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The National MS Society provides a variety of professional education opportunities for healthcare providers. See below for a comprehensive list and visit our professional education calendar to view upcoming virtual, online and in-person events. Offerings with CME/CE are noted below and on the calendar.

Trending in MS: A Webinar Series for Healthcare Providers

Join us December 1, 7PM EDT for a live webinar on Sex-based Approaches to MS Therapeutics, hosted by the National MS Society and the Consortium of MS Centers, featuring Riley Bove, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. Hear a case for future clinical trials to report on sex-specific experiences and sex differences, including efficacy, adverse events, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and risks. Register now.

The October 27, 2020 webinar recording of Biomarkers of Neurodegeneration can be viewed here. View the COVID-19 webinar archive here

ECHO MS

ECHO MS increases the capacity of neurologists to diagnose and manage patients with multiple sclerosis.  The program establishes an innovative peer-to-peer professional knowledge sharing network through a six month 12 CE cohort.

Current Topics in MS

A collaboration between the VA MS Centers of Excellence and the National MS Society. This CME/CE webinar series provides a free, accessible educational opportunity for health care clinicians involved in the care of patients with MS with the aim of improving MS knowledge and patient outcomes.

Mental Health Discussion Calls

  • Bi-monthly (every other month) interactive discussion calls for the education, information and engagement of mental health professionals working with individuals and families living with MS. 
    • Upcoming Call
      • Thursday, November 19, 2-3 pm EST - Social Isolation in MS and the Pandemic. The discussion will be led by Elizabeth Vincent, LCSW, TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Adult/Pediatric. Register here. Download the accompanying journal article.
      • Thursday, January 21, 2-3 EST
    • Recordings
      • September 17 - Telemental Health vs. In-Person Visits - Andrea Arzt, LCSW, MSCS and Ronnie Hochberg, CRC, LMHC. Download the powerpoint presentation 
      • June 18 -  Intervention to Promote Tolerance for Uncertainty in Multiple Sclerosis – Evan Smith, PhD, rehabilitation psychologist at Michigan Medicine. Download the accompanying journal abstract
      • April 27- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction- Kimberly McGuire, PhD, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Download the accompanying journal article
      • For more information, contact Andrea Arzt

Pediatric Difficult Case Webinars

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the United States Network for Pediatric MS Centers invite you to a monthly Difficult Case Webinar to discuss difficult cases of pediatric MS or other suspected demyelinating diseases. Click here to learn more.

Clinical Fellows Difficult Case Webinars

An opportunity for fellows across the country to present cases and receive feedback from other fellows and renowned faculty. Visit our Clinical Fellows page to learn more.

Consortium of MS Centers

The Consortium of MS Centers (CMSC) is the leading organization for multidisciplinary MS professional education in North America. We are excited to partner with the CMSC on several professional education activities. In addition, we are pleased to provide a link to the official journal of the CMSC, the International Journal on MS Care, a peer-reviewed international publication focusing on multiple sclerosis and related autoimmune disorders of the central nervous system. Every issue of the International Journal on MS Care has one article which offers free CE credit.

MS Nurse Certification

The National MS Society partnered with the International Organization of MS Nurses (IOMSN) to provide a comprehensive multiple sclerosis nursing update exploring concepts underlying clinical practice of an MS nurse and study reference materials and preparatory resources. Presented by Sara Schaefer, NP of UC Health Neurology Clinic in Ft. Collins, CO and IOMSN West Regional Liaison. Download the recording here.

Introduction to MS: Online Course for Fitness & Wellness Professionals

This course is a resource for fitness and wellness professionals, including aquatics instructors, yoga teachers, personal trainers and other professionals who want to learn more about MS. It provides an overview of the disease and offers specific strategies for working with a diverse MS population. Access the course here.

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