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Experts in MS: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Understanding People Living with MS

October 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:45 pm


MS is a complex neurological disease that strikes without warning. It has widespread and long lasting effects on all it touches- patients, families and the community at large. This interdisciplinary approach to understanding the person living with MS seeks to provide essential information from a variety of perspectives,  identify various barriers and gaps in care, and suggest ways to improve access to comprehensive, high quality MS care.



Program Agenda:

Opening Remarks: Kirsten Stasiewski, Marketing & Admissions Director, Mount Carmel Care Center, Lenox, MA

Brain Fog and Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis: Francisco Gomez, MD, Gomez Neurology, PLLC, Albany NY

Evidence Based Exercise Strategies:  Debra Ellis, MSPT, NCS, Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, Synergy Rehabilitation Services, Amherst, MA

Panel Discussion / Q & A

Addressing Barriers to Accessing Quality MS Care:  Debra Frankel, MS, OTR, Vice President, Access to Care Initiatives, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

You Are Stronger Than You Think:  Beth Mougin, MS, LCSW, Medicaid Specialist, BaneCare Corporation, Pittsfield

Tricks of the Trade: A Therapist Living With MS Shares her Secret to Functional Health:  Jane Apkin, CCC-SLP, Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist, Seniors Helping Seniors in the Berkshires and Western Massachusetts



October 27, 2016
9:00 am - 3:45 pm
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Berkshire AHEC


Sweetwood of Williamstown
1611 Cold Spring Road
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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