Early detection is imperative to minimizing the potential effects of multiple sclerosis. It is critical that medical professionals have access to the most recent and accurate research, treatment options and data about MS available.
The Greater Illinois Chapter is the primary resource for MS information for everyone in the state. The Chapter’s ultimate goal in educating and partnering with healthcare professionals is to enhance the access and quality of care available to people with MS. If you have any questions about upcoming continuing medical education (CME) courses, would like to donate your professional knowledge and experience as a chapter volunteer or want to know more about MS Centers in Illinois, please call 1.800.344.4867.
CME courses are a cornerstone of the Greater Illinois Chapter’s professional education efforts. These sessions provide an excellent opportunity to learn from experts in your field and to confer with many of your peers. Courses for CME credit are offered periodically through the Society's national office, focusing on a variety of specialties. They are often presented in conjunction with other community program functions, such as the Research Symposium.
The National MS Society offers a variety of resources for Healthcare Professionals:
Current CME Programs:
The Greater Illinois Chapter in collaboration with ProCE is pleased to offer a nursing training program on-line which carries 1.2 contact hours of nurse CE credit.
MS from the Nurse's Perspective: More than Symptom Management
Melanie Dumlao, RN, CNP, MSCN
Catherine M. O'Connell, RN, BSN, MSCN
- Describe the current guidelines used to establish a diagnosis of MS.
- Outline the nurse's role in managing the various symptoms associated with MS.
- Explain the importance of early treatment with disease-modifying therapies.
- Identify non-medical strategies that complement treatment of MS symptoms over the longer course of disease management.
Click here to sign-up, and take this on-demand, on-line training today.
The cost for the program is only $25, of which 10% will be donated directly in support of the Greater Illinois Chapter's programs and services.