More MS news articles for September 1999

CommonHealth Medical Education Unit Launches "International Journal of MS Care"

Wednesday September 15, 10:35 am Eastern Time
Company Press Release
PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BW HEALTHWIRE)--Sept. 15, 1999--ProCom International, one of CommonHealth's two medical education units, launched today the International Journal of MS Care on-line journal at ProCom International President Wendy Nielsen-Fry serves as publisher of the journal and Senior Program Manager Strategic Development Ann Sikora as associate publisher.

"This is the first peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal focused solely on the professional's day-to-day management of multiple sclerosis," Ms. Sikora noted.

The International Journal of MS Care, the official journal of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (RIMS), seeks to improve the quality of care for patients with multiple sclerosis through international multidisciplinary cooperation and communication.

The international, peer-reviewed journal offers practical information on the latest treatment strategies and management practices and includes

- Practical advice from colleagues
- Peer reviewed, international perspective on disease management - Access to abstracts from the annual CMSC conference
- Ability to print out copies for off-line reading
- E-mail notification of each new issue's posting
- Personalization to highlight subscriber preferences

A renowned international editorial board led by Robert M. Herndon, MD, will monitor all articles to ensure the quality and practicality of the journal's content. Influential leaders from disciplines such as occupational therapy, physiatry, psychology and nursing, along with neurologists and other professionals, will review and accept quality articles based on the clinical application of therapy.

"We hope this journal will prove indispensable to the care of patients with multiple sclerosis," said Dr. Herndon. "We believe that the easy-to-use on-line interface will allow physicians to quickly access the information most important to their patients," he added.

CommonHealth comprises ProCom International, Adient, CommonHealth Australia, CommonHealth Europe, CommonHealth Kyowa, Enterprise IG Health, Gowers Advertising, Health Learning Systems, the Hill and Knowlton Health and Pharmaceutical Practice, the OZM Group and a partnership in China with the Ogilvy Healthcare Network, The Conectics Group, The Quantum Group, The Xchange Group and Thomas Ferguson Associates. Med Ad News reported recently that "one (healthcare communications) model has emerged with distinction: CommonHealth's organization," adding that the company offers clients "the most complete and flexible consortium of services."

Karin Ferraro or
Beth Porteous