Educational Teleconference Series:
Learn More about MS from the Comfort of Your Home
As calls in our Educational Teleconference Series are completed, we will post the recordings here. If you are interested in participating in any upcoming Teleconferences, please browse our Calendar of Programs.
Improving Independence in Progressive MS
Sometimes MS symptoms can progress to the point that they significantly interfere with daily activities. Maintaining control and independence in everyday life doesn’t necessarily mean doing everything the same way you did it before. This call will discuss how to navigate the world of assistive technology and suggest ways to modify your environment at home and at work to optimize control and independence.
Speaker: June Halper, MSN, ANP, FAAN
Parenting and MS
This teleconference will help you to identify your parenting strengths, and trouble spots in managing MS and parenting responsibilities. It will focus on the importance of communication, planning, prioritizing and developing a support network.
Speaker: Nancy Lowenstein, OT
Mount Auburn Hospital Comprehensive MS Care Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Assistant Clinical Professor at the Occupational Therapy Program, Boston University.
Speaker: Ronnie Hochberg, MS, CRC, LMHC
Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY
Cognitive Changes in MS
This teleconference will explain cognitive issues in MS and delve into the impact of cognitive dysfunction on everyday life. Additionally, we will explore tools to help people with MS manage and adapt to their effects.
Speaker: John DeLuca, PhD,
Vice President for Research at Kessler Foundation Research Center, Professor in the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Neurology and Neuroscience at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School
Speaker: Jeffrey Gingold,
Author of the Award-winning book, "Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis" and person living with MS.
The emergence of new MS therapies is both exciting and challenging for people living with MS and the clinicians who treat them. Our speaker, an MS specialist neurologist, will discuss the most recent information concerning newly emerging MS therapies to promote a better understanding and educate participants on treatment options.
Speaker: Stephen Krieger, MD
Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS at Mt Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Using Assistive Technology for People Living with MS
Mark Surabian, Assistive Technology Practitioner, will discuss a variety of assistive technologies that can enable people living with MS to function better at home, at work and at leisure. He will also address resources that may be available in the community for funding of equipment..
Speaker: Mark Surabian
Assistive Technology Practitioner, Pace University, New York, NY www.Cognitechcafe.com.
Management and Rehabilitation of Advanced MS
George H. Kraft, M.D., M.S. Director of the Western Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Center and Alvord Professor of MS Research; Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology at the University of Washington in Seattle, will present a brief overview of advanced MS, current status of research and practical application of symptom management.
Staying Healthy with Vitamins and Oral Supplements
Learn about the benefits of oral supplements and discuss some of the most commonly used vitamins, minerals and herbs.
Speaker: Patricia Melville, NP-C
Stony Brook MS Comprehensive Care Center, Stony Brook, NY
People who have “invisible” MS symptoms have a unique set of difficulties. This call will address the “invisible” symptoms of MS such as pain, fatigue, and cognitive issues and how to manage these symptoms effectively.
Speaker: Pam Mills, RN, BSN, MSCN
Registered nurse who specializes in oncology and multiple sclerosis.
A Family Affair
MS comes with many challenges for both the individual and family living with MS. Changes occur in family roles and everyday functions. Learning about MS and communicating are effective strategies for coping with these challenges and developing a healthier lifestyle.
Speaker: Peggy Crawford, Ph.D., PSYD, Clinical Psychologist, Cincinnati Children's Hospital; contributing author to Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Families
Speaker: Bonnie Danowski, family member of a person with MS and active volunteer for NMSS Arizona Chapter
Multiple Sclerosis, Sex and Intimacy
Join us for an open and honest discussion about the personal and intimate side of living with MS. This presentation provides opportunities for participants to explore concepts of intimacy, challenge their communication skills and explore a range of sexual expressions to awaken or enhance the sexual connection.
Speaker: Pamela S. Boyle, MS, FAACS
What is a Teleconference?
A teleconference is an opportunity to learn new information by calling into a designated toll-free number to hear an interactive presentation. You can ask questions or just listen to the information. Best of all, you can do so from the privacy of your own home.