The chapter’s 2014 Annual Meeting was held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. One hundred and forty people were in attendance for the election of the board of trustees and the presentation of Volunteer of the Year awards.
Members heard keynote presentations from Robin McGraw, president of Blackrock Foundation and the Senior Director of the Donald C. McGraw Foundation, and Dr. Fred Lublin, the Saunders Family Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Corrine Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Mount Sinai Medical Center. McGraw spoke about the No Opportunity Wasted (NOW) research campaign and its projects to stop, end and restore function in MS and Lublin spoke on the topic of “Choosing a treatment plan: Making an informed decision”. Members also learned about the risks and benefits of current disease modifying therapies. A lively Q & A period followed the presentations which were well received. A link to the power point presentation and an audio file will be available shortly.