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Webcasts and Podcasts

MS Learn Online:
The National MS Society's Internet Program

Webcasts are available in the following categories. Podcasts are available where indicated.

MS: The Basic Facts Research
Treatments (drug therapies, alternative medicine) Family Life and Relationships
Symptom Management/ Staying Well Life Planning and Independence
Treating Exacerbations  Español
Progressive MS    

 

 

MS Learn Online FAQs

What is MS Learn Online?

What new webcasts are scheduled?

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Current Series

Getting There: Staying Mobile with MS
featuring Barbara Giesser, M.D.

Title Podcast Available Length
Mobility Focused Research Yes 13 min.
Activities that Keep You Moving and Moving Ahead with Assistance
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available
March 20
Managing Fatigue and Spasticity for Mobility
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available
April 3
Mobility Behind the Wheel, Design with MS in Mind, and Future Trends in Mobility
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available
April 17

Celebrity Webcast

A Conversation with Country Music Star Clay Walker
also featuring Dr. Patricia O'Looney and Kate Milliken

Title Podcast Available Length
Importance of Early MS Treatment Yes 27 min.
Getting the Most of Your MS Therapy Yes 16 min.
Join the Movement Yes 19 min.

Available Webcasts
You may access any of the webcasts by clicking on the program title.

MS: The Basic Facts
TitlePodcast Available Length
Starting with the Basics
featuring George Garmany, MD
Title Podcast Available Length

The Facts on MS

Yes 13 min.
The Clinical Courses in MS Yes 13 min.


Newly Diagnosed with MS
featuring three people with multiple sclerosis—Sarah Keitt, Michael Pawelczak, and Teresa Rapozo
Title Podcast Available Length
Where Do I Begin? Yes 23 min.

Treatments

Understanding Your Treatment Options
featuring James Bowen, MD

Title Podcast Available Length
Current Treatments and Options Yes 15 min.
Managing Your Decision Yes 14 min.
Making It Work For You Yes 14 min.

Tysabri: What You Need To Know
featuring John Richert, MD, VP Research and Clinical Programs, National MS Society
Title Podcast Available Length
The Basic Facts - 13 min.
A Look at the Infusion Process - 13 min.

Complementary and Alternative Options in Treating MS
featuring Dennis Bourdette, MD
Title Podcast Available Length

Integrating Unconventional Approaches

Yes 19 min.
Examining the Facts Yes 16 min.

 

Symptom Management/ Staying Well
TitlePodcast Available Length
Managing Your Symptoms
featuring Dr. Nancy J. Holland, Vice President, Clinical Programs, National MS Society
Title Podcast Available Length

Bladder Dysfunction

Yes 13 min.
When MS is Painful Yes 15 min.
Vision Problems Yes 11 min.
Sexual Dysfunction Yes 12 min.

Laughing and Crying Uncontrollably: What Can I Do?
featuring Timothy L. Vollmer, MD and Rosalind Kalb, PhD
Title Podcast Available Length
Understanding the Disorder Yes 13 min.
Living With, Coping With, and Treatment Options Yes 16 min.

C.A.L.M. Down and Manage Your Stress
featuring Nancy Law
Title Podcast Available Length
Understanding Stress - 17 min.
Change and Accept - 23 min.
Let Go and Manage Your Lifestyle - 18 min.

Physical Fitness From Home
featuring Susan Bennett, PT, EdD, NCS
Title Podcast Available Length
Exercise Options for People with Progressed MS - 25 min.
Exercise Options for People with Full Mobility - 22 min.

Healthy Living with MS
featuring Loren Rolak, MD and Chrisanne Urban, Nutritionist

Title Podcast Available Length
When It's Not MS and Other General Health Issues Yes 12 min.
Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor Appointment Yes 16 min.
Nutrition Facts and Fiction Yes 10 min.

Managing Your Symptoms
featuring Loren Rolak, MD, Chrisanne Urban, Nutritionist, Nicholas LaRocca, PhD, and Roberta Diddel, PhD
Title Podcast Available Length
Bowel Dysfunction Yes 12 min.
Cognitive Dysfunction Yes 15 min.
Depression Yes 12 min.

Your MS Questions... Answered
featuring Barbara Giesser, M.D.

Title Podcast Available Length
Part One Yes 10 min.
Part Two Yes 11 min.


Treating Exacerbations (attacks) 
TitlePodcast Available Length
2005 North American Education Conference
featuring Francois Bethoux, MD, Rock Heyman, MD, Deborah Miller, PhD, LISW, Susan Kushner, MS, PT
Title Podcast Available Length
The Path Back from an MS Attack
(Two part series)
- 10 min. each

Getting a Grip on Exacerbations
featuring Lael Stone, MD
Title Podcast Available Length
Pseudoexacerbations - 11 min.
Understanding Exacerbations - 12 min.
Medical Management - 14 min.

 

Progressive MS

Progressive MS
featuring James Bowen, MD, Dorothy Northrop, MSW, ACSW and Roberta Diddel, PhD

Title Podcast Available Length
Treatments and Research Yes 14 min.
Long Term Care Services Yes 15 min.
Loss, Grief, Adaption Yes 11 min.

Tips for Making Life Easier
featuring Shelley Peterman Schwarz

Title Podcast Available Length
Feeling Alone With Progressive MS Yes 11 min.
Shelley's Story Yes 11 min.
Help: Asking For, Accepting and Giving Back Yes 11 min.
Staying Involved and Connected Yes 11 min.


Research

MS Research 2007
featuring Dr. Patricia O'Looney

Title Podcast Available Length
Current Trends Yes 14 min.
What the Future May Hold Yes 15 min.
TitlePodcast Available Length
Misc.
Title Podcast Available Length
2006 North American Education Conference: The Genetic Connection
(Two part series)
- Various

The Clues of Epidemiology
a video series discussing epidemiology and MS

Title Podcast Available Length
Searching for the Causes of MS - 15 min.
Understanding Who Has MS and Why - 15 min.

Family Life and Relationships

Positive Relationships
featuring Jude Meyer, Clinical Psychologist
Title Podcast Available Length
At Home and At Work with MS Yes 12 min.
Care Partners - 13 min.

Together in the MS Journey
featuring Peggy Crawford, PhD and Rosalind Kalb, PhD
Title Podcast Available Length
The Impact of Symptoms - 19 min.
Communicating with Your Partner - 18 min.

Life Planning and Independence 

 

Career Crossroads
a video series discussing employment and MS
Title Podcast Available Length
The Law's on Your Side - 15 min.
My Little Secret - 15 min.

Understanding Your Employment Rights
featuring Chuck Goldman, Esq., Attorney, Washington D.C.
Title Podcast Available Length
The ADA Yes 13 min.
The Rehab Act Yes 9 min.

Improving Independence
featuring Susan Bennett, PT, EdD, NCS
Title Podcast Available Length

Assistance for Mobility

No 12 min.
Options for Rehabilitation and Recreation Yes 14 min.

Health Insurance and Medicare
featuring Judith Stein, Esq., Jennifer Bowman
Title Podcast Available Length

Health Insurance and Medicare
(Multiple series)

- Various

Emergency & Disaster Preparedness for People with Chronic Illness and Disabilities
featuring Elizabeth Davis
Title Podcast Available Length

First Line of Defense

- 24 min.
Putting Your Plan to Work - 21 min.

Español
TitlePodcast Available Length
El Cuidado Clínico de la Esclerosis Múltiple
featuring Dr. Víctor Rivera and Elida J. Greinel, enfermera registrada
Versions Podcast Available Length
- 1 hour

Problemas Visuales en la Esclerosis Múltiple
featuring Dr. Gabriel Pardo
Title Podcast Available Length

Problemas Visuales en la Esclerosis Múltiple

- 17 min.

Problemas Urinarios en la Esclerosis Múltiple
featuring Dr. Johanna Figueroa
Title Podcast Available Length

Problemas Urinarios en la Esclerosis Múltiple

- 17 min.

Selected transcripts of previous webcasts on various subjects are also available for download in our Información en Español section.

MS Learn Online

Providing quality information and convenient access

Since its first broadcast in 1999, MS Learn Online, the National MS Society's Internet program, has been a successful way to educate about multiple sclerosis. View pre-recorded webcasts to learn more about MS from the convenience of your own home. Programs cover a wide variety of topics such as information for people newly diagnosed, MS basic facts, symptom management, employment, intimacy, care-partners, and progressive MS.

Each program may include:

  • Audio broadcast
  • Slide presentation
  • Program transcript (PDF format)
  • Technical support instructions
  • Survey
  • Additional resources

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Upcoming New Webcasts
Pre-recorded MS Learn Online programs premiere on their corresponding date and are available for at least one year after. Pre-registration is not required.

Your MS Questions... Answered
featuring Barbara Giesser, MD

Premiere Date Title Podcast Available Length
February 7 Part 1 - -
February 21 Part 2 - -

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Viewing a Webcast
You may view any of the webcasts by clicking on the program title. These programs require various streaming media software (i.e. Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, etc). Pop-up blockers must be disabled to view webcasts.

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Transcripts
A written transcript of every webcast is provided, after its premiere. Transcripts can be downloaded and/or printed after registering for a given program.

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Notification

If you would like to be notified of upcoming MS Learn Online programs, sign up with our mailing list.

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Questions/Comments
If you have a question or comment about MS Learn Online, please email
MSLearnOnline@nmss.org

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Sponsors
These programs are made possible by unrestricted grants from:
National MS Society Chapters—Central New England, Central Pennsylvania, Greater Delaware Valley, Mid Atlantic, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Florida, Southern California, and Upstate New York

Biogen Idec Teva Neuroscience Medtronic Avanir
 
     
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Last updated December 12, 2007

 
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