Aug 01, 2013
When living with multiple sclerosis, knowledge is part of battling the disease. Research MS is a program that provides updates on multiple sclerosis research and allows professionals to discuss new treatments and therapies available to people living with MS. The National MS Society, Gateway Area Chapter wants to make sure people who live with MS, their caregivers, and other friends and family members are fully aware of all available options, as well as progress toward finding a cure for this disease.
On June 15, attendees in Columbia, Mo. welcomed Erin Longbrake, MD, PhD, MS Neurology Resident, from Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Longbrake shared her insider’s perspective on the MS research field with those interested in what is currently being done to put an end to the disease they deal with on a daily basis.
Each of the remaining 2013 Research MS programs will host a different MS expert in various locations around the Chapter. Each doctor will arm those who are affected by MS with new, critical information to educate them about the present and provide hope for the future.
There is no cost to attend Research MS. To register for the program near you, call 1-800-344-4867.
Rend Lake, IL – 8/24/13 (register here)
Gibby’s on the Green at Rend Lake Country Club
12476 Golf Course Dr.
Whittington, IL 62897
Speaker: Dr. Mark Tullman, MD, The MS Center for Innovations in Care, Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Cape Girardeau, MO – 9/21/13 (register here)
St. Francis Health & Wellness Center
150 S. Auburn Rd.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
Speaker: Dr. Gregory Wu, MD, PhD, Division of Multiple Sclerosis, Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine
Maryville, IL – 9/24/13 (register here)
6800 State Route 162
Maryville, IL 62062
Speaker: Dr. Florian Thomas, MD, PhD, Director, St. Louis VA Regional MS Center of Excellence; Director, National MS Society Center; Professor of Neurology, Saint Louis University
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 6,900 individuals here in the Gateway Area Chapter and more than 2.1 million people worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National MS Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. In 2012 alone, the Society invested $43 million to support 350 research projects around the world while providing programs and services that assisted more than one million people. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at www.nationalMSsociety.org. You may also contact your local Gateway Area Chapter at www.gatewayMSsociety.org or 314-781-9020.