Next MS Research Now Event is April 12
March 24, 2014
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR MS RESEARCH NOW PRESENTATION IN MILWAUKEE
Local multiple sclerosis researcher will speak at free educational program on April 12
(HARTLAND, WISCONSIN) – Wisconsin researcher Alexander Ng, PhD, FACSM, will provide updates on current wellness and lifestyle research as it relates to multiple sclerosis, and discuss his personal work in exercise science, during a free event presented by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter. The presentation will take place on Saturday, April 12, from 9-11 a.m. at Columbia St. Mary’s Water Tower Commons, 2350 N. Lake Dr. in Milwaukee.
Ng is an associate professor in the Exercise Science Program at Marquette University. He focuses on symptomatic fatigue in chronic disease such as MS and is exploring how dance-related exercise may be able to improve stability, balance and mobility.
Dr. Jennifer Kennedy from Columbia St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute will also give a brief presentation about the facility and the MS-related services it provides.
The MS Research NOW speaker series features discussions on developments in MS research and provides the opportunity to meet face-to-face with esteemed researchers and neurologists to learn about the latest in MS research and emerging therapies.
Anyone interested in attending the MS Research NOW presentation on April 12 can register online at www.wisMS.org (click on “Find Resources and Support Programs”) or by calling 262-369-4400 (or 800-242-3358) by April 10. Seating may be limited. Free valet parking and light refreshments will be available.
About the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society
The Wisconsin Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society proudly serves more than 10,000 residents diagnosed with MS, and those who love and care for them.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.