Free day of education about multiple sclerosis will cap off MS Awareness Week
(HARTLAND, WISCONSIN) – Anyone diagnosed with multiple sclerosis or who cares for someone living with the disease is invited to attend a free day of networking and education at the 2016 MS Summit. The event will be held on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Country Springs Conference Center, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee. Topics will include updates on MS research and treatments; information on assistive technology for those with disabilities; and strategies to help attendees address challenges, increase happiness and live their best life with MS. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. There is no cost to attend, but prior registration is required. To register, go to wisMS.org
or call 262-369-4400.
Last year’s event filled to capacity early, so people are encouraged to sign up immediately in order to reserve their place.
The confirmed topics and speakers for the 2016 MS Summit are:
Assistive Technology and MS Treatment Update
by Christopher Luzzio, MD, MS clinician at UW Hospital and Clinics; associate professor of Neurology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; and affiliated appointment with the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Current Research Progress in the Immune System and Myelin Repair
by Haley E. Titus, MS, PhD, National MS Society post-doctoral fellow from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.
by Julie Bobholz, PhD, clinical neuropsychologist at Aurora BayCare Clinic and Associate Professor of Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with local MS service providers.
Wisconsin is believed to have one of the higher prevalence rates of multiple sclerosis in the country, with more than 11,000 children, women and men in the state being diagnosed. Click here
to see the number of people in each Wisconsin county who have disclosed to the National MS Society that they have been diagnosed, and click here
for an indication of the economic impact.