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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$40.00
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.
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