MS Views and News to Host Educational Patient Programs in May

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MS Views and News (MSVN), a non-profit organization focused on collecting and distributing information about multiple sclerosis (MS), is hosting a series of educational patient programs and events during the month of May. The events have different themes, but are all focused on the management of MS, including medication, avoiding and dealing with relapses and other issues such as diet. The events are ultimately designed to increase MS knowledge among patients and their caregivers.

With the main purpose of improving education, advocacy and service to empower and enhance the quality of life of patients who suffer from the chronic and debilitating condition, MS Views and News organizes educational events throughout the country for the disease. During May, four events are already scheduled, which will take place in Florida and Indiana.

On May 6th, Scott Gold, MD will be addressing the topics of current MS treatments, adherence, compliance, knowing the right time to switch an MS medication treatment, gait issues and MS relapse, at 5:50 pm at the Space Coast Convention Center, in Cocoa, Florida. “Visual Health and MS” will be the main theme of the educational event, which will be presented by Brian Steingo, MD of Neurology, and Matthew Kay, MD of Neuro-Ophtalmology, on May 13th in Sunrise, Florida. Steingo will also host another educational event at the Lakeside Terrace in Boca Raton, Florida on May 14th, covering the same topics.

In addition, on May 26th, a presentation entitled “Managing the invisible symptom of MS,” will discuss fatigue, memory loss, depression, pain, bladder or vision problems and will be hosted by Patricia Pagnotta, MSN, ARNP-C. Mark Janicki, MD of Neurology. This presentation will further address the topic of MS treatment options during a comprehensive talk that will include all medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat the disease. The program will take place in Indianopolis, Indiana.

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Registration for all programs begins at 5:50 pm followed by the presentations and a complimentary dinner for all attendees. MS Views and News is organizing all of the programs with support from Novartis, Genzyme and Teva.

MS Views and News has recently invited two health care experts on MS to join their new medical advisory board. Brian Steingo, MD and Patricia Pagnotta, MSN, ARNP-C will co-chair the new board to assist the organization’s mission. The two new chairs of MSVN’s medical advisory board will lead volunteers working at the organization, which was founded in 2008 and is currently a source of articles, videos and presentations on the disease.

Registration for all the events is required and can be completed online here.

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