Northeast Region Teleconferences Fall 2013 Series: Living Well with MS:
Join us from the comfort of your own phone for informative conference calls on a diverse range of topics for people living with MS. This educational series is free. To ensure timely receipt of materials, please register one week prior to call.
All calls will occur from 7 - 8 p.m. Dial in information will be provided when you register.
Pain is often an overlooked symptom in MS 80% of people with MS experiencing some type of pain. Learn about the origins of pain in MS, how it is treated with medications and/or rehabilitation and how to manage it through relaxation and meditation.
Speakers: Dr. Jonathan Cahill, Board Certified Neurologist, Rhode Island Hospital MS Center and Ruth Geller, Meditation practitioner and group facilitator for the Long Island Chapter of the National MS Society
Registration Deadline: October 16, 2013
Maintaining your health and well-being is essential to being able to care for others. Celebrate National Family Caregivers’ Month by learning tips for overcoming physical and emotional exhaustion while providing valuable resources to address the challenges of caring for a loved one living with a chronic illness.
Speaker: Linda Walter, LCSW, Support group facilitator for the NYC-Southern NY Chapter of the National MS Society
Registration Deadline: October 30, 2013
Discover the wide range of MS research that impacts quality of life and everyday issues for people with MS.
Speaker: Nicholas G. LaRocca, Ph.D. Vice President, Health Care Delivery and Policy Research, National MS Society
Registration Deadline: November 27, 2013
WATCH FOR: Spring session teleconferences will place April- June 2014. Upcoming topics: Exercise and Nutrition, Cognition and MS, and New Disease Modifying Therapies.
Because MS affects more than just the individual diagnosed, our programs welcome friends and family members unaccompanied by a person with MS.
Our programs often fill up quickly. While we fully understand you may need to cancel for various reasons, we ask that you let us know in advance if you cannot attend a program you’ve registered for whenever possible. This will help reduce our costs and enable people who may be on a waiting list to have the opportunity to join the program.
This educational series is made available through the collaboration of the following chapters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Connecticut, Greater New England, Long Island, New Jersey Metro, New York City - Southern New York, Rhode Island and Upstate New York.
Eligibility: Person with MS and /or adult Family/Friends