- CMSC Lifetime Achievement Award
Barry Arnason, MD
- Patient and Family Education Award for Best Poster
The Patient and Family Education Award for Best Poster is presented each year for the best poster presentation depicting excellence in patient and family education. This award is judged by a panel of CMSC members representing various disciplines caring for persons with MS.
Nursing and Social Work Collaboration: Pioneering Patient-Centered Care for Veterans with Multiple Sclerosis
Margaret Kazmierski, Lisa M. Mitchell
MS Centers of Excellence-East, VA-Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, MD
- Patient and Family Education Award for Best Platform
The Patient and Family Education Award for Best Platform is presented each year for the best platform presentation depicting excellence in patient and family education. This award is judged by a panel of CMSC members representing various disciplines caring for persons with MS.
The Importance of a Little TLC: The Total Life Care (TLC) Clinic at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Impact of this Health-Care Model on Patient Quality of Life
Diana Logan, Katherine Treadaway, Yolanda Rodriguez, Jaspreet Abraham, Thomas Abraham, Teresa Frohman, Paula Hardeman, Megan Orchard, Caroline Williamson, Donna Graves, Angela Flores, Benjamin Greenberg, Stephanie Huberman, Ardith Courtney, Gina M. Remington, Elliot Frohman
Neurology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
- Research Award for Best Poster
The Research Award is presented for the best poster describing research into comprehensive care in multiple sclerosis results of which will add to evidence based practice and improve the quality of life of those affected by multiple sclerosis.
Pscychometric Properties of Three Depression Scales in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Jiseon Kim,1 Dagmar Amtmann,1 Karon F. Cook,2 Kurt L. Johnson,1 Alyssa M. Bamer,1 Hyewon Chung,3 Robert L. Askew1
1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; 2Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; 3Department of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY
- Research Award for Best Platform
The Research Award is presented for the best platform describing research into comprehensive care in multiple sclerosis results of which will add to evidence based practice and improve the quality of life of those affected by multiple sclerosis.
Neuroimaging and Cognition Using Nearest Infrared Spectroscopy in Multiple Sclerosis
Jelena Stojanovic,1 Glenn Wiley,1,2 Gerald T. Voelbel,1,3John Deluca1,2
1Neuroscience and Neuropsychology Lab, Kessler Foundation Research Center, West Orange, NJ; 2Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ; 3Occupational Therapy, New York University, New York, NY
- The Labe C. Scheinberg Award
This award is given in memory of Labe C. Scheinberg, MD in recognition of the most outstanding work in neurorehabilitation in MS, presented at the CMSC Annual Meeting by the Foundation of the CMSC.
Pelvic Floor Disorders and Multiple Sclerosis: Are Patients Satisfied with their Care?
Rebecca James, Heidi Frasure, Sangeeta T. Mahajan
Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
- The Whitaker Prize for MS Research
The Whitaker Prize is presented to a young and emerging scientist whose work is judged to have a substantial promise to increase the understanding of the pathophysiology, immunology, genetics, and/or epidemiology of multiple sclerosis. The Whitaker Prize is presented in memory of John Whitaker, MD, a pioneer and role model in MS research.
How Impaired is Hand Function in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis
Gloria Van Geldern, Scott D. Newsome, Rhul Evans R. Marasigan, Jicon Oh, Daniel S. Reich, Peter A. Calabresi, Kathleen M Zadkowski
Best Platform Presentation
Deficient Contrast Visual Acuity in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Degrades Gait Performance Under Conditions of Low Illumination
Rachel Tripoli, Kelly Schwirian, Megan J. Walley, Barbara Kiourgas, Harold Blond, Leonard La PoInte, Gerry Maitland
Best Overall Presentation
Dimethyl Fumarate Protects the CNS Against Excitology
Haiyan Peng, Elif Akyol, David Pitt, Amy Lovett-Racke, Michael Racke
- The IOMSN Linda Morgante Hope Award
The IOMSN Linda Morgante Hope Award is presented each year for the poster which best represents a spirit of optimism and possibility related to clinical care or education for patients with MS and their families.
A Study to Identify the Psychosocial Needs of Caregivers of Persons with Multiple Sclerosis in Zimbabwe
Gertrude N. Mapara,1,2 Dorah Nyajena,1,3 Gift Ngwende2,3
1Councilling/Rehabilitation, Zimbabwe Open University, Harare, Mashonaland Central, Zimbabwe; 2MS Medical Advisory, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Zimbabwe, Harare, Mashonaland Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe; 3MS Advocacy, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Zimbabwe, Harare, Mashonaland Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
- The June Halper Award
The June Halper Award for Excellence in MS Nursing is presented for leadership and creativity in the care of people with MS and their families. The award signifies energy of purpose to provide or promote the most up-to-date comprehensive care possible.
Denise Boucher, RN, MSCN
Neuromuscular Disease Clinic in IRDPQ, Quebec (CANADA)
- The IOMSN Thumbs Up Award
The Thumbs Up Award is presented to a person(s) who has been instrumental in advocating and promoting MS nursing.
Cynthia Guerra, MBA
Senior Director, Head of MAESTRO
Acorda Therapeutics, Inc., Hawthorne, NY (USA)
- IOMSN Research Award
Cira Fraser, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ (USA)
- International Journal of MS Care / Robert J. Herndon Award
For an outstanding article in the IJMSC 2011-2012
Potential Benefits of Nintendo Wii Fit Among People with Multiple Sclerosis: A Longitudinal Pilot Study
Matthew Plow, Marcia Finlayson