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Grieving Lost Dreams, Welcoming New Ones, West Des Moines, IA
Sheraton West Des Moines

Grieving lost dreams. Welcoming new ones.

Saturday, April 13, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Shearton West Des Moines
1800 50th St.
West Des Moines, IA 50266 

Whether you care for a person with MS or live with the disease yourself, MS can upset expectations and disrupt dreams. Learn strategies for managing these changes with Thomas M. Ellis, licensed marriage and family therapist and author of “This Thing Called Grief: New Understandings of Loss.” Afternoon breakout sessions will address the needs of care partners as well as men and women living with MS. Lunch will be provided.

Breakout sessions:

  • Join Ellis for an engaging, interactive discussion with care partners, whether you are a spouse, partner, family member or friend of someone with MS.
  • Discuss common issues for women living with MS with Dr. Megan Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Neuropsychologist, University or Iowa 
  • Men with MS will be joined by former broadcast journalist Verne Beachy, author of "A Tear-Stained Letter.".
Schedule (9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
9:30–10 a.m.   Check-in with coffee and juice
10 a.m–noon General session: Grieving lost dreams. Welcoming new ones, Thomas M. Ellis
Noon–12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45–2 p.m. Breakout sessions:
Care partner issues: Thomas M. Ellis
Women's issues: Dr. Megan Smith, Ph.D.
Men's issues: Verne Beachy

Program Fee
There is no fee for this program.

For more information or for special accommodations, contact t
he Upper Midwest Chapter at 612-335-7900 or 800-582-5296 (option 1).   

Register deadline is April 8.

Register online by logging in below or by calling 612-335-7900.      

Time: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
1800 50th St.
West Des Moines, IA 50266
United States

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