HACKENSACK, NJ — NOVEMBER 20, 2014 — The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), The France Foundation, and the Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA) are pleased to announce that “Confronting Current Challenges in Multiple Sclerosis Treatment: A Unique Individualized Learning Plan,” has been selected as the winner for the 2015 Outstanding CE Enduring Material by the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions.

The Alliance Award recognizes that this CE activity for neurologists/physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses, case managers, physician assistants, social workers, and others involved in the care of patients with MS has contributed to a positive change in their practice.

The enduring CE activity, “Confronting Current Challenges in Multiple Sclerosis Treatment: A Unique Individualized Learning Plan,” was designed based on the principle that there are varying levels of knowledge and confidence among clinicians. This activity was developed to first identify the participant’s knowledge and confidence in varying areas of MS, and then to provide the participant with an individualized learning plan that meets their specific needs. This approach, which can easily be replicated across countless topics and therapeutic areas, allows the participant to focus on areas where they have demonstrated the greatest need.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Alliance for this important CE activity for MS healthcare professionals. With the continuing advances in diagnosis and management of MS, this customized activity helps bridge the participant’s knowledge and performance gaps,” said Dr. Theodore Bruno, Chief Medical Officer, The France Foundation.

The first step in the “Confronting Current Challenges in Multiple Sclerosis Treatment: A Unique Individualized Learning Plan,” activity is a self-assessment survey that evaluates the clinician’s current knowledge and confidence in managing patients with MS. Based on these results a report is generated that focuses on areas for the participant MS education and to create a tailored learning plan with recommended activities that include webinars and communication videos. The participant then completes the recommended educational activities to earn CME/CNE credit.

The topics and therapeutic areas that are covered in the webinars and videos include: Changing View of the Immunopathology of MS; Current and Emerging Therapies for MS; Communication with Patients about Progress on Treatment; and Collaborative Care of the MS Patient.

To learn more about this CE activity as well as other high-quality, up-to-date information on advances in MS offered by this online educational portal visit www.cmeaims.org

About CMSC
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 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 7,000 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 2015 CMSC Annual Meeting will take place May 27-30, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

For more information go to www.mscare.org

About The France Foundation
The France Foundation is accredited with commendation by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) to provide continuing education credit for physicians, and accredited by the ACPE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education) to provide continuing education credit for pharmacists. Since inception in 1999, The France Foundation has been on the forefront of the planning, development, and implementation of multidisciplinary accredited education. TFF specializes in curriculum-based education aimed at improving learners’ performance as health care providers.

About NPA (Nurse Practitioners Alternatives)
Since 1995, NPA, owned and managed by NP's, has been developing and providing high quality continuing education offerings for nurse practitioners and other health professionals; researching health policy and the NP role for government, business and industry; and authoring professional texts, articles, and books for print and electronic media. NPA has worked collaboratively with CMSC and the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN) since 2007 on over 75 high quality continuing education offerings for nursing professionals, nurse practitioners and other health professionals.

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