Who is FCMSC

Message From the President

Welcome to the Foundation of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers.

On behalf of the Board and staff of the Foundation of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis (FCMSC), I am delighted you have come to our website. The FCMSC scholarship and fellowship programs, programs that support the training of people who represent the workforce of the future, are among our most treasured endeavors. As the scientific knowledge about MS and its treatments become more and more complex, the challenges of training and providing opportunities to learn details of MS research and treatment of people with MS patients is increasing. The work of the FCMSC in this mission benefits people living with MS now and in the future while strongly supporting the overall mission of the CMSC and its members.

Our unique focus on building an expert MS “Workforce of the Future” continues the tireless efforts and commitment of members of the CMSC along with the entire MS health care community to improve the lives of our patients with MS. This community encompasses all disciplines involved in the care of persons with MS, as the CMSC is founded on the need for an expert multidisciplinary approach to this disease.

In addition to training, our programs expand opportunities for important pilot research initiatives, often in areas and disciplines that receive less attention from other organizations and funding sources. These pilot studies often lead to larger studies focused on answering important questions about MS.

The FCMSC is dependent upon organizational and individual contributions to support our work. We take pride in our efforts (some of which are listed here) and express our deepest thanks to our many supporters.

Please join us in celebrating the achievements of the FCMSC allowing us to support future programs. Explore the FCMSC through our website and read about the personal stories of those assisted by the Foundation. Please make your personal or corporate contribution to these important efforts.


Anne H Cross, MD
Chair, Board of Governors



Organization Profile

The Foundation of the CMSC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the mission of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and its members. Since its founding in 1999 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Foundation has supported the CMSC in three principal, mission-driven projects:

Building the Future of MS Care

The Foundation of the CMSC supports the ultimate goal shared by patients and professionals alike: Finding a cure. Building the future of MS through access to comprehensive services and expert researchers now and in the future will ensure that the understanding and care of this complex disease continues to improve until a cure can be found.



The Foundation supports the mission of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and its members. Our belief is that the cure for MS starts here. Through the three key initiatives that we support, important and timely progress can be measured on multiple fronts simultaneously.

The CMSC is the only organization for MS healthcare professionals of all disciplines.

The Foundation of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (FCMSC) was founded in 1999 with the mission to stimulate the growth, development and provision of patient care services, education and research in the field of MS and to enhance the quality of life of those affected by MS through supporting the activities of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC).

The FCMSC mission focuses on three key areas:

  • Driving mentored research scholarships and opportunities to improve patient care in the future;
  • Providing annual awards, tools for CMSC member professionals helping patients today, including the organization of expert panel consensus groups;
  • Offering Research Fellowships and awards, expansion of CMSC Pilot Research grant opportunities as well as growth of the CMSC Global MS Patient Registry.

Together with a professional organization of healthcare professionals across the U.S. and Canada reaching over 200,000 people with MS and their families, we promote the best and latest in care for multiple sclerosis.


About the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers 

The CMSC is a member-driven organization of clinicians and scientists dedicated to defining and advancing the standard of care of MS patients. With a professional network of over 15,000 healthcare professionals worldwide, the work of the CMSC directly influences the quality of care for hundreds of thousands of people living with MS.

CMSC provides leadership in clinical research and education; develops vehicles to share information and knowledge among members; disseminates information to the healthcare community and to persons affected by multiple sclerosis; and develops and implements mechanisms to influence health care delivery. The CMSC is an approved provider of continuing education for physicians, PAs, nursing professionals, pharmacists, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, and dietitians and its accredited activities have educated thousands of healthcare professionals about the spectrum of needs in MS.