Because accurate information is critical
We are the primary resource for MS information for professionals. Our ultimate goal in educating and partnering with healthcare professionals is to enhance the access and quality of care available to people with MS.
Offered annually, this is the premiere MS-focused conference in the region, attracting an audience of neurologists, physiatrists, nurse practitioners, and physician's assistants involved in the search for answers to the complex questions of multiple sclerosis.
Check back in the fall of 2013 for more information about our 2014 Regional MS Summit.
We are happy to provide healthcare professionals with a way to facilitate referrals to our services. Please click here to learn about the process and connect people affected by MS to the support they need.
The National MS Society Information Resource Center (IRC) is not only for people with MS, but also for family members, friends, employers, and health care professionals. Nationwide, the IRC receives over 200,000 calls per year, many from individuals seeking referrals to professionals who have expertise and interest in multiple sclerosis.
We are continually looking to expand upon the resources in our referral database so that we may continue to provide our clientele with the best service and most accurate information. If you are interested in being listed, please complete either the Form for Healthcare Providers or the Form for Community Service Providers that are linked below.
Healthcare Providers - Providers that offer some of the following serivces:
- Behavioral and cognitive therapy
- Complementary and alternative medicine
- General medical care
- Nutrition services
- Occupational and physical therapists
- Social work and counseling service
- Form for Healthcare Professional (pdf)
Community Service Providers - Providers that offer some of the following services:
- Accessibility resources
- Adult day care
- Community services
- Disability services
- Family support services
- Financial assistance
- Home care agencies
- Housing support
- Home modifications
- Independent living services
- Legal services
- Durable medical equipment
- Recreation and wellness services
- Transportation services
- Form for Community Service Provider (pdf)
Medical Student Clinical Experience (Mentorship)
Sponsored by the Greater Northwest Chapter of the National MS Society, the Medical Student Clinical Experience (Mentorship) in MS is a four-week summer program that exposes a medical student in their pre-clinical years to the field of multiple sclerosis.
Proposed experiences include learning about multi-disciplinary MS care, clinical trials, and research at MS Centers for Comprehensive Care based in a medical institution or private practice setting as well as in other clinical practice locations.
The deadline to apply for the program is February 14, 2014.
MS Fellowships and Trainings
We offer fellowships and trainings for medical professionals interested in specializing in MS within their field.
Training for Long-term Care Professionals
We have developed a Quality MS Care Toolkit on multiple sclerosis. This training is designed to offer our continuum of care services to facility staff and to residents living with MS.
Training for Fitness Professionals
Are you a fitness professional that is interested in working with people who have MS? Check out our free online training program for fitness professionals and learn about MS and how to work with people who live with the disease.
Are you a researcher who needs help with recruiting?
We may be able to assist PhD and/or MD-level researchers recruit people with MS and/or family members for appropriate Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved research/clinical trial studies. Find out more
Are your patients experiencing difficulty with coverage of their DMT’s?
We work to ensure that people living with MS have equal access to all Disease Modifying Therapies. If your patients are encountering difficulties with their prescriptions, please have them notify us by calling 1-800-344-4867 or email MSnorthwest@nmss.org.
Professional Resource Center
The Professional Resource Center houses the most comprehensive library of MS information in the world, providing a variety of information and consultation services.