MS Conference Announcement

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Conference Announcement


Saturday, October 14, 1995

Royal Sonesta Hotel
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sponsored by:

Massachusetts Chapter
Massachusetts Medical Society
Massachusetts Neurological Association
**Course Description**
This one-day conference is designed to provide 
the most current information about the diagnosis
and treatment of multiple sclerosis. It is designed
for physicians who are directly responsible for
providing and managing patient care. Primary
care physicians will find this program particularly
useful as they are increasingly responsible for the
overall management of patients with MS.  A
nationally recognized faculty will present practical
information relating to the newest advances in
understanding the pathogenesis, epidemiology,
and diagnosis of multiple sclerosis as well as the
latest trends in treatment including rehabilitation
considerations and potential therapies now in
clinical trials. 

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates
this continuing medical education activity for 
6 credit hours of Category 1 of the Physician's 
Recognition Award of the American Medical

David Hafler, MD
Harvard Medical School

David Miller, MD
Institute of Neurology, London

Sarah Minden, MD
Harvard Medical School

Abraham Morgantaler, MD
Beth Israel Hospital, Boston

Nancy J. Newman, MD
Emory University School of Medicine

John  H. Noseworthy, MD
Mayo Clinic

Hillel  S. Panitch, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Randall T. Schapiro, MD
Fairview Medical Center, Minneapolis

David Staskin, MD
Harvard Medical School 

Howard L. Weiner, MD
Harvard Medical School

Jerry Wolinsky, MD
University of Texas, Houston

James Lehrich, MD
Harvard Medical School

Steven Moskovitz, MD
New England Rehabilitation Hospital

David Dawson, MD 
Harvard Medcal School
Recognize the implications of epidemiological
and longitudinal data collection as factors which
generate a better understanding of MS.

Describe new advances in the understanding of
the pathogenesis of MS.

Recognize the MRI as a diagnostic indicator in
MS and a tool for differential diagnosis and
monitoring disease activity.

Assess the practicalities and uses of currently
accepted treatments for MS.

Understand the potential benefits of new
therapies now in clinical trials.

Understand new strategies, treatments, and
techniques used in the physical rehabilitation of
patients with MS.

Understand the role of psychosocial factors in
the treatment and rehabilitation of people with MS
The conference will be held at the Royal Sonesta
Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Saturday,
October 14, 1995. The Sonesta Hotel is conveniently
located overlooking the Charles River and the
Boston skyline just minutes away from downtown

The hotel has reserved a limited number of rooms
for conference attendees. Hotel reservations must
be made by September 13, 1995 by calling the
Royal Sonesta Hotel at (617) 491-3600. Be sure
to mention the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
and the conference title when making a reservation.

The registration fee is $150. An early bird
registration fee of $125 is available if your
registration is postmarked by September 13, 1995
 The registration deadline is October 9, 1995.
Please secure a place at the conference by
registering as early as possible. The registration
fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and
a cocktail reception after the program with some
of the conference presentors.
Checks can be made payable to:
National Multiple Sclerosis Society,
MA Chapter.

Mail completed registrations to:
	National Multiple Sclerosis Society
	Massachusetts Chapter
	Chapter Services Department
	101 First Ave., Suite 6
	Waltham, MA  02154-1115

To register by telephone, call the Chapter at
(617) 890-4990, ext. 120

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