The more you know, the better prepared you’ll be to handle the uncertainty of living with MS. Tap into our educational opportunities to:
- Hear about current MS research
- Brush up on the latest MS therapies
- Learn a new symptom management technique
- Get answers to your burning questions
- Meet others like you
- Speak candidly with top MS professionals
- ...and more, we have something for everyone!
Information Resource Center (IRC)
The highly-skilled, experienced staff of the IRC can provide referrals to various professional services in your local community, from neurologists to in-home services to mobility equipment vendors and more.
Newly Diagnosed Orientations
On a quarterly basis, this informative program, conducted by trained National MS Society staff and an RN specializing in MS, will address the most common concerns for people who are newly diagnosed.
We have an extensive collection of books, audiocassettes, and videotapes available for loan. Our staff can help you find the resource that meets your needs, or you can browse through our library catalog online.
Community & Pharmaceutical Programs
Community members and pharmaceutical companies frequently offering a variety of educational and social programs in the area.
Accessible from the Comfort of Home
Join us from the comfort of your own phone for the West Region Teleconference series, a year of informative conference calls on a diverse range of topics for people living with MS. Or listen to recordings from past Society teleconferences on a variety of MS topics from expert speakers, including employment teleconferences.
Join a live webcast, explore online educational videos, Accessible Technology. Some people face visual, dexterity and cognitive challenges which can make everyday tasks such as reading the newspaper, typing an e-mail and communication with friends challenging. There are affordable, easy-to-use technology solutions that can help you stay connected.
Local research and trials
Northern California is home to some of the top MS research institutions in the world. Without people living with MS who are willing to serve as volunteers in these studies, we could not look forward to new and better therapies.