May
28
Tue
2019
Bellevue, WA: The MS Compass to Care Forum @ Seattle Marriott Bellevue
May 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

MS Views and News invites you to attend a free and informative educational event about multiple sclerosis in Bellevue, WA!

“THE COMPASS TO CARE FORUM”
Partnering with and Understanding a Comprehensive MS Healthcare Team

An educational program focused on empowerment through understanding the many aspects of living well with MS

(RSVP required to attend – Please see below)
Interactive Q&A to follow after the presentations!

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A SPECIAL ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION WITH GUEST PRESENTERS:
– Marwa Kaisey, MD (Cedars-Sinai –UCLA)
– Pavle Repovic, MD, PhD (MS Center Swedish Neuroscience)
– Roopa Bhat, MD, PhD (Bellevue Neurology and Neuroscience)

Learn from three top MS neurologists as they share their perspectives on 8 important topics during a candid roundtable crossfire discussion

Topics:
– Multiple Sclerosis Today vs. Years Ago
– Different Types of MS
– Understanding Options
– Talking about Recognizing and Managing MS Relapses
– What a Comprehensive Healthcare Team Is, In Relation to Multiple Sclerosis
– The Importance of Wellness for the Patient and the Care Partner
– MS Symptoms Management
– Mental Health in MS

* A 40 min. moderated discussion – Followed by a 35 min. interactive Q&A with the audience

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PLUS
Get ready for Wellness That Works! – Learn about the power of movement, strength and exercises designed for fitness at any level

Featuring Jeffrey Segal, NSCA-CPT, CSCS, CPTS
Certified Personal Trainer and MS Exercise Specialist

Jeff will give an introduction to physical fitness in MS at any level and discuss the benefits of staying active with ADAPTIVE EXERCISES you can incorporate into your daily life.

* A 25 min. discussion + 10 min. of Q&A

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A SPECIAL PRESENTATION
A Journey through MS While Understanding Specialty Pharmacy, Authorizations, Step Therapy and Much More

Featuring Gary Owens, MD, Medical Management Consultant

Dr. Owens will help us to:
– Prepare to Make Shared MS Treatment Decisions
– Understand the Complex World of Insurance Approval of Your MS Treatment of Choice

* A 25 min. presentation + 30 min. of Q&A

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DATE: Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
5:27pm – Check-in
6:02pm – Program Begins
Complimentary Dinner

LOCATION:
Seattle Marriott Bellevue
200 110th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

* COMPLIMENTARY Valet Parking at Hotel for Patients – Paid by MS Views and News

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R.S.V.P. Required
Register ONLINE at: www.events.msvn.org
Unable to register online? Please call (786) 296-8777 to leave a message. Messages get answered within 24-72 hours. It is BEST to register online.

Program limited to the MS Patient plus a max of (1) guest
Minimum age to attend this event is 16, unless this is a child that has MS

This educational event was supported by: Sanofi Genzyme and EMD Serono

This program is provided by MS Views and News, a 501C3 not for profit organization.

May
31
Fri
2019
Seattle, WA: More About MS @ Washington State Convention Center
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

More About MS, a special educational event for people living with or affected by MS, will be offered on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the CMSC will be held May 28-June 1 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. Over 2300 healthcare professionals and researchers from North America are expected to attend the
MS educational conference.
On Friday, May 31st, people living with or affected by MS will have the opportunity to join the conference to network with one another and to learn from leading MS healthcare professionals and researchers about ways in which they may better manage their disease and improve their quality of life.
Invitations to attend the More About MS event will be distributed nationally to the target audience in January 2019.
The More About MS Forum will begin from 12:00—2:00 pm with a luncheon for the patients, caregivers and family members. During the luncheon, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with various exhibitors supporting the patient event in an exhibit area dedicated for this event. Following the luncheon, the educational sessions will run from 2-5:00 pm.

2:00PM – 2:05PM Opening Remarks Randall T. Schapiro, MD, FAAN, Chair
2:05PM – 2:45PM Managing the Disease John Schafer, MD
2:45PM – 3:20PM Managing the Symptoms Randall T. Schapiro, MD, FAAN
3:20PM – 3:35PM Break
3:35PM – 4:05PM Managing Depression Frederick W. Foley, PhD
4:05PM – 4:45PM Health Care in 2019 Ezra Golberstein, PhD
4:45PM – 5:00PM Panel Discussion