Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month 2023
MSAA is proud to support Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month during the month of March and is offering several online educational activities for all ages, which include two podcast episodes, two webinars, and videos on TikTok and other social media channels featuring experts in the field of MS. MSAA’s national campaign for MS Awareness Month focuses on “Life with MS: Different Stages of the Journey” with specific programs addressing MS management during all life stages across four weeks:
- Week One: Pediatric MS
- Week Two: Young Adults and MS
- Week Three: Family Planning and MS
- Week Four: Aging Well with MS
Please join us for the following free MS Awareness Month activities:
MSAA Podcast Episodes
Listen to the Latest Podcast Episodes:
Navigating the Pediatric MS Journey featuring Yolanda Wheeler, PhD, CRNP, CPNP-AC, MSCN; and Elena, a parent of a child with MS
In this podcast episode, Dr. Yolanda Wheeler, an assistant professor and nurse researcher at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing, as well as a member of MSAA’s Healthcare Advisory Council and African American Advisory Board, discusses pediatric MS with Elena McDaniel, a parent of a child with MS. Listen to this episode.
Young Adults Living with MS featuring Nuriel Moghavem, MD
In this podcast episode, Dr. Moghavem, a neurologist and MS fellow at Keck School of Medicine at USC in Los Angeles, discusses how it is very important to learn to live your best life with multiple sclerosis if you are newly diagnosed as a young adult. Dr. Moghavem’s advice on gaining knowledge, maintaining healthy habits, finding a support system, feeling empowered to practice self-advocacy, and adhering to treatment inspires hope for living well with MS as a young adult. Listen to this episode.
Family Planning and Living with MS featuring Rohini Samudralwar, MD
Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 8:00 – 9:00 PM Eastern
Dr. Rohini Samudralwar is an assistant professor of clinical neurology, an associate program director of the Neurology Residency at the University of Pennsylvania Penn Medicine, and a Philadelphia native. During this one-hour presentation, Dr. Samudralwar explores the many concerns of being a parent with MS, such as: deciding when and if to start a family, managing MS symptoms as a parent, planning for caregiver assistance, discussing MS with one’s children, and other vital topics.
Healthy Aging with MS featuring Lana Zhovtis Ryerson, MD
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 8:00 – 9:00 PM Eastern
Lana Zhovtis Ryerson, MD is a board-certified neurologist with a special focus in MS currently practicing at Hackensack Meridian Medical Group in New Jersey. Dr. Ryerson’s one-hour presentation frames the challenges that older MS patients face, identifies modifiable risk factors associated with hastened disease progression, and discusses the role of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) in older individuals with MS. She also explores healthy aging models that have been identified to contribute to healthy aging.
Make a Life-Changing Impact in March
Now more than ever, people have come to depend on MSAA. Every dollar will get us closer to helping the thousands of people who need our support this MS Awareness Month, and beyond.
Other MS Awareness Month Links
- Press Release from MSAA
- TikTok videos presented weekly by Dr. Yolanda Wheeler and other updates on MSAA’s social media channels
- 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 Art Showcase 2023-24
MSAA is very proud to recognize the work of artists living with multiple sclerosis. Enjoy the many wonderful and inspiring 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 through our Improving Lives Through Art® Spring 2023 Series. Special thanks to our Diamond Sponsor: Publicis Health and Gold Sponsors: Phrma and Sandoz for supporting these virtual events.