Northeast Regional Teleconference Educational Programs for FY 2012
**Please note that if you would like to participate on more than one call you must register for each one separately.
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.
Parenting Skills- Developing a Tool Kit
This teleconference will help you to identify your parenting strengths, and trouble spots in managing MS and parenting responsibilities. It will focus on the importance of communication, planning, prioritizing and developing a support network.
Speaker: Nancy Lowenstein, OT
Mount Auburn Hospital Comprehensive MS Care Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Assistant Clinical Professor at the Occupational Therapy Program, Boston University.
Speaker: Ronnie Hochberg, MS, CRC, LMHC
Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry - New York, NY
Click below to listen to the recording of this call:
Where is My Memory? Cognitive Changes in MS
This teleconference will explain cognitive issues in MS and delve into the impact of cognitive dysfunction on everyday life. Additionally, we will explore tools to help people with MS manage and adapt to their effects.
Speaker: John DeLuca, PhD
Speaker: Jeffrey Gingold, author of the Award-winning book, “Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis” and person living with MS.
The emergence of new MS therapies is both exciting and challenging for people living with MS and the clinicians who treat them. Our speaker, an MS specialist neurologist, will discuss the most recent information concerning newly emerging MS therapies to promote a better understanding and educate participants on treatment options.
Speaker: Stephen Krieger, MD
Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS at Mt Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Using Assistive Technology for People Living with MS
Mark Surabian, Assistive Technology Practitioner, will discuss a variety of assistive technologies that can enable people living with MS to function better at home, at work and at leisure. He will also address resources that may be available in the community for funding of equipment.
Speaker: Mark Surabian, Assistive Technology Practitioner
Pace University, New York, NY www.Cognitechcafe.com
Management and Rehabilitation of Advanced MS
Guest Speaker: George H. Kraft, M.D., M.S.
•Director of the Western Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Center and Alvord Professor of MS Research
•Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology at the University of Washington in Seattle
The following National MS Society websites may also be useful:
Staying Healthy With Vitamins and Oral Supplements
Learn about the benefits of oral supplements and discuss some of the most commonly used vitamins, minerals and herbs.
Speaker: Patricia Melville, NP-C
Stony Brook MS Comprehensive Care Center, Stony Brook, NY
This program is made available through the collaboration of the Connecticut, Greater New England, Long Island, New Jersey Metro, New York City-Southern New York, Upstate New York and Rhode Island Chapters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.