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MS Clinical Care Connection
A Resource for Healthcare Professionals

AMPYRA® Authorized Generic Version Now Available
A new authorized generic version of AMPYRA (dalfampridine) is now available from Mylan. The release comes after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently upheld the District Court’s decision to invalidate four AMPYRA patents. Supply of this new generic is currently available to pharmacies and can be prescribed now. Read more in this press release from Mylan.
FDA Accepts New Drug Application for Siponimod, an Oral Therapy for Secondary Progressive MS
Novartis announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted their application for Siponimod and that they have arranged for an expedited review. The company anticipates this review will occur in early 2019. Read our Society news to learn more about this application and the clinical trial results.
Recommendations for Cognitive Screening and Management in MS
A group of experts convened by the National MS Society has published Recommendations for Cognitive Screening and Management in Multiple Sclerosis Care in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal. These recommendations include optimal screening, monitoring and treatment strategies, and address barriers to optimal management. They have been endorsed by the Consortium of MS Centers and the International Multiple Sclerosis Cognition Society. Read the paper now.
Upcoming Conferences
The Society will be exhibiting at the following professional conference this fall. If you plan on attending, please stop by the Society booth.
American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention — Nov. 15-17 in Boston, MA
Professional Education Opportunities
Mental Health Providers Networking and Learning Calls

Nov. 15 – 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT

View the upcoming call schedule to learn more. To register, contact Andrea.Arzt@nmss.org.
Providing Skilled Rehab: Medicare Model for Patients with MS

Oct. 24 – 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT
Speaker: Jennifer Brown, PT, DPT, GCS

These quarterly, one-hour web-based meetings offer a live forum for rehabilitation professionals to discuss approaches and solutions to challenging cases. MS rehabilitation therapists will present cases and review new research findings and current trends in rehab and MS. This call is intended for PTs, OTs, SLPs and others who want to maximize the impact of their work with people with MS. View the full call schedule to learn more.
Current Topics in MS: Implications for Practice — CME Program

Addressing the Challenges of Spasticity Management in MS
Dec. 11 – 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
Speaker: Susan Bennett, PT, DPT, EdD, NCS, MSCS

The constant flow of new information regarding MS management including disease modification, symptomatic therapies, rehabilitation, and treatment of mood and cognitive disorders is challenging for clinicians to assimilate and apply to their practices.

This series is co-sponsored by the National MS Society and The Consortium of MS Centers (CMSC). Visit our website to learn more.

View the calendar for additional opportunities.
MS Nurse Certification Exam Study Groups

View the recording now.
Best MS App of 2018 for Healthcare Providers — download or update now

Information at your fingertips about MS diagnosis, disease and symptom management. iPhone or Android

If you would like additional information or resources, please contact us at healthprof_info@nmss.org.
The National MS Society supports MS healthcare professionals through professional publications, tools and materials, as well as resources to share with patients and their families. Our information and resources are designed to help people affected by MS live their best lives — in partnership with all of the members of the MS comprehensive healthcare team.
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