Newly Diagnosed Teleconference Series
If you or someone close to you has recently been given a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns. Or, you may be feeling so overwhelmed by the diagnosis that you aren’t sure what kinds of questions to ask. The Newly Diagnosed Teleconference Series is an opportunity to hear useful information directly from experts in the field. These experts will discuss information that is most relevant to someone who has been diagnosed with MS within the last two years.
Each teleconference lasts just one hour and is accessible via a toll-free number. You can ask questions or just listen to the information. Best of all, you can do so from the privacy of your own home. Participate in several calls or just the one that interests you.
What is a Teleconference?
A teleconference is an opportunity to learn new information from the comfort of home by calling into a designated number to hear an interactive presentation.
September 12th, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Although there is no cure for MS, effective strategies are available to modify the disease course, treat flare-ups, manage symptoms, improve function and safety, and provide emotional support. In combination, these treatments enhance the quality of life for people living with MS. This call will provide an overview of the types of medications used to treat MS, including the ways the medications are administered, how often, and side effects.
Guest Speaker: Gary Thomas, MD
Gary Thomas, MD is an Assistant Professor and a board certified neurologist and MS specialist with additional fellowship training and certification in neurophysiology. He has served as an MS Specialist for the last 6 years and is the Director of the Comprehensive MS Clinic at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey Pennsylvania where they follow approximately 2500 MS patients and participate in both basic science and clinic trial research. Additionally, Dr. Thomas is the Clerkship Director for the neurology rotation at the Penn State College of Medicine. He is a lifelong Pennsylvanian who grew up in the Philadelphia area. He did his undergraduate work in Electrical Engineering at Penn State University and also received his MD degree and MBA at Penn State University. Dr. Thomas is an active speaker for and a board member of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National MS Society.
The registration deadline for this call is September 5, 2012.
Additional Calls in the Series*:
*You must register for each call in the Series you would like to participate on.
- September 5th, 2012 at 7:00 pm--MS 101: Myth vs. Fact
- September 12th, 2012 at 7:00 pm--Treatment Options
- September 19th, 2012 at 7:00 pm--Who to Tell and How to Say it: Disclosure for the Newly Diagnosed