Calendar of Events

February 7, 2023 – 7:00 pm Eastern

Improving Lives Through Art Virtual Paint-Along

Picture of Omayra Rivera-FilardiLed by MSAA Art Showcase artist Omayra Rivera-Filardi

Canvas and painting supplies will be provided by MSAA. Please make sure you have paper towels/napkins and a jar/bowl with water so you can clean off your supplies.
In order to have your supplies shipped in time for the event, the deadline to register is January 27, 2023.
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February 9, 2023 – 8:00 pm Eastern

Seminario Web: La toma de decisiones compartida y la adherencia al tratamiento

Cuando se toman decisiones acerca del cuidado de la salud, es sumamente importante trabajar en colaboración estrecha con su médico y compañeros de apoyo. Únase a esta charla para aprender sobre el concepto de la toma de decisiones compartida y cómo ésta puede tener un impacto positivo en la adherencia a su plan de cuidado y tratamiento.

Working closely with your physician and care partners to make decisions about your healthcare is critical. Join this webcast to learn about the concept of shared decision making and how this can have a positive impact on adherence to your care and treatment plan.

Picture of Gabriel Pardo and Julian GamboaSpeakers / Oradores:

Gabriel Pardo, MD, FAAN, Director @OMRF Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence
Julian Gamboa, MS Community Representative

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February 16, 2023 – 8:00 pm Eastern

Webinar: Intimacy with MS: Understanding Affectionate, Romantic, & Self Love

Presented by Evelyn A. Hunter, Ph.D.

Picture of Evelyn HunterIntimacy (including trust, openness, communication, and sexuality) is an important component of relationships with self and others. Black/ African American communities have unique expressions of intimacy that are culturally embedded in the many ways we engage self-love, affectionate love, and romantic love. These cultural expressions of love in intimate relationships can be directly and indirectly impacted by Multiple Sclerosis. This presentation will provide an understanding of intimacy in the cultural context of Black/ African American communities, as well as the corresponding emotional engagement that intimate partnerships require.

Webinar: Intimacy with MS: Understanding Affectionate, Romantic, & Self Love