9 Must Read Articles for the #CMSC16

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This year, Multiple Sclerosis News Today will offer expanded coverage of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers in National Harbor, Maryland from June 1-4. Our five-person news team will publish feature articles on the presentations, exclusive video interviews from the convention floor with leading MS researchers and professionals, and live social media coverage and live streaming.

Here are some articles you should read before the conference.

You can follow the action live on social media with both the #CMSC16 and #msnewstoday hashtags or here: Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) 2016 Annual Meeting


1. CMSC 30th Annual Meeting in June to Examine Promising Advances in MS Research, Treatment

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“We are proud to be the face of MS care for 30 years. This year’s annual meeting is more important than ever as there are promising new MS therapies on the immediate horizon, diagnostic advancements, and the value of the team approach to care is being documented worldwide,” June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN, chief executive officer of CMSC, said in a press release provided to Multiple Sclerosis News Today.

Read full article here: http://bit.ly/1Xit95f

2. #CMSC16 – Dr. Fred Lublin to Deliver Opening Lecture on MS Relapses and Their Impact on Patient Outcomes

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The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) 2016 Annual Meeting will open with the John F. Kurtzke Memorial Lecture, “Do Relapses Really Matter?”, by the renowned multiple sclerosis (MS) expert Dr. Fred D. Lublin of the Mount Sinai Medical Center. The June 1 lecture offers a fresh view on recent evidence into the impact of MS relapses on clinical outcomes and kicks off four days of discussion and insight into MS research and treatment.

Read full article here: http://bit.ly/1MFqFxX

3. #CMSC16 – An Interview with June Halper, the Consortium’s CEO and a MS Nurse Practitioner


When the 2016 annual meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) opens June 1, marking the organization’s 30thanniversary, at its head will be its executive director, June Halper. The honor is fitting. Halper, a nurse practitioner with a specialty in multiple sclerosis (MS) since 1978, has a long and distinguished record in promoting MS patient care, specialist training, and treatment advances.

Read full article here: http://bit.ly/1S5eZoj

4. #CMSC16 – MS Experts Agree on Benefits of Vitamin D Supplements, Despite Mostly Circumstantial Evidence

MS patients should take vitamin D supplements, even though research did not yet prove a protective effect.

A roundtable discussion, provided as a webinar activity organized by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) in advance of its June conference, considered the role of vitamin D in multiple sclerosis (MS). Researchers concluded that, while evidence is only circumstantial as to the vitamin’s ability to prevent disease relapses, its multiple health benefits justify its recommended use by all MS patients.

Read full article here: http://bit.ly/1VPVd3l

5. #CMSC16 Agenda


Here’s this year’s latest agenda and schedule for the Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers: http://bit.ly/1SYYR77

6. #CMSC16 – An Interview with Dr. Fred Lublin of the Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Mount Sinai


Dr. Fred Lublin, a neuroimmunologist with a specialty in experimental therapies, will open this year’s annual meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers on June 1 with an address questioning the continuing importance of relapses in multiple sclerosis (MS).

Read full article here: http://bit.ly/1QN9iWJ

7. #CMSC16 – High Glutamate Levels in Brain Seen to Drive MS Progression

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Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have increased levels of the neurotransmitter glutamate in their brains, lowering the levels of N-acetylaspartate (NAA) — a process that likely leads to the loss of brain volume. The findings indicate that glutamate might be a driver of neuronal cell death and disease progression in MS, and a potential target for new therapies.

Read full article here: http://bit.ly/1WkhQNp

8. United Spinal Association Offering Range of Materials at Exhibit Booth at CMSC 2016


The United Spinal Association, a nonprofit organization focused on improving the quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), a group of conditions that include multiple sclerosis (MS), announced it will have an exhibit booth at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers‘ (CMSC) 30th Annual Meeting, to be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, June 1–4.

Read full article here: http://bit.ly/1TcHP5A

9. Scientific Abstracts for #CMSC16


The poster sessions of the Scientific Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers: will be June 2, 2016, from 6:15 to 8:15 pm. The Platform Presentations will happen June 3 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

You can learn more about the accepted scientific abstracts here: http://bit.ly/1UQiP6k



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