4th International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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4th International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis


October 10, 2014 - October 11, 2014

Friday, Evening 6:00PM-9:00PM Saturday, 8:00AM-5:00 PM

DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland East Beachwood
3663 Park East Drive
Beachwood, OH 44122
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Who should attend:  Physicians (Neurologists, Physiatrists), physical therapist, occupational therapists, rehabilitation scientists, nurses, and physician assistants working in the area of multiple sclerosis clinical practice or research.

This conference focuses on the role of cognitive dysfunction on postural control, mobility problems, and accidental falls in persons with multiple sclerosis.   The morning session will discuss assessment of cognition and cognitive-motor interference during balance and mobility tasks, and the mechanisms, underlying cognitive-motor interference.  The afternoon sessions will discuss evidence for cognitive dysfunction affecting motor performance, identify gaps in knowledge, and present strategies to address cognitive-motor interference as it contributes to gait and balance dysfunction in persons with MS.

Conference Objectives:

After attending this symposium, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe and discuss the minimal recommended cognitive assessment in persons with MS.
  • Describe and discuss the mechanisms underlying cognitive-motor interference.
  • Describe and discuss methods for assessing cognitive-motor interference as it affects gait and balance.
  • Describe and discuss the evidence for and gaps in knowledge regarding cognitive motor interference in persons with MS.
  • Identify strategies to reduce the impact of cognitive-motor interference in persons with MS.

Continuing Medical Education:

Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PT CEU’s may be provided through co-sponsorship with Ohio Physical Therapy Association.  OPTA certificate of attendance can be requested when registering for this event at no additional charge.


$140 Early registration by July 31, 2014 ($170 after July 31, 2014

$165 Early registration with 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ memo ($195 after July 31, 2014)

  $75 Student registration ($100 wit 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ memo) 

Space is limited.   To register online and pay by credit card or PayPal visit:  www.ohsubrain.com/msgait

For more information contact Dawn Christensen at 503-494-7661 or chrisdaw@ohsu.edu

Symposium Location and Hotel Accommodations:

DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland East Beachwood; 1-216-464-5950; www.doubletree.hilton.com

*A discounted room rate starting at $112/night plus tax is being provided October 10-October 12, 2014.  The special rate will be available until October 6 OR until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.