MS Practice Update

Managing Motor Imapirment, Neurogenic,

Bladder, Bowel and Sexual Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis

Friday, September 18, 2015

Beechwood Hotel
363 Plantation Street

Worcester, MA


September 18, 2015


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UMMS Continuing Medical  Education

Phone: 508-856-1671

Fax: 508-856-6838


Physicians - $150.00
Non Physicians - $100.00
Medical Residents/Students - $50.00


Program # 16/119


Continuing Education Credit



Accreditation Statement:

 The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  


Designation Statement:


The UMMS designates live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  


This offering meets the requirements for 7.2 contact hours for nurses as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244-CMR 5.04).  Each nurse should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in each educational activity.

Policy on Faculty Disclosure:  

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities.  All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed.  Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.



Program Summary: 
The introduction of biologic disease-modifying drugs changed the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) from a strategy directed at managing symptoms to one aimed at preventing relapses and hopefully progressive damage and achieving a state of no disease activity. However, early diagnosis, prompt intervention,and maintenance of tight symptoms control are known to be key in superior quality of life (QOL) and in preventing complications that may be independent of disease activity. In many cases the symptoms presentation, assessment and therapeutic interventions are shared between different neurological diseases,our program will be present the specifics of MS pathology. In this program we will demonstrate what can be done to mitigate or improve the outcomes in a variety of symptoms including: managing motor impairment, neurogenic bladder,bowel, and sexual dysfunction during first day and issues related to critical care of patients with neurological diseases including MS.

Conference Objectives:

- Increase level of knowledge in treating spasticity, walking difficulties and bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction.

- Discuss and define the neurocritical care knowledge for neurological diseases.

- Initiate early diagnosis of symptoms that need evaluation and treatment in MS patients, knowing that early treatment improves patient outcomes.

Course Directors

Carolina Ionete, MD, PhD
  Peter Riskind, MD, PhD

Invited Faculty

Paula Bellin, MD
Susan Bennett, PR, DPT, EdD, NCS, MSCS
Roberto Bomprezzi, MD, PhD
Riley Bove, MD
Jeremy J. Darlilng, LMHC
David Jones, MD

Frank Sup, PhD
Richard van Emmerick, PhD


Location & Accommodations:
The Beechwood Hotel
363 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA  01605
Phone: 800-344-2589


UMMS Office of Continuing Medical  Education

Phone: 508-856-1671

Fax: 508-856-6838


Physicians - $150.00
Non Physicians - $100.00
Medical Residents/Students - $50.00


Program # 16/119


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