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ULM graduate student receives conference scholarship

Published May 28, 2015

Amber Bettencourt, a University of Louisiana at Monroe Speech-Language Pathology graduate student from Santa Clara, Calif., received a full scholarship to attend the 2015 Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) meeting in Indianapolis this week.

The scholarship, totaling $1,200, covers Bettencourt’s travel and conference-related expenses. Bettencourt was one of five students in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, South-Central region to be selected for the honor.


Conference attendees will learn about multiple sclerosis and network with healthcare professionals and other students.

According to the conference site, the content of the meeting includes state-of-the-art information on the latest treatments, research, models of care, epidemiology, genetics, and much more.

The conference covers various objectives for various stages and varieties of careers in the field, including: cognitive development, comprehensive care, disease management, nursing, rehabilitation, and development.

About CMSC:

CMSC is a leading educational, training, and networking organization for multiple sclerosis healthcare professionals and researchers. The CMSC mission is to promote quality of multiple sclerosis care through educational programming and accreditation including live and online events, research grants, technical journals and papers, and targeted advocacy efforts.

The CMSC member network includes more than 8,000 international clinicians and scientists, as well as more than 65 Veterans administration multiple sclerosis programs, and over 200 multiple sclerosis centers in the United States, Canada and Europe.