On the Agenda Today

  • 8:00 am – 8:45 am:
    Presidential Lecture: Escalation Therapy vs Early Aggressive Treatment, Ellen Mowry, MD, Panzacola F/G
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm:
    Viral Infections in MS: What Have We Learned From COVID-19? Joseph Berger MD, Chair, Gatlin E1/E2
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm:
    Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders: Current Issues in Diagnosis and Management, Brian Weinshenker, MD, Chair, Panzacola F/G
  • 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm:
    Platform Sessions on: Psychosocial Issues, Disease Modifying Therapies, Disease Management and Assessment, Rehabilitation, Neuroimaging
  • 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm:
    Teleneurology and Digital Phenotyping in MS, Marcello Matiello, MD, Chair, Panzacola F/G
  • 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm:
    Addressing Diversity in the MS Caseload, Allison Fine, MSW, LICSW, Chair,  Gatlin E1/E2
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm:
    Poster Session, Gatlin BCD

CMSC Annual Meeting Appears Live in Orlando, With Hybrid and Virtual Elements

Masks on, ready for business. The CMSC’s 35th Annual Meeting will run from Monday, October 25 through noon on Thursday, October 28 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando.ORLANDO, Fla. – When the 2021 Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) Annual Meeting opened here on Monday morning, October 25, it became the first live meeting in multiple sclerosis (MS) since February 2020. “This is quite a historic moment for all of you, the CMSC, the IOMSN, and all our affiliates,” said CMSC CEO June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN, at the first morning session sponsored by the National MS Society. “Give yourselves a hand.”

Intrepid attendees of the in-person event numbered approximately 1,100, while another 600 will log in for online learning. For the on-site meeting, a number of safety measures were instituted to limit risk of COVID spread. The 4-day program will include a robust educational lineup of scientific and clinical topics in MS, over 50 live exhibitors, and a poster session with 233 research reports.

For those attending the live event, the opportunity to greet and interact with colleagues is a welcome relief from the isolation of the past months. “We do need a celebration,” Ms. Halper emphasized in her opening remarks. “Our world has changed, our lives have been turned upside-down, the term pandemic has become an integral part of our language. Vaccines, once taken for granted, have given us back a modicum of freedom. Telehealth has become a model of care. Zoom meetings have replaced live events; yet, here we are!”

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