Join us live from the convenience of your home or office for an in-depth discussion on topics relating to exercise, nutrition, communication, symptom management, employment and wellness.
New in 2018: Register One Time for the Entire Webinar Series
Register one time and you will be registered for the entire 2018 Webinar Series. You can choose to participate in as many or as few as you like, and you can cancel your registration at any time. A reminder email will be sent before each webinar. You can also print out a downloadable schedule.
June 12th, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 9:15pm US/Eastern
Ben Thrower, MD - Medical Director of the MS Institute at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA
For the 2.5 million people worldwide living with MS, new research is providing exciting prospects for slowing disease progression, improving symptom management, and enhancing quality of life. Join renowned neurologist Ben Thrower as he summarizes the latest clinical trials and offers insights into potential new treatment options and emerging therapies. Dr. Thrower will also answer your questions in an interactive Q&A session.
July 10th, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 9:15pm US/Eastern
Ali Azin, MS, OTR/L, CDRS - Occupational Therapist & Driving Rehabilitation Coordinator
Cecilia Capuzzi Simon, MA - Psychology Feature Writer
Summer is a great time for a road trip! Driving is how we navigate our day-to-day lives and symbolizes freedom, independence, and adventure. However, the physical and cognitive symptoms of MS can make driving difficult. At some point, many with MS- and their families- will have to adjust their lifestyles and perspectives when driving is no longer a safe option.
In this upcoming webinar, Dr. Ali Azin (Occupational Therapist) and Cecilia Capuzzi Simon (Psychology Feature Writer) will lead a solution-focused discussion covering:
- How MS can impair the complex skill sets required for safe driving
- Signals of compromised skills that you and your family may notice
- Tips for honest and sensitive communication if compromised skills are noticed
- How a rehabilitation specialist can evaluate your driving skills and develop adaptive strategies to reduce risks
- Common automobile modifications that can make driving easier and safer
- Impacts on family dynamics and self-image when driving abilities change
- The importance of utilizing alternative transportation in order to STAY MOBILE AND ACTIVE
August 14th, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 9:15pm US/Eastern
Denise Bruen, ANP-BC, MSN, MSCN - Nurse Practitioner
Rosalind Kalb, Ph.D - Psychologist
Mandy Rohrig, PT, DPT, MSCS - Physical Therapist
Join our multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals to learn more about the different types of Progressive MS and how they vary from the relapsing forms. Gain insight about the different treatment strategies and how to plan for the unpredictable progression of MS. Our healthcare team will also provide wellness and rehab strategies and discuss the emotional issues related to Progressive MS.
September 12th, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 9:15pm US/Eastern
Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT, MCR
Ilana Katz Sand, MD
What are some of the hot topics in MS? This webinar will explore cannabinoids and gut microbiota with Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT, MCR and Ilana Katz Sand, MD.
Dr. Cameron will review the current evidence regarding the impacts of cannabinoids on MS related symptoms. She will focus on the status and limitations of the current research, potential benefits for self-reported spasticity, and potential adverse effects on cognition.
Dr. Katz Sand will begin by introducing some background information about gut microbiota and their role in health and disease. She will then discuss hypothetical mechanisms by which gut microbiota may be relevant in MS. Dr. Katz Sand will review current evidence regarding the role of gut microbiota in MS and discuss current studies. In addition she will discuss future directions for research.
Each month the webinar will relate to the MS educational article in Can Do MS’s monthly e-newsletter. Subscribe to Can Do MS’s email updates.
These programs are possible thanks to the generous support of the following sponsors: