ForuMS: A Virtual Journal Club for MS Clinicians is an innovative new online educational activity for all clinicians who care for MS patients. Find out more at www.forums-ce.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2015
An innovative and exciting new educational activity, ForuMS: A Virtual Journal Club for MS Clinicians has recently launched. Using Google Hangouts as the vehicle, ForuMS provides cutting edge analysis of medical information from recent articles appearing in important peer-reviewed journals on topics related to diagnosis and management of multiple sclerosis (MS). Any clinician who cares for patients with MS is welcome to participate.
Participants can easily log in to the 45-60 minute live sessions and hear authors discussing with other experts the key clinical take-aways from their research. Participation is easy – to access the activity, simply click the link on the website at the stated start time (see link below). Via the same link you can also submit your email to receive updates on future live ForuMS events.
Dr. Patricia Coyle, Professor and Vice Chair (Clinical Affairs), Director MS Comprehensive Care Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center is the Chair for this important educational series. Dr. Coyle serves as the moderator for each live session.
“ForuMS is a unique and convenient way for MS clinicians to hear and see leading experts discussing their recent published MS articles. Furthermore, participants can interact with the faculty during the live sessions by submitting their questions via text or email,” said June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC).
The first live session, which occurred on October 28, featured Dr. Anthony Traboulsee, Director, MS & NMO Programs, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, presenting on two articles, including one he authored titled, “Revised Recommendations of the CMSC Task Force for a Standardized MRI Protocol and Clinical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Follow-up of Multiple Sclerosis.”
The next live ForuMS is scheduled for 8:00pm EST on December 2, 2015 and will feature Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams, Neurologist, Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta, presenting two articles. Following that session there will be five more ForuMS -- all presented via Google Hangouts. To learn more about ForuMS: A Virtual Journal Club for MS Clinicians and to sign up to participate, go to www.forums-ce.com.
Along with the activity chair, Dr. Patricia Coyle, this educational series was developed by CMSC (www.mscare.org), Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA), and Catamount Medical Education (www.catmeded.com). The series is supported by educational grants from Genzyme, a Sanofi company, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, and Medtronic.
Contact Jennifer Green for more information at jgreencatmeded.com or call at 860.661.4164.