Emerging knowledge of the neuropathology of MS and advances in neuro-imaging have expanded treatment horizons in multiple sclerosis. It is estimated that within the next decade, the demands of a growing patient population may outstrip the number of professionals dedicated to the treatment of this lifelong chronic disease.
The MS Mentorship Forum is a unique educational program designed for trainees who are interested in or have recently entered the field of MS practice. Participants will benefit from specialized training in MS from expert faculty members as well as discussions from peer mentors about networking and mentoring opportunities that will facilitate their successful advancement in their field of specialization. Small breakout sessions will allow for attendees to work directly with peer mentors who have recently completed fellowships and entered the field of MS care.
This forum will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Annual Meeting (CMSC). Forum participants will be provided with three night’s hotel accommodations (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,) and complimentary meeting registration. In addition participants will receive a $1,000 scholarship to cover economy travel and optional Friday night hotel room.
Scholars must be available to attend events listed below:
- Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Opening Luncheon Ceremony
Half-Day afternoon MS Mentorship Forum and
Evening Scholar Reception – Meet your Mentor;
- Thursday, May 30, 2019
FCMSC Scholar Recognition Luncheon
- Medical Residents with an interest in MS/Neuro-immunology who are enrolled in an accredited neurology or internal medicine or rehabilitation medicine training program.
- First-year Fellows with an interest in MS/Neuroimmunology.
Successful candidates for MS MENTORSHIP FORUM PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS will receive specialized MS training not readily available within their local institutions. Candidates must be nominated by their department head or program director. Applications will be reviewed through a selection process established by CMSC/FCMSC leadership independent of grantors or supporters.
The Half day roundtable will convene expert faculty members (experienced experts noted in their subspecialty) and “peer mentor” neurologists or subspecialists who have completed specialty fellowships or 5-7 years of practice in areas of expertise important to MS care.