¦ Colleen Harris, MN, NP, MSCN, MSCS
    • Infusions and Maintenance of Therapies ¦ Denise Bruen, MSN, APRN-BC, MSCN
    • Case Studies ¦ Colleen Harris, MN, NP, MSCN, MSCS; Denise Bruen, MSN, APRN-BC, MSCN
  2. Treatment Adherence in MS: Identifying Suboptimal Adherence and Strategies for Improving Appointment Attendance and Medication Self-Management
  3. Update on Communication Skills: Using New Tools in Conversations with Patients
  1. Managing Fatigue and Sleep Disorders in People with MS

    All Presentations

    • Invisible Symptoms: Prevalence Statistics of Fatigue and Sleep Disorders in MS ¦ Amy Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP
    • Modifying Empirically Validated Sleep Interventions for the MS Population ¦  Michelle Drerup, PsyD, DBSM
    • Research and Outcome Data on Treatment of Insomnia in the MS Population ¦  Catherine Siengsukon, PT, PhD
    • Ask the Experts ¦ Panel
  2. Whitaker Platform Presentations

  3. Psychopharmacology and MS: Review and Update for Clinicians

  4. Utilizing the Power of the Arts in MS Care: Everyone Benefits

    All Presentations

  5. Affective Disorders and Personality Changes in MS

  6. Fundamentals of Multiple Sclerosis Care 2019: Identifying the Disease and Managing the Course (Part 2)

  7. Supporting and Caring For Each Other While Living with MS: The Support Partners’ Perspective

    All Presentations

    • Introductions and Orientation to Session ¦ Deborah Miller, PhD, LISW
    • Presentation and Discussion of Vignette 1: Teen with MS and Mother ¦ Rosalind Kalb, PhD
    • Presentation and Discussion of Vignette 2: Newly Diagnosed Couple ¦ Matthew Sacco, PhD
    • Presentation and Discussion of Vignette 3: Older Couple ¦ Lucille Carriere, PhD
  8. Mental Health Care Delivery Models for Patients with MS

    • The Current Landscape: Individuals with MS Need Better Access to Mental Health Services ¦ Sarah Minden, MD
    • Collaborative Care Model in Mental Health: Description, Components, and Review of its Evidence ¦ Jane Erb, MD
    • The Neurologist Perspective – Mental Health Needs of MS Patients and Role of the Neurologist ¦ Maria K. Houtchens, MD, MMsci
    • Q&A
    • Can the Collaborative Care Model Address the Mental Health Needs of Individuals with MS? Challenges and Opportunities ¦ Laura T. Safar, MD
    • The Social Worker Perspective – Care Management for MS Patients: Current Models and Future Developments ¦ Elizabeth Misasi, LICSW
    • Panel Discussion – Professional Adaptation and Role Changes in New Models ¦ Panel
    • Q&A ¦ Panel
  9. Managing the Suicidal Patient in Your Clinic: Red Flags, Ethical Considerations & Emotional Aftermath

    All Presentations

    • What We Know about Depression and Suicide in MS and their Impact on Individuals and their Families ¦ Rosalind Kalb, PhD
    • Before & After: Recognizing Red Flags, Dealing with the Aftermath ¦ Mary Alissa Willis, MD
    • Managing the Suicidal Patient in a Private Practice Setting: Legal and Ethical Considerations ¦ Amanda Rohrig, PT; Lauren R. Sankary, JD, MA
    • Interdisciplinary Discussion of Suicide-related Challenges ¦ Panel
  10. Platform Presentations: Psychosocial: Cognition, Depression

  11. Case Studies in Cognition in MS

    Jeffrey Wilken, PhD; Lori Ann Kostich, MS, CCC-SLP

  12. Treatment Adherence in MS: Identifying Suboptimal Adherence and Strategies for Improving Appointment Attendance and Medication Self-Management

  13. Sex and MS: How to Help Patients with MS Who Experience Sexual Dysfunction

    Kimberly Castelo, MS, LMFT, CST

  1. Current Topics and Trends in MS Rehabilitation (Part 1)

  2. Current Topics and Trends in MS Rehabilitation (Part 2)

  3. Current Topics and Trends in MS Rehabilitation (Part 3)

  4. Platform Presentations: Rehabilitation

  5. New Developments in MS Rehabilitation and Telerehabilitation (VA MSCoE)

    All Presentations

    • Introduction ¦ Jodie Haselkorn, MD, MPH
    • Overview of Existing Telerehabilitation in MS in Current Practice ¦ Mitchell T. Wallin, MD, MPH
    • Novel Applications of Telerehabilitation Technology ¦ Shane Chanpimol, PT, DPT
    • Strategies to Enhance Function in MS through Rehabilitation Intensity, Duration and Timing ¦ Jodie Haselkorn, MD, MPH
    • Current Evidence-based Rehabilitation Interventions for Fall Prevention in MS ¦ Michele Cameron, MD, PT, MCR
    • Discussion ¦ Panel
  1. Opening Lecture: Mountains to Climb: The Cause, Treatment and Care of MS in the Pacific Northwest

    James Bowen, MD

  2. Clinical Trials and Technology: What We Know, What is Coming?

  3. The Evolving Research Landscape: Understanding, Designing, and Analyzing Studies in Multiple Sclerosis

    All Presentations

    • Introduction to Clinical Research: When, Why, and How ¦  Kavita Nair, PhD
    • Understanding and Interpreting Clinical Trial Design in Multiple Sclerosis ¦  Enrique Alvarez, MD, PhD
    • Real World Observational Studies in Multiple Sclerosis ¦  Carrie Hersh, DO, MSc
    • Q&A ¦  Panel
  4. Current Topics and Trends in MS Rehabilitation (Part 2)

  1. Interventions for Success at Work: Research to Application

  2. Challenges and Considerations with Infusible Therapies

    All Presentations

    • Introduction ¦ Colleen Harris, MN, NP, MSCN, MSCS; Denise Bruen, MSN, APRN-BC, MSCN
    • Pre-infusion Preparation ¦ Colleen Harris, MN, NP, MSCN, MSCS
    • Infusions and Maintenance of Therapies ¦ Denise Bruen, MSN, APRN-BC, MSCN
    • Case Studies ¦ Colleen Harris, MN, NP, MSCN, MSCS; Denise Bruen, MSN, APRN-BC, MSCN
  3. Update on Communication Skills: Using New Tools in Conversations with Patients

  1. Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain in MS Patients

    David Brandes, MS, MD, FAAN, MSC

  2. An MS Health Professional’s Guide to Cannabis 

    Allen C. Bowling, MD, PhD

    • History, Botany, Pharmacology
    • Efficacy and Safety
    • Drug Interactions and Special Considerations
    • The Critical Role of MS Health Professionals
  3. Multidisciplinary Management of Chronic Pain in MS

  4. Fundamentals of Multiple Sclerosis Care 2019: Identifying the Disease and Managing the Course (Part 2)

  5. Fundamentals of Multiple Sclerosis Care 2019 (Part 3)

  6. Complex Symptoms in MS: Assessment and Management Strategies

    • Welcome and Overview ¦ Kathleen Costello, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN
    • Balance Issues in MS ¦ Jeffrey Hebert, PhD, PT
    • Spasticity and MS ¦ Susan Bennett, PT, DPT, EdD, NCS, MSCS
    • Visual Disturbances ¦ Robert K. Shin, MD
    • Q&A ¦ Panel
  7. Mental Health Care Delivery Models for Patients with MS

    • The Current Landscape: Individuals with MS Need Better Access to Mental Health Services ¦ Sarah Minden, MD
    • Collaborative Care Model in Mental Health: Description, Components, and Review of its Evidence ¦ Jane Erb, MD
    • The Neurologist Perspective – Mental Health Needs of MS Patients and Role of the Neurologist ¦ Maria K. Houtchens, MD, MMsci
    • Q&A
    • Can the Collaborative Care Model Address the Mental Health Needs of Individuals with MS? Challenges and Opportunities ¦ Laura T. Safar, MD
    • The Social Worker Perspective – Care Management for MS Patients: Current Models and Future Developments ¦ Elizabeth Misasi, LICSW
    • Panel Discussion – Professional Adaptation and Role Changes in New Models ¦ Panel
    • Q&A ¦ Panel
  8. Platform Presentations: Disease Assessment and Management

  9. Beyond the PI: Drug-Drug Interactions (DDIs), Monitoring and Management

  1. Whitaker Platform Presentations

  2. Clinical Trials and Technology: What We Know, What is Coming?

  3. The Future of MS Imaging

  4. Current Topics and Trends in MS Rehabilitation (Part 3)

  5. New Technology in MS

  6. New Developments in MS Rehabilitation and Telerehabilitation (VA MSCoE)

    All Presentations

    • Introduction ¦ Jodie Haselkorn, MD, MPH
    • Overview of Existing Telerehabilitation in MS in Current Practice ¦ Mitchell T. Wallin, MD, MPH
    • Novel Applications of Telerehabilitation Technology ¦ Shane Chanpimol, PT, DPT
    • Strategies to Enhance Function in MS through Rehabilitation Intensity, Duration and Timing ¦ Jodie Haselkorn, MD, MPH
    • Current Evidence-based Rehabilitation Interventions for Fall Prevention in MS ¦ Michele Cameron, MD, PT, MCR
    • Discussion ¦ Panel
  1. Improving the Health and Wellness of People with Advanced MS through Community Partnerships

  2. The Importance of Community Based Programs to Enhance Comprehensive MS Care

  3. Fundamentals of Multiple Sclerosis Care 2019: Identifying the Disease and Managing the Course (Part 2)

  4. Integrative Medicine: An Essential But Neglected Component of Comprehensive MS Care

  5. Leveraging Multidisciplinary Care to Enhance Wellness in Individuals with MS

ABSTRACT WINNERS

  1. Labe C. Scheinberg Award for the Best Work in Neuro-Rehabilitation
     Inspiratory Muscle Training Improved Participation in Structured Group Activity but Not Fatigue in Non-Ambulatory Persons with Multiple Sclerosis
    Min H Huang, PT, PhD, NCS1, Alexander Burnham, MS, CCC, SLP, MSCS2, Lisa Doyle, PT, DPT, NCS3, Donna Fry, PT, PhD, CHC1, Nathan Houston, BS3, Keelin Shea, BS3, Hannah Smith, BS3, Mackenzie Kolanda, BS3, Elizabeth Khitrik, BS3, Jessica Goode, BS3 and Lauren Wiske, BS3, (1)University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI, (2)The Boston Home, Boston, MA, (3)Physical Therapy, Franklin Pierce University, Manchester, NH
  2. Best in Research (Poster)
    Initiation of Higher-Efficacy Disease-Modifying Therapy and Depressive Symptom Evolution in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
    Youkyung S Roh, BA1, Ellen M Mowry, MD, MCR2 and Kathryn C Fitzgerald, Sc.M., Sc.D.2, (1)Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, (2)Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  3. Best in Patient and Family Education (Poster)
    Accessing Healthcare Services for Managing Multiple Sclerosis: Perspectives from Ontarians with MS
    Julie Petrin, PhD Candidate1, Marcia Finlayson, PhD, OT Reg (Ont), OTR2, Mary Ann McColl, B.Sc. (OT), M.H.Sc., Ph.D., M.T.S.3 and Catherine Donnelly, B.Sc.(OT), MSc, PhD1, (1)Rehabilitation Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada, (2)School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada, (3)Rehabilitation Sciences, Queen’s University, Kinsgton, ON, Canada
  4. Best in Research (Platform)
    Relevance of Timing of Mog Serum Testing: Does Positivity Always Signal Recurrence?
    Giulia Longoni, M.D.1, Beyza Ciftci-Kavaklioglu, MD1, Carmen Yea, MSc2, Stephanie A Grover, MSc, CCRP2, Fahad Albassam, MD1, Renisha Iruthayanathan, BSc2 and E Ann Yeh, MD1, (1)Department of Paediatrics, Division of Neurology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada, (2)Department of Neurosciences and Mental Health, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
  5. Hannah Salapa, B.S.1,2, Cole Libner, B.Sc.1,3, Kara Tastad, B.S.1,4 and Michael C Levin, MD1,5,6,7, (1)Office of the Saskatchewan MS Clinical Research Chair, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (2)Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Sasktaoon, SK, Canada, (3)Health Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (4)College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (5)Neurology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (6)Anatomy, Physiology & Pharmacology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (7)Cameco MS Neuroscience Research Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

IOMSN WINNERS

  1. June Halper Award
    Susan Gallardo, RN, MSN, CRNP, MSCN
  2. LiveWiseMS Award
    Megan Weigel, DNP, ARNP-C, APHN-C, MSCN
  3. Research Award
    Margaret Keller, RN, BSN, CCRC, MS, MSCN
  4. Thumbs-Up Award
    Frank Marino and Joseph D’Onofrio of Delaware Media Group

CONTEST WINNERS

  1. Design for Rehabilitation – Take the Challenge
    The Wheelchair Transfer Project
    BMED Team from the University of Manitoba Biomedical Engineering Design Team: Mikaela Morelli (Chair/Founder), Sarah Currie, Sarah Johnson (Mechanical Lead), Nick Manoosingh, Lyle Cabutaje,
    Jasdeep Gill, Jessie Robertson, Robyn Birch, Angelene Fajardo, Mary Ragasa, Jackson Mortimer (Biosystems Lead), Vignesh Krishnan, Danielle Carnegie, Josee Rosset, Scott Jordan (Electrical Lead), Nishant Balakrishnan (Faculty Advisor)

    Special thanks to Melissa Colbeck and her Client from the Health Sciences Centre MS Clinic

  2.  CMSC NeuroInnovator
    Linh K.T. Pham

AWARDEES

  1. June Halper Lifetime Achievement Award
    Fred Lublin, MD
  2. 2018 Herndon Award for the Best Article in IJMSC
    Evaluation of a Novel Preference Assessment Tool for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
    Nananda F. Col, Andrew J. Solomon, Vicky Springmann, Carolina Ionete, Enrique Alvarez, Brenda Tierman, Christen Kutz, Idanis Berrios Morales, Carolyn Griffin, Long H. Ngo, David E. Jones, Glenn Phillips, Ashli Hopson and Lori Pbert
  3. Fred Foley Award for Best Practices in Mental Health in MS
    Ralph H. Benedict, PhD, ABPP-CN
  4. “ARTY” Award for Best Practices in Rehabilitation in MS
    Christine Smith, OTR/L, MSCS