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Regional MS Summit


March 30, 2019
7:30 AM - 12:15 PM

In Person

Bell Harbor Int'l. Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121
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2019 Regional

Regional MS Summit

“Jointly provided by Evergreen Healthcare and the National MS Society”

The National MS Society's annual continuing medical education conference will be held at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle, WA, Saturday, March 30. This is the 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.

  •  Saturday, March 30, 2019
  •  7:30am to 12:15pm
  •  Bell Harbor Int'l. Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle, WA 98121
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Program Details

Welcome to the MS Summit “lite”

If you had attended the MS Summit in 2018 you may recall hearing that we would be taking a year off in 2019 due to the Consortium of MS Centers (CMSC) Annual Meeting coming to Seattle in May.  We are thrilled to announce that, thanks to the concerted efforts and creativity of the MS Summit planning committee, we will in fact be offering the Regional MS Summit next year!

The 2019 MS Summit will look and feel much like the MS Summit you are familiar with, if you have attended in the past.  There are, however, two key differences: the date of Summit has changed (March 30, 2019) in order not to conflict with CMSC, and the length of the program has been adjusted to end at noon as opposed to the typical 4:00 PM.

We are very excited to be able to bring the MS Summit back in 2019 and hope you’ll be able to join us for another terrific day of learning and connecting with others.

Presentation Topics

Download program agenda here. Click on the following presentation titles to access the slides:

Intended Audience

The Regional MS Summit is designed for neurologists, physiatrists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants 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.

Continuing Medical Education Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Washington State Medical Association through the joint providership of EvergreenHealth and the National  MS Society. EvergreenHealth is accredited by the WSMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

EvergreenHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians  should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation  in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 4 hours of Category 1 CME credits to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

Planning Committee

— Chair —
Gloria von Geldern, MD

— Co-Chair —
Lucas McCarthy, MD, MSc

— Members —
Annette Wundes, MD
Angeli Mayadev, MD
Carolyn Taylor, MD
Lynda Hillman, DNP, ARNP
Jodie Haselkorn, MD, MPH
Pavle Repovic, MD, PhD


Stacy Donlon, MD
MultiCare Neuroscience Center

Kelly Casperson, MD
Pacific Northwest Urology Specialists

Eugene May, MD
Swedish Neuro-Ophthalmology

Lucas McCarthy, MD
Virginia Mason MS Center

Pavle Repovic, MD, PhD
Swedish MS Center

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.


Registration for this event is now closed


Contact information

Piper Reynolds

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