The CMSC Annual Meeting is the nation’s largest educational conference and professional development event for healthcare practitioners, researchers and others involved in multiple sclerosis (MS).
The four-day meeting includes educational lectures, clinical courses, symposia, workshops, roundtables, panel discussions, poster sessions and platform presentations. It also offers continuing education credits for physicians, PAs, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, psychologists and social workers.
Dr. Stephen M. Rao, director of the Schey Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging at Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic, will give the opening lecture. Rao specializes in the study of cognitive, personality and neuroimaging changes associated with MS.
The event will focus on 11 content areas: advocacy; comprehensive care; disease management; neuroscience and environmental factors; nursing; psychosocial impact; cognition and depression; rehabilitation; skills development; symptomatic management, and wellness. Sessions will also address a variety of topics including MS and cannabis; facilitating respiratory enhancement in MS; clinical neuroanatomy of the brain and spinal cord, and suicide prevention in people with MS.
“The CMSC Annual Meeting is all about multidisciplinary care and teamwork, and is a must-attend event for any healthcare practitioner or researcher who wants to enhance their professional practice and improve treatment outcomes in multiple sclerosis,” the organization’s CEO, June Halper, said in a news release.
The meeting also promotes networking opportunities through awards ceremonies, scholar programs and activities, satellite symposia and mentorship programs. In addition, leading industry supporters will be showcasing their latest MS-related treatments, products and innovations.
Registration is open until April 16 for the meeting, with discounted rates ranging from $200 for students to $425 for non-CMSC members. The fee includes access to the complete program, as well as exhibits, organized meals, networking forums and most social events.
The CMSC offers scholarships so that MS professionals in need may attend the meeting. For more information, please visit the event’s website or call (201) 487-1050, extension 103.