CMSC

DAILY DIGEST

REPORTING FROM THE 2019
CONSORTIUM OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS CENTERS ANNUAL MEETING

FRIDAY, MAY 31

On the Agenda Today

  • 8:00 am – 8:45 am: John Whitaker Memorial Lecture: Therapeutic Exploitation of Crosstalk Between the Immune and Nervous Systems, Frauke Zipp, MD, Ballroom 6B
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Mental Health Care Delivery Models for Patients with MS, Laura T. Safar, MD, Chair, Rooms 602, 603
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Access to Care, Edward J. Fox, MD, PhD, Chair, Room 604
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Whitaker Track Invited Lectures, Michael Racke, MD, Chair, Rooms 618, 619
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: New Technology in MS, Gabriel Pardo, MD, Chair, Rooms 602, 603
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Platform Presentation: Rehabilitation, Rooms 606, 607

Fred Lublin Receives the 2019 June Halper Lifetime Achievement Award at Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers 33rd Annual Meeting

CMSC President Michael Racke and Continuing Education Co-chair Corey Ford (right) congratulate Fred Lublin, MD (center), on his receipt of the 2019 June Halper Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Lublin, Director of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, is known for his work in refining MS diagnostic criteria and classification of MS phenotypes.Photo Credit @ThePhotoGroupPatricia K. Coyle, MDFred Lublin, MD, is the well-deserved recipient of the 2019 June Halper Lifetime Achievement Award from the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC). As the invited speaker for the Presidential Lecture on Thursday, May 30, Dr. Lublin received the surprise announcement from CMSC President Michael Racke and Education Committee Co-chair Corey Ford. Dr. Lublin's response was characteristically humble. "I am extremely honored to receive this award," he said in an interview. "I've always been impressed with the people who have preceded me, so I'm very proud to be included as part of that group." Dr. Lublin was grateful that some of his family members were present to witness the honor.

Dr. Lublin is the Saunders Family Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Lublin received his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, internship and residency from Albert Einstein Medical Center and the New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, both in New York. As a neuroimmunologist, he has gone on to become an internationally renowned authority on the scientific and clinical aspects of MS. Dr. Lublin has served on many important committees and societies in the field of MS. He is widely recognized for his efforts to improve the classification of different presentations and phenotypes in MS, in order to better focus treatment efforts.

Along with his history of invaluable contributions to the field of MS care and research, Dr. Lublin has been extremely generous to the CMSC with his time and expertise. The CMSC is an important organization, he said, because it brings together the whole MS care team. "The CMSC has evolved to meet the expanding needs for comprehensive care in MS. The disease is complex, our therapies have gotten more complex, the needs of our patients have increased, and so this interdisciplinary approach is key to providing excellent healthcare to patients with MS."

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Patricia K. Coyle, MD

Patricia K. Coyle, MD

Patricia K. Coyle, MD

Patricia K. Coyle, MD

Patricia K. Coyle, MD