MS Mentorship Forum Scholarship

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In 2015, the Foundation of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers brought together a forum of neurology residents and Fellows with a common goal – an interest in learning more about research and treatment for multiple sclerosis. Some had personal motivations – loved ones with MS. Some were fascinated by the many new opportunities for advances in learning more and treating this challenging disease. Almost all had questions that were not easily answered by colleagues who were not in their specific situation.

The MS Mentorship forum live programs and web brings together experienced mentors at the top of their field in MS and neuroimmunology research diagnosis and treatment. The opportunity for both professional and personal advice from those who have worked in MS for 30 years as well as those recently completing Fellowships and just launching their careers created a unique platform for learning and sharing.

Supported by medical education grants from Biogen, Celgene and Mallinckrodt through the Foundation of the CMSC, this program hopes to reach far more trainees than those able to participate in 2018 live meetings. This site brings together technical presentations, literature and educational resources and “words to the wise” from those who have crafted their own futures in the field.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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. Attendees 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 2018 at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Annual Meeting (CMSC). Forum participants will be provided with complimentary meeting registration and three night’s hotel accommodations (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). 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 30, 2018        Full day MS Mentorship Forum; Evening Scholar Reception;
Thursday, May 31, 2018             FCMSC Scholar Recognition Luncheon

*ELIGIBILITY:

  • 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 heads or program directors. Applications will be reviewed through a selection process established by CMSC/FCMSC leadership independent of grantors or supporters.

The number of participants is limited and will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis until the Forum is full.

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