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CMSC is Calling for Abstracts for 2017 Meeting

December 7, 2016

The Continuing Professional Education Committee of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) invites healthcare professionals to submit abstracts for the 31st Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers.  The Posters or Platforms should focus on timely issues and studies involving multiple sclerosis (MS) basic and clinical research, patient care, and treatment outcomes.  The Posters and Platforms will be presented at the CMSC Annual Meeting, taking place May 24-27, 2017 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. The CMSC Annual Meeting is the leading event in North America for all healthcare professionals involved in MS clinical care and research.

“The CMSC Annual Meeting is a unique educational forum where the entire healthcare team, professionals in training and scientists can learn about the latest advancements in MS patient care, research and treatment that will expand their knowledge of this complex disease and positively impact patient care,” said June Halper, Chief Executive Officer, CMSC.  “The Poster and Platform presentations are a highpoint of the Annual Meeting since these sessions give all delegates a chance to learn about programs and research conducted by their colleagues.   We look forward to offering our learners high caliber content and fresh approaches to MS comprehensive care.”

            All healthcare professionals are welcome to submit abstracts.  Authors do not need to be members of CMSC, nor be sponsored by a member.  Submissions that reflect collaboration between medical specialties are encouraged.

            The categories within the field of MS to be presented and discussed at the CMSC Annual Meeting include:  Diagnosis & Prognosis; Basic Science; Mental Health and Psychosocial issues; Comprehensive Clinical Care; Disease Modification; Epidemiology, Genetics, and Epigenetics; Neuroimaging and Neurophysiology; Rehabilitation Research and Strategies; Symptom Management; Advances in Technology as well as Quality of Life Care and Patient Reported Outcomes.

            The deadline for abstract submissions is December 16, 2016.  Authors will be notified of their acceptance by January 31, 2017.   Acceptance will be based entirely upon the quality of the work and appropriateness of the topic, although preference will be given to data-based submissions for Platform presentations.

            Submission of an abstract implies a commitment to present at the meeting.   The Platforms are oral presentations and the Posters cover research, works in progress and methods of MS care.  The Platform presentations will be on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., during CMSC Annual Meeting and the Posters will be hung beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24th, with a Poster review session on Thursday, May 25th from 6:45 – 8:15 p.m.