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Psychology Continuing Education Credit Offered At Multiple Sclerosis Conference
“Up to 50% of MS patients experience depression due to the disease itself or the physical impact of its symptoms. This makes the role of the psychologists critical in providing comprehensive and optimal care to MS patients,” said June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer, CMSC.
In addition to the APA accredited sessions, the Cooperative Meeting of CMSC & ACTRIMS® will also have a dinner for MS Mental Health Professionals (MS/MHP) on Wednesday, May 28th that will provide an opportunity for network development of this growing group within CMSC.
Dr. Frederick W. Foley, Chair of the Psychosocial Research Interest Group, spearheaded the effort to obtain APA accreditation. The APA approved sessions are relevant to psychological practice, education and science; enable psychologists to keep pace with emerging issues and technologies;
The 2014 Cooperative Meeting of CMSC & ACTRIMS®, which includes a robust agenda of lectures, workshops, symposia, roundtables, and networking opportunities, also provides CME for physicians as well as continuing education credits for nurses, pharmacists, and social workers. Independently supported satellite programs will also offer additional accredited learning opportunities in multiple sclerosis.
The 2014 Cooperative Meeting of CMSC & ACTRIMS® (http://annualmeeting.mscare.org) is the only event in North America that provides health care professionals, from a wide range of disciplines, with the latest information, treatment advancements, and research in comprehensive care in multiple sclerosis. For more information on the CMSC & ACTRIMS Meeting and to register, visit: http://annualmeeting.mscare.org.
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is the leading educational, training, and networking organization for MS health-care professionals and researchers. The CMSC’s mission is to promote quality multiple sclerosis care through educational programming and accreditation including live and online events, research grants, technical journals and papers, and targeted advocacy efforts. The CMSC member network includes more than 7,000 international health-care clinicians and scientists committed to multiple sclerosis care as well as more than 60 Veterans Administration MS Programs and 225 MS Centers in the US, Canada, and Europe.
CMSC’s and IOMSN’s official, peer-reviewed journal, the International Journal of MS Care (IJMSC), publishes high-quality research, reviews, and consensus papers on a broad range of clinical topics of interest to MS health-care professionals, and is mailed to its membership at no charge. All IJMSC content is available at http://ijmsc.org. For more information on the CMSC, visit www.mscare.org.