I primarily attended the conference to improve my knowledge and understanding of MS. Both during and after my residency, I feel better equipped and more comfortable trying new treatments for my MS patients. It is not possible to learn everything about MS just by reading journals, which is why it was so important to learn directly from the experience of experts who’ve been treating MS for years.
Also, the participation brought to my realization how multi-disciplinary is MS care: involvement of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physical and occupational therapists, urologists, pain specialists, social workers, etc, all of whom are key to ensuring the best coordinated care for the MS patient.
I will be finishing my PGY3 training year in neurology.