Multiple Sclerosis Empowerment Summit

Who Should Attend

This program has been designed to meet the needs of patients who are being treated for neuroimmune disorders, especially multiple sclerosis, at Barrow Neurological Institute. Patients in attendance will receive resources on the latest medications, trials, and therapies available for them here at Barrow. The patients will also be able to ask questions and continue building their support network throughout the program.

Objectives

  • Explain current disease-modifying therapies available for multiple sclerosis
  • Define the current available clinical trials at Barrow
  • Explain importance of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech
  • Introduce mindfulness and meditation to improve quality of life
  • Review updated nutritional recommendations for multiple sclerosis patients
  • Convey resources for caregivers and patients from a social work perspective

In-Person

Saturday, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Illustration of demyelination of nerve fibers in multiple sclerosis

Date, Time, and Location

In-Person
Saturday, March 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Target Audience

This program is designed for those who are being treated for neuroimmune disorders, especially multiple sclerosis, at Barrow Neurological Institute.

Speaker Information

SPEAKERTOPIC
Week 1Saturday, March 4, 2023
Huiam Mubarak, MDWelcome Breakfast and Introduction (9:00 AM)
Michael Robers, MDDisease Modifying Therapies (10:00 AM)
Mary Catherine Thornton, RN, CCRPClinical Trials (11:00 AM)
Wrap up- Survey Collection12:00 PM
Week 2Saturday, March 11, 2023
Welcome and Breakfast9:00 AM
Kelly Robers, RD CDCDSNutrition and Multiple Sclerosis (9:30 AM)
Anna Cauley, PT, DPT, ATP, Whitney McGinn, PT, DPT, MSCSPhysical Therapy (10:30 AM)
Emily McFadden, OTD, OTR/L, Shelby Tober, OTD,OTR/LOccupational Therapy (11:00 PM)
Stephanie Voss, CCC-SLP, Beth Wiggs, M.S., CCC-SLP Speech Therapy (11:30 AM)
Wrap up- Survey Collection12:00 PM
Week 3Saturday, March 18, 2023
Welcome and Breakfast 9:00 AM
Sadie Klieman, LMSWSocial Work (9:30 AM)
L.A. Campbell, PT, DPT, MSCS, MBA, CHtMindfulness and Meditation (10:30 AM)
Sadie Klieman, LMSWSocial work (11:30 AM)
Wrap up- Survey Collection12:30 PM
Week 4Saturday, March 25, 2023
Welcome – Breakfast9:00 AM
Ilyse Stern, CPTPatient Success Keynote Speaker (9:30 AM)
National MS Society10:30 AM
Aimee Borazanci, MDMultiple Sclerosis Program Director’s Closing Remarks (11:00 AM)
Survey review and feedback11:30 AM
Patient mixer and photos12:00 AM