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Black MS Experience Program Series


Black MS Experience Summit

Being Black with MS carries unique challenges and experiences – from scientific and clinical differences in the disease itself to inequities in the healthcare system and more. The Black MS Experience Program Series is an opportunity to connect with others who understand the distinct experience of life with MS as a Black person. Through special program experiences, we will forge powerful connections, learn from leading scientific and healthcare experts, and give voice to the unique needs of the Black community living with this disease.

Current Offerings: 2021 SummitGroup Discussions | Facebook Community Guides | Resources

Black MS Experience Summit 2021

The live Black MS Experience Summit virtual program was held on Sept 22-23 – but all program sessions and resources are available on-demand until December 31, 2021. Access the virtual Black MS Experience Summit environment.

2021 Summit Breakout Sessions

The Summit breakout sessions aim to create a safe space to raise awareness and build connections to navigate and overcome challenges that may be presented in daily life. Breakout session recordings will be posted soon.

  • You and MS Research
  • Self-Advocacy in MS
  • Navigating MS as a Millennial
  • Managing MS Below the Belt
  • MS and the Family
  • Aging in MS

 Ellecia Marques and family

Group Discussions

Engage with others who have similar interests by joining us for virtual small group discussions. Through a combination of content, videos, and discussions, this program will allow the Black MS Community to be seen and understood. These discussions aim to create a safe space to raise awareness and build connections to navigate and overcome challenges that may be present in daily life. Learn more about Group Discussions.

Facebook Community Learning Guides

Engage in Black MS Experience learning guides, live content, and open discussions in the National MS Society Community on Facebook.


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