Multiple Sclerosis Annual Conference Presents the Latest on Diagnosis, Patient Care & Research

The leading event for health care professionals focused on multiple sclerosis, the 2014 Cooperative Meeting of CMSC and ACTRIMS, is taking place May 28-31 in Dallas, TX. Registration is now open and early bird discounts are available. Continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and psychologists are available. The all inclusive registration fee includes all the conference programs, organized meals, networking functions and evening entertainment.

Hackensack, NJ, January 26, 2014 --( The leading educational, training, and networking organization for MS healthcare professionals and researchers, The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) ( announces its 28th Annual Meeting taking place May 28-31, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX. In cooperation with the American Committees for the Treatment and Research of Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS©) this is the only event in North America that provides health care professionals, from a wide range of disciplines, with the latest information, treatment advancements, and research in multiple sclerosis.

Conference delegates will learn about cutting edge research findings, the latest clinical advances in the effective comprehensive management of the disease and emerging care issues that will enhance their knowledge and skills. The educational program includes a robust agenda of lectures, workshops, symposia and roundtables and provides CME for physicians as well as continuing education credits for nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, rehabilitation professionals, and social workers. Several independently supported satellite programs will also offer additional accredited learning opportunities in multiple sclerosis.

“Multiple sclerosis presents the health care professional with daily challenges—the variable course of the disease, complex care issues and ensuring optimal care within an evolving healthcare environment,” said June Halper, Chief Executive Officer, CMSC. “Our Annual Meeting will provide the essential elements for their MS toolbox and enhance their knowledge and care to better serve patients, families and colleagues.”

The Annual Meeting focuses on the comprehensive care model and covers: basic and clinical research; disease modifying treatments and new and emerging therapies; epidemiology, genetics, and epigenetics; symptomatic care, immunology and pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis; neuroimaging and biomarkers; rehabilitation; psychosocial issues; multiple sclerosis collaborative care; gender specific concerns; advocacy issues and quality of life strategies.

Highlights of the Annual Meeting include:

-Opening ceremony with Dr. Stephen Miller, Professor and Director of the Interdepartmental Immunobiology Center at Northwestern University.

-Research updates featuring the John N. Whitaker Research Tracks; the Donald W. Paty Memorial Lecture on “The Elegance and Eloquence of MS Plaque Pathogenesis;” and The Foundation of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (FCMSC) Young Investigators Scholars Luncheon.

-Special Interest Group content and meetings for rehabilitation therapists, private practitioners, pharmacists, young investigators, mental health professionals, and VA healthcare professionals.

-Networking opportunities including organized meals, awards ceremonies, poster sessions, platform presentations, and evening entertainment with a concert by country star, Clay Walker.

-Top exhibitors showcasing the latest in products and services for multiple sclerosis care.

The all-inclusive registration fee for the Annual Meeting includes access to the entire conference program, exhibits, meals and the networking and social events. Advanced online registrations receive early bird discount rates. For more information including scholarship opportunities and special student rates visit: or call 201-487-1050.

About CMSC
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), is the leading educational, training, and networking organization for MS health-care professionals and researchers. The CMSC’s mission is to promote quality multiple sclerosis 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 7,000 international health-care clinicians and scientists committed to multiple sclerosis care as well as more than 60 Veterans Administration MS Programs and 225 MS Centers in the US, Canada, and Europe. For more information, visit Follow CMSC on Twitter: @mscare
Annie Scully