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Regional MS Summit


September 28, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Available In person and Online

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Convene Conference Center
333 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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This activity has been planned and implemented jointly by EvergreenHealth and the National MS Society. EvergreenHealth is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. EvergreenHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity meets the criteria for up to 6.5 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the re-licensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.


2019 Regional

Regional MS Summit

The National MS Society's inaugural California Regional MS Summit will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Convene Conference Center in Downtown Los Angeles, CA. Please join us for our premiere MS-focused conference in the region, attracting an audience of neurologists, physiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and others involved in the search for answers to the complex questions of multiple sclerosis.

  •  7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  •  Convene Conference Center, 333 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (conference entrance) - Note that the entrance to parking is located at 333 S. Hope St.
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Registration for the event can be performed online, over the phone, or by mail/fax. There is a fee to attend.

  • To register by phone, please call 310-481-1131.
  • To register by mail or fax, please download our registration form, fill it out, and send it to us by following the included instructions.
  • To register online, please click the "Register Online" button below.

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Presentation Topics

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Keynote Speaker

Stephen KriegerStephen Krieger, MD
New Insights into MS Clinical Course From the Topographical Model and Functional Reserve

Neurologist at The Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS at Mount Sinai Hospital.  Associate Professor in Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Krieger proposed the Topographical Model of MS in 2015. Recipient of the 2006 of American Academy of Neurology Scholarship, Sylvia Lawry Fellowship in clinical research from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and A.B. Baker Teaching Recognition Award.

Intended Audience

The Regional MS Summit is designed for neurologists, physiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and others who specifically focus on treatment of multiple sclerosis. Other disciplines are also welcome to attend. To uphold the integrity of the conference, this event is free of commercial bias and industry employees are prohibited from attending.

Course Description

The education course has been designed with the goal to increase knowledge in health care providers regarding both basic underlying concepts as well as symptom management for MS, with the ultimate goal to optimize patient management and outcome.

Planning Committee

— Chair —
Carrie Hersh, DO, MSc

— Co-Chair —
Barbara Giesser, MD

— Members —
Carole Bender, LCSW
Margaret Burnett, MD
Rebecca Cunningham, OTD, OTR/L
Jack Florin, MD
Audrey Goldman, LCSW
Andrea Hanssen, RN
Le Hua, MD
Elizabeth Morrison-Banks, MD, MSed
Mark Morrow, MD

Feedback about the Regional MS Summit from previous participants:

Non-biased, scientifically validated. Very useful for my daily practice. Commercial-free, honest discussion. Great to have so many MS minds in one room. Excellent focus on clinical applications of research and evidence-based medicine. The presenters did a very thorough job reviewing literature and were willing to share their personal approaches. All usable information, variety of topics. One of the BEST conferences I've attended.

Our ultimate goal in educating and partnering with healthcare professionals is to enhance the access and quality of care available to people living with MS.


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