“Working for Me – Research in Understanding and Treating Progressive Multiple Sclerosis”
The North American Education Program 2011, “Working for Me – Research in Understanding and Treating Progressive Multiple Sclerosis” is produced by the National MS Society in collaboration with the MS Society of Canada.
The DVD and accompanying booklet focuses on one of the most frustrating and elusive aspects of multiple sclerosis: the issue of progression. Scientists, clinicians, and those living with the disease puzzle over the same questions. What causes MS to get worse? Who is likely to have a more progressive course of the disease, and why? Why do some people experience steady progression from diagnosis, while others have a relapsing form of the disease? And what can be done to stop the progression of MS dead in its tracks?
In the video, you will hear from those scientists and clinicians who are working on finding the answers to these and other questions about progressive MS. The program booklet provides information about studies that are completed or in process that add to the body of knowledge about the progressive nature of MS.
- Douglas Arnold, MD - Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University
- Tanuja Chitnis, MD - Medical Director, Multiple Sclerosis Natural History Study, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Tim Coetzee, PhD - Chief Research Officer, National MS Society
- Robert Motl, PhD - Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Helen Tremlett, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, University of British Columbia
- Howard Weiner, MD - Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Director, Partners MS Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Co-Director, Center for Neurologic Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
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