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Connect to the information you need – information and guidance on current matters essential to living one’s best life with MS. The program offers seven different topics annually. Each free telelearning will feature topic-area expert(s) by phone with online presentations, and Q&A session.

Register online or by calling 1-800-344-4867.

Schedule and topics

Tips for People with MS and Their Partners Planning for the Future

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 5 pm ET/4 CT/3MT/2 PT
  • Thursday, November 20, 2014- 10 pm ET/9 CT/8 MT/7  PT
  • Learn about the legal and financial considerations critical for partners and people living with MS. Presented by Dick Bell of Financial Education Partners Foundation and Bradley Frigon of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

MS Research – Your Questions Answered

  • Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 7 pm ET/6 CT/5 MT/ 4 PT
  • Thursday, January 22, 2015- 10 pm ET/9 CT/8 MT/7 PT
  • Explore current work being done by the Progressive MS Alliance Initiative and the Wellness Work Group with Bruce Bebo, Executive Vice President of Research, National MS Society and Doug Landsman, Senior Director of International Research Programs, National MS Society.

MS and Employment (four different sessions)

  • Legal Basics: Know Your Rights
    Thursday, February 12, 2015- 8 pm ET/7 CT/6 MT/ 5 PT
    Learn about your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) including considerations around disclosure. Job Accommodation Network Principal Consultant, Linda Batiste and Client Assistance Program attorney Jamie Ray-Leonetti will discuss practical ways to be proactive in your work situation and what to do if things do not go as planned.  Also, hear from an individual with MS about their experience utilizing their rights in the workplace.
  • Managing Cognitive Symptoms and Fatigue in the Workplace
    Thursday, February 26, 2015- 8 pm ET/7 CT/6 MT/ 5 PT
    Cognitive dysfunction and fatigue are two of the most common symptoms impacting people with MS in the workplace and can pose significant challenges to maintaining employment.  Neuropsychologist, Dr. Cynthia Sullivan, and occupational therapist, Tracy Carrasco, will discuss how these symptoms may present themselves and will share practical ways to manage them on the job.
  • Supports to Help You Find Employment
    Thursday, March 12, 2015- 8 pm ET/7 CT/6 MT/ 5 PT
    Employment resources vary depending on the level of impact your MS has upon your ability   to work. Samantha Mankin, Rehabilitation Supervisor with the Division of Vocational Rehabilition, Russell Bowe of the Speer Adult Workforce Center, and Amira Fahmy of  Getting Hired Inc. will discuss how to use their resources to find employment opportunities appropriate to your needs.
  • The Essential Guide to Flexible and Home-Based Jobs
    Thursday, March 26, 2015- 8 pm ET/7 CT/6 MT/ 5 PT
    What are the latest trends in the work-from-home and flexible job market? Brie Reynolds from, will walk you through the trends, top career fields and most common jobs available, as well as who's hiring and how to find these flexible opportunities. Learn how to avoid common job scams and tips for successful job applications.

Managing MS Bladder and Bowel Symptoms

  • Thursday, March 19, 2015- 10 pm ET/9 CT/8 MT/7 PT
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015- 7 pm ET/6 CT/5 MT/ 4 PT
  • Learn strategies for managing bowel and bladder symptoms in MS with Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis and Dr. Marlene Murphy Setzko of the Mandell MS Center.

Sex Ed for Grownups – Intimacy in MS

  • Thursday, May 21, 2015- 10 pm ET/9 CT/8 MT/7 PT
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015- 7 pm ET/6 CT/5 MT/ 4 PT
  • MS can certainly change a romantic relationship – learn from Dr. Timothy Hlavinka, Urology San Antonio and Dr. Linda Mona, Veterans Administration Long Beach how to maintain or build intimacy with MS is in the picture.

Gender Differences in MS

  • Thursday, July 23, 2015- 10 pm ET/9 CT/8 MT/7 PT
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015- 7 pm ET/6 CT/5 MT/ 4 PT
  • Men and women are affected by MS differently – join Dr. Barbara Giesser and Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl of UCLA, to learn why and how those differences are important.

Preparing for MS Doctor Visits

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015- 10 pm ET/9 CT/8 MT/7 PT
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2015- 7 pm ET/6 CT/5 MT/ 4 PT
  • Learn tips to prepare for successful visits with your doctor. Kathy Costello, MSCN, Associate Vice President of Clinical Care, National MS Society shares ideas on how to build a true partnership with your provider.

* Presenters are subject to change.

Register now

Online or by calling 1-800-344-4867.