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Dr. T.J. 'Jock' Murray, author of The History of MS, to speak at CMSC Annual Meeting

Leading conference for multiple sclerosis healthcare providers highlights timely medical education & research

Consortium of MS Centers

The evolution of multiple sclerosis (MS) over the last century and a half will be the topic of discussion during a presentation by Dr. T.J. "Jock" Murray, a recognized innovator in medical education and author of the award winning book "Multiple Sclerosis: The History of a Disease." His presentation will take place on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 9:15 am, during Fundamentals of MS Care at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) in Nashville, TN.

"I look forward to sharing with healthcare providers, from all disciplines, the history of MS and how we progressed to where we are today. The CMSC Annual Meeting does have a strong focus on advances in MS, but it is important to understand how we got here," said Dr. Murray.

The CMSC Annual Meeting, May 30-June 2 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN, is the largest educational conference and professional development event for all healthcare clinicians, researchers, scientists and professionals in training engaged in the MS field. The four-day educational program includes a full agenda of lectures, clinical courses, symposia, workshops, roundtables, panel discussions, posters and platform presentations. To insure a comprehensive educational curriculum for multi-disciplinary attendees the CMSC Annual Meeting focuses on 11 content areas: advocacy; comprehensive care; disease management; neuroscience/environmental factors; nursing; psychosocial: cognition, depression; rehabilitation; skills development; symptomatic management; and wellness.

The CMSC Annual Meeting provides a wide variety of credit offerings for attendees. Continuing education credits are available for physicians, PAs, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, psychologists, and social workers. Several independently supported satellite programs will also offer additional accredited learning opportunities in multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Murray is the former Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University. He was a founder of the Dalhousie MS Research unit, and initiated the Medical Humanities Program at Dalhousie. He was a founder and president of the Consortium of MS Centers, the Canadian Association of Medical Colleges, the Canadian Neurological Society, the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, the American Osler Society and chairman of the American College of Physicians. He has received many awards for contributions to MS, medical education, medical humanities and medical history, and has been awarded five honorary degrees. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and the Order of Nova Scotia and has been inducted into Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. He also recently published the 5th edition of the Guide for Newly Diagnosed MS Patients.

"We are thrilled to welcome back Dr. Murray to speak at the CMSC Annual Meeting. His extensive knowledge and experience in the fundamentals of MS will provide attendees with a strong knowledge base on the basics of the disease," said June Halper, CEO, CMSC.

The all-inclusive registration fee for the CMSC Annual Meeting includes access to the entire conference program, exhibits, organized meals, networking forums and most social events. There is a discounted rate for CMSC and IOMSN Members and an early online registration discount until April 16, 2018. Medical students and interns can receive a special student rate. For more information and to register (including select scholarship opportunities) visit: or call 201-487-1050, ext. 103.



CMSC, the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, is the leading educational, training, and networking organization for MS healthcare professionals and researchers. The CMSC mission is to promote high quality MS care through educational programming and accreditation including live and online events, research grants, technical journals and papers, and targeted advocacy efforts. The CMSC member network includes more than 11,000 international healthcare clinicians and scientists committed to MS care as well as more than 60 Veterans Administration MS Programs and 225 MS Centers in the US, Canada, and Europe. The 32nd CMSC Annual Meeting, the largest gathering of MS professionals in North America, will take place May 30 - June 2, 2018, in Nashville, TN. For more information visit: Follow CMSC on Twitter: @mscare and Facebook: CMSCmscare.

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