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2015 Annual Meeting of the 
Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers

May 27 - 30, 2015
JW Marriott Hotel & Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

First Call for Abstracts

The CMSC invites submissions for posters and/or platform presentations that address timely issues involving MS basic and clinical research, patient care and treatment outcomes. Submission is open until January 9, 2015. Please visit the submission site: www.mscare.org/2015abstracts  
November 8 Marks Third Annual International Day of Radiology

The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers will take part in the third annual International Day of Radiology (IDoR) - Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 - the 119th anniversary of the discovery of the X-ray. The theme of this year's IDoR is brain imaging, which plays a key role in the diagnosis and treatment of brain disease and injuries.

IDoR also recognizes the important role radiation therapy plays in treating some diseases of the brain, such as cancer. CMSC joins more than 110 medical societies in 57 countries around the world in marking this very special day. We invite you and your practice to do the same.

Please take advantage of an online "communications toolkit" for radiology groups to use to help spread the word about IDoR. These tools include a customizable logo, press release, ads and more for use in your communications efforts. You may access the toolkit at RSNA.org/IDoR2014. Feel free to share the toolkit items by posting links to them on your own website.

For additional information, visit www.internationaldayofradiology.com. Additional patient information is available at www.radiologyinfo.org.

International Day of Radiology is sponsored by the Radiological Society of North America, the American College of Radiology, and the European Society of Radiology.
Join us for a cutting-edge educational program designed to address the necessity of screening for and treating cognitive impairment in MS p atients, while delivering a clinical update on therapeutic advancements and offering new   tools to the clinician. Presented by Frederick W. Foley, PhD and Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, PhD, this course offers focused education for the neurologist, the primary care provider, and their team members. 
Date:         Friday November 7, 2014  
Time:        8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Location:  Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe
                 100 Frank W Burr Blvd
                 Teaneck, NJ 07666
                 (201) 836-0600
Optimizing Multiple Sclerosis Management: A Coffee and Cases Regional Meeting Educational Series

The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA), and Spire Learning are pleased to announce an exciting new CME/CE regional meeting series! Optimizing Multiple Sclerosis Management, is designed exclusively for neurologists, primary care physicians, nurse clinicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants involved in the care of patients with MS.

Join your colleagues and expert faculty to gain insights and share
 experiences in facilitating the comprehensive assessment of MS and in monitoring treatment effectiveness and disease progression throughout the disease trajectory. Through a combination of didactic presentations and interactive, small-group case discussions, we will examine:
  • Diagnostic challenges and controversies in MS
  • Monitoring of therapeutic efficacy and disease progression
  • Treatment selection and individualization of therapy for your patients
  • Comprehensive strategies for overall disease management 
  • Methods to promote adherence

Upcoming meetings are scheduled for Portsmouth, NH (November 
8), Troy, MI (November 15), and Pittsburgh, PA (December 13).

REGISTRATION: For more details and to register, visit 
www.regonline.com/MSPhysicians or call 973-605-2922.
Coming Soon to New Haven: Advances in
Multiple Sclerosis Regional Meeting

Saturday, November 22, 2014
8:00 AM-NOON
Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
155 Temple Street New Haven, Connecticut

AIMS is an educational curriculum designed to educate neurologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, rehabilitation professionals, case managers, and others involved in the management of patients with MS.

Hot Topics 
  • Updates on Developments in Multiple Sclerosis: Immunopathology and MRI
  • Updates on the Current and Emerging Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis
  • Comprehensive Care in MS: Improving Communication and Coordination Among the Multidisciplinary Team
For more information or to register, visit www.cmeaims.com!

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Looking Forward... 
The Foundation's important work continues...
  • More opportunities to improve patient care in the future. Our Workforce of the Future program has supported over 350 medical student research projects, rehabilitation trainees and resident scholarships
  • More fellowships in MS-related research and clinical care
  • More opportunities for CMSC Pilot Research Grants and patient registry efforts that may answer important questions about the future of MS treatment
the opportunities to improve patient care in the future are many - limited only by our resources.

The FCMSC also seeks sponsorship for these important fundraiser events at the Annual Meeting:
  • A Musical Evening - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 9:00 p.m.
  • Yoga - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:00 - 6:45 a.m.
  • Fourth Annual FUN Walk - Friday, May 29, 2015 from 6:00 - 7:30 a.m.

For information, email info@cmscfoundation.org.

In This Issue
2015 Annual Meeting
Quick Links
Exhibitor Prospectus 
(Exhibit space almost sold out - limited space available)

IJMSC to Increase Publication Frequency

Beginning in 2015, the
International Journal of MS Care (IJMSC) will be published 6 times annually, rather than quarterly. The first issue published on the new bimonthly schedule will be the January/February 2015 issue. This change has been driven by a rising number of submissions to the journal in recent years and will result in a 50% increase in annual content of both the print and online editions. Visit the journal online at http://ijmsc.org.

Longitudinal Follow-up of a Cohort of Patients with Incidental Abnormal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings at Presentation and Their Risk of Developing Multiple Sclerosis 
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A Data-Driven Approach to Improving Clinical and Economic Outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis 
[read full article]

Information for Authors 
Manuscript Submission  

  • Advances in MS Programming
    Individualized Learning Plan: Confronting Current Challenges in Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
    Early MS/CIS/RIS  
  • Science of MS Management
    The Role of Gender in MS Disease Progression and Treatment 
    Update on Progressive Forms of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Other Activities
    Distinguishing Between Primary Care Needs and the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis: A Collaborative Approach to Appropriate Referrals 
    A Tale of Two Patients: Current and Future Approaches to MS Diagnosis and Treatment 

    The Advancing Science of MS Management: Optimizing DMD Therapy
  • IOMSN Caring for the Patient with MS WEBINAR  
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