Managing MS: A Team Approach (St. Louis, MO)

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Managing MS: A Team Approach (St. Louis, MO)

October 19, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Marriott St. Louis Airport
10700 Pear Tree Lane
St. Louis , MO 63134
October 19, 2019
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Program Description
Managing MS: A Team Approach highlights the importance of rehabilitation professionals on the MS care team. The occupational therapist, physical therapist, and speech-language pathologist play a vital role in helping patients to sustain function and remain active despite the challenges that MS presents. This program is designed to help rehabilitation professionals employ the team approach, working cooperatively with all care team members, to optimize rehabilitation care and ultimately improve outcomes for patients with MS.
Speakers will describe practical, real-life solutions that can be used in clinical practice, making this meeting invaluable for rehabilitation professionals involved in the care of MS patients.

Professionals may obtain up to 6.5 contact hours of continuing education credit in their chosen discipline for participation in this meeting.

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, PAs, nursing professionals, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, social workers, and other members of the healthcare team who manage patients with MS.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Examine the comprehensive care model in MS in relation to his or her own clinical practice setting
    • Identify members of the comprehensive care team and their unique roles and contribution to maximal function and wellness in MS
    • Realistically discuss barriers to the implementation of comprehensive care in real-life practice
    • Evaluate strategies to address barriers to the implementation of a comprehensive care model
    • Analyze the contribution of rehabilitation professionals in supporting treatment decisions and improving therapy adherence
    • Apply expert recommendations to the management of real-life case situations

Program Outline
The Complex Nature of Multiple Sclerosis
The Role of the MS Team
Spasticity and Weakness
Assessing and Treating Balance Dysfunction
Mobility, Mobility Aids and Seating
Fatigue Management
Communication and Swallowing
Cognitive Impairment
Motor Re-learning/Neuroplasticity


The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) and the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC). The CMSC maintains responsibility for the content of the program.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.

The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA) as a provider of continuing occupational therapy education. The CMSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The CMSC will provide continuing education credits for physicians, nursing professionals, psychologists, occupational therapists, and social workers.

The CMSC will apply for physical therapy credit in each state where the program is being held.

All other healthcare professionals completing this program will be issued a certificate of participation.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.


October 19, 2019
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Marriott St. Louis Airport
10700 Pear Tree Lane
St. Louis, MO 63134 United States