EDUCATIONAL TELECONFERENCE SERIES 2011-2012
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Parenting Skills - Developing a Tool Kit for Your Family
Get help identifying your strengths and managing MS and parenting responsibilities. Focus will be on the importance of communication, planning, prioritizing and a support network.
*Nancy Lowenstein, O.T.
Mount Auburn Hospital Comprehensive MS Care Center, Cambridge, MA
Assistant Clinical Professor, Boston University, MA
*Ronnie Hochberg, M.S., C.R.C., L.M.H.C.
Mount Sinai Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Where is My Memory? Cognitive Changes in MS
Learn about cognitive issues due to MS and their impact on everyday life. Tools to help you manage and adapt to cognitive symptoms will also be explored.
*John DeLuca, Ph.D.
VP for Research, Kessler Foundation Research Center
Professor in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Neurology and Neuroscience at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Person living with MS and author of "Facing the Cognitive Challenges of MS" and "Mental Sharpening Stones"
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Emerging Therapies for MS Treatment
The emergence of new MS therapies is exciting and challenging for people living with MS and the clinicians who treat them. An MS neurologist will discuss newly developing MS therapies and educate participants about treatment options.
*Stephen Krieger, M.D.
Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Using Assistive Technology
Learn about a variety of assistive technologies that can enable people living with MS to function better at home and work. Resources that may be available in the community for funding equipment will also be addressed.
Assistive Technology Practitioner, Pace University, NY
Owner/creator of web-based resource www.cognitechcafe.com
2012 EMPLOYMENT TELECONFERENCE SERIES
The 2012 Employment Teleconference Series is comprised of six calls that cover a range of employment topics and issues. To listen to an audio recording of each call, click here. The dates and topics of the calls are below:
Thursday, January 12, 2012
A 21st Century Approach to Job Searching: Webinar
Network your way to find that next job. Learn about the role online job boards and social networking websites can play in your job search. This program includes an optional online component for those who have internet access.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Get Informed: Legal Protections in the Workplace
Learn about key employment laws, such as the ADA and FMLA, and how you can use them to make an informed decision about employment.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Managing Challenging Resumes
Do you need to restructure your resume due to gaps, layoffs, or a career change? Are you over 50 and need a resume makeover? HR professionals address these and other resume challenges.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Hear from others living with MS who changed careers after their diagnosis, along with a vocational specialist, on how to navigate this transitional period.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Home-Based Employment: What Employers Want
Learn from employers about what they look for when hiring people to work from home.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Don't Do It Alone: Employment Resources
Learn about agencies and resources available to help you gain and maintain employment.