The Greater Carolinas Chapter offers a variety of annual education programs to connect people living with MS, provide education to our clients and their families, and offer a forum to discuss pertinent issues. Please find a list of our annual programs below.
These conferences provide the opportunity for African-Americans living with MS and their families to learn more about the disease, share experiences and network. Conferences are offered in both North and South Carolina each spring/summer.
Each year, the chapter hosts education conferences and annual meetings in three locations. The conferences provide education on a host of topics and the opportunity to get a report on the overall status of the chapter, as well as recognizing key volunteers.
These programs are offered throughout the year in communities throughout NC and SC. Topics include wellness, research, symptom management, cognitive and emotional aspects of the disease and more. Stay tuned for more details on upcoming programs in Asheville, Kannapolis, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh and Pinehurst, NC and Charleston and Greenville, SC.
MS can takes its toll on the family – leaving little time, energy or money to do fun, family-oriented things together. MS Adventures programs throughout the year offer the opportunity for families living with MS to join with others in similar situations and enjoy social outings such as the Zoo (NC & SC), baseball, and the aquarium.
Relationships are hard work even in the best of times. MS can sometimes make it harder. The Couples Retreat each winter is designed to help you and your partner strengthen your relationship and minimize the impact MS may have on your lives. Learn how to improve communication and manage MS as a team.
This program hosted each summer showcases some of the top researchers discussing different areas of MS research. Past topics have been the MS Lesion Project, Genetics and MS; Gender and MS; New Treatments and more.
In collaboration with chapters in the Southeastern US, teleconferences are offered on a variety of topics ranging from employment to research to coping with the disease. Teleconferences are free and you can enjoy them from the comfort of your home.
Multiple sclerosis affects more women than men, almost 3:1. The Women’s Conference each summer offers an opportunity to learn more about issues affecting women living with MS, as well as providing time to connect and learn from each other. Watch for information on the 2014 conference being held at Crown Plaza Resort in Asheville, NC on Sat. April 5th - Sunday April 6th.