If you or someone close to you has recently been given a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns. Or, you may be feeling so overwhelmed by the diagnosis that you aren’t sure what kinds of questions to ask. The Newly Diagnosed Teleconference Series is an opportunity to hear useful information directly from experts in the field. These experts will discuss information that is most relevant to someone who has been diagnosed with MS within the last two years.
Each teleconference lasts just one hour and is accessible via a toll-free number. You can ask questions or just listen to the information. Best of all, you can do so from the privacy of your own 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.
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 at 7:00 pm
MS 101: UNDERSTANDING MS
Whether you have or may have MS, or care about someone who does, finding the right information is an important step. Learning more about the disease can help ease the anxiety and confusion that sometimes comes. This call will cover the basics of multiple sclerosis including how to access information about MS and ask questions.
Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Although there is no cure for MS, effective strategies are available to modify the disease course, treat flare-ups, manage symptoms, improve function and safety, and provide emotional support. In combination, these treatments enhance the quality of life for people living with MS. This call will provide an overview of the types of medications used to treat MS, including the ways the medications are administered, how often, and side effects.
Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 at 7:00 pm
TO TELL OR NOT TELL: DISCLOSING YOUR MS
We know it can be difficult to hear the words "You have MS." There are so many questions that arise in the first few years about what the diagnosis means for you, how it will impact your relationships and career, and how to manage the chronic nature of the disease. This teleconference will outline the pros and cons of disclosing your symptoms and diagnosis to family, friends and employers, as well as federal laws that protect individuals with disabilities in the work place.