PODCAST (2011): Town Hall Discussions

The International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN) is excited to present a program for this year called IOMSN Town Hall Discussions. This program is designed to continue to fulfill the mission of the IOMSN through regular outreach to its membership. The goal of this program is to have a dialogue with MS nurses in large and small MS practices and to sustain their dedication to the fight against MS.

Each month we will be hosting a telephone discussion led by an IOMSN member that will last approximately 15 minutes to be followed by a robust discussion. Each Town Hall session will last no more than one hour and occur on the 3rd Tuesday evening of every month starting at 8pm ET (7pm CT, 6pm MT, 5pm PT).

To join, simply dial

TOLL FREE (877) 407-8037

Open to All North American Nurses

For more information, please call 201-487-1050.

This program is supported by an educational grant from Biogen Idec.

Schedule for 2011:

Discussion will start at 8:00 pm ET, please call / log-in 10 minutes early.

January 18, 2011

New and Emerging Therapies – Challenges for MS Nursing

 Carolyn Griffin, RN, BSN, CCRP
 February 15, 2011  When the Patient is Experiencing Breakthrough Disease  Aliza Ben-Zacharia, RN, CRRN, DNP, MSN, MSCN
 March 15, 2011

Resources for the MS Nurse

Click here to view the recommended Resources for the MS Nurse

Summary of the Lecture

 Brant J. Oliver, NP, MSN, MPH
 April 19, 2011  Time Management for the MS Nurse  Kathleen Costello, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN
 May 17, 2011  Motivational Interviewing for the MS Nurse  Dorothea Cassidy Pfohl, RN, BS, MSCN
 June 21, 2011  When the Patient is Non-Adherent – Strategies for the MS Nurse  Diane Lowden, N.MSc(A), MSCN
 July 19, 2011

Cognitive Impairment in MS— What is it and What Can the MS Nurse Do?

Slides Presentation

Montreal Cognitive Assessment

 Patricia Pagnotta, MSN, ARNP, MSCN
 August 16, 2011

 How Can Rehabilitation Help in MS?

PDF Presentation

Readers Report on Exercise

 Megan Barrett, DNP, ARNP-C, MSCN
 September 20, 2011

 Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis

PDF Presentation

Sleep Questionnaire

 Carrie Lyn Sammarco, DrNP, FNP-C, MSCN
 October 18, 2011

 Depression in Multiple Sclerosis

PDF Presentation

 Cynthia Irish, RN, MSCN
 November 15, 2011  Advocacy in Multiple Sclerosis  Willie Whatley, RN, MSCN
 December 20, 2011

 Avoiding Burnout in
MS Nurses

PDF Presentation

 Constance Easterling, MSN, ARNP, CRRN, MSCN