BioNews Services’ Multiple Sclerosis News Today is preparing to cover the 2016 Annual Meeting of The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (#CSMC2016) — a major MS conference bringing together the world’s leading researchers, drug developers, clinicians and patient advocates. BioNews’ presence at the conference will mark our most robust and immersive effort yet in covering a biotech conference from the patient’s perspective, with a full on-site news, social media, and multimedia team covering every facet of the event pertinent to MS patients and caregivers.
The Multiple Sclerosis News Today conference news team will include six members of the BioNews staff, who will work to provide real-time live streaming via social media, feature-length articles on the latest research and development, exclusive video interviews with leading researchers and experts, and a wide range of audio-visual content, including photos, video, and podcasts. The team for #CMSC2016 this year includes:
Dr. Ana de Barros, Chief News Correspondent: Prior to her role as a Managing Editor for BioNews, Dr. de Barros worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon, Portugal. She graduated with a BS in Genetics from the University of Newcastle and received her Masters in Biomolecular Archaeology from the University of Manchester, England. She earned her PhD in immunotherapy at the University of Lisbon. Dr. de Barros has covered other major MS conferences on-site, including ECTRIMS 2015 and, most recently, the 10th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology, with a major focus on Multiple Sclerosis research and clinical management.
Isaura Santos, Social Media Director: Isaura Santos graduated with a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a MA in Communication, Culture and Information Technologies from University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). Her professional interests include science communication, public awareness of science, and communication of science through entertainment. Isaura has been the on-site coordinator for many BioNews events and works closely with the conference organizers to ensure that our social media channels are reporting the most important presentations. She also coordinates all social media, video interviews, and multimedia output.
Carol Jertson, Contributing Editor: Carol Jertson is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a reporter, copy editor, and assistant city editor for small and big-city daily newspapers, including the Miami Herald and the Atlantic City Press, where she wrote stories about the mob when organized crime owned the unions that ran the casinos. At the Miami Herald, her staff of reporters covered local beats and the intricacies of state government. Most recently, she worked for Newsmax, an online site that reported political, national and global news. Carol will serve as a copy editor at the conference, ensuring that all content is accurate and geared toward a patient audience, as well as an interviewer.
Dr. Patricia Silva, Managing Editor: Dr. Silva holds a PhD in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, the Netherlands. She has studied Applied Biology at Universidade do Minho and was a postdoctoral research fellow at Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon, Portugal. She is the Managing Editor at Multiple Sclerosis News Today and will serve as the main conduit for news content back in our Lisbon bureau.
Andreia Peixoto, Social Media Manager: Andreia Peixoto has a degree in New Communication Technologies and experience in social media, design and tech. She is eager to find new ways to communicate and explore science and technology. She was on-site at #CONy2016 and provided audio-visual support as well as live social media updates for Multiple Sclerosis News Today‘s many social media channels.
Eileen Soler, Contributing Editor and Photojournalist: Eileen Soler is a 22-year veteran newspaper reporter, photographer and editor whose prolific body of work has included a gamut of medical coverage, from hospital-based humor therapy to cutting-edge cancer treatments. The longtime South Florida resident has contributed significantly to the local news and health sections of the Miami Herald, and to websites, blogs and newsletters produced by regional medical institutions. Most recently, she helped lead The Seminole Tribune newspaper of the Seminole Tribe of Florida to national recognition as the most award-winning publication of its kind. She will serve as a photographer at the conference as well as a copy editor.
Chris Comish, Publisher and BioNews CEO: Chris Comish developed the BioNews Services concept as a way to leverage digital news content as a service for biotech, health, and life sciences companies, helping them meet their marketing and promotional objectives, while fulfilling an unmet need for patients online. He will be on-site at #CMSC2016 to ensure that Multiple Sclerosis News Today offers the highest level of comprehensive news and social media coverage of the event.
Coverage at #CMSC2016 will include, for the first time, an official news desk and conference coverage booth. The booth will be staffed by the Multiple Sclerosis News Today editorial team and serve as a central hub for conference coverage. It will include a mobile news desk where our correspondents and editors can relay reports back to the bureau for publication, as well as for real-time social media updates. The booth will also feature an interview kiosk, where Multiple Sclerosis News Today can speak with researchers and other conference-goers amid the backdrop of the bustling convention floor.
The purpose of the news desk is to offer attendees the opportunity to see BioNews news and social media production in action, and to follow the news coverage in real time. The booth will feature a 55-inch high-definition monitor, which will stream all of the news, social media, and video content as it is published.
Pre-coverage of #CMSC2016 Already Underway
In the lead-up to #CMSC2016, which runs June 1 through June 4, Multiple Sclerosis News Today has already begun event pre-coverage, publishing a series of exclusive previews and showcase articles about what to expect from this year’s presenters. In addition, our social team is hard at work getting word out about the conference and of Multiple Sclerosis News Today‘s wall-to-wall coverage.
The following is the latest feed from the #CMSC2016 news tag:
- MS and Yoga: How Ancient Discipline Can Help MS PatientsMindy Eisenberg is the author of the book “Adaptive Yoga Moves Any Body” and Multiple Sclerosis News Today had the chance to hear exclusively and in person all about the benefits of yoga for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) 2016 Annual Meeting held this June. Here are 9 #CMSC16 Exclusive Interviews You [ […]
- When a Medical Student Gets an MS Diagnosis: Adriana’s StoryAdriana Carola Mendez is a medical student from Puerto Rico who currently lives and studies in Chicago. Adriana was having a wonderful life, preparing to take some of her final exams that would take her one step closer to being a doctor, when she noticed something different with her body. While studying for her medical licensing exam (the […] The post When a […]
- Alemtuzumab’s Long Term Efficacy for MS TreatmentIn this MD Magazine TV video, learn how alemtuzumab, also known as Lemtrada, has proven to be an effective treatment option for multiple sclerosis. Recently, the results of a study on relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) patients who had one or more relapses on earlier treatment, showed that alemtuzumab (Lemtrada) improved disability progression ove […]
- Study Finds PoNS Neurostimulator Plus Physical Therapy of Benefit to Advanced MS PatientsHelius Medical Technologies announced results of a pilot study, demonstrating the benefits of PoNS Therapy — a combination of the investigational Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS) device with physical therapy — in patients with advanced multiple sclerosis (MS). Specifically, the treatment was seen to improve both patients’ quality of life, and physi […]
- #CMSC16 – MS News Today’s Exclusive Interview with Mark FreedmanThis year, Multiple Sclerosis News Today will offer expanded coverage of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers June 1-4 in National Harbor, Maryland. Our five-person news team will publish feature articles on the presentations, exclusive video interviews from the convention floor with leading MS researchers and professionals […]
- #CMSC16 – MS News Today’s Exclusive Interview with Summer KernanIn an MS News Today exclusive interview with June Halper, the CEO of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), Halper saw Jonna Patton walking past our booth and invited her to join the interview! Halper and Patton explained how Patton’s Bioness leg device helps keep her going throughout the day. Multiple Sclerosis News Today then decided to head […]
- 9 #CMSC16 Exclusive Interviews You Can’t MissThis year, Multiple Sclerosis News Today offered expanded coverage of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers June 1-4 in National Harbor, Maryland. Our five-person news team published feature articles on the presentations, exclusive video interviews from the convention floor with leading MS researchers and professionals and l […]
- #CMSC16 – Metabolism in MS and the Role of Mitochondrial DysfunctionOne June 3, a workshop titled “Metabolism in MS and Related Conditions” was presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), held June 1-4 in National Harbor, Maryland. One of the speakers was Dr. David Sheikh-Hamad, professor of medicine-nephrology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, who discussed the […]
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