MS Learn Online
People with MS are not immune to all the types of pain experienced by everyone else. The same holds true for sleep problems: as many as 50 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder. Everyone needs quality sleep to maintain good health and feel productive. Sleep disorders can be an added barrier to quality of life for people with MS, in addition to fatigue, pain, and many other symptoms.
The Society's Professional Resource Center, which houses the most comprehensive library of MS information in the world, provides a variety of information and consultation services. Our goal is to partner with health care professionals to enhance quality of care and increase access to care for people with MS.
- Professional Education - Conferences, CME programs, and self-study offerings
- Fellowships and Training Grants
- Pediatric MS
- Resources for Clinicians
Working in conjunction with partner organizations and accrediting bodies, the Mid America Chapter sponsors frequent educational programs that offer continuing education credits to qualified professionals.
MS Aquatics Instructor Workshop
Friday, Oct. 19, 2012
Jewish Community Center
16801 Baxter Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Register online at www.gatewaymssociety.org - Chapter Calendar - MS Aquatics Instructor Workshop. Payment information: $25. Will include a lap pool.
PLEASE NOTE: The MS Aquatics Instructor Workshop has been approved for 3.0 continuing education credits through the Aquatic Exercise Association. A certificate of completion will be provided at the conclusion of the workshop.
Alicia Bunn, CTRS, holds a Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism with an option in Therapeutic Recreation. She is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute Certified, Professional Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor. Alicia assists her husband, Steve, US Paralympic Coach. Together they have coached athletes to 2004, 2008, and 2012 Paralympic Games. She is an advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities through her positions at Western Missouri Mental Health Center, Marygrove, St. Louis Arc, Midwest Fitness and Speed Enhancement, The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, The St. Louis Wheelchair Athletic Association and now at ShowMe Aquatics and Fitness.
Dr. Jody Wagner holds a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Saint Louis University and a Doctor of Management degree from Webster University. She served as head nurse on the Neurology Unit at Saint Louis University Hospital for many years, providing care to persons with MS. She currently is on staff at Maryville University and St. Luke’s Hospital, as instructor and nursing volunteer and is an active volunteer with the MS Society.
Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis: Clinically Isolated Syndrome
Clinical Cases in the Diagnosis and Management of Early Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is often heralded by a single demyelinating event known as a clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) but in many cases it is unrecognized, as opposed to clinically definite MS (CDMS). The timely identification of CIS is important because early treatment with one of the disease-modifying drugs may significantly improve symptoms and delay onset of CDMS. The clinical data indicates that many CIS patients will benefit from treatment with disease-modifying agents at an early stage rather than waiting for additional symptoms.
Via interactive case presentations, this program will review the initial diagnosis of MS and early treatment options. The program presents both recent clinical data and expert opinion on the potential clinical benefits of the early diagnosis and management of CIS.
The Multiple Sclerosis Nurses International Certification (MSCN) can be completed through the Professional Testing Organization (http://www.ptcny.com/). See site for dates and locations. Eligible candidates are registered nurses who have a minimum of two years experience with MS patients.
Become a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist (MSCS). Certification is supported by The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and aims to promote quality and consistent care to people with MS and their families. You must have a minimum of 1year experience to be eligible for this certification and be a licensed health professional.
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers also offers CME Presentations online for continuing education credit.
RnCeus.com offers a variety of courses for credit online, including Multiple Sclerosis: Caring for the Patient (4 contact hours) by Maureen Habel, RN, MA, CRRN.
Many of these listings are opportunities provided through other organizations for continuing education credits and MS certification. The information about upcoming educational opportunities is provided as a courtesy and does not connote that the National Multiple Sclerosis Society recognizes superiority in products or services, including education, provided by the sponsoring entity over other entities providing like or similar products or services, including education. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society assumes no responsibility for determining whether the programs listed here meet the requirements for continuing education of any and all professional disciplines.