Multiple Sclerosis Experts at the Forefront of Patient Care to Headline CMSC Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA

CMSC 2019 Annual Meeting, the Art and Science of MS Care

Local & International Neurologists and Multiple Sclerosis Researchers will Present Opening Lectures, May 28-June 1

The world of MS diagnosis, treatment and care is evolving and attendees will be immersed in the latest care strategies and research findings that lead to optimal outcomes for patients”

— June Halper, CEO, CMSC

HACKENSACK, NEW JERSEY, USA, May 15, 2019 / — The preeminent conference for multiple sclerosis health care professionals, the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) Annual Meeting, presents daily opening lectures with some of the top minds in MS treatment, comprehensive care and research. Taking place May 28-June 1 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA, the robust educational agenda includes opening lectures as well as panel discussions and continuing education programs for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, mental health and rehabilitation professionals.

“This year’s lectures feature some of the leading authorities in MS care and research,’ said June Halper, CEO, Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC). “The world of MS diagnosis, treatment and care is evolving and attendees at the CMSC Annual Meeting will be immersed in the latest care strategies and research findings that lead to optimal outcomes for patients.”

James D. Bowen, MD, opens the CMSC Annual Meeting with “Mountains to Climb: The Cause, Treatment and Care of MS in the Pacific Northwest,” on Tuesday, May 28th at 5:15 p.m. Dr. Bowen is Medical Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Seattle's Swedish Neuroscience Institute and will discuss some of the challenges faced in creating regional systems of care for MS in the Pacific Northwest and some of the methods that have succeeded.

On Wednesday, May 29th, the John F. Kurtzke Memorial Lecture on “A Novel Subtype of Multiple Sclerosis;” will be presented by Bruce D. Trapp, PhD. As the lead researcher at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Trapp will discuss the significance of their findings and what MS professionals should know about Myelocortical MS.

On Thursday, May 30th, Fred D. Lublin, MD will deliver the Presidential Lecture on “Use and Abuse of the McDonald Criteria in MS Diagnosis”. This presentation will provide a better understanding of the background and purpose of the McDonald Diagnostic criteria and better ways to apply these criteria as well as to understand its limitations.

The John Whitaker Memorial Lecture takes place on Friday, May 31st, with Frauke Zipp, MD, speaking on “Therapeutic Exploitation of Crosstalk Between the Immune and Nervous Systems.” In addition to these key lectures, the CMSC Annual Meeting presents unique educational opportunities including clinical courses, symposia, poster sessions, platform presentations, roundtable discussions, and workshops.

There are also full courses on “Fundamentals of MS Care;” “Current Topics and Trends in MS Rehabilitation;” and timely topics such as “Mental Health Issues in MS and the Role of Pharmacotherapeutics;” “Palliative Care in MS;” “Pediatric MS and the Role of the Environment;” “Future of MS Imaging;” ‘Sexuality and Intimacy in MS;’ and “What is Known about Genetics and the Risk of MS.”

The CMSC Annual Meeting is the only North American event that provides health care professionals, from a wide range of medical disciplines and from all over the world, with the latest information, treatment advancements, and research in comprehensive care in multiple sclerosis. In addition, “More About MS,” a one-day educational forum designed for those living with and affected by MS, will take place Friday, May 31st, in conjunction with the CMSC Annual Meeting.

For more information on the CMSC Annual Meeting and to register, visit:
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), is the leading educational, training, and networking organization for MS healthcare professionals, researchers and professionals in training. The CMSC mission is to promote high quality MS care through educational programming and accreditation including live and online events, research grants, technical journals and papers, and targeted advocacy efforts. The CMSC member network includes more than 12,000 international healthcare clinicians and scientists committed to MS care as well as more than 60 Veterans Administration MS Programs and 225 MS Centers in the US, Canada, and Europe. The 33rd CMSC Annual Meeting, the largest gathering of MS healthcare professionals in North America, will take place May 28 – June 1, 2019, in Seattle, WA. For more information visit: Follow CMSC on Twitter: @mscare and Facebook:

Editor’s Note: If you would like to attend the CMSC Annual Meeting as a member of the media, please contact Annie Scully at / 201-310-9252

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Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC)
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Source: EIN Presswire