The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), in partnership with the multimedia platform NeurologyLive, announces that the 2020 CMSC Annual Meeting will transition to a free virtual conference May 26-29 to ensure safety during the new coronavirus global pandemic.

The CMSC Annual Meeting – reportedly the largest educational conference in North America for multiple sclerosis health care professionals – will offer accredited programs. To register, visit NeurologyLive.

“We are so proud to be able to work with CMSC to help transition their annual meeting into this innovative virtual format to accommodate the safety of attendees amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Mike Hennessy Jr, president and CEO of MJH Life Sciences, the parent company of NeurologyLive, in a media release. CMSC is part of our Strategic Alliance Partnership program, and this is the perfect example of how we can work together to deliver critical information to the MS community.”

The CMSC Annual Meeting brings together multiple sclerosis (MS) thought leaders to learn about cutting-edge research findings, clinical advances and emerging care issues. Throughout the 4-day meeting, expert faculty will virtually deliver educational sessions and presentations addressing topics including management of MS, pharmacotherapeutics, hot topics in MS and comprehensive care.

Peter Calabresi, MD, director of the division of neuroimmunology and professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University, will deliver the opening Whitaker Lecture on Tuesday, May 26. Mark Freedman, MD, MSc, professor of medicine in neurology at the University of Ottawa in Ontario and director of the multiple sclerosis research unit at Ottawa Hospital—General Campus, will deliver the John F. Kurtzke Lecture on Thursday, May 28.

“The CMSC supports all efforts to eliminate COVID-19 from our country and the world and is saddened to cancel our live annual meeting,” CMSC CEO June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN, states in the release.

“Our partnership with NeurologyLive has enabled us to provide accredited information to our membership and the MS community in a novel and exciting way,” she adds.

In support of improving patient care, the CMSC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and the American Nurses Credentialing Center to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Attendees can earn up to 18 contact hours of continuing education over the course of the meeting. This figure varies by professional affiliation and is based on attendance at the maximum number of education sessions.

For more information and to register for the free virtual conference, visit NeurologyLive.

[Source(s): NeurologyLive, CMSC, Business Wire]