Multiple sclerosis mental healthcare professionals will play a major role at this year’s 2014 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), promoted by CMSC and America’s Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS).
The event, which runs from May 28 – 31 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas, aims to offer continuing education credit for psychologists, focusing on their clinical practices with unique features for multiple sclerosis, such as depression, which disproportionately affects MS sufferers. The program for this year will include lectures, symposia, networking opportunities, workshops, and roundtables centered on the issue of treating those with Multiple Sclerosis. Participation in the even will also count as continuing education credits for social workers, nurses, and pharmacists.
On May 28th, CMSC & ACTRIMS will also host a dinner with MS Mental Health Professionals to provide an opportunity for network development of this growing group of healthcare providers. The CMSC is the leading educational, training, and networking organization for MS health-care professionals and researchers.
The effort to obtain APA accreditation was spearheaded by the Chair of the Psychosocial Research Interest Group, Dr. Frederick W. Foley. it will enable psychologists to keep pace with emerging issues and technologies, allow psychologists to maintain, develop and increase competencies in order to improve services, among others career relevancies.
The CMSC & ACTRIMS’s cooperative meeting is the only one of its kind in the U.S. that provides health care professionals, from a wide range of disciplines, with the latest information, treatments, and research in comprehensive care in multiple sclerosis.