Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
March is a time to raise awareness of this disease.
If you’re not familiar, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that impacts the brain and spinal cord which make up the central nervous system and controls everything we do. When one’s immune system attacks the nerve cells and renders them unable to properly transmit information – causing numbness, muscle spasms, balance issues, weakened vision, extreme fatigue and a multitude of other unpredictable symptoms. Approximately 2.5 million people worldwide suffer from MS.
While there is no cure for the disease, there are various treatment options that can help slow the progression of this horrible disease.
Check out the great Ask an MS Expert live stream and video resources from the National MS Society below, available in English and Spanish.
Ask an MS Expert Program Series
Programs are recorded so that you can view them as your schedule allows. Check out previous episodes on the National MS Society’s YouTube channel. Closed caption is available live on Facebook and on-demand on the Society’s YouTube channel.
2022 Program Series – pdfs
Upcoming Programs in March
Offered by the National MS Society
Friday, March 11 | 12 pm – 12:30 pm CST
Addressing the needs of people with progressive MS remains a challenge for the MS community, and while there has been considerable progress in understanding progressive MS, there is still a lot to learn. Join us and Dr. Robert Fox, a neurologist at the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis, and Vice-Chair for Research at the Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, as we talk about the latest research and treatment updates in progressive MS.
Spanish Program: COVID-19 de Pandemia a Endemia. Manejo de la Salud Emocional en Estos Tiempos.
Wednesday, March 16 | 6-7 pm CTA
El coronavirus ha cambiado la forma en que vivimos y muchos se preguntan qué esperar en la próxima fase de la pandemia de COVID-19. Así mismo, los últimos dos años han creado desafíos emocionales para las personas con EM. Únase a nosotros, al Dr. Jaime Imitola neurólogo de UConn Health y a la Dra. Madiley Broz, neuropsicólogo del Memorial Neuroscience Institute, para aprender estrategias para transitar de la pandemia a una endemia y para manejar las emociones y desarrollar resiliencia mientras afrontamos la incertidumbre de lo que está por venir.
Veterans Program: Adapting to a New Identity with MS
Tuesday, March 15 | 12-1 pm CTA
Join us for a conversation about adapting to a new identity when living with MS and how to manage emotional changes in your journey. Learn about strategies and resources to thrive with MS and hear how a Veteran living with MS found support in the VA community. This program is a partnership with the Veterans Affairs Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence, the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the National MS Society.