Overview

The 11th Annual Linda Morgante MS Nurse Leadership Program is an intensive, two-day course on contemporary topics in MS led by faculty who are thought leaders in MS nursing. The program includes didactic lectures, case presentations, question and answer sessions, and opportunities to interact with faculty as well as other participants. The program will take place immediately preceding the Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC).

The program offers two educational tracks, catering to participants’ education level and experience: Track 1 is for early-career nurses new to the field of MS; Track 2 is for advanced-career MS nurses. Each track holds up to 20 participants, with all participants attending joint educational sessions throughout the program. Breakout sessions that are track-specific on Day 1 will allow participants to engage in interactive, case-based, collaborative scenarios with both faculty and colleagues.

*We ask that everyone arrives in Seattle by Monday evening, May 27. This will ensure that participants are ready for the program to start at 7:15 am on Tuesday, May 28.*

Registration Closed. Please contact Katie at khacias@achlcme.org with questions.

A personal statement including reasons, and copy of your CV will need to be uploaded on the application page.

Preliminary Agenda
Seattle, Washington
Monday, May 27 – Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)

Arrival Day*

Tuesday, May 28

  •     Breakfast and History of Linda Morgante
  • MORNING COMBINED TRACK
  •     Welcome and Introductions
  •     MS Disease Overview
  •     Topics in MS Diagnosis
  •     Morning Break
  •     Topics in MS Treatments
  •     Breakout Session 1: MS Treatment Case Study Discussion
  •     Lunch
  •     Topics in MS Symptom Management
  •     Breakout Session 2: MS Symptom Management Case Study Discussion
  •     Afternoon Break
  • AFTERNOON COMBINED TRACK
  •     Discussing Diagnosis and Treatment Goals With Patients
  •     Current Controversies in Treatment
  •     Closing Remarks

Wednesday, May 29 - COMBINED TRACK

  •     Breakfast and The Evolving Role of the Nurse in MS Care: What Nurses Need to Know
  •     Day 1 Review
  •     Providing Comprehensive MS Care: Improving Quality of Life
  •     Morning Break
  •     Cognitive Effects of MS/Related Nursing Considerations in MS Care
  •     The Lived Experience of MS : A Patient-Nurse Perspective
  •     Faculty Panel: Q&A Session
  •     Conclusions and Adjournment

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Evaluate all available DMTs for treatment of MS across phenotypes, disease stage(s), and individual patient characteristics.
  • Review current and emerging DMT clinical trial data and related treatment recommendations to better tailor therapy to a patient’s disease type.
  • Improve patient outcomes by identifying, assessing, and managing emerging MS-related symptoms and DMT-related adverse events.
  • Discuss the goals of MS treatment with patients to encourage adherence to treatment.
  • Examine MS pathophysiology and immunology.
  • Apply evidence-based diagnostic and assessment approaches for evaluating disease activity in the brain and spinal cord to develop individualized treatment plans in patients with MS.
  • Illustrate how to facilitate coordination of care to ensure comprehensive MS treatment.

Sponsorship

Sponsored by the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning and Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Accreditation and Designation

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. A maximum of 10.50 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.

Funding

Supported by educational grants from Biogen, Celgene and Sanofi.

Registration Closed. Please contact Katie at khacias@achlcme.org with questions.

A personal statement including reasons, and copy of your CV will need to be uploaded on the application page.