Multiple Sclerosis information resource MSology.com has announced the launch of MS Radio, an exclusive MS-focused radio program, to celebrate the organization’s second anniversary. MSology.com provides news, feature articles and practical tips to more than 100,000 people worldwide.
The first radio episode (available here) is a roundtable discussion, divided in three parts, with four nurses from across Canada that deal with multiple sclerosis (MS) on a daily basis. The program was recorded at the Americas and European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS (ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS), the largest annual congress concerning MS research.
Bonnie Blain from Red Deer, Alberta; Peggy Cook from Saint John, New Brunswick; Trudy Campbell from Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Josée Poirier from Montreal, Quebec were the MS nursing specialists who participated in the discussions. Steven Manners, MSology editor, was the moderator.
Manners explains in the PRWeb press release that their goal is to give accurate, relevant and timely information to people suffering with multiple sclerosis: “Our hope is that MS Radio will help people access the news more easily. They may have vision problems that make the website difficult to read. Or they want something that they can download and listen to when they’re in the car or out for a walk.”
According to Manners, the ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS meeting (held in late September 10-13, in Boston) was chosen to be the first program focus because of the wealth of new research that was highlighted there. “The number of pieces of new research — over a thousand this year — can be overwhelming (…) But one of the best things about these meetings is for people to talk with their colleagues about what they’ve seen. We thought it would be interesting to enable people to listen in on these conversations. And MS nurses are experts at taking information and turning it into practical advice for people living with MS,” cain Manners in the press release.
The first part of the program (available here) is dedicated to pregnancy and breast feeding for those with MS. From there, the program expands into parts two and three, where issues regarding quality of life were discussed, such as exercise, depression and leisure activities.