The National MS Society is always interested in partnering with health care professionals to enhance the quality of care and to increase access to care for people with MS. The Chapter conducts in-service training seminars for healthcare professionals in hospitals, colleges, nursing facilities, independent living agencies and home health agencies, sharing the latest and most practical techniques, advice and information with professionals who interact daily with MS. To schedule an in-service program at your agency, contact the Chapter at 800-344-4867 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Society's MS Clinical Care Network houses the most comprehensive library of MS information in the world and 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. Read more about this Network: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/ms-clinical-care-network/index.aspx.
Attention Mental Health Professionals!
The National MS Society has developed four informative webinars for mental health providers who are interested in learning more about the care of people with MS. Click here to learn more
The Consortium of MS Centers (CMSC) offers Professional Development Programs.
The CMSC offers professional development programs to healthcare professionals maintain, develop and increase the knowledge, skills and professional performance and relationships needed to provide services for their patients, the public and the profession. The CMSC offers resources which include a wide range of continuing education activities that allow healthcare providers in lifelong learning.
For more information about the CMSC, go to their website at http://www.mscare.org.
The International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN)
The programs and services of IOMSN reflect the domains of multiple sclerosis nursing: education, clinical care, advocacy, and research. Through its training programs and outreach, the IOMSN enhance the knowledge and skills of our membership along with new and emerging nursing professionals. IOMSN influences nursing care throughout North America and has had a positive impact on nursing professionals throughout the world.
For more information about the IOMSN, go to their website at http://www.iomsn.org/
Save the Date! Neurologists, Physician Assistants, Nurses and other MS care providers!
What: Emerging Therapies and Employment: A free professional education program to provide you with timely, comprehensive care tips that fully supports your patients living with MS. CME credits are pending.
When: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 6 - 9:30 pm – Dinner will be served.
Where: Hotel Monaco, 433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
• Fred Lublin, MD, the Saunders Family Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Mount Sinai Medical Center. His presentation will focus on the treatment modalities available for people living with MS.
• Phillip D. Rumrill, Jr., Ph.D., CRC, Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling and Director of the Center for Disabilities Studies at KSU. His presentation will focus on the unique employment needs of people with MS and how neurologists and other care professionals can support the unique options available for a person living with MS and remaining in the workforce.
Registration/More information: Please register by June 21; contact Brittany Haugen (or 215-271-1500, ext. 24132) for more information
This program is made possible through funding by the Kessler Foundation