LINKS Teleconference Series: 9 Opportunities to Learn More about MS from the Comfort of Your Home
We are pleased to present a series of teleconferences for clients with MS and their families entitled “LINKS.” Whether you just received a diagnosis of MS or have been living with it for a long time--the goal of this series is to “link” you with information and tips on how to maintain your quality of life in the years ahead.
This nine week series will run Tuesday nights (7-8 pm) from April 2 through May 28, 2013. Each call will be conducted using a toll-free number, so you can call from the comfort of your home. Participate in several calls* or just the one that interests you.
What is a Teleconference?
A teleconference is an opportunity to learn new information from the comfort of home by calling into a designated number to hear an interactive presentation.
*You will need to register individually for each call you wish to attend.
May 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Healthy Living with MS: Diet & Nutrition
Maintenance of general good health is very important for those with MS or any chronic disorder. A well-balanced and carefully planned diet will help to achieve this goal and put you in the best possible shape to deal with whatever challenges MS brings your way. Join this call to learn about the benefits of the anti-inflammatory approach to lifestyle choices and tools to make wise diet choices, no matter what your current state of health.
Guest Speaker: Laurie Erdman is a holistic health coach and founder of Chronic Wellness Coaching. Laurie left her a career as a lawyer after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The inspiration for this career change was the dramatic improvements in her health after she changed her diet, lifestyle, and attitude. She now helps others increase their energy so they can thrive in spite of chronic illness.
The registration deadline for this call is May 14th, 2013.
May 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Clinical Trials & Progress in MS Research
Clinical trials help to determine if a drug is safe and effective. Those with MS who are willing to volunteer in these studies make it possible for all of us to look forward to new and better therapies. However, there are essential questions you should ask yourself before participating. Join us on the this call as we discuss the basics of clinical trials, as well as current MS research on treatment to stop disease progression, restore function, and end MS forever.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Ellen Mowry became interested in multiple sclerosis (MS) prior to beginning college and first performed research in MS as an undergraduate biology major at Georgetown University. As a neurology resident at the University of Pennsylvania, she progressed to MS clinical research activities and conducted a study of visual dysfunction and quality of life in MS. Then as a fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Mowry evaluated prognostic factors in MS and examined health-related quality of life in MS, particularly as a marker of disease burden. Dr. Mowry continued as a member of the faculty. She explored the association of vitamin D status with the risk of relapses among children with MS and was subsequently awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the role of vitamin D in the course of MS. Dr. Mowry joined the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology as an Assistant Professor in July of 2011. In addition to ongoing studies, she is the Principal Investigator of a National MS Society-sponsored multicenter randomized controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation in MS.
The registration deadline for this call is May 21, 2013.