Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month 2022
MSAA is proud to support Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month during the month of March and is offering several online educational activities, which include an Instagram Live, two podcast episodes, and two webinars featuring experts in the field of MS. MSAA’s national campaign for MS Awareness Month focuses on “Shaping the MS Experience” with specific programs addressing the many facets of the clinical approach to MS, such as how to choose an MS therapy, the science behind MS, and MS progression.
Please join us for the following free MS Awareness Month activities:
On March 2, 2022, MSAA hosted an Instagram Live discussion between Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams of Joi Life Wellness and Co-Chairperson of MSAA’s African American Advisory Board and Patient Advocate and Actor Damian Washington. Dr. Williams and Damian chatted about MS and answered questions from viewers. To view the archived Instagram Live video, please visit MSAA’s Instagram page.
View Archived Videos:
The Science Behind MS featuring Esther Melamed, MD, PhD
Thursday, March 17, 2022, 8:00 – 9:00 PM Eastern
Dr. Esther Melamed, neurologist at the Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center, Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences, is a physician-scientist with a special interest in understanding environmental risk factors and underlying disease mechanisms in MS. During this one-hour talk, Dr. Melamed dives into neuroimmunology, what happens to the body with MS, and the science behind MS therapeutics.
Understanding Progression in MS featuring Carrie Hersh, DO, MSc, FAAN
Monday, March 28, 2022, 8:00 – 9:00 PM Eastern
This video provides viewers with a deeper understanding of the markers of progression and the effects of progression in people living with MS. Watch as Dr. Carrie Hersh, neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and Chairperson of MSAA’s Healthcare Advisory Council, discusses the importance of early treatment and adherence to delay MS progression; factors that can affect the progression of MS; and how to have conversations with your healthcare team to ensure that these issues are addressed promptly and efficiently.
MSAA Podcast Episodes
Listen to the Latest Podcast Episode:
3 M’s of MS featuring Andrew Woo, MD, PhD
Dr. Andrew Woo, a private practice neurologist at Santa Monica Neurological Consultants and MSAA Board Member, shares his thoughts on the “3 M’s of MS: Mangia, Microbiome, and Molecules” by discussing supplements and diets that have been studied or claimed to help MS, as well as other related autoimmune conditions. Listen to this episode.
Choosing the Right MS Therapy featuring Barry Singer, MD
With so many MS disease-modifying therapies to consider, it can be overwhelming to choose what might be the best therapy for your specific MS disease course. In this podcast episode, we’ll chat with MS specialist Dr. Barry Singer, Director and Founder of The MS Center for Innovations in Care and MSAA Board Member, about key considerations healthcare providers make in consultation with their patients to determine the best possible treatment course. Listen to this episode.
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Make a Big Impact in March
There are many ways you can recognize MS Awareness Month and support the MS community during March.
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to make an impact this March
Other MS Awareness Month Links
- Press Release from MSAA
- Other Digital Programs – check out our Calendar of Events for information about more digital educational opportunities and other online events in March
- MS Conversations blog – read new posts from MSAA and our guest bloggers during MS Awareness Month
- My MSAA Community – join our growing online community platform and share your own story about MS during March
MSAA is very proud to celebrate the work of artists affected by multiple sclerosis. Enjoy new submissions from artists with MS, including our latest Artist of the Month.
Please also join MSAA for a series of virtual fundraising events highlighting art as a way of therapeutic expression and connection. We are pleased to partner with sponsor Publicis Health in supporting MSAA’s continuing Improving Lives Through Art Spring 2022 Series of virtual events.