As the new president of the IOMSN for the next two years, I would like to thank Megan for her service and leadership. My themes for the next two years are to encourage nurses to perform research and support each other in our day-to-day practice. Collaboration and communication through our IOMSN Google Group and other means bonds us together as a cohesive group with the aim of promoting high quality patient care.

In addition to our strong focus on patient care, we must foster our own self-care and wellness through different programs, such as mindfulness, yoga and spending time with each other. There have been many advances in MS care including emerging disease modifying therapies, evolving symptoms management, breakthrough rehabilitation devices and new technological methods that have challenged our roles as nurses and clinicians requiring us to enhance our diverse clinical role, education, and well-being.

I encouraged you to get involved in our IOMSN organization, and be a part of our committees and educational initiatives. Please feel free to reach me via email if you would like to volunteer as a committee member or other roles in IOMSN.

Best regards,

Aliza Ben-Zacharia, ANP, PhD
IOMSN President
Neurology Assistant Professor
Associate Director of the Center of Nursing Research and Innovation
The Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis
Icahn School of Medicine
The Mount Sinai Medical Center