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NeurologyLive, CMSC Launch Expert Video Series ‘Cure Connections’

NeurologyLive, CMSC Launch Expert Video Series ‘Cure Connections’
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NeurologyLive and the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) have launched a new video series called Cure Connections, designed to provide healthcare professionals with expert news and insights about multiple sclerosis (MS).

“These past several months our partnership with the CMSC has escalated to producing and disseminating extremely important education for neurology professionals everywhere,” Mike Hennessy Jr., president and CEO of MJH Life Sciences, NeurologyLive‘s parent company, said in a press release.

“With the CMSC being the ongoing resource for all those affected by multiple sclerosis, it was only right to launch an MS Cure Connections video series program with them” Hennessy said.

“Through this series, the health care team, and the patients and families who receive MS care will get expert perspectives on hot topics in MS that will lead to improved patient care and outcomes,” he added.

The first video series, called “The Multiple Sclerosis Patient Journey,” features a five-person expert panel that consists of an MS patient, her caregiver, and three healthcare professionals.

Panel members include June Halper, the CEO of CMSC, who serves as moderator, Frederick W. Foley, PhD, a clinical psychologist at the MS Center at Holy Name Medical Center, in New Jersey, and Patricia K. Coyle, MD, a professor of neurology and the director of the MS Comprehensive Care Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center, in New York.

Fellow panelists Ann Moore, an MS patient, and her care partner, Kathy Zelles, give their perspectives on various facets of living with MS.

In all, Cure Connections will feature a series of 13 videos, in which the panel discusses a number of issues impacting MS patients, including diagnosis, psychological impact, managing symptoms, and treatments. Quality-of-life issues, fatigue, and patient support networks also will be discussed in the panel sessions.

An upcoming second video series will address progressive MS management and will feature a live and interactive webcast called “Strategies for Managing Advanced Disease in Multiple Sclerosis during COVID-19.”

That event will take place Tuesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. EST and will feature Halper and Mary Ann Picone, MD, medical director of the MS Center at Holy Name Medical Center.

In addition to MS management, the webcast will discuss the use of telehealth for diagnosis and treatment. It also will review therapies and address quality of life issues, complementary and natural symptom-control therapies, and patient, caregiver, and clinician support networks.

Those wishing to attend must register, which can be done here.

“This new video series and expanded collaboration with NeurologyLive is helping us keep the worldwide health care professional community informed and engaged about MS in creative and productive ways,” Halper said.

NeurologyLive first launched a series of educational videos on MS in 2019 and began collaborating with the CMSC the next year. The two also have jointly offered a video series on changes in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocols and guidelines related to MS.

Forest Ray received his PhD in systems biology from Columbia University, where he developed tools to match drug side effects to other diseases. He has since worked as a journalist and science writer, covering topics from rare diseases to the intersection between environmental science and social justice. He currently lives in Long Beach, California.
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Forest Ray received his PhD in systems biology from Columbia University, where he developed tools to match drug side effects to other diseases. He has since worked as a journalist and science writer, covering topics from rare diseases to the intersection between environmental science and social justice. He currently lives in Long Beach, California.
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