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.
May 8th, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 9:15pm US/Eastern
Meghan Beier, PhD
Cheryl Blaschuk, RN, FNP, MSN
Multiple sclerosis affects females at a ratio of 3:1, and is unique for every woman. MS remains a chronic, progressive disease, but there is ever growing information related to the treatment, management of symptoms, and better ways to live with this neurological condition. For women, it generally starts in the child bearing years, and may bring more challenges not only physically but mentally, and emotionally too.
This webinar will show the ways MS can impact women at the various stages of their lives, and will explore healthy and practical approaches to dealing with these concerns. With knowledge, women can be empowered to face their lives with MS head-on and embrace every phase with grace, confidence, and a "can do" attitude.
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
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: